About Us

Founded in 1996, Barcelona Metropolitan is the city's number one resource for the international resident community and visitors to Barcelona. We aim to help people discover the real Barcelona through information and articles written for English speakers by a team of native English speakers. We also accept article submissions that are relevant and add value to the international community.

Metropolitan is recognized for championing the dissemination of the city’s vast cultural heritage, constantly showcasing leading artists, trends in music, art exhibits, sporting events, politics and gastronomy to name but a few.

Metropolitan nourishes a supportive community where users can always find advice, friends or a helping hand. We publish content daily and circulate a newsletter to our readers once per week, selecting leading articles, events and jobs curated for the international community. We disseminate our content via our web pages, newsletter and leading social media channels.

In addition to informing the English speakers in Spain, Metropolitan connects with the local international community by regularly organizing networking cocktails as well as sponsoring NGOs and events that add value to the expat experience.  

Some notable examples of events we organize, sponsor or champion include:

  1. Expat Day
  2. Working Women Week
  3. International Community Day
  4. MBA Cocktails (Metropolitan Business Association)
  5. 4YFN (Four Years From Now) / Mobile World Congress
  6. Professional Women’s Network 
  7. Startup Grind 
  8. TedxBarcelona 

The Metropolitan team is composed of international expats uniquely positioned who understand both the challenges of moving to a new country as well as the enriching experience of discovering a country steeped in old traditions while simultaneously being a leading cosmopolitan player.

Common themes that Metropolitan covers to inform our audience include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Food, Recreation & Entertainment
  • Professional Development & Job Searching
  • Investment, Insurance & Financial Services
  • Home Purchasing & Renting
  • International Education & Business Schools
  • Activities for Family & Children
  • Travel & Accommodations
  • Family, Immigration & Corporate Law
  • Women Empowerment
  • Spain’s Startup Ecosystem

Each week Metropolitan curates a newsletter that selects some of the articles from the previous week and features the most relevant events for the upcoming 10 days.  Register to get your own freshly published newsletter here!

Do you need help reaching the international community? Contact Metropolitan and see an overview of our services here!