Barcelona Tourist and Expat Guide – I'mMovingToBarcelona

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 will open the doors for you for basically all the legal stuff: from opening a bank account through applying for a job, up to buying a property. In order to get it, you need to go to a foreigners office. For Barcelona is located in Rambla

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HACKING BARCELONA – TIPS & TRICKS

At first sight, Barcelona seems an expensive and complicated city. All the touristic places, must-see museums, and stylish restaurants. Here are some tips & tricks on how to hack Barcelona and make your life easier and… cheaper. TIPS FOR TRANSPORT Bicing to move around If you like riding a bike it’s a perfect way to move around Barcelona. Very efficient, quick and simple. We are amongst the biggest fans of Bicing,

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8 MOST USEFUL APPS WHEN LIVING IN BARCELONA

When moving to a new place let’s not forget how helpful the technology can be. In this article I’d like to share with you my list of mobile applications which will make your life easier and more fun. Here are 8 MOST USEFUL APPS WHEN LIVING IN BARCELONA: TMBApp The official Barcelona public transport app. After downloading it and creating an account you can configure it to work best for you. Choose

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CULTURAL FAUX PAS IN SPAIN

Just when you think you know Spain, some of these happen and you feel like “lost in translation” all over again. Tranqui, we’ve been there too! Here are some tips on how to avoid making a bad first impression. Treating Spain as a homogeneous country Spanish culture in not all about corrida, flamenco and colorful fans. Each autonomous community has its own customs and traditions and even bank holidays. Hardly anybody outside

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CULTURAL FAUX PAS IN SPAIN – THE FOOD

Eating at McDonald’s, Burger King, etc. Starbucks? You’ll find a few of them and only in the city center, designed for tourists I think. None, absolutely no Spaniard I know dines at McDonalds or drinks Caffè Latte with soya milk at Starbucks. It is seen as a lack of knowledge of the local lifestyle and easily defines one as a person from outside of the circle of cultural heritage. Eating

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CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS! A SHORT GUIDE TO FC BARCELONA CELEBRATIONS

If you live in Barcelona you get to participate in one of the most spectacular sports events and celebrations in the world. FC Barcelona winning it all. Champion of the Champions! #ViscaBarca #Campeones For 2 days Placa Catalunya becomes a FC Barcelona Celebrations square. On June, 6th 2015 Barcelona has won Champions League for the fifth time! At the same time they’ve won their second treble (i.e. winning 3 cups

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BARCELONA CITY BIKE – BICING

  In order to register for Barcelona City Bike Bicing you need to have a DNI or NIE number and BCN address. Over 400 Bicing stations all over the city and I can’t use them? That’s right. The authorities of Barcelona intentionally limit its access. I imagine it is the only way to keep the system in working condition. Otherwise we would have too many lost, stolen, devastated or creatively ‘misused’ bikes. Anyway, the

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10 TIPS & TRICKS FOR BICING IN BARCELONA

I’ve already got the BICING pass, what now? There are a few small tips & tricks that will make your BICING in Barcelona easier. Of course, eventually you’ll figure it out by yourself… but why bother? Download BICING App – for Android & iOS – you’ll find there useful info like a map with updates about available bikes and parking spaces on each station. It’s very handy because during rush hours many

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WHAT’S BICING ELECTRIC BIKES?

BICING Electric is a brand new service of electric city bikes in Barcelona, which helps you make your longer and up-hill itineraries. It requires a separate registration, even if you already have a BICING card. The annual fee is 14,00 € but this time you pay per each itinerary.  The first half an hour costs 0,45 €. After the first 30 mins, each fraction of 1/2 hour until 2hs costs 0,80 €. In

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FREE PARKING IN BARCELONA

Finding a parking space in Spain is hard. And costly. And damn hard. And costly. It will cost you money, nerves and patience. And no matter how hard you try, your car will end up being a wreck after a few months of parking in Spain, whichever city you choose. And Barcelona is no different. Parking reality in Barcelona If you own a car in Barcelona prepare yourself to pay

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8 TIPS TO FIND THE PERFECT APARTMENT IN BARCELONA

So, the time has come and you need to look for n apartment in Barcelona. Do you know which neighbourhood you’d like to live in? Do you have a list of the flat’s ‘must-haves’? If so, you can start to browse the Internet. There are some beautiful flats out there and the ones that seem quite awkward as for Barcelona’s aesthetics level. You need to know what you do and don’t want in your “piso”. Of course, no

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