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Rural tourism. By categories. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces

Rural tourism. By establishments. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces 2020
Shared country house Independent country house Masia Farm Total
Alt Camp 2 24 6 26 58
Alt Empordà 20 54 29 49 152
Alt Penedès 9 31 12 42 94
Alt Urgell 10 48 8 29 95
Alta Ribagorça 20 51 1 1 73
Anoia 3 37 5 38 83
Aran 8 10 0 0 18
Bages 1 8 8 56 73
Baix Camp 8 17 6 10 41
Baix Ebre 1 7 7 35 50
Baix Empordà 18 19 22 52 111
Baix Llobregat 0 1 0 2 3
Baix Penedès 3 9 1 3 16
Barcelonès 0 0 0 0 0
Berguedà 1 8 10 142 161
Cerdanya 16 26 5 16 63
Conca de Barberà 5 26 7 5 43
Garraf 0 0 3 1 4
Garrigues 1 3 0 4 8
Garrotxa 5 8 33 92 138
Gironès 4 2 16 42 64
Maresme 0 3 8 13 24
Moianès 2 4 4 19 29
Montsià 3 9 5 14 31
Noguera 8 29 5 16 58
Osona 3 22 17 100 142
Pallars Jussà 19 32 6 3 60
Pallars Sobirà 24 71 2 3 100
Pla d'Urgell 0 3 1 8 12
Pla de l'Estany 5 12 17 73 107
Priorat 11 25 4 7 47
Ribera d'Ebre 7 12 2 4 25
Ripollès 5 28 19 93 145
Segarra 4 25 4 15 48
Segrià 0 2 1 5 8
Selva 1 2 13 50 66
Solsonès 0 17 2 107 126
Tarragonès 0 4 1 8 13
Terra Alta 3 11 3 13 30
Urgell 4 23 1 5 33
Vallès Occidental 1 0 1 1 3
Vallès Oriental 1 0 19 39 59
Catalonia 236 723 314 1,241 2,514
Metropolità 2 4 29 60 95
Comarques Gironines 58 125 149 451 783
Camp de Tarragona 26 96 24 56 202
Terres de l'Ebre 14 39 17 66 136
Ponent 17 85 12 53 167
Comarques Centrals 9 77 42 435 563
Alt Pirineu i Aran 97 238 22 52 409
Penedès 13 59 19 68 159
Barcelona 21 109 86 450 666
Girona 67 140 153 469 829
Lleida 105 330 33 197 665
Tarragona 43 144 42 125 354
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Ministry of Business and Labour.
Rural tourism. By beds. Counties and Aran, areas and provinces 2020
Shared country house Independent country house Masia Farm total
Alt Camp 30 191 66 197 484
Alt Empordà 223 415 347 324 1,309
Alt Penedès 83 213 133 339 768
Alt Urgell 120 248 111 159 638
Alta Ribagorça 169 238 14 4 425
Anoia 29 190 53 225 497
Aran 97 86 0 0 183
Bages 5 57 78 419 559
Baix Camp 83 126 63 90 362
Baix Ebre 9 37 73 197 316
Baix Empordà 220 137 290 320 967
Baix Llobregat 0 4 0 25 29
Baix Penedès 30 71 13 31 145
Barcelonès 0 0 0 0 0
Berguedà 7 69 131 1,333 1,540
Cerdanya 202 130 65 73 470
Conca de Barberà 37 183 77 47 344
Garraf 0 0 33 14 47
Garrigues 9 32 0 24 65
Garrotxa 53 78 425 606 1,162
Gironès 33 11 181 291 516
Maresme 0 25 90 82 197
Moianès 6 26 44 161 237
Montsià 39 87 67 98 291
Noguera 76 209 54 154 493
Osona 35 167 211 861 1,274
Pallars Jussà 227 186 66 24 503
Pallars Sobirà 250 403 20 14 687
Pla d'Urgell 0 31 7 77 115
Pla de l'Estany 35 102 215 527 879
Priorat 129 179 58 44 410
Ribera d'Ebre 39 62 25 39 165
Ripollès 50 142 260 579 1,031
Segarra 30 162 36 149 377
Segrià 0 22 6 40 68
Selva 14 23 154 456 647
Solsonès 0 95 25 733 853
Tarragonès 0 27 14 46 87
Terra Alta 38 84 29 103 254
Urgell 40 186 11 45 282
Vallès Occidental 14 0 12 4 30
Vallès Oriental 7 0 201 276 484
Catalonia 2,468 4,734 3,758 9,230 20,190
Metropolità 21 29 314 432 796
Comarques Gironines 628 908 1,872 3,103 6,511
Camp de Tarragona 279 706 278 424 1,687
Terres de l'Ebre 125 270 194 437 1,026
Ponent 155 642 114 489 1,400
Comarques Centrals 72 514 502 3,549 4,637
Alt Pirineu i Aran 1,065 1,291 276 274 2,906
Penedès 123 374 208 522 1,227
Barcelona 186 714 979 3,697 5,576
Girona 744 1,002 1,927 3,209 6,882
Lleida 1,104 1,971 367 1,432 4,874
Tarragona 434 1,047 485 892 2,858
Source: Idescat, based on data from the Ministry of Business and Labour.

