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Best Reasons to Live in Barcelona, Capital of Catalonia

Who doesn’t like to enjoy a cold cervesa on a sunny Sunday afternoon while being kissed…by the sea breeze? Or eating oh-my-God tapas on a medieval-looking plaza, while the kids run around and chase pigeons? If your inner god or goddess is replying “I can do those all day!” to those questions, keep reading...because we have even more reasons to enjoy Barcelona! And it’s not just football!


Who doesn’t like to enjoy a cold cervesa on a sunny Sunday afternoon while being kissed…by the sea breeze? Or eating oh-my-God tapas on a medieval-looking plaza, while the kids run around and chase pigeons? If your inner god or goddess is replying “I can do those all day!” to those questions, keep reading…because we have even more reasons to enjoy Barcelona! And it’s not just football!

 

My Little Sunshine, All Throughout the Year

While Barcelona’s August sun and heat might be a little too hot, there are multiple ways to cool you down. Sit on a lovely terrace under a tree and have a cold drink. Go visit some cathedrals, churches, and museums during the hottest hours of the day. Or have a little walk by the sea at dusk. You’re sure to beat the heat and enjoy much in the process.

 

Even in winter, there is the lovely Barcelona sun. You might need some long-sleeved jerseys, especially in the evening. But during the day, you can dress up like an onion, meaning with two or three thin layers of clothing. Then you can just keep removing or adding them later on depending on how hot or cold you feel during the day. This is the best way to walk around the city without having to carry a thick heavy jacket around all day.

 

Delicious Tapas, Ice-Cold Beer

Catalan gastronomy is amazingly addictive. Wherever you go, you can find affordable Catalan tapas, a little slice of bread topped with a little portion of meat, vegetables, Spanish omelette, etc. There are as many different and creative tapas as you can imagine, and for just 1 to 3 euros each! So treat your tummy to a yummy Catalan adventure.

 

Catalans enjoy bar hopping so much. They eat some tapas here, some tapas there, accompanied by some beers here, and a few glasses of wine there. And they are full and happy for the rest of the night. Why not give it a try and get immersed in the Catalan culture and way of enjoying life and meet new friends in the process?

Affordable Houses, By the Mountains and the Sea

Real estate in Barcelona is quite expensive. But if you don’t want to live in the city, anyway, because you prefer a more quiet life pasturing with the cows near a lovely river, you can find great deals around Catalonia. Several Catalan villages and towns are perfect for a laid back life. You can choose to explore towns near the coasts or deeper into the Catalan forests and mountains.

 

However, if you want to be a bit closer to the city, there are several quiet residential towns around the outskirts of Barcelona that offer the best of both worlds. Not so far from the city, you can find big houses with gardens and lots of space to keep your mountain bikes, your ski set or your scuba-diving gear.
Catalonia has lots of space to enjoy any crazy activity you have in mind. All you have to do is book those tickets and try to find your ideal neighborhood and a new home with a service like Domobase. Then all that is left to do is to unleash your inner travel god or goddess!

 

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Jeff is a full-time family man by day and a multipotentialite by night. When not writing for Domobase, he's usually creating music, learning new skills, or working on his businesses till the wee hours of the morning.