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Lucy_83

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Moving to Barcelona - need some tips
« on: August 12, 2014, 04:41:16 PM »
Hey, guys! In a couple of months I'm going to Barcelona to study (and live) there for a year. This has been a long held dream for me and although I'm REALLY excited about it, I could use some advice on things like: how do I find a place to live? Should I start looking now or should I wait until I get there? How much should I expect to pay for rent? What cellphone companies you recomend? What are the best ways to get around in the city?
Anyway, any advice or tips that you may have will be much appreciated! :)

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Re: Moving to Barcelona - need some tips
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 06:46:16 PM »
Oh, that is so awesome!  It's supposed to be a beautiful part of the world, a great city, and full of good universities.

jubilantjill

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Re: Moving to Barcelona - need some tips
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014, 08:03:55 PM »
Were moving to Spain for a year too! But not till June, and we'll be just outside Teruel in Albarracin.

The most helpful info I've found is at wagonersabroad.com. 
idealista.com is good to check out rentals. Good luck!

Lucy_83

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Re: Moving to Barcelona - need some tips
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014, 07:46:47 AM »
Thanks jubilantjill!
I hear that Teruel has the best jamón in Spain, I'm sure you'll have a great time!

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Re: Moving to Barcelona - need some tips
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2014, 09:25:08 AM »
I have been following the rental market in Barcelona for quite some time, as my wife and I will be spending our winters in Spain in the next few years or so. I use this website to check what is available. Barcelona is a fairly cheap city, with a fantastic public transit system that takes you pretty much anywhere you want to go within city limits, and great train/bus for short/long trips outside the city. We are focusing our search within the district known as Eixemple, in Gotic, Raval, Barceloneta, and Sant Pere, where all the action is.

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