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Ciutat Vella is recognized for being the history of the city's beginnings, which was walled until 1859. Today the district is considered the historic center of the city of Barcelona and is made up of four neighborhoods, each with a very different personality (La Barceloneta, Gòtic and Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and La Ribera and Raval).
You'll find plenty of historic buildings, small local shops, restaurants, street performers, and much more. For a unique experience, in the heart of Barcelona and surrounded by the most famous and famous streets of the city, stay here!
Sant Adrià de Besós is a perfect neighborhood for all those students who want to escape the overcrowded areas and beaches of Barcelona. Here you can enjoy quiet beaches, green, residential and commercial areas that offer a high quality public spaces. If you are a nature lover you will discover that this neighborhood has a very important protected area of environmental interest, located at the Besós river, where a large number of animal species find refuge and food. In addition, athletes take advantage and escape at any moment to the PArc Fluvial del Besós, which is a perfect area to practice outdoor sports enjoying the views of the Besòs river.
In the past, Vila Olímpica was an industrial district of low economic level. Thanks to the Olympic Games, which took place in 1992, it was completely renovated to become nowadays one of the most modern neighborhoods in the city. Right at the end of Marina street, you will find one of the most important architectural works in the area, the twin towers (Hotel Arts and Torre Mapfre) and one of the most famous design works such as Peix d'Or, a bronze sculpture which changes its color according to the position of the sun. You will find all kinds of services such as supermarkets, gyms, municipal libraries, public transport, beauty centers, shopping centers...
Our recommendation: Enjoy the beaches, the promenade, the entertainment and night life of the neighborhood and above all, do not miss tue UPF library, one of the most beautiful of the city.
Sarrià - Sant Gervasi
Sarrià-Sant Gervasi is a well-known neighborhood for being one of the best areas to live in Barcelona, there have been a lot of studies on quality of life from all parts of Barcelona and Sarrià-Sant Gervasi stands out for being one of the firsts neighborhoods with the best living standards and quality of life.
You will find many modernist buildings inherited from the XIX century, when the Catalan bourgeoisie chose this area as a second residence to spend their vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the city center.
It's located in the upper part of Barcelona and it has good transport connection with all the other parts of Barcelona.
Poble Sec is a well known district for its multicultural streets, full of life that offers many cultural and gastronomic alternatives.
It's usually associated with the entertainment world, its streets are filled with emblematic theatres as Apolo, Condal and El Molino theatre.
The most popular areas are the Blai street, due to its spectacular bars with terrace, and "Plaça del Sortidor".
El Congrés i els Indians
The district of Sant Andreu, to which the district of Congrés belongs, is a neighborhood that has more than 60 years of history and is known for its green spaces, leisure areas and numerous squares. It is an area that has great services such as shopping centers, sports centers, restrooms .... It is very well located with the subway, so that in just 20 minutes you get to Paseo de Gracia, Diagonal and even take a swim on the beach No need to change. It is the perfect location for international medical students at the University Hospitals of Sant Pau (UAB) and Vall d'Hebron (UB).
Gràcia is without a doubt the neighborhood preferred by international students thanks to the great leisure offer. It is a neighborhood that fuses bohemian style with modernity. We recommend that you visit its narrow streets and enjoy the wide variety of restaurants, bookstores, markets, designer shops ...
One of the most popular parties in Barceloona that you should not miss in the neighborhood is held in August, where neighbors work throughout the year to win the prize for the best street held. It's really a creativity show.
We could say that the Eixample is one of the most famous and tourist districts of Barcelona. Its main feature is the regular grid form that covers the entire center of the city, which runs from the Plaza de Les Glòries to Plaza Espanya and above Ciutat Vella. Designed by the architect Cerdà, its beauty is found in square blocks of buildings with large interior patios.
It is undoubtedly one of the ideal places to live because modernism is breathed in every corner. The main point of the district is Passeig de Gràcia, where you can visit Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, the two most impressive and emblematic buildings of Barcelona. Another building that we can not forget is the Sagrada Familia, a must if you want to study in Barcelona. The majority of our university flats are located in the Eixample district of Barcelona.
Sants - Les Corts
Sants and Les Corts are the districts of Barcelona with the greatest tradition since they have an important commercial hub with more than 500 local stores. The district of Les Corts is an area that has many green areas and is very well connected with public transport. It is also a quiet residential neighborhood. In this neighborhood you can find Camp Nou of F.C.Barcelona, one of the most important football fields in the world. It is a neighborhood that is very well connected to the university area thanks to the green metro line where in just a few minutes it is taken to the University.
Llucmajor, La Guineueta
If you are looking for accommodation in Barcelona to study, the safest thing is that you have not heard about LLucmajor. This area belongs to the district of Nou Barris and is a quiet neighborhood, neighborhood and little tourist. The Parc de la Guineueta is the popular park in the neighborhood where many cultural activities are held. Although it is not in the center of Barcelona, it is very well connected to public transport and in just 15/20 minutes you arrive at the center. A highly recommended option for its proximity to students is the Mundet Campus, Vall d'Hebrón University Hospital or the CETT.
Clot is a traditional neighborhood of Barcelona that is located in the Sant Martí district. Although it is not a tourist district and little frequented by international students, it is very well connected with Barcelona, since in just 10 minutes by metro you reach Plaza Catalunya, the center of Barcelona. It is also very close to the famous Sant Pau University Hospital, so the area is very well accepted among medical students.