Barcelona is a fantastic place to bring up your children and there are so many services specifically catering for families and family life.
I have curated a list of useful links and services below based on my years living here.
These websites will be able to help you orientate yourself in Barcelona life and culture.
General Support for English Speakers
Online guides for Barcelona residents and tourists:
Personal takes on life in Barcelona:
A website offering a wealth of information about education and family life in Barcelona.
An English-language website for families in Barcelona and beyond.
The go-to Spanish-language website for families in Barcelona.
Services dedicated to birth / pregnancy and early parenthood.
The one-stop shop for extra curricular activities and holiday camps (casales) in Barcelona.
Health & Wellbeing
All the following specialists speak English plus other languages.
Dr Line at Barcelona Family Doctor
Dr. Ilham Abdelrahim at Healthcare Barcelona
Dra Femke at International Family Doctor (Castelldefels and surroundings)
Children's Psychologists and Speech and Language Therapy
The Barcelona Education Department, known as The Consorci, can be found here (Catalan only ). This is the first port of call for anything related to public school education in the Barcelona area. Fem Escola is a website produced by The Consorci and is dedicated to finding out more about public schooling, opinion pieces, experiences and any new initiatives.
Information about studying in Barcelona offered by the Generalitat can be found here.
Booklet in English discussing different options for international families. Download it here.
Document in English explaining the application process for public schools and concertades provided by the Education Department: here
A resource for Catalan-speakers looking for schools in Barcelona: www.mamuts.org
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