Studying in Barcelona is exciting and dynamic, with a thriving student population consisting of many international students. Whatever you study, Barcelona’s blend of exotic culture, social history and vivacious nightlife provides a stimulating student lifestyle. In your spare time, you are spoilt for choice with activities such as museums, sport and relaxing al-fresco dining, you are also well located to venture out to other sunny spots further afield in Spain.
Barcelona is coloured with the art and architecture of the famous Antoni Gaudí, who created many of the city’s most unique features that inspired the world. Sagrada Familia is a stunning catholic cathedral that dominates the cityscape and is unmatched by any other religious structure in the world. Totally unique, it takes inspiration from gothic and art nouveau architectural designs, much like other buildings in the city. Sagrada Familia is still under construction today as artists are determined to fulfil Gaudí’s vision.
Stroll or cycle the city’ streets and you’ll come across many other buildings designed by Gaudí, such as La Pedrera and Casa Batlió. You can also head to Park Güell for amazing views over the city and unwind with a picnic on the world’s longest decorative bench with its colourful mosaics. Gaudí’s expansive green area can be enjoyed all year round, and Barcelona’s weather is mild to warm for the majority of the year.
One of Barcelona’s proudest constructions is the Camp Nou, home to FC Barcelona. Explore the stadium at your leisure, and learn about the city’s love of the beautiful game. Discover the history of Catalonia at the Catalunya Art Musuem, which is surrounded by gardens and other interesting museums. At the end of a busy day, you can gather your friends and head to the beach and watch the sun go down.
However you embrace your studies in Barcelona, Collegiate’s five-star student accommodation provides a fantastic range of self-contained apartments and well-designed studios to create a stylish and contented home away from home.