Do people speak English in Barcelona?

Do they speak English in Barcelona?

Answer. Yes. English is quite widely spoken in Barcelona, especially in the tourist industry and by many young Spanish/Catalan people. Taxi drivers generally do not speak much English and the older generation generally do not speak very much English. Barcelona has many expats most of whom speak English.

The local languages spoken in Barcelona are Spanish/Castilian and Catalan language. In general Spanish and Catalan residents in Barcelona do not speak a high level of English compared to say The Netherlands or Scandinavian countries, but Barcelona welcomes millions of tourists every year and in hotels and and international restaurants staff and waiters generally speak quite good English especially in popular tourist areas like Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas walking street might speak some English. 

To ask if someone in Barcelona speaks English say:

Se habla Ingles? in Spanish language (castilian) 
Parles anglès? in Catalan language.

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