Barcelona Tourist and Expat Guide – I'mMovingToBarcelona

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE MOVING TO BARCELONA

Category I’M MOVING TO BCN

THE CONS OF WORKING IN SPAIN

After reading about the pros of working in Spain, you may be wondering: are there possibly any cons of living and working in Barcelona? Each labor market has its own peculiarities. Depending on where you come from you will find the Spanish one more or less disturbing. For us, it wasn’t painful but there were some strange surprises or astounding facts which we learned only after we started working here 😉 1. Salary is no wonder

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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 information. And it’s fundamental data before deciding on any destination. Let’s check what’s the monthly cost of living in Barcelona. PLACE TO LIVE Prices vary depending on where you look: high-demanded neighborhoods like Gracia, El Born, Barri Gotic and Poblenou can cost you a lot of money for

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THE PROS OF WORKING IN SPAIN

It’s hard to enumerate all the advantages of living and working in Barcelona during summer, at least in June. Especially if you are coming from much less pleasant climate. If you enjoy warm climate, you will love summer in Barcelona. Believe me, in June it feels like heaven here. It’s warm but not hot yet and you feel like on holidays all the time no matter if you are at home, at work’s lunch

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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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6 MOST POPULAR WEBSITES WITH JOB OFFERS IN SPAIN

So, seriously considering moving to Barcelona, eh? It would be great to have a job fixed up front, right? I don’t say it is impossible, cause I myself had found a job before coming here. You need to know, though, that the salary might not impress you, it’s definitely lower then in Germany or the UK. On the other hand, the climate, the beach and way of life may well be worth the

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WHAT’S THE COST OF MOVING TO BARCELONA?

You are probably wanting to ask me: what’s the cost of moving to Barcelona, man? Is there a recommended amount of money I should have on my bank account before coming to live near la playa? That is a very good question but the answer depends on so many factors that I am wondering where do I begin? Are you moving alone, with a couple or as a family with kids? Wanna rent

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HOW TO FIGURE OUT PARKING ZONES IN BARCELONA?

Public parking in Barcelona not only seems tricky, it is damn complicated indeed. When we first came to the city we couldn’t distinguish one zone from another or remember which rules apply to a given color. The more you park in different zones the more confused you become. So for the sake of this blog and my own mental health I sat down and checked what it all means, for once. The

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EMPADRONAMIENTO – BECOMING A REAL RESIDENT OF BARCELONA

When you get Empadronamiento in the city of Barcelona, you become a real resident of the city with its rights and obligations. You acquire the possibility to use public health service (Cat Salut) in the nearest clinic. You can take part in municipal and European elections and many more… What is Empadronamiento – Padrón Municipal de Habitantes? It means registering your residency in the city at the given address. Everybody who lives in

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SPANISH VOCABULARY YOU NEED TO KNOW TO RENT A FLAT

So, how is your search going? Have you already learned what “timing is everything” means in renting propriety? I’ve learned quite pronto. So, don’t waste your time and learn some español! Here you will find the essential Spanish vocabulary you need to know when looking for a flat in Barcelona: HABITACIONES – rooms dormitorio – bedroom baño – bathroom, con bañera – with a bath, ducha – prysznic cocina – kitchen, cocina americana –  kitchenette, kitchen integrated with

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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 all the dirty work for you, you need to count on yourself. Don’t worry! We’ve been there too and learned the ropes. We’ve gathered here some basic advice to help you succeed in your search. Read our Top 5 Tips Before You Start Looking For a Flat in

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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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