Life glitters on the shores of the Mediterranean! In Barcelona, you’ll enjoy a warm climate, distances that are easy to cover on foot or by bike, renowned cuisine that combines tradition and innovation and that love of design and culture you can see at every turn. Not for nothing is it one of the 10 best cities for expats to live and work abroad!
Barcelona’s prime location means it enjoys excellent transport links with the rest of the world. The airport operates connections with most Spanish and European cities, as well as major international routes. High-speed trains will take you to Madrid, Paris, Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse in the blink of an eye. The city has one of the most important cruise ports in the Mediterranean… Getting to Barcelona is so easy you won’t want to leave!
You can feel Barcelona’s historic and cultural past in its streets and buildings and at its museums and art centres. It’s a constant source of inspiration in Barcelona life. A cosmopolitan, dynamic, creative, sustainable and Mediterranean city with deeply rooted traditions… Barcelona has its eyes set on the future and reinvents itself every day. Let yourself be captivated!
Barcelona’s history and culture are complemented by its countless museums and art galleries, musicals, concerts and plays, renowned international festivals, outstanding architecture, 9 World Heritage sites and the traces left by world-famous geniuses like Picasso, Gaudí and Miró… Soak up the culture at every turn!
Barcelona has traditionally been a welcoming city. It is a linguistic melting pot that is home to 160 different nationalities. This dynamism is reflected in the friendly nature of its inhabitants and activism against inequalities, the defence of social rights, feminism and economic progress. Diversity is our watchword!
Barcelona is facing the future as one of the Mediterranean’s leading cities of knowledge. A smart city that is the headquarters of scientific and technological infrastructures, with 1,500 active start-ups in the ICT, leisure and health sectors. The city is one of the most dynamic hubs in Europe in terms of mobile apps, the internet of things, e-commerce, videogames and big data… Come and share in our commitment to technology!
Barcelona is firmly committed to social and environmental sustainability, and the defence of our cultural and natural heritage. We were the first destination in the world to obtain Biosphere Certification. It guarantees we manage tourism through programmes that implement energy-saving and energy-efficiency measures. We are also an accessible, barrier-free city for visitors with disabilities. A committed city!
The strength of the Barcelona economy lies in the character of its inhabitants. In Barcelona, local and global business and entrepreneurial initiatives, which have an impact on the small and large economy, will find the necessary support they need to take the path to success. Teamwork between the city and its inhabitants!!
Whichever way you look at it, since it was founded in Roman times until the present day, Barcelona has accumulated different layers of life that have gradually transformed its personality until it has become the city it is today: an open and inclusive meeting place, with an ambitious and enterprising spirit. Come and discover its charismatic charms for yourself… You’ll fall in love with Barcelona!
Nature and history, with all their diversity and tradition, come together in the city’s varied retail and cultural offering. Close to Barcelona, you can discover the Pyrenees and their high-mountain trails, chapels and inland scenery, the Mediterranean coast and its beaches... In the city and away from the city, there’s so much to discover!