This is an ever-changing guide for expats or tourists to Barcelona, it is aimed to help people find what they need or want. If you have any suggestions for this page please contact usJason – Founder of GoNow – helping people find things to do in Barcelona
Although it’s easy to visit Barcelona knowing only English, living in Barcelona can be tricky if you have not yet mastered Catalan or Spanish.
A big tip that everyone should know is how to change the browser setting on your phone or your computer to “Translate pages in Catalan/Spanish” All websites are then converted automatically to your preferred language. See a guide here
Looking for work in Barcelona?
Here are some top links to get you on your way.
infojobs.net, linkedin.com, empléate.gob.es, indeed.es, infoempleo.com, computrabajo.es, epatjobs.com (multilingual jobs, technoempleo.com (techy jobs), ingenieros.es (engineering jobs), ticjob.es (IT jobs), studentjob.es (jobs for students), experteer.es, pmfarma.es (pharmaceutical jobs), turijobs.com & hosteleo.com (tourism and hospitality), monster.es, trabajo.org, trabajando.es, acciontrabajo.es, bolsadetrabajo.es, trabajos.es, es.trud.com, opcionempleo.com, tableotrabajo.com, simplyhired.es, marcaempleo.es,
Looking for a property in Barcelona?
Buy second hand everything?
Wallapop (Like Craig’s list/ Gumtree/ DoneDeal)
Banco Sabadell available in english
Obtaining an NIE (Foreigners ID)
Register at your local Adjundment (Local Government office):
To receive your “Certificado de Empadronamiento” Which is an official registration certificate of where you live.
Register at your local CAP office (Centre d’Atenció Primaria) bringing your “Certificado de Empadronamiento” and “NIE” to obtain a public health card.
Citizens Advice Spain:
Social Security & Minimum Wage
You can visit seg-social.es or if you prefer you can visit other Social Security offices in towns like Cerdanyola del Valles without an appointment – You need NIE and a written job offer before you can get a social security number)
Buying A Car
Stuff to do in Barcelona
- GoNow Barcelona mobile App – what’s happening near you now in Barcelona
- BCN Mes
- lecool Barcelona
- Meetup groups in Barcelona
- Timeout Barcelona
- Barcelona Tourist office
Other useful Information
- About moving to Spain general guide
- English speaking mobile or Internet provider – Movistar
- Rent a car per hour: Ubeeqo
- Ridesharing App (Like Uber): Cabify
- Cinema – When you see “VOSE” in the movie description it means they’re in the original language (usually English) with Spanish subtitles
- Request a background check
- Getting your residence
- General Government site in English
- Consumer protection
- Barcelona Metro Map
If you know of other sites or useful information to help expats or visitors to Barcelona please contact us