The local goverment (Ajuntament de Barcelona) debuts a day organised especially for the ever-growing international community living and working in the city. Called Expat Day, the event includes various activities and workshops that take place from 10am to 7pm in Drassanes Reials de Barcelona, home to the Museu Maritím.
What's the day got in store? If you're a foreigner and you've just moved to your new home in Barcelona, Expat Day will be a great place for you to get the information you need to become part of the local life as smoothly as possible, both in your professional and personal dealings. You'll also get info on the city's biggest attractions and vast cultural offerings while you have the chance to meet others and make new contacts.
Participation is free, but in order for the organisers to know you're coming, you need to sign up on their website. (A note about the website itself: If you find you're having problems with Firefox, or another browser, they suggest using Chrome.)
If you want practical information about daily life in Barcelona, there are various talks and workshops, such as 'First contact with Catalan language and culture' (3.30pm, Sala Càpsules) and 'Buying and renting a house in Barcelona' (noon, Sala Càpsules).
There are also conferences and round tables for entrepreneurs, investors and anyone looking for work, including '10 tips for job-seekers in Barcelona' (2.45pm, Sala Càpsules), 'My professional experience in Barcelona' (5.15pm, Auditori) and 'Tax polices for expats and investment perspectives' (11.45am, Auditori).
Finally, to dip your toes into Catalan culture, be sure to check out the activities such as an amazing performance by local 'castellers' (people who make jaw-dropping human towers) at 11.30am in the Pati del Rei, brought to you by the Sagrada Família castellers; a workshop of typical cuisine, 'Take away a taste of Barcelona' at 2pm in the Sala Tallers; or a show for the kids with 'Tommy's journey' at 10.30am at Speakers' Corner.