Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations for travellers in Spain, we don’t have any doubts about it. From the beauty of Gaudi’s buildings to the beaches and the history of the city itself, it all adds up to an incredible place not just to visit, but to live and study into.
Yes, the Catalan capital was declared one of the best European cities to live in and for many reasons. So let’s take a look at some!
Barcelona: some reasons why to come and not leave
Quality of life. Barcelona is among the best cities in the world in quality of life rankings, currently occupying 42nd position in the world ranking. Living in Barcelona is