The first thing to do is locate on the map your school or university. Look at the Metro stops are nearby, as when you take a few months in Barcelona, you will appreciate to have a direct line, if you have to perform some more stop and get in the shortest possible time.
If you are a student that values be located as close to the university, ask our reservations department which is the closest university apartment. But if you are someone who prefers to live in a certain area, here we summarize the characteristics preferred neighborhoods by students in Barcelona.
Gracia: Noted for its hectic cultural life and is one of the favorite neighborhoods for international students. It has plenty of bars and restaurants for all audiences, and many of the shops, especially those of Verdi Area are local designers. In August, Gracia celebrates one of the most popular festivals in the city, where the streets competing with decorations made by the residents. You can not miss this.
Ciutat Vella: The historic center of the city. A multicultural and tourist area that falls thousands of students each year. That area is not suitable for students who seek quiet areas. Ciutat Vella has different neighborhoods, Gothic Quarter, Raval, Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and Ribera, Barceloneta, each with a distinct personality. If you want to be as close to the beach, your place is Barceloneta, although the apartments are usually small and no elevator. It is certainly the most historic district and a more frenetic life, and what is certain is that will not leave you indifferent.
Eixample: The quintessential modernist district where the great works of Gaudí, including Casa Mila and Sagrada Familia, are located is a residential and commercial area, which also concentrates most of the attractions of the city. Its central axis is Paseo de Gracia where you will find the boutiques of major international designers and buildings of great architectural interest. It is divided into six districts and has an excellent network of communications with the rest of the city. It is one of the neighborhoods most demanded by students worldwide, with large flats and large courtyards in the block interiors.
If you are still hesitating, check with our reservations department, which at all times will help you find your ideal student lodging.