Life in Barcelona
The Catalan capital has experienced the worst recession in Spain’s modern history with grace and charm. Lying between the shining Mediterranean sea to the east and the Collserola Mountains to the west, residents in cosmopolitan Barcelona enjoy the city’s spectacular cuisine, inimitable style and contemporary culture year round
Ever since the 1992 Summer Olympics revealed the city in its post-Franco glory, Barcelona has moved from strength to strength, becoming one of the world’s most visited cities for its architectural icons, culinary and culture. And even though Spain’s current economic problems mean some residents are having to find creative ways to get by, the tapas and copas (cocktail) bars are packed nightly after the languorous Mediterranean sun sets.
Being the soul of Catalonia, Barcelona is the modern world-class destination. Its wide 19th-century boulevards studded with Art Nouveau buildings, including Antoni Gaudi’s La Pedrera, run straight as arrows, pointing to the heart of the Ciutat Vella (Old Town) and the narrow, tangled streets of the Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter), which hides dusty plazas and Moorish eight-pointed fountains. The city has successfully preserved its historic buildings and streets, bolstered its cultural institutions such as the Picasso Museum and MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art), developed a comprehensive public transportation system and transformed its waterfront.
And the fans of the Barça football club do not need telling, but the club is currently the best in the world, due in no small part to Lionel Messi, their star player. Barcelona’s strong sporting heritage and past as an Olympic host city is leveraging their bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Not to mention the most attractive weather in Europe, beatiful beaches with such a pleasant sand.
Did you know?
Barcelona has a mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers.
Here at the Barcelona campus we have a dedicated careers office who will work with you to make sure you take advantage of the many work placement and internship opportunities the city can provide. We will also keep you updated and informed of the various networking opportunities available to you to make Barcelona work for you!