There are many ways to live as a student in Barcelona, ??but without a doubt, the most interesting is to try to live like locals, make friends with the city and follow their customs. It will be much more enriching than interacting only with people from your country and sign up for the city's most tourist plans.
In our post today we give you some tips to live in Barcelona as a local.
Public transport is the most common way to get around Barcelona and they allow you to reach any part of the city. Near your student apartment you have metro stops that will connect you not only with the university, but with any point of the city in a short time.
The subway runs until midnight from Sunday to Thursday, and until 2 in the morning on Fridays. If you go out on a party on Saturday, you can also use it since it does not close all night. The rest of the week, when the subway closes, we recommend that you look for the NitBus (night bus) route that passes near your student apartment.
The gastronomic offer is Barcelona is infinite. Since it is a very tourist city, it is better to eat in places less frequented by tourists. This implies that you forget the paella and sangria offered by the bars of the famous Ramblas and opt for the restaurants best valued by the locals.
Some classics that any Barcelona knows are the sandwiches of Can Conesa, in Plaça Sant Jaume, which have accompanied us since our earliest childhood.
Another classic are the fish restaurants by weight "La Paradeta", where you choose the product as its a fish shop and indicate how you want to be cooked. There are several so look for the closest to your apartment for students and surprise your classmates with a seafood platter at a very good price.
Blai Street in Poble Sec is one of those streets with a wide gastronomic offer, from tapas to typical homemade food.
If during your study stay in Barcelona your friends will come to visit your university apartment, you can recommend that they come on dates with special events such as:
April: the weather is very nice on that date, neither cold nor hot. In addition, April 23 is the day of San Jordi, one of the most beautiful in the city of Barcelona, ??where the streets are filled with roses and books that you give to the people you love.
June: This is the month of the ‘Primavera Sound’ and ‘Sonar’ festivals, so if your friends and you like music festivals, this is the perfect time.
September: In this month you can still go to the beach and it is also the Festival of Barcelona. The streets are filled with free activities and concerts.