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A Social Impact City Guide

The issues with tourism and Barcelona are now well documented – it’s easy to find reports about overcrowding and illegal holiday lettings, with reports of increased resentment of tourists from Barcelona’s residents now being backed up by anti-tourism graffiti on Barcelona’s streets. While some of the issues are partly due to the tourists themselves, it is possible to travel to Barcelona in a responsible manner. We have rounded up some of the organisations in Barcelona where you can give back to the community and have a positive impact on the city.

Travel responsibly and enjoy our Social Impact City Guide to Barcelona.

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Social Good City Guide to Barcelona

CAACB, Barcelona

Volunteer with dogs If you have a little more time, consider volunteering at the Centre d’Acollida

Location: Carretera de l' Arrabassada, 250, 08035 Barcelona, SpainWebsite: ajuntament.barcelona.catPhone: +34 934 28 44 17

Dans Le Noir? Barcelona

Dining in the dark in Barcelona This is definitely a unique experience – eating in the dark. Dans

Location: Passeig de Picasso, 10, 08003 Barcelona, SpainWebsite: barcelona.danslenoir.com/en/home/Phone: +34 932 68 70 17

Espai Mescladís, Barcelona

A fantastic and quirky outdoor cafe This quirky outdoor café in the El Born district is a social

Location: Carrer dels Carders, 35, 08003 Barcelona, SpainWebsite: mescladis.orgPhone: +34 933 19 87 32

Hidden City Tours, Barcelona

Walking tour with homeless guides This is a walking tour with a big difference – the tours are all

Location: Check their website for locationsWebsite: http://www.hiddencitytours.com/Phone: +34 655585156

InOut Hostel, Barcelona

A hostel with impact This is a wonderful hostel that not only helps the community but also employs

Location: Carrer Major del Rectoret, 2, 08017 Barcelona, SpainWebsite: http://www.inouthostel.com/en/Phone: +34 932 80 09 85

L'Encant de Gràcia, Barcelona

Second hand shop This store was started by the ACIS Foundation, a nonprofit institution created in

Location: Carrer d'Astúries, 44, 08012 Barcelona, SpainWebsite: encantdegracia.comPhone: +34 934 16 09 84

Sleep Green Eco Youth Hostel, Barcelona

Eco youth hostel Sleep Green is an eco-friendly hostel close to the Placa de Catalunya. It is the

Location: Carrer de Balmes, 9, 08007 Barcelona, SpainWebsite: http://sleepgreenbarcelona.comPhone: +34 635 66 90 21