Barcelona Links

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.

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Barcelona Living 


These websites will be able to help you orientate yourself in Barcelona life and culture.

General Support for English Speakers

Citizen Advice Bureau Spain

Age in Spain

Barcelona International Welcome

General Barcelona info in English by the Barcelona City Council and What's On Guide.

Online guides for Barcelona residents and tourists:


Barcelona Metropolitan

Barcelona Expat Life

The Barcelona Edit

The Barcelona Navigator

Barcelona Secreta (Spanish)

Barcelona met Marta (Dutch)

Personal takes on life in Barcelona:


The Expat Chronicle


The Barcelona Diaries










Family Life


Barcelona Family Life 

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.

The one-stop shop for extra curricular activities and holiday camps (casales) in Barcelona.









Image by Jenny Hill


Health & Wellbeing 

Two centres offering therapeutic support in a variety of languages


Therapy in Barcelona




Barcelona Physio  (English)

Physiotherapy Barcelona (English, Dutch, Spanish)


Giulio Martini Osteopath (English, Spanish, French)







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:


A directory of alternative schools and childcare options in Spain: 

Guide (in Spanish) of some childcare option for 0-3-year-olds by Mammaproof Barcelona. 








Tutoring Barcelona is a service for families looking for extra tuition for their children. 


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