Barcelona: The place to be

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and exciting cities. This Mediterranean port has a long international history and is always open to change and new experiences.  That growth mindset has led it to become a hub for fashion, biotech, science and design. For culture, cuisine, business, sport and study, Barcelona is the place to be.

City, sea and countryside

Barcelona city offers a rich range of environments. Famous urban locations like the Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter and Gracia are surrounded by nature, such as green hills of Collserola natural park and the golden, sandy beaches of the Mediterranean shore.

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City, sea and countryside

Barcelona city offers a rich range of environments. Famous urban locations like the Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter and Gracia are surrounded by nature, such as green hills of Collserola natural park and the golden, sandy beaches of the Mediterranean shore.

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City, sea and countryside

Barcelona city offers a rich range of environments. Famous urban locations like the Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter and Gracia are surrounded by nature, such as green hills of Collserola natural park and the golden, sandy beaches of the Mediterranean shore.

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City, sea and countryside

Barcelona city offers a rich range of environments. Famous urban locations like the Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter and Gracia are surrounded by nature, such as green hills of Collserola natural park and the golden, sandy beaches of the Mediterranean shore.

View more

City, sea and countryside

Barcelona city offers a rich range of environments. Famous urban locations like the Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter and Gracia are surrounded by nature, such as green hills of Collserola natural park and the golden, sandy beaches of the Mediterranean shore.

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Culture and Leisure

Living in Barcelona means day-to-day exposure to its magnificent architectural heritage. A typical stroll through the city reveals treasures from every era, from its Ancient Roman walls to the Catalan Modernism masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi and his Art Nouveau contemporaries. Barcelona also offers you access to a huge variety of museums, cinemas and theatres as well as vibrant music and nightlife scenes. You can enjoy watching world-class sport or get active yourself with everything from beach sports to skiing and snowboarding nearby. Every day brings different opportunities in one of Europe’s most iconic cultural hubs

Music Festivals: 
Primavera Sound | Sónar | La Mercè

Races: 
Cursa de la Mercè - 10 km run | Cursa dels Bombers - 10 km run

The most prestigious Theatre Festival: 
El Grec

Technology: 
Mobile World Congress

Neigbourhood parties: 
Gràcia | Sants

Competition: 
MotoGP | F1

Business and Innovation

Barcelona is a highly competitive city with a firm focus on innovation. It is home to the headquarters of many multinational companies and the entrepreneurs in its thriving start-up ecosystem are constantly developing new ideas, products and services. This varied business activity results in a steady stream of available career options at every level.

Smart City 3.0

Barcelona was one of the first cities in the world to apply digital technologies and the Internet of Things in the management of its services and resources, with the aim of improving quality of life for residents, optimising resource use and fostering economic growth. It is currently the #1 smart city in Spain and #2 worldwide.