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
Welcome to Spain! The country where it is nice to speak some Spanish or Catalan, if in Catalonia. People here are very friendly but they rarely speak good, OK, communicative English. So, if you are planning to stay here for a bit longer, it’s not a bad idea to learn some Spanish 🙂 Meanwhile to help you with the basic stuff in day-to-day situations, I’ve created a small Spanish vocabulary tips corner.
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
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
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
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