Work in Barcelona

Welcome to Barcelona, a destination drawing crowds from every corner of the world. In 2018, 20% of the metropolis’ population consisted of foreigners-that’s a whooping 300,000 residents. If you’re thinking of moving to this beachy, multicultural city for work, this guide will help you navigate your professional and personal life in Barna. You will find inspiration and insider tips from those who have already made the move, practical advice to save you from administrative headaches, information on thriving industries in the city and much more!

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Work in Barcelona

Considering relocating to Barcelona? Let’s have a look behind the scenes to understand what it takes to be a happy expat in Barcelona.

Work in Barcelona: François

Originally from Belgium, he left his job at Google in San Francisco to move to Barcelona with his wife, where he decided to open his own bakery.

Work in Barcelona: Amy

Born and raised in Canada, Amy moved to Barcelona to change career by retraining as a software developer. Here's her expat experience of the city.

Is Barcelona your best bet?

What are the flourishing industries in Barcelona? What kind of professional skills are in demand? How can you network your way to the top in the city? Find out if Barcelona works for you with information that you won’t find in travel brochures.

Knock knock, I’m here!

Dealing with the labyrinth of administrative networks and procedures can be a daunting task in any new city. How to set up your health insurance? What’s the best way to rent an apartment? Which apps can you use to make your arrival easier? Find answers to all these questions and more, just a click away!

Barcelona’s Healthcare System Explained

By moving to Barcelona, you’re gaining access to one of the best healthcare systems in the world. Here's how it works and how you can access it...

Real Estate in Barcelona: The Lowdown

You’ve booked your flights, one-way, and nabbed yourself a few nights in a nice hotel. Now it’s time to find your home sweet home for your new life!

Managing Your Money in the Catalan Capital

Moving to another country can be daunting. When it comes to your money, make sure you’re up to speed on the banking options and tricks of the trade...

Hack the City

Here's our curation of vital press, apps, podcasts as recommended by locals and expats, to help you navigate the city and get the most out of it

Scored a job? Now, it’s time to put your best foot forward!

Worried about making a good first impression on your new colleagues? Or perhaps, you don’t have an office at all. So where’s the best co-working space for your needs? What’s Barcelona’s tech jungle like? Here’s a series of articles that will help you find the right professional path in Barcelona.

Remote Mode – Activated

Looking for a cozy place to work remotely? Here are our top coworking spaces in town.

Learning the Office Lingo

It’s Monday morning and you’re headed to work. Should you say ¡Buenos días! or ¡Bon dia! upon arrival?

Success Story: Glovo, a Catalan Gem

Cofounder Sacha Michaud tells us why Barcelona was the best place for him and what it takes to move from stuttering start-up to success story.

Hub It Up!

We spoke to Cecilia Tham, the cofounder of Makers of Barcelona (MOB), to know what it takes to open a hub and why she settled in the Catalan capital

Time to Unwind

All play and no fun? That’s not the Barcelona way! Read about the experiences of other expats and how they made Barcelona the city of their home, not just office.

Barcelona's Hidden Gems

Vibe-filled rooftops, a cactus garden and crowd-free beaches: We asked locals and expats to give their picks of where you’ll find the real flavour...

No Money? No Problem!

It’s the end of the month and you’re in the red… Fear not! Here are our tips for where to head when you need to enjoy Barcelona on a budget.

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