8 tips to become a digital nomad in Barcelona
Barcelona Workation brings you everything you'll need to become a digital nomad and work remotely from Barcelona. If you're a professional who can work remotely away from the place you usually live, and want to combine work and leisure, Barcelona, from the sea to the Pyrenees, is the destination for you. Work and live like a local, in an urban setting or in the heart of the countryside, thanks to our pick of accommodation and a wide range of cultural and recreational activities to fill your leisure time.
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1. Paperwork and legal procedures
Do you have any questions about paperwork and the documents you'll need? Whether you're only planning on staying a short time or moving to Barcelona, this link contains all the practical information you'll need to take this step. We'll also give you advice about the paperwork you'll require to be included in the citizens' registry, obtain identity papers, visas, work permits and the health card.
We make it easy!
2. Accommodation tailored to your needs
We've brought together the perfect accommodation to enable you to work remotely in the city, in a more rural setting or near the coast. You'll also find rooms that have been fitted out for remote working, with special rates for long stays and with co-working spaces in the same building, just in case you don't feel like working near your bed.
Get in touch with us and we'll help you with your booking. Welcome to Barcelona!
3. The best co-working spaces
We enjoy socialising and being in a good atmosphere, both at home and during our leisure time. We've put together a list of the city's best co-working spaces that have been adapted to your needs. You can choose from the city's most stunning neighbourhoods, with sea views, up in the hills and even an art-nouveau building. The selection features the best deals and discounts to give you access to different co-working spaces.
What are you waiting for? Click here and find the best co-working space for you!
4. An international community that will get you connected
It's not all about work! Co-working communities not only create the best work environment but they also provide a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some down time after work. In Barcelona, more than a quarter of its residents were born abroad… and 180 different nationalities! live in the city! Barcelona is diverse, welcoming, open and inclusive, so you're bound to make friends for life.
Connect with Barcelona's international community, take part in activities and be inspired.
5. Enjoy a unique city
Enjoy the city like a true Barcelonian, exploring its neighbourhoods and streets on foot, visiting its iconic sights and soaking up the culture at its museums or going to the city's public libraries. If sport's your thing, you can join one of our sports clubs with tennis courts, padel courts, polo pitches, golf courses, swimming pools, gymnasiums… If you prefer shopping with discounts, get the eVip shopping pass.
When you buy the Barcelona Card Workation you'll get lots of great deals, like free admission and discounts at museums and attractions, on tours, and much, much more… for 6 months! It's available now on our website.
6. Get around sustainably
Barcelona is a destination committed to responsible and sustainable tourism in every area. Not for nothing were we the first city in the world to obtain Biosphere certification!! Get around safely with a low impact on the environment on our excellent public transport network, using shared transport and eBikes. The Barcelona Card Workation also includes discounts and special deals to promote tours and excursions, sustainable in the city.
7. Safety and health
Barcelona is a safe city. You can click on this link to find the latest Covid guidelines. And here’s more detailed information, in real time, about the Covid-19 measures in Barcelona. We've also listed medical centres and services, travel insurance companies and places where you can get a lateral flow and PCR test to ensure your visit is as safe as possible.
8. Enjoy the destination Barcelona, discovering that Barcelona is much more
In the area around Barcelona city you'll find a thousand different ways to enjoy a well-deserved break from your everyday routine. The beaches and fishing villages of the coastal areas; the vineyards and wineries of El Penedès, Alella and Pla de Bages; the mountains of El Berguedà, and the plains of Osona and L'Anoia. The sea and its beaches, art and cultural heritage, culinary delights featuring local products from both the land and the sea, the rich legacy of the industrial age and health-giving thermal springs... All this and much more is included in the three tourism brands of Barcelona and its regions: Costa Barcelona (Barcelona Coast), Paisatges Barcelona (Barcelona Landscapes) and Pirineus de Barcelona (Barcelona Pyrenees). Choose from the wide range of holiday-making options offered by the towns and cities of the regions of Barcelona to suit your tastes and you'll soon see that you have everything you need for the perfect getaway and also you'll discover that Barcelona is much more!