Welcome to Barcelona Guide
If you are considering applying for a job at ExoClick and you don't know what it's like to live in Barcelona, here we give you the low down!
Barcelona has an average of 286 days of
sunshine per year
The city has 4km of sandy beaches you can enjoy from Easter to late September
Skiing and snowboarding is just one and a half hours away
There are world famous music events including Sonar, Primavera Sound, the International Jazz Festival and many more
Summer cultural festivals include La Mercè, Fiestas de Gràcia and each zone has its own summer festival
Barcelona is also known for its culinary prowess where you can enjoy Catalan dishes as well as cuisine from all over the world due to its multi-cultural population
Just outside of the city you will find mountains, forests and small villages along the coast with less touristy beaches
The 5th biggest tech hub in Europe
Barcelona has undergone a transformation in recent years. It has always been known for great thinkers, creative artists and architects, but now it can add “smart city”, “mobile capital” and “leading startup city” to the list. In fact, Barcelona is the 5th largest tech hub in Europe. Many startups have set up their businesses in Barcelona for several reasons: It's a competitive environment with local and international talent, excellent infrastructure in a strategic location, it holds the Mobile World Congress and other leading technology international trade shows and of course, there is a great quality of life.
Getting around the city
Public transport such as the metro, tram and overground train lines are the quickest, simplest and most convenient ways of getting around Barcelona. The metro runs 24 hours Friday and Saturday and selected bank holidays. There is also Bicing which allows you to use public bicycles from 100s of Bicing stations placed around the city.
Where to live
Beach locations include Barceloneta, Poblenou, Vila Olímpica and Diagonal Mar. If you want a taste of the old town you can live in El Gòtic and El Raval. In Diagonal, the main street that cuts diagonally through the city, you will find trendy Gràcia and more expensive areas like Sant Gervasi, Sarrià and Pedralbes. To the right of the city are Glòries and Sant Martí and to the left Sants and Montjuïc. Rental prices vary depending where you choose to live, e.g. a 1 bedroom flat in El Raval will cost between 700-950€ a month. Visit Idealista and Fotocasa to check out flats.
ExoClicker's favourite places to go in Barcelona
The Magic Fountain in Montjuïc is my favourite place to go in Barcelona.
Egle, Senior Advertising Account Manager
Cat Bar has really good craft beers and vegan food. Also there is a piano and guitars in there for anyone who wants to play, so you usually get some musical entertainment too!
Geraldine, Performance Advertising Manager
Crepes al Born. In the daytime it’s a creperie but at night time it turns into a mad cocktail bar with a great buzz.
Jose, Advertiser Account Manager
Elsa & Fred. A great place for brunch I really love this gastro bar
Ewa, Performance Advertising Manager
Väcka: The healthiest and tastiest vegan food. Good prices and gluten-free raw vegan options.
Isabel, Web Designer
La Merce (24th September) is a huge free outdoor party with concerts, markets, human towers, fireworks, street food and more.
Lisseth, Publisher Account Manager
The Majestic Hotel has one of the best city views from their rooftop bar.
Aida, Executive Assistant to the CEO
Plaça Sant Felip Neri is small square hidden away in the Gothic Quarter surrounded by historic buildings.
Federico, Financial Director
Sant Pol de Mar is a 1 hour train journey along the coast, it is a little fishing village with beautiful beaches.
Giles, Head of Communication