Barcelona

A Bastion of Spanish Tradition and Culture

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    José Carreras (Spanish tenor)
    Gerard Pique (Footballer)
    Vanessa Lorenzo (Model)

  • Population: 1,700,000

    • About Barcelona

      Barcelona is the perfect place to study abroad, located in Catalonia, Spain, the city spreads from the coast of the Mediterranean to the mountains of Collserola. Along with the beautiful beaches and mountains, it offers amazing museums, churches, parks, shopping, and incredible architecture.

      Barcelona is a stand out destination with a multicultural atmosphere lying beneath the vibrant people, beautiful infrastructure and fascinating attractions throughout the city. 

      Whether you find yourself strolling amidst the Gothic Quarter or staring up at the Sagrada Familia, the landmarks are some of the most impressive anywhere in the world, while the fine weather, delicious food and frantic nightlife are just a few more reasons why so many students opt for this colourful metropolis.

      The city celebrates its remarkable artistic legacy at every turn and living here can while away hours visiting the numerous galleries, museums and exhibitions that are devoted to the likes of Joan Miró, Antoni Tàpies and Pablo Picasso museum. 

      Barcelona is also home to a variety of public gardens and parks including el Laberinto de Horta, Park de la Ciutadellaa and Parc de Collserola the largest metropolitan park in the world In fact, there are endless places to relax and unwind such as the charming plazas in the Gracia district and the isolated views from the fortress on Montjuïc and the luxury of Barcelona’s 4.2 km beach

      Barcelona delivers continual cultural encounters, with endless museums, famous landmarks and friendly faces at every turn, if you are seeking a comfortable lifestyle in a social environment, there is simply nowhere better and with such an advanced level of infrastructure, at an affordable price it’s clear why studying in Barcelona features so high on the priorities for many international students.

      Points of Interest

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      • City Centre

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      Interesting Facts

      • Barcelona’s Parc de Collserola is the largest metropolitan park in the world 22 times larger than Central Park in NYC

      • Barcelona is the only city in the world awarded a Royal Gold Medal for architecture by Royal Institute of British Architects

      • Barcelona’s has 180km of bicycle lanes along and one of the most successful bike-sharing programs in the world