Au pair in Barcelona? Do you want to work as an au pair in Barcelona?


Here you can find more information and many suggestions for your au pair stay in Barcelona.


Information at a glance

City: Barcelona
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Surface area: 101,4 km2
Population: 1.611.822 (2013)
Country code: 00 34 93
Website: www.barcelona.cat


Au pair stay in Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second biggest city in Spain, after Madrid.


Catalonia is a region on the Mediterranean coast with its own traditions, cuisine and even its own language, all of which make Barcelona and the region very unique.


The Catalans are very proud of their culture and they still follow many of their traditions, which makes Barcelona a fascinating place for an au pair stay.


Find out what Barcelona is all about!


Being an au pair in Barcelona

  • requirements: 18-30 years, not married, no children, be in good health, experience with children
  • working hours: 30-35 hours per week
  • responsibilities: child care and small chores around the house
  • salary: 50-70 Euros per week (200-280 Euros per month)
  • duration of au pair stay: 3-12 months
  • health insurance: ask your health insurance company for more details
  • language course: there are public and private language schools
  • driver's license: not required


What to do in your free time in Barcelona

Au pairs in Spain get at least 1 day off per week. Use this time to get to know the city and meet new people! Once you get used to the daily routine in your host family, it will be easier for you to plan your free time. Try to make the most of your day since there are so many things to do and see in Barcelona.


In Barcelona, you can find almost anything; history, culture, sports, beach, nightlife – Barcelona has it all!


Discover Barcelona's unique sights, such as the Sagrada Familia – a must for anybody interested in church architecture. Or, just stroll around Barcelona's streets and get to know its different neighborhoods.


Our tip: Take the train all the way up the Tibidabo, from where you have a fantastic view over Barcelona.


The most important sights in Barcelona

  1. Arc de Triomf
  2. Casa Batlló
  3. FC Barcelona soccer museum
  4. Güell Park
  5. La Pedrera (Casa Milá)
  6. La Rambla – Barcelona's most popular avenue
  7. L´Aquarium de Barcelona
  8. Picasso museum
  9. Poble Espanyol de Motjuic
  10. Sagrada Familia (Antonio Gaudí)


Language schools in Barcelona

One important goal during an au pair stay in Barcelona is obviously to improve your language skills. Your host family has to give you enough time off so you can take language classes.


Normally, the host families budget 2 to 4 days per week for language classes.


Our suggestion: ask your host family to help you find a language school.



Language Schools in Barcelona:

  • Speak Easy
  • C2 Barcelona Languages
  • Bcn Metropol
  • Camino Barcelona
  • language schools Bilbao
  • Instituto Hemingway


Do you know a language school that is not on our list? Contact us and tell us about your experience!


Sports in Barcelona

  1. gyms
  2. yoga / Pilates courses
  3. sports centers
  4. biking
  5. jogging


Special tip: if you like soccer, you should definitely go to the Camp Nou stadium. On weekends, you can see the games of FC Barcelona there.


Exploring the surroundings of Barcelona

The weekends are perfect to get to know the areas around Barcelona.



Here are some suggestions:

  • Castelldefels – picturesque little town
  • Figueres und Portllegat - Salvador Dali's birth town
  • Girona
  • Lloret de Mar – party beach town
  • Montserrat convent – a convent famous for its boy choir, up in the Montserrat mountains
  • Sitges – gorgeous sand beaches


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