“Qui no ha vist Barcelona, no ha vist cosa bona"
Barcelona is the most cosmopolitan city in Spain and the city that receives the highest number of tourists in Spain. Despite this fact, Barcelona conserves all the essence and tradition of the Mediterranean culture, which can be found at every corner of the city. It is located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, which also makes it the biggest coastal city in Spain.
Studying in Barcelona is great because you can find 6 public universities and 16 private universities, all of which offer an extensive range of degrees. Many students come from all over the world not only to receive a top-notch education, but also to live an unforgettable experience.
The rhythm of life here follows the guidelines of the Mediterranean life: good food, relaxed schedules, and a lively nightlife. Here you will easily be able to enjoy an oceanfront dinner, taste delicacies in the Boquearía market on the promenade, go out to get tapas with friends or meet for drinks at a disco.
Studying in Barcelona will give you the opportunity to see many famous monuments. Not only is it the second biggest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is the Sagrada Familia, the incredible unfinished basilica of Gaudí. Barcelona is Park Guell. It is modernism. It is the home to one of the most important football teams in the world, Football Club Barcelona. Barcelona is impressive views of MontJuic. Barcelona is the sea; it is the Mediterranean.
As a city with nearly 2 million inhabitants, it is a big metropolis with all the eases of life that you should expect from a big city. You can count on an outstanding network of metro and buses, a train that connects you to all of Spain and a boat that can easily take you to the Balearic Islands. Although Barcelona is on the coast, in less than 2 hours you can find yourself in the Pyrenees, the most extensive mountain range in all of Spain. Barcelona also has incredible parks, zoos and maritime promenades where doing sports and relaxing will become just another part of your daily life in the city.
If you have never been to Barcelona, now is the moment to come and see for yourself all that this incredible city has to offer.