Barcelona is one of the cities chosen by international students for being a city full of life and with a lot of history. As soon as you settle in your student apartment and chat for a while with your new roommates, you realize that there is much to discover in this city.
Where to start discovering it? We give you some essential tips to get to know this city that welcomes you better.
Although it is one of the most famous cities in the world, Barcelona is a beautifully small city, far from the sizes of cities like London or Paris.
Start by knowing the neighborhood with more history, the Gothic neighborhood. Take the opportunity to stroll through its cozy cobbled sidewalks. Walking through the streets you will enjoy street musicians, street food, hidden alleys and hidden squares where you can enjoy a “cane” (draft beer) with your roommates or university colleagues.
One of the best ways to enjoy Barcelona is to travel by bicycle. You can explore the promenade along the beach, from the W hotel to the Port Forum and get to know the entire coastline of the city.
You can always make a stop along the way, and step on the sand to get close to one of the beach bars to enjoy the sunset with a mojito.
The baths on the beaches of Barcelona are very good, but you can also immerse yourself in the history of the city by touring some of its oldest and most famous monuments and buildings.
Some of the main recommendations of places to know the history of Barcelona is to visit the Gothic Quarter, the Archeology Museum of Catalonia, the Picasso Museum and, of course, the Palau de la Música Catalana, one of the most spectacular concert halls of the world.
Reason why many architecture students choose to study in Barcelona.
Visiting Gaudí's work in Barcelona is an absolute necessity in your list of essential things to do in Barcelona.
Although his best known and most visited works are La Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell, (where in addition to strolling through a maze of colorful mosaics and fantastic stone structures, you will also enjoy one of the best views of the city), do not miss other of his architectural masterpieces such as Casa Vicens, La Pedrera, Casa Calvet or Casa Batlló, the source of the Parc de la Ciutadella and the church of Colonia Güell.
In our next post we will continue giving you some tips to become a lake more than a student in Barcelona, ??an expert in our city and surprise your friends and family come to visit you in Barcelona during your academic stay.