The initiative, which has guides in 40 European cities, allows to know the Catalan capital beyond conventional tourism
Use-It Barcelona is a map guide Free nonprofit that has been made with the help of more than 300 young people from the Catalan capital, who recommended the best places in Barcelona.
Monday was presented at the Espai Jove Fontana this project, in operation since September, which aims to give visibility to new premises, bars, viewpoints and cultural spaces that are far better known tourism Barcelona.
The project coordinators, Gil Alba and Noelia Rodriguez worked on the project for two years, which have made more than 300 young people from all districts of Barcelona surveys to recommend the best sites.
“Tips to learn how to act in the people here and promote responsible and civic tourism” are also included, said Gil Alba, who told Efe, explained their learning in Barcelona “you can make any project there counseling facilities in many neighborhoods and people do not know “.
The coordinators of the Use-It Barcelona guide highlights the altruistic desire of his work and therefore stressed that “the maps do not include advertising and no property may pay to appear, so the content is more honest, reliable and is not tainted by interest commercial “.
The funding comes from the City Council through the Department of Youth and Adolescence and the Generalitat de Catalunya, brokered by the Directorate General of Youth and Barcelona Tourism.
The presentation was attended by the CEO of Youth of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Toni Reig, who stressed the intention of this guide, which allows “involved in the city beyond the tourist facade, to live Barcelona and not just see it, providing guidance beyond conventional tourism. ”
Project coordinator, Noelia Rodriguez, presented the guide map as “the friend you have when you go to Barcelona and teaches you the best places” and that the guide contains 80 places to go, away from the typical places of the other guides.
75,000 copies have been printed, which will be divided in shelters network of the Catalan Association of Tourist Accommodation of Catalonia (ACATUR), at points of Barcelona Tourist information offices and mobility of the public universities of Barcelona and can download via internet.
The interstate organization Use-It Europe is present in 40 cities in Europe and the Impact Survey 2013 found that 80% of travelers using the map Use-It to a city network within a year and 10% users extend their stay after discovering the map.