Barcelona is a world centre of culture, tourism and economics and is famous for its stunning Catalan architecture. Despite the economic crisis, the city is still attracting many expats and the warm, Mediterranean climate is just one of the many reasons why. Barcelona is in a perfect location for residents to enjoy beaches, forests and countryside, as well as a cosmopolitan city. In the centre of Barcelona you can find the Gothic Quarter, which is home to several buildings that date back to medieval times. The city has countless places of cultural and historical interest, including the Casa BatllÛ and the Sagrada FamÌlia (both designed by the famous architect, Antoni GaudÌ), the Palau G¸ell and the Palau de la Musica Catalana. Barcelona's gorgeous beaches attract a great many people and are listed as some of the best city beaches in the world. The city offers a safe and efficient public transport system, as well as a wide range of good options for education. The exquisite city of Barcelona is certain not to disappoint, but before you make the move, you must arrange the shipping of your household goods. For those who haven't yet decided on what size shipping container to use, here's a simple guide to help you: A 20 foot container should be plenty for the contents of a 3-bedroom house, but if you're also wanting to take a car, the 40-foot option would be better. A 40-foot container could also hold the contents of a 4 or 5-bedroom house.
In general a car will fit into a 20ft container. You will also need to consider quarantine and tax charges usually levied on importing vehicles.
Max Dimensions 5.75m x 2.2m x 2.2m (l x w x h)
Quarantine & Taxes: £1,000 - £2,500
Medicines that can cause addiction from non-EU countries are forbidden.
You cannot carry more than
Plant and parts thereof from non-EU are countries are prohibited.
Products containing parts of animals from non-EU countries are prohibited.
Products from protected species listed under CITES
These will only be allowed if prior authorisation has been given by the local district police.