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…Continue reading...
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
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
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
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
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