A few weeks ago we gave you 10 reasons to come to study in Barcelona, including the university tradition or the quality of its academic offer. But in addition to the high level of its universities and academic programs, Barcelona offers you other reasons to finally decide that it is the place where you want to study abroad.
The location: connected by land, sea and air
Barcelona is located on the Mediterranean Coast of the Iberian Peninsula and has one of the most active and important ports in Europe. Each year hundreds of cruise ships leave this port to explore the Mediterranean.
Its airport is connected to the five continents, and also several Low Cost companies have flights to and from Barcelona, ??so, for very little money, you can get to know all of Europe.
In addition, it will be part of the Mediterranean Corridor that will be a railway route that will connect Algeciras, in the South of Spain, with Sweden. Without going so far, you can get to France by train just over an hour.
It has a beach
One of the favorite reasons for many international students when choosing Barcelona to spend their studies abroad is precisely that it has a beach. Madrid, the capital of Spain, is another favorite destination for many university students from all over the world, but, as a famous Spanish song says; "Well, there's no beach here."
It's a cosmopolitan city
Each year, some 30,000 people come to study or work in the scientific field in Barcelona. It is at the forefront in fields such as biomedicine, nanoengineering, architecture and design.
Another reason why thousands of international students opt for Barcelona versus Madrid or other European cities is its mild climate, with temperatures around 25º in summer and 8º on a cold winter day in the city. Nothing to do with the cold winters of northern Europe. In addition, rainy days are rare.
Barcelona is the city of Modernism. A walk along Paseo de Gracia is a delight for any lover of architecture. Although it also has its most modern and technological area, the 22 @, with buildings as iconic as the Agbar Tower, which is already part of the city's Skyline.
If we have not convinced you yet, we have one more reason. And is that in a few places you can enjoy a cuisine as delicious as well as healthy. Barcelona is the birthplace of some of the most prestigious chefs in the world: Ferran Adrià, Sergi Arola, Carme Ruscalleda ..
Barcelona is also a veggie friendly city, with hundreds of gastronomic proposals if you are vegan or vegetarian.
Nor can you lose your markets, where buying products of proximity becomes a pleasure for the senses.
We believe that you will not need more reasons, but we do not want to mention that in Barcelona bored is impossible. A great nightlife and daytime for students from all over the world who want to make the most of their experience of studying abroad for a year.