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  • Sant Pere-Santa Caterina: another Gothic labyrinth

    Published on 22nd May 2017

    The western part of Sant Pere -Santa Caterina and La Ribera is less crowded than the sector that presides over the church of Santa María del Mar and the Cultural Center of El Born. But it preserves the same layout of streets and alleys that are cut, appear and disappear in a place where even the most expert can be lost. At its extreme west was the Rec Comtal, which can be guessed by the erratic…

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  • What´s are the NIE and how to obtain

    Published on 20th May 2017

    Spanish NIE numbers: Why you need one, and how to get one in or outside of Spain?     If you own property in Spain, or live here as a resident, you are going to need a N.I.E. number. This section explains what a NIE number is, why you need one, and how to get one, either in or outside of Spain.     Spanish NIE Number Guide   This guide is about Spanish NIE number for the purpose…

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  • Barceloneta: where traditional and modern coexist

    Published on 17th May 2017

    When in 1714 Felipe V ordered the construction of the military citadel, the northern sector of La Ribera de Barcelona was shot down and hundreds of people were left homeless. With the conception of a military barrack, a new neighborhood was designed on land reclaimed from the sea, next to the old maritime jetty built in the 13th century. Thus created a triangle that advances towards the sea, that…

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  • Ciutat Vella: where Barcelona was born

    Published on 13th March 2017

    Ciutat Vella: where Barcelona was born Its layout of Minoan labyrinth preserves the history of Barcelona. The Ciutat Vella (Old Town) is the smallest district of the city and the most densely populated. It is subdivided into four neighborhoods: the Gothic, the Raval, La Ribera (or Born) and Barceloneta, each with its characteristics: the Gothic treasures the monumental buildings and is the mecca of…

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  • Raval: different, alternative and multicultural

    Published on 13th March 2017

    Raval: different, alternative and multicultural It is striking how after crossing the Ramblas, Barcelona strikes a turn that surprises the visitor. He knows that he is still in the Ciutat Vella, because he will discover various palaces and buildings that have come since the Middle Ages, such as the old hospital complex Sant Pau and its Gothic courtyard with orange trees, the Convent of Buen Suceso…

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  • The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona: here everything started

    Published on 13th March 2017

    If one is located in the middle of the Plaza Sant Jaume, between the Palace of the Generalitat and the City Hall of Barcelona, ​​it will be in the middle of the old Roman square of arms, the top of the small Mount Táber that gave origin to the colony of Barcino , Seed of the future Barcelona. Although there were settlements Layetanos in Montjuic and other nearby mountains, this neighborhood…

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May

Sant Pere-Santa Caterina:…

The western part of Sant Pere -Santa Caterina and La Ribera is less crowded than the sector that presides over the church of Santa…
20
May

What´s are the NIE…

Spanish NIE numbers: Why you need one, and how to get one in or outside of Spain?     If you own property in Spain, or live…
17
May

Barceloneta: where traditional…

When in 1714 Felipe V ordered the construction of the military citadel, the northern sector of La Ribera de Barcelona was shot down…

Are you thinking about moving to Barcelona? 

No wonder! The capital city of sunny Catalonia has a special charm that makes it undoubtedly one of the most attractive cities in Europe (and perhaps in the whole world). If you are still hesitating, here are some facts that should make the decision much easier!

1. Weather 

Barcelona is known for its blue skies, short winters, and hot summers. In other words, the weather is great almost all year round. You can enjoy the sunshine even in November! The “cold” months, January and February, are also far from freezing. 

2. Architecture 

Barcelona is THE city for architecture lovers. In addition to the spectacular Gaudí buildings like Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló, Barcelona is home to architectural masterpieces like Mies van der Rohe’s Pavilion and Jean Nouvel’s Torre Agbar. Walking around town never felt so pleasing to the eye!

3. Activities 

There is always something happening in Barcelona. Whether it is theater, art or music, you can always find something to do. Time Out, Barcelona SecretaLe Cool Barcelona and Barcelona Metropolitan are great sources for the latest tips on new things to do.


Barcelona is also a haven for sports lovers. In addition to pumping iron at the gym, you can dive into activities like skateboarding, ping-pong, and kite surfing. The city is surrounded by mountains perfect for hiking and there is the option to do river rafting and even skiing pretty close by.

4. Parties and celebrations

Barcelona is a city that never sleeps. The nightlife offers something for everyone and you can choose between busy clubs, underground venues, concert halls and small, idyllic bars. Reoccurring events like the Palo Alto Market and Brunch in Barcelona are worth experiencing and you should definitely go to Sonar or Primavera Sound festival.

Even if you don't enjoy staying up late at night, you will still gladly take part in the typical Barcelona celebrations like La Mercé and the firework filled neighborhood parties that are organized during summer months.  

5. Food 

If you are a foodie, you will love Barcelona! The city is filled with culinary hotspots that you will not get bored exploring. You can enjoy the traditional Catalan restaurants like Cerveseria Catalana, Can Codina, Can Vilaró and Bar Ramón or you can try more contemporary options like La Pepita and El 58.

6. Work opportunities 

Contrary to popular belief, Barcelona has many interesting work opportunities for international talents. It’s good to remember that the after-effects of the financial crisis that hit Spain in 2008 are not that visible in Catalonia as in other parts of Spain. Multilingual, talented professionals are actually a very sought after resource here! To give an example, we at Babel Profiles are constantly on the lookout for people who speak languages like Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish or English. We are hiring people for many kinds of positions ranging from sales and logistics to human resources. 

So what are you waiting for? Get packing and see you in Barcelona!