Welcome to Barcelona & Tarragona

Excellent weather, great business opportunities, world-class culture and food, and areas of outstanding natural beauty are just some of the reasons you should move to the Province of Barcelona.

Located in the Northeast of Spain in the region of Catalonia, this geographically diverse area features a variety of climates and microclimates, but mainly enjoys Mediterranean weather characterised by hot, dry summers and mild winters. In business and in schools, Catalan is the main language of the province (and the wider region of Catalonia), but Castilian Spanish is also widely spoken. Barcelona province features a number of coastal areas or ‘costas’ and is home to four natural parks: the Cadi Moixero, Montserrat, Sant Llorenç del Munt i l’Obac, and the Montseny. There is also the Delta del Llobregat Nature Reserve.

If you love wine, you are well-advised to visit the Vinseum Wine Culture Museum of Catalonia in the beautiful medieval town of Vilafranca del Penedès. You could also head over to Sant Sadurni d’Anoia, where cava is produced using the same method as French Champagne. However, if you prefer wine of the sacramental kind, why not embark on a pilgrimage to Manresa to visit the famous cave where Saint Ignatious of Loyola spent a year creating his famous Spiritual Exercises in 1548.

Continue your spiritual pilgrimage to the beautiful coastal town of Badalona, where you can discover the beautiful 15th century monastery of Sant Gerònim de la Murtra. While you’re there, it’s also worth paying a visit to one of the city’s 3 beaches, which benefit from being less crowded than those in Barcelona. If all those afternoons relaxing at the beach leave you craving some excitement, head over to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, which hosts the Spanish Grand Prix each year.

Of course, the Province of Barcelona is probably best known for the city from which it takes its name, famous for its groundbreaking artists, architects, and chefs, and home to some of the most important works of the legendary Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi. However, Barcelona city isn’t the only cultural hotspot in the province. If you love films, you should definitely visit the town of Sitges, which is famous for its film festival. Also, worth checking out is the world-famous Sitges Carnival, which takes place in February each year and features wild costumes, live music, theatrical performances, and dance.

The home of Cava, four restaurants with 3 Michelin stars and 3 of ‘the World’s Best 50 Restaurants’, it’s truly a land of plenty with natural resources including almonds, olive oil, fresh fruit, Mediterranean vegetables and fish to tickle the palate on any budget. As a result of the separatist culture, many traditions thrive.