How to settle in Spain?
What steps to take to live and work there?

The articles below will give you some answers on the peculiarities of the Spanish way of life.
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Borredà is a village located on a plateau between the mountains 20 minutes from Berga.
You get there by a winding road and after passing Vilada, another stage village from which you can also do many hikes.

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Santa Maria de Besora is a charming little village located 20 minutes from Vic and wedged in the middle of the middle mountains.
Only insiders travel there to start a hike, take a break on the bar terrace or enjoy a good meal at the restaurant "Els bufadors".

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Important clarification: This article dates from April 2020 and deals with the regulations at the time when we mention it!

DNI / TIE / NIE : What is this exactly?

In Spanish territory, the National Identity Card (CNI) is a document in credit card (tarjeta) format:

  • For nationals :
    The "Documento Nacional de Identidad" (DNI), a white plastic card.
    Official document with photo which, like the Spanish passport, allows you to prove your Spanish identity. Add a comment


Identity documents or passport, driving license, rental or employment contract, purchase of real estate, subscription to urban networks or the internet, etc. ...

these are sometimes simple steps ... sometimes a little more obscure!!

Almost as numerous as in France, official documents keep a very strong legal value in Spain and it is advisable to always carry with you, at least your DNI or NIE.

Agriculture, automobile, transport, telecommunications and, of course tourism, are the main sectors of activity of the Spanish economy.

Different yields and sectors from one region to another, such is also the diversity and wealth of a country where the minimum wage is only € 730 net in 2019 but where many activities continue to develop ...

Tradition and modernity are the two current sides (2020) of Spanish society as a whole and in its mode of operation.

The numerous European investments of the 1990s have provided this country a tool to acquire the latest generation of infrastructures (fiber optics and motorways for example) while remaining faithful to its numerous social and cultural traditions which forge its identity.

Parts from here and there!... 

Restaurants, inns, cafeterias, small and large dishes, ... There are plenty of opportunities to indulge yourself!

Catalonia and the Pyrenees are full of possibilities for excursions of all kinds!
From very moderate marked trails to intense sports routes, there is something for everyone.