Home Spain Forum Spain Guide Spain Resources Spain Real Estate International Jobs
Spain
Resources
City Guides
AGS Worldwide Movers
Join Sign In
International Mail Forwarding with US Global Mail

An Expat Talks about Living in Barcelona, Spain

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Barcelona

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

Men - Rotary International; women - Barcelona Women's Network; both - American Society of Barcelona; Protestant Church - St. Peter's.

Moving to Spain? Crown Relocations owns and operates over 207 facilities in almost 54 countries. Their global network means they're unique in the relocations business and they're able to use Crown crews and vehicles wherever possible. Get a quote online by December 21, 2018 and you'll be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Sponsored by Crown Relocations

In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Barcelona is a very diverse town, and the Catalans accept diversity - as long as they're not from Madrid!

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

Industries: ditto. Career opportunities - Barcelona is developing into a "New Technology - High Technology" center, as well as being a center for pharmaceutical companies and telecommunications companies - both growth industries. People find jobs by:

a. contacts
b. contacts
c. contacts
d. hard work

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Priorities: work, work, work - and enjoying the excellent weather (the three S's, which can be "sun, sea, and sex" or "swimming, sailing, and skiing" - about the same thing).

If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Come and enjoy Barcelona - be responsible and most of all punctual, work hard, be prepared to play if you're young (let's say under 40), and you'll have a great time.

AGS Worldwide Movers

Write a Comment about this Expat Report

Sign In to post a comment.
International Moving Companies

Moving to Spain? Get a moving quote today from our partner, Crown Relocations.
Get a Quote

Culture-Shock-in-BarcelonaAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Barcelona, Spain

One expat who lives in Barcelona experienced very little culture shock when she moved there. She suggests that when you are open and sincerely interested in the people you meet and their way of life, you'll almost always have a great experience.

One expat who lives in Barcelona experienced very little culture shock when she moved there. She suggests that when you are open and sincerely interested in the people you meet and their way of life,...

Expat Spain: 10 Tips for Living in Spain

With it's warm culture, thriving cities and beautiful countryside, expats agree that Spain has it all. Expats share their tips and experiences living in Spain.

With it's warm culture, thriving cities and beautiful countryside, expats agree that Spain has it all. Expats share their tips and experiences living in Spain....

5 Tips for Living in Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region where some citizens are fighting for their independence from Spain. Barcelona is a beautiful city that's rich in history and architecture with a thriving nightlife scene.

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region where some citizens are fighting for their independence from Spain. Barcelona is a beautiful city that's rich in history and architecture with a thrivi...

International Schools in Barcelona, Spain

Families moving to Barcelona have a number of great schools to consider. There are several American and British schools plus foreign children are allowed to attend public school. In this article we highlight several of the more popular English schools and expats' advice with regard to public vs. private English schools.

Families moving to Barcelona have a number of great schools to consider. There are several American and British schools plus foreign children are allowed to attend public school. In this article we ...

12 Expats Talk About What It's Like Moving to Spain

Expats in Spain share their experiences moving to Spain. From what to bring to learning Spanish, culture shock to finding a flat.
Expats in Spain share their experiences moving to Spain. From what to bring to learning Spanish, culture shock to finding a flat. ...

Spain Guide
Other Links
Our Story Our Team Contact Us Submit an Article Advertising Travel Warnings

Copyright 1997-2018 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal