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Why You Should Move to Barcelona Even if You Don’t Know A Single Person

Written by Ashley B

Moving to a new city alone is an exhilarating yet intimidating experience. Everything about the city is shiny, new, and unknown.  The unknown can make this the best venture you have ever taken on or the riskiest. Barcelona is one of those cities where there are so many pros for being the city you choose to move to on your own. It is the perfect city for discovering your full adventure potential.

If you do not believe me, allow me to convince you. This is why you should move to Barcelona even if you don’t know a single person.

Mar y Montaña

Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn via Visual hunt / CC BY

Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn via Visual hunt / CC BY

Another reason why Barcelona is the ideal place to move to even if you don’t know a single person is because of its landscape. It is home to the most breathtaking mountain top views. Take a day off of work or school to hike to Tibidabo and enjoy the view while walking through the theme park at the top. Hike up to Bunkers de Carmel and enjoy the sunset with Barcelona locals. If you want an amazing workout with rewarding views of Barcelona, climb 800 steps to the tip-top of Monserrat.

Barcelona is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches. You can enjoy 32 km of sandy, sunny, and relaxing beaches. Barcelona has the best of both worlds— mar y montaña (sea and mountain). 

“No friendship is an accident” -O. Henry

This quote cannot be more true, especially when it comes to making friends in Barcelona. Barcelona is a city made up of people from all over the world. French, German, Italian, Americans and many more cultured people travel across the world to make Barcelona HOME. Barcelona is the hub for diversity and friendship. Meeting like-minded people from different parts of the world helps you feel less alone. It also eases the initial European culture shock.

Finding friends in Barcelona is so easy because everyone is looking to meet people. Roommates quickly become your support system. Strangers you meet at events like intercambios or Facebook frisbee groups brighten your day. Your friendship here become your lifeline. Your Barcelona Family.  

Mark Your Calendar!

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Photo credit: Dave_B_ via / CC BY

With so many diverse people living in Barcelona you can expect there to be dozens of events with the sole purpose of bringing everyone together. There are weekly celebrations whose goals include education and entertainment. Every corner you turn you either bump into a parade or have just missed one. The evidence lies on the confetti-filled floor left behind.

As the summer begins to creep up, so do the number of events you must attend. Roof top party music will fill the night skies through the late hours of the night. And Sunday markets will reenergize you for another tedious work week. Fill your calendars and enjoy.

Related Article: Free things to do in Barcelona in Summer 

Recreate Yourself

You can be whoever you want to be in Barcelona #judgefreezone. Feeling a little artsy, visit all the Barcelona museum. Study and integrate yourself into Picasso, Dali, and Gaudi’s masterpieces. Purchase a camera or a blank canvas and captures the cities charm. Love to write, why not share your experiences? Become a travel blogger and document your experiences.  If you want to be a tourist for a day, hop on a tour bus and learn something new about Barcelona.

You are free to be the person you have always dreamed of being. Find yourself in this magical city and inspire other to do the same. Be a pioneer for your friends and family.

Life Lessons

Through it all, you will learn so much about yourself and the world around you. You will become easy going and understanding. More diverse and adaptable. You won’t sweat the small things. You will understand they don’t mean much in the grand scheme of life. At the end, you will leave a more confident and enlightened person.

Don’t wait a minute longer, pack your bags and move to Barcelona!

About the author

Ashley B

Originally from the United States of America, Ashley Bravo currently lives in Barcelona. She graduated with a Marketing degree from the University of Central Florida. She loves to write, take pictures, and record and edit videos.

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