Barcelona Tourist and Expat Guide – I'mMovingToBarcelona

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE MOVING TO BARCELONA

Category TRANSPORT

WHAT DO EXPATS DISLIKE ABOUT BARCELONA?

Is it possible not to love Barcelona? Probably not. But it doesn’t mean there aren’t things about this city you might not fancy. Let’s take a look at what expats dislike about Barcelona. A recent study held by OK Apartment Barcelona shows that over 1 in 3 expats dislike the level of mass tourism in the capital of Catalonia. 850 expats from 26 nations living in Barcelona for at least 3 months

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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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L9 METRO BARCELONA TO THE AIRPORT AND WHY IT IS NOT SUCH A BIG DEAL

This Friday, February 12th, L9 a new metro line connecting Barcelona with El Prat airport will be inaugurated. As promised, it should be up and running for the Mobile World Congress, 22-25 Feb 2016. I thought this is rather exciting news but haven´t heard any enthusiasm about it from my Spanish friends. I couldn´t get why is that. Then, I started reading about L9 metro line in Barcelona and began to

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WATCH OUT FOR PICKPOCKETS IN BARCELONA

You may have already heard many stories about pickpockets in Barcelona. It is a pretty common issue here and it feels like the authorities are totally incapable of putting it to a stop. I have a lot of friends who experienced theft on the metro, on the beach or even while driving their car. These are the most typical situations where you need to keep your stuff close to you. Instead

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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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HOW TO GET TO BARCELONA FROM EL PRAT AIRPORT

For all those who are flying to Barcelona and those who live here and want to get away for the weekend. Here’s how to get to Barcelona from El Prat Airport. T-10 is a multi-person travel card valid for 10 trips, up to 75 minutes each (even if you switch means of transport or metro lines within this time). It is available for all 6 zones but if you want to travel just

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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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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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