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Spain - Familiar but with much more to discover, Spain's beaches and sunshine are just the beginning. Enjoy the cosmopolitan cities or a laidback rural lifestyle in this historic land where Roman and Moorish architecture blend with the exuberance of Gaudi.

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  An Overview Of Basic Healthcare For Expats In Spain

Articles - Spain

Public healthcare

The public healthcare system in Spain has recently been rated one of the world’s best. Waiting times are low and there are four general practitioners to every one thousand people.

Expats living and working in Spain can expect free healthcare providing they pay their social security contributions, which is obligatory. The Spanish social security system includes services such as healthcare, pensions, and unemployment benefits. In 2015 it was recorded that there are 1.6 million foreigners registered with the Spanish social security system.   more ...

  Interview with Barry O'Leary

Articles - Spain

Barry, you're a British expat currently living in Spain. Tell us a bit about yourself and what prompted you to move abroad.

The main reason I came to Seville was to pick up Spanish, learn the guitar, and continue my teaching English career. I got a whole lot more than that though. I quickly met a Spanish lady (who was my student, she was 21 and I was 25) and she pinned me down and made me stay here. I tried to escape several times, but I guess love won in the end. We are married now with two kids. I speak pretty good Spanish, still teach English, but I realised that I just wasn’t cut out for the guitar.   more ...

  Are These 2017's Spanish Property Hotspots?

Articles - Spain

Spain is a country with a rich history and culture, and one that has served as a meeting point for some of the most influential civilizations in the world due to its strategic location, close to the African continent and as Europe’s western-most peninsula. Spain became a strong economic force after the fall of fascism, but still experienced difficult times when the global financial crisis occurred.   more ...

  Avoiding Common Property Investment Mistakes In Spain

Articles - Spain

For British expats in particular, Spain is a very popular country for buying a second home or to relocate, especially for expat retirees who are looking for a new life or a perfect holiday home. Spain accounts for one in four of overseas property purchases by Brits.

It's obvious why Spain is popular: with lots of sunshine and a friendly population, it also has nice family-friendly nightlife and good cultural attractions along with a sound infrastructure including good railways and roads.   more ...

  Ten Dishes You Need To Try If You've Recently Moved To Barcelona

Articles - Spain

Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia and one of the biggest, most populous cities in Spain. With its vibrant mix of tradition and modernity, history and cutting-edge technology, of and culture, it’s a major draw to tourists and expats alike.

There’s plenty of Spanish and Catalan culture for expats to explore in Barcelona, from its historic architecture to the live music scene, as well as the beaches and nightlife.   more ...


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