The source

Barcelona's characteristic as a dense and compact city mean that different uses and activities all live together here that all generate sounds and noises of different types.

Like the majority of cities, the main sources of noise are traffic, large transport infrastructures, leisure activities, shopping districts and industrial activities.

Traffic is however the main source, although it has become a generalised ambient noise that does not cause as many complaints as other sources that are more occasional and localised. Thus, for example, leisure activities represent the second cause of noise that, unlike traffic, are present in more concentrated areas of the city.

Noise map

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