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Why Barcelona is one of the favorite cities for expats?

Is it because of its Mediterranean climate with over 2,400 hours of sunshine a year? Because of its beach and green zones? For its location and proximity to other cities of Europe? Because the stunning architecture that surrounds the city? For its cultural offering, with 78 museums, 46 theaters and an opera house? Is it because of its renowned cuisine? Maybe for the distinguished business schools like IESE or ESADE? Or is it because it has more than 140 kilometers of bicycle paths and an excellent public transport?

- La ciudad condal es una de las preferidas a la hora de elegir ciudad entre los extranjeros, hecho que se demuestra al tener en cuenta la población de la ciudad: un 16,7% de la población en Barcelona es de nacionalidad extranjera. En el distrito del Eixample, uno de los distritos de preferencia por los extranjeros, dicha población asciende al 18,2%.

Whatever the reason, what is certain is that Barcelona has one of the best qualities of life in the world, according to prestigious rankings made by European Cities Monitor or Mercer. The “Ciutat Comtal” is a favorite when it comes to choosing a city among foreigners, a fact that is demonstrated by considering the city's population: 16.7% of the population is of foreign nationality in Barcelona. In the Eixample district, one of the preferred districts to live by foreigners, such population amounts to 18.2%.

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And if there is something that we have clear in Engel & Völkers, is that quality of life is completely related to the quality of the place in which you reside. If you are evaluating the possibility of moving to Barcelona, ​​we have an expert team of advisors that will help you find your dream home, whether is for rental or for purchase. Engel & Völkers will attend the International Community Day / Expat Day to be held on October 31 in the Barcelona Maritime Museum (Avenida Drassanes s/n - Entry by Square Blanquerna – Sala Marqués de Comillas) from 10 to 19 hours. Please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be pleased to aid you in your search for a property as an Expat in Barcelona.

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Photo: Paloma Infante (Engel & Völkers Barcelona)

If you want to come to visit us, we will be at stand B5. You can book your tickets for free and download it in this link.

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