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Guide for expatriates in Barcelona

18 October, 2011 14:41  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Expat guide: Barcelona, SpainWe are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Barcelona.

When thinking of Spain, you may imagine bull fights, flamenco, and tapas. Barcelona is different as it is part of Spain, and yet unique. Home to a native Catalan population, Barcelona is the capital of this autonomous region that dreams of complete independence. Catalan has its own official language making stepping into Barcelona like stepping into another world with the signs that point the way and the people on the streets speaking a different language.

The large number of expats and foreigners in Barcelona also flavor the city with a mix of languages and cultures. Visitors are enchanted by the architecture of Gaudi, location on the Mediterranean coast, and status as a fashion and culture capital. Barcelona is the 16th-most-visited city in the world and 4th most visited in Europe. Spain's second largest city was reinvigorated by hosting the 1992 Olympic Games and has continued to grow as a destination. Both incredibly modern, yet filled with rich history, the city boasts some of the favorites of Europe from outdoor markets, exquisite restaurants, trendiest of shops, nightlife that goes til dawn, and world-class cultural sights. It is natural that many of these visitors end up staying as expats.


You will find the usual articles in our guide to prepare your expatriation to Barcelona and manage your life once in there: Overview, Job, Passport, Visa & Permits, International Removal Companies, Finding Accommodation, Work, Benefits and Tax, Moving in, Education, Health, Practical Life (banks, transport, shopping...), Entertainment...

You can also discuss and share experience in Barcelona and Spain in our forum.

Last but not least, you can download the full guide in PDF format, in order to read quietly and maybe to upload on your mobile or tablet PC/iPad.


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