Last update: July 2, 2021.

Statistics TURALL

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Rural tourism
Form of tourism in accommodation located in the rural environment. They tend to be in contact with agricultural operations and buildings built before 1950 in accordance with the architecture of the zone. They have drinking water, electricity, heating, sanitary services and the appropriate furniture. They are classified into four groups: shared country house, independent country house, masia and masoveria.
Rural tourism. Shared country house
Single family house in a population nucleus that the owner shares with tourists and provides accommodation in the form of rooms and at least breakfast.
Rural tourism. Independent country house
Single family house in a population nucleus that provides accommodation services in the form of an entire house.
Rural tourism. Masia
Single family house outside of any population nucleus that the owner shares with tourists and provides accommodation in the form of rooms and at least breakfast.

Methodological aspects

Tourist establishments are disaggregated into hotel establishments, camp sites and rural tourism establishments, according to their category and capacity.

The information presented herein is fundamentally structural and focused on tourist offering. Given the characteristics of this sector, the information has been clustered for certain municipalities.

Until 1994 the source for this data was the General Directorate of Tourist Companies and Activities, belonging to the Ministry of Transportation, Tourism and Communications. Since 1995, the General Directorate of Tourism, belonging to the Ministry for Business and Labour of the Generalitat de Catalunya, has been in charge of publishing data on the registry of tourist establishments: hotel establishments, camp sites, rural tourism establishments and housing for tourists' use.

Until year 2003, Terres de l'Ebre tourism brand was included in Costa Daurada and Val d'Aran formed part of the Pirineus. At the end 2011, the Catalan Tourism Agency approved the creation of a new tourism brand called Costa Barcelona. This region includes the territory of the former Costa del Garraf and Costa de Barcelona-Maresme.

In 2015, two changes were made to the tourism brands, approved by the Catalan Tourist Board. The first change is that the counties El Vallès Oriental and El Vallès Occidental, which used to be a part of the Catalunya Central brand, as of 2015 will come under the Costa Barcelona brand. The second change is to the name of the brand: Catalunya Central will now be known as Paisatges de Barcelona.

On the occasion of the creation of El Moianès county, the municipalities of Castellcir, Castellterçol, Granera and Sant Quirze Safaja (which were part of the Costa Barcelona brand), from 2015 they become part of Paisatges de Barcelona brand.

Thus Catalonia is divided into 9 tourism brands:

  • Barcelona: Barcelonès.
  • Costa Brava: Alt Empordà, Baix Empordà, Gironès, Pla de l'Estany i Selva.
  • Costa Daurada: Alt Camp, Baix Camp, Baix Penedès, Conca de Barberà, Priorat i Tarragonès.
  • Costa Barcelona: Alt Penedès, Baix Llobregat, Garraf, Maresme, Vallès Occidental i Vallès Oriental.
  • Paisatges Barcelona: Anoia, Bages, Moianès i Osona.
  • Pirineus: Alt Urgell, Alta Ribagorça, Berguedà, Cerdanya, Garrotxa, Pallars Jussà, Pallars Sobirà, Ripollès i Solsonès.
  • Terres de Lleida: Garrigues, Noguera, Pla d'Urgell, Segarra, Segrià i Urgell.
  • Terres de l'Ebre: Baix Ebre, Montsià, Ribera d'Ebre i Terra Alta.
  • Val d'Aran: Aran.

Until 2011, the territorial disaggregation by tourism brands was calculated using special estimators for small areas. This methodology does not guarantee that the total amount is exactly the same as the result for the whole of Catalonia using the traditional estimator. However, the discrepancies are of little significance.

Current Territorial Distribution

At present, Catalonia is divided into 41 counties, 1 singular territorial entity (Aran) and 8 areas of the Territorial Plan, according to the latest territorial changes, which affect the areas of El Penedès and the Central Counties, Aran and El Moianès.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".