Truly, Barcelona can conquer anyone's heart!

Barcelona is a large city in Spain located on the Mediterranean coast, a true gem, ranked as the 8th best city in the world (The World's Best Cities 2021, Resonance).

 

Live in Barcelona means taking advantage of the sun throughout the year, as it has many beautiful beaches, in addition to having an exquisite cuisine.

Furthermore, in Catalan culture no one feels like a foreigner. One of the main advantages that the city offers is that, in a moment, you can be sunbathing on the beach, take a bus or the subway and, in 40 minutes, enjoy the panoramic view of the sunset from the foothills of the mountain. .

Barcelona is a cosmopolitan and international city. Living in Barcelona is one of the things you have to do at least once in your life. And doing it while you're studying is perfect!

Barcelona is an international city. There is a wide diversity of nationalities. You will be able to meet people from all over the world. 

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Sports in Barcelona

Barcelona is a city for sports lovers. In addition to being the headquarters of FC Barcelona, there are many possibilities to practice all kinds of sports, be it running, cycling, playing beach volleyball, playing paddle tennis, swimming or hiking. The only difficult thing is choosing.

In Barcelona you can find a lot of meet ups to meet people who are interested in the same type of sport as you. Some of the most popular gyms in Barcelona: Metropolitan, Arsenal, Say, Holmes Place,  Reburn Studio, Live Gym.

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Architecture and culture

Antonio Gaudí's creations are the most famous, but not the only ones. The city is rich in diversities contributed by each neighborhood: El Born, the Gothic Quarter, Gracia – each one has its individuality.

Only in the center of Catalonia can you find a unique example of Gothic architecture from the Middle Ages, quietly coexisting with experimental buildings made with high technology.

You have to visit in Barcelona:

  • The Holy Family
  • Gothic Quarter
  • Hospital of Santa Creu i Sant Pau
  • The Ramblas
  • Casa Batllo
  • Park Guell
  • Viewpoints of Barcelona
 
Among the artistic ones, we can mention the Spring Sound, the Sonar Music Festival, the Sitges Film Festival and the Pedralbes Gardens Festival.

Gastronomy

Taking advantage of its generous Mediterranean and mountainous location, the region is a true gastronomic paradise: fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year, and a wide variety of fish and seafood to taste daily.

Barcelona has numerous restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy different tapas accompanied by a glass of excellent cava or local vermouth. One of the most appreciated gastronomic experiences is a lunch in the famous market of La Boqueria, in the heart of Barcelona.

Barcelona is an eminently cosmopolitan city, more so than any other Spanish city. The international community organizes many different business, scientific and artistic events, some of the most important in the world.

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The location of Barcelona is perfect. Barcelona has everything – sea and mountains! In addition, you can reach France by car in only two hours.

Spain, in general, is very well connected by rail. For beach lovers, the most popular destinations would be SitgesCastelldefelsCosta Brava, which can be reached by public transport. Skiing in winter is also an option: La Molina, located in the Pyrenees, is the closest ski resort, which can even be visited for a day.

Lovers of nature and hiking will not be disappointed by the more than one hundred thousand hectares of parks and natural areas that are located a short distance from Barcelona.

Day trips: Costa Brava, Port Aventura & Ferrari Land, Montserrat Monastery, Girona, Tarragona, Sitges, Tossa de Mar, Calella, Figueres, Cadaqués, Montseny, Castellfollit of the rock.

No Limits

Taking a plane from Barcelona airport El Prat or a train you have no limits to explore the world around you, starting with Spain. How do you know, in Spain there are 48 sites declared as world heritage of the UNESCO. You have very close at hand to travel to France, Andorra, Italy, Gibraltar and Morocco due to their proximity to Spain, and to be able to take advantage of the unlimited possibilities of weekend getaways.

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