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Are you an American living in Barcelona and still want to vote from abroad? Check out this page to find out how to exercise your patriotic right as an American.

Running in Barcelona is a popular activity for many people living here, so it’s no surprise that Barcelona is host to many incredible running events all year round.

Looking for a place to discover and book activities for your kids? Check out toddl.co, the largest catalogue of kids’ activities in Barcelona, with over 1500 listings from 500 providers.

Do you have a passion for dance? Or do you simply want to take up a new hobby? Then check out the ‘English School of Dance’ in Barcelona.

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Lifestyle

Running in Barcelona is a popular activity for many people living here, so it’s no surprise that Barcelona is host to many incredible running events all year round.

We have put together a list of our favourite rooftop bars in Barcelona to help you discover the perfect spot to wine, dine & enjoy tapas with a view.

Vermouth in Barcelona

What better way to start your Sunday afternoon than with a nice glass of Vermouth? Check out our top recommendations for Vermuterias in Barcelona! 

Do you love vintage fashion? Want to know more about vintage shopping here in Barcelona? Check out our blog on where to find the best vintage shops in the city.

Together with our partner, Swapfiets, we have created an overview of the Circular Economy in Barcelona. For more information, click here.

Un café con leche, por favor! Check out our latest blog for insight into the various coffee drinks in Catalunya and tips on how to order a coffee in Barcelona.

We can decide which people/projects can lead us out of the pandemic. Here are 5 creative forces in Barcelona which help us to rethink how we eat, shop & travel.

We have gathered some tips from a resident in Barcelona to help you escape the hustle and bustle of main tourist traps, improve your lifestyle and live like a local.

Dinners That Matter is an exciting social initiative, helping to raise awareness for the most vulnerable members of the Barcelona community.

With such a dominating football culture, combined with incredible beaches and delicious food, Barcelona is the perfect place to combine sport and leisure.

Cycling is a fun, efficient and healthy way to get around Barcelona. From urban cycle paths to mountain bike trails, Barcelona is every cyclists dream.

Discover the art, culture and history of Barcelona at one of its many museums. Take advantage of the free museum days on offer. Read our blog to find out more.

Expat Life

Looking for a place to discover and book activities for your kids? Check out toddl.co, the largest catalogue of kids’ activities in Barcelona, with over 1500 listings from 500 providers.

Barcelona Expat Fair will connect the international community of Barcelona with expert service providers, who aim to add value to the expat experience. Sign up for free today!

The Barcelona City Council organises Barcelona International Community Day, an event you really shouldn’t miss as an expat in Barcelona!

Despite Barcelona being an expat friendly city, there are still some things to keep in mind to be able to integrate effectively and overcome stereotypes.

Barcelona Global invites the expat community to take part in the International Talent Monitor Survey – Help make Barcelona a better place to live!

Making friends in a new city isn’t always easy, especially now thanks to Covid-19. Check out the best ways to maintain your social life as an expat in Barcelona.

Barcelona International Welcome is here to help you find answers to all of your unanswered questions as an expat in Barcelona!

Personal Online Therapy can help expats overcome challenges and problems. Sign up today and take advantage of therapy in the comfort of your own home.

When relocating to Barcelona, it’s likely that you will want to both send and receive items or care packages to and from your home country.

Welcome to Barcelona Expat Life, the one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about life as an expat in Barcelona. Read our expat guide to find out more!

Knowing the local language will go a long way when living in another country. Here are 14 words and phrases that every expat in Barcelona should know!

Relocating to Barcelona made less stressful with our 12-step checklist for expats in BCN, helping you kick-start your new life in the Catalan capital.

Barcelona has a huge expat population, with people being drawn to the city for all sorts of reasons. So which Barcelona expat tribe do you belong to?

Family Life

Looking for a place to discover and book activities for your kids? Check out toddl.co, the largest catalogue of kids’ activities in Barcelona, with over 1500 listings from 500 providers.

Read about the expat journey of Zoe Hornby, as she discusses the highlights and struggles of being an expat in Spain, and what life is like in Barcelona.

Students

AE Internships shares 7 reasons to do an internship in Barcelona, and explains why it is the best city for young professionals.

In this brand new blog, I will share with you everything I know from my own experiences regarding searching for housing in Barcelona. Find out key tips here!

Read all about ‘working whilst studying’ in Barcelona. German Masters student Riekje fills us in on the pros and cons of working alongside studying.

In this blog I’m going to fill you in on the activities and neighbourhoods in Barcelona – the best bits.

Wondering if you can meet new people and if you can enjoy the full Barcelona package? The answer is YES! Find out more in this blog.

Having doubts about doing an internship in Barcelona? Read about the first-hand experience of an intern in Barcelona, gain useful tips and put your mind at ease.

Barcelona is one of Europe’s top student cities. Here are 5 things you need to know about studying in Barcelona & choosing the right Degree/University for you.

Check out the stories of Maud, a Dutch expat living her best life in Barcelona. Sharing everything you need to know about student life in Barcelona.

Career

From cost savings to collaboration opportunities, coworking spaces make for ideal offices. So why not reap the benefits of the Coworking spaces in Barcelona?

If you’re starting your new job as an expat in Barcelona, there are a few things you should know about the Spanish work culture.   

Do you have questions regarding the challenges of finding a job in Barcelona as an expat? Read our latest blog for useful tips!

Entrepreneurs

Looking for a place to discover and book activities for your kids? Check out toddl.co, the largest catalogue of kids’ activities in Barcelona, with over 1500 listings from 500 providers.

Do you have a passion for dance? Or do you simply want to take up a new hobby? Then check out the ‘English School of Dance’ in Barcelona.

Meet Mirjam Maarleveld, the founder of Barcelona Expat life. Find out all about why she decided to start BEL and her reasons for moving to Barcelona.

Entrepreneur Ali Oliver talks about her personal coaching company, helping individuals navigate through transitions and create the life they truly desire.

A new entrepreneur spotlight covering ‘Her Roomies’, a rental platform in Barcelona offering a safe, female-focused community with a variety of rental offerings.

Our latest entrepreneur spotlight covers BodyWorxHub, a high energy social fitness crew, dedicated to one mission: “Making sports empowering and fun for everyone!”.

For women keen on advancing their careers and networking in Barcelona, a great place to start would be to join Professional Women’s Network Barcelona.

Planet Venus is a Barcelona-based platform for female entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to learn, connect and grow their business. Find out more here!

Barcelona

Running in Barcelona is a popular activity for many people living here, so it’s no surprise that Barcelona is host to many incredible running events all year round.

Together with our partner, Swapfiets, we have created an overview of the Circular Economy in Barcelona. For more information, click here.

Discover the true nature of Barcelona by watching some of the many TV series and documentaries that are based here. Check out our list of ‘must-sees’ here.

Is there a better way of preparing for your life in a new city than reading a great book in the place in which it is set? See our ‘must-reads’ set in Barcelona.

Want to find the best rooftop bar in your area? Or maybe you’re searching for the perfect apartment. We’ve listed the best apps for living in Barcelona.

Having hesitations about moving to Barcelona? Our latest blog gives you the heads up about the top 10 cons of living in Barcelona.

Every year in June, the LGBTI community celebrates across the globe. Pride in Catalonia is arguably one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year.

Read our latest blog to find out about the cost of living in Barcelona and the expenses you should expect when moving to the city.

The Modelo 720 form is a declaration of overseas assets that all Spanish tax residents are obliged to fill out. Read our blog for more information.

1 out of 5 residents in Barcelona are of foreign nationality. Read our ‘Foreigners in Barcelona’ blog to gain insight into the expat community in Barcelona!

Barcelona is one of the best cities in the world for talent and competitiveness, find out just how high they rank in our latest blog!

Americans

Are you an American living in Barcelona and still want to vote from abroad? Check out this page to find out how to exercise your patriotic right as an American.

Brits

Age in Spain’s Residency Helpline helps British Nationals that need to complete their Spanish residency application.

French

Looking for a place to discover and book activities for your kids? Check out toddl.co, the largest catalogue of kids’ activities in Barcelona, with over 1500 listings from 500 providers.

Our latest blog for French expats provides statistics on the most popular districts for the French community and gives insight into expat life in Barcelona.

German

Our latest blog for German expats provides statistics on the most popular districts for the German community and can give insight into expat life in Barcelona.

Italian

Our latest blog for Italian expats provides statistics on the most popular districts for the Italian community and gives insight into expat life in Barcelona.

05.03.2022 Barcelona Expat Fair