Bienvenidos! Welcome to our Barcelona Community! InterNations is here to help you when planning a move abroad, and to support you when you're settling in to a new way of life. Once you've joined, you'll find many answers to obstacles you've experienced or questions you're likely to have, for example "how does the health system work in Spain?", "what type of work permit do I need?ʺ, "which of Barcelona's neighborhoods is recommended for expat living?", and "are there international schools in Barcelona?ʺ. These questions and many others are helpfully answered by our experienced and friendly members. At InterNations, we aim to support you not only by connecting you to other worldly people, but also by providing a full understanding of the lifestyle in Spain's second city. Barcelona is a city bursting with Spanish and Catalan influences, home to an amazing collection of art, stunning architecture, a thriving music scene, and with a youthful buzz. Open-minded expats will enjoy sampling its many delights, from bacalao to cava and from watersports at the beach to neighborhood festivals.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Hong Kong or Shanghai.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Barcelona expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Barcelona expat forums.
Barcelona is a laid back city with a favorable climate where the focus is traditionally on enjoying life and the large expat population is more than welcome to join in. Its coastal location, pavement bars and cafes, and facilities built for the 1992 Olympics make it a city where the outdoors is enjoyed, either through sport or for pleasure. Like so many countries, Spain has been affected by the world recession and the economy is still fragile. There are job openings for eager expats, however. Barcelona has a large tertiary sector and growing industries include biotechnology and ICT (information and communications technology).
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Khobar (Eastern Prov.) or Dubai, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
InterNations is a unique community with members by approval only, to provide you with a safe and secure environment where you can interact with fellow expats, have access helpful resources, and get a real feel for what life is like in Barcelona — sure, it's one of the most exciting cities in the world, but what's it like to actually live there? What is day to day life like? And of course if you're just at the planning stage of your big move, you'll have plenty of questions about everything from official paperwork and finding accommodation to enrolling your kids in schools. Or you might want tips on which district is popular with expats, or an idea of monthly living costs. You might also want to join one of the many real life events organized regularly in our Barcelona Community, and attended by a truly global group of expats. Browse InterNations for information about groups and events in Barcelona; there is bound to be something to match your hobbies and interests. Current InterNations Groups in Barcelona include everything from wine-tasting to watersports, tennis to foodie evenings, as well as groups for business people and professional networking.