Links and Resources for Barcelona
Maps, travel tips, translation tools, expat resources, information and services, etc.
Olé Barcelona – In-Person and Online Spanish Courses in Spain
A Spanish school centrally located in the neighbourhood Eixample. Olé Languages is certified by Instituto Cervantes and dedicated to offer students a full immersive Spanish experience. The school offers Spanish courses in both In-Person and Online formats.
Barcelona City Map
Great map of Barcelona. Search by street address or by crossroad of two streets. You can also add landmarks such at metro stations etc.
The city’s magazine in English. Has a good classified section which is mostly in English. Pick up a printed copy from Café de L’Opera, La Rambla 74 (opposite the opera house Liceu) or the cinema Verdi, Calle Verdi, Gràcia.
Barcelona Travel Tips
Barcelona Travel Tips offers important information for traveling to Barcelona, with details on all the major tourist attractions as well as culture and sport. It’s a new site and is currently in Spanish, but will be in English, Dutch and Catalan.
Barcelona Web Design – MAXIMA Graphics
Web design and graphic design for individuals and businesses. Affordable professional WordPress websites. Graphic design: leaflets, catalogues and magazines, etc.
Azuara & Baviera. Lawyers specialising in Divorce Law and Family Law. English, Catalan and Spanish are spoken and their website is also in English.
Currencies Direct are an international money transfer company that you can use to send money between countries without incurring any fees. What’s more, they are extremely competitive on exchange rates. Because they are such a large company with funds in many countries, money is not actually transferred – you simply pay Currencies Direct the money you want to send, and they pass the money into your overseas account directly from their funds in that country. Hence, no transfer fees.
www.mumabroad.com is a free information site for parents in Catalunya based purely on recommendations from local mums. The site provides recommended activities for kids in Barcelona, Sitges, Sant Cugat, Maresme, Girona and Tarragona. Look at the site for regional cinema, theatre and event listings for children across Catalunya (updated daily), visit the buy/sell message boards and read reviews on family holidays in Barcelona, Costa Brava & Costa Daurada.
Stream VPN (formerly My Expat Network) gives you a UK IP address for your internet connection so it appears that you are in the UK. They also have VPNs for several other countries included in your subscription.
Online Free Text Messaging from Spain
Send free text messages online from Spain. Most mobile packages include national SMS, but sending SMS overseas is still quite expensive. Using this service you can send free SMS to most countries. You usually have to register first, but then text for free from your computer.
UK Gov in Spain
The UK Government website for UK help and services in Spain. It gives information and resources for British Nationals living in Spain, whether that’s for work, study or trade purposes.
Barcelona Directory of English-speaking Services
Last but not least, is our own directory of English-speaking services operating in or around Barcelona. A prerequisite for being listed is that all of the businesses or services are offered in English as well as Spanish, Catalan and other languages.
Link to movingtobarcelona.com
We’d love you to link to movingtobarcelona.com. Here’s the code to make it easy for you:
<a href=”https://www.movingtobarcelona.com” target=”_blank”><b>Barcelona Guide</b></a>
And here’s some text to go with it… but of course you can use your own text if you prefer:
A guide to moving to and living in Barcelona, with information and advice on finding accommodation and work, legalities such as obtaining your NIE, banking and money. We also provide a property finding service for renters and buyers.