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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE MOVING TO BARCELONA

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NIE NUMBER – 5 STEPS FOR EU CITIZENS

Your first bureaucratic step in Barcelona should be towards a police station. You need to get a NIE, Número de Identidad de Extranjero, or ‘Foreign Identity Number’. It…

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MONTHLY COST OF LIVING IN BARCELONA

Before making a decision to move to Barcelona you probably wonder what's the monthly cost of living here. It is not easy to find this…

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5 TIPS BEFORE YOU START LOOKING FOR A FLAT IN BCN

Looking for the perfect flat in Barcelona may seem daunting and impossible at times. If you don't have the luck of getting a relocation agency to do…

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EDUCATION SYSTEM IN SPAIN

If you have little ones you might be interested what does the Spanish Education System look like. At the first glance, it seems quite complex but, fortunately, it has its logic. Pública, Concertada or maybe Privada There are three basic school categories when it comes to the compulsory education (6-16 years, which in practice is in most cases 3-16 years, starting P3): Escuela Pública – State School Escuela Concertada – Private School that receives

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BEST BRUNCH IN BARCELONA

Who doesn’t love a good brunch? However, it’s not easy to get it in the country where people are set to always eat their lunch at 2pm. We decided to put together a list of top brunch restaurants in Barcelona for those, like us, who like to wake up late and eat their breakfast closer to lunch. Our list contains places we like and also those recommended to us. If

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THE BEST PAELLA IN BARCELONA

For us, the foreigners Spanish food is all about tapas and paella. And one of the first expeditions in search for good food would be to a tapas or paella place. But where to get a real paella experience in the capital of Catalonia? We asked around and here’s a list of recommended places to eat paella in Barcelona. Before we move to the list of paella places, be advised that when

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FURNISH YOUR APARTMENT FOR LESS IN BARCELONA

Cheap ways to furnish your apartment in Barcelona seems like a good topic for all those who come to live here. Even if you rent a furnished apartment you will still need to buy some stuff before you make it “yours”. And if you go for a non-furnished one, you will need to start from scratch. The good news is you made it through the sometimes hellish process of renting in Barcelona,

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BANK HOLIDAYS IN BARCELONA – CALENDAR FOR 2017

Bank Holidays in Barcelona probably differ from those in your country. What’s more, bank holidays in Catalonia may differ from those in other Autonomous Communities, because aside from nation-wide bank holidays there are also a few specific for each region or even city. Second Easter and other holidays What was most surprising for me, was that those local holidays can change dates each year. Each municipality is entitled to two

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BUYING A FLAT IN BARCELONA IN 10 STEPS

Buying a flat in Barcelona may seem like a dream. However, it can be also scary. Buying a home is one of the most important decisions in a lifetime and not an easy one. Even in our native tongue, the lawyer’s jargon can be difficult to understand, now let’s imagine it in Spanish. To give you an idea of what to expect and where to start if you are thinking about buying

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BUYING A FLAT IN BARCELONA – HOW MUCH MONEY WILL YOU NEED?

Buying a flat in Barcelona – nice thought, isn’t it? Seems quite logical. Moved to Barcelona. Got a job here and thinking about staying here at least for a couple of years but still renting the flat. In such case, it would be good to know how much money you need to have saved before considering a mortgage. After the infamous crisis of 2008, the banks require at least 20% of

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BUY FOOD FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN BARCELONA

We all love tapas and this great selection of meat, fruit and vegetables available in this Mediterranean country but from time to time we simply miss the taste of home. We’ve all been there. No matter how great the food in Barcelona or wherever we decide to live might be, we will always miss the food you are most used to eating: the food from our country of origin. Sometimes

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