Spain is an expat hot spot and Barcelona in particular is home to expats from all over the world. As well as plenty of sports, social and special interest clubs, you´ll find chapters of international clubs. Most clubs organise a variety of activities and pastimes (everything from chess to adventure sports to dinner-and-dancing).
Some clubs have their own facilities like libraries, clubhouses, and bars. Annual membership fees vary from €10 to €100, and some offer daily, weekly and monthly membership for visitors. Not only are these clubs the best way to indulge in your favorite leisure activity or valuable business networking, they are also a rich resource of recommendations for services, things to do, and the ´inside scoop´ on your neighborhood. Learn from the people who have ´been there done that´ (often the hard way).
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
Cámara de Comercio Hispano-Sueca de Barcelona
Mallorca 279, 4° 3a
Tel: +34-93-488 05 03
Fax: +34-93-488 27 46
Contact: Annika Tingström
Tuset, 10 1ª-2ª
08006 BARCELONA, SPAIN
Tel: (34) 93 415 99 63
Fax: (34) 93 415 11 98
Head Office | C/ Bruc 21 1° 4° | Barcelona 08010 Spain
Tel. +34 933 173 220 | Fax +34 933 024 896
Gays Abroad Barcelona
Get-togethers 1st and 3rd Thursday every month.
BWN – The Barcelona Women’s Network
Expat women of all ages and occupations, looking for support, friendship and activities. English-speaking.
A regular meeting of expats who love film. Screenings every month
Cost: The price of your own drinks at Bar Raval (where the film is shown).
The English Speaking Club Catalunya
The English speaking club of Catalunya is open to anyone who speaks English or wants to meet English-speaking people in Catalunya
Barcelona Newcomers Club
An organization of old and new expats, with a variety of ages and interests and several members. The club offers a variety of social get togethers activities for its members.
A very large and well-organized expat group that focuses on high end social events, to outdoor excursions and offers up great networking opportunities.
A popular international organization, with several worldwide branches that organizes a number of clubs, outings and intercambios (a chance to practice your language skills!).
EWMD Barcelona – European Women’s Management Development Network
European Women’s Management Development Network is an international network of individual and corporate members, drawn from professional organisations and all areas of business, education and politics. EWMD was founded in 1984 with the vision to improve the quality of management with respect to people, children, age and the cultural diversity of Europe.
Regular events with cost dependent on the event.
International Women’s Club of Barcelona
Santa Amelia, 10-12, Estudio 3º
Tel: 93 204 0231
Rotary Club of Barcelona
La Rambla, 109 (Pintor Fortuny)
Entrepreneurs Club Barcelona
Non-profit organization which organizes monthly networking events and bi-monthly business seminars.
Barcelona Business Lunch
The Business Lunch in Barcelona is a long established business networking group with monthly (informal) lunch-time meetings for a host of nationalities held in English.
Democrats Abroad – Barcelona
Democrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party organization for the millions of Americans living outside the United States.
Cost: Free membership and then varied by event.
Contact: Desmond Sherriff
Tel: 972 623525
The American Society of Barcelona
Tel: 696 751 654
British Society of Catalonia
Contact: John Connolly
Tel: 93 688 0866
Catalan Irish Association
Verge de l’Assumpció 21
08210 Barbera de Valles
Tel: 93 729 1393
Contact: Jan Vogels
Aptado. De Correos, 215
Tel: 609 331 811
German Spanish Business Club – Círculo Hispano-Alemán de Jóvenes Directivos
Masala – Promotion of India culture
Contact: Sheri Ahmed
Plaça de la Revolució 3
Comte de Borrell, 79
Tel: 93 325 8905
SPORTS AND FITNESS CLUBS
Barcelona Hash House Harriers
Barcelona International Football Club
Contact: Nick Simons
Tel: 93 218 6731
Tel: 605 562 047
Gaelic Football Club
Contact: Finbar Barett
Tel: 616 306 284
International Health Club
Barcelona Tennis Partners Club
SPECIAL INTEREST CLUBS
Barcelona International Wine Society
Tel: 93 412 6801
The New English Theatre Society
Contact: Sarah Green
Tel: 670 253 133
http://www.prestigiousspeakers.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
For native & near-native Spanish speakers only. Evening Meetings 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month.
Barcelona Toastmasters Club
Address: Carrer d’Aragó, 55, Barcelona, Spain, 08015
A fun and social way to improve communication skills and network in a relaxed environment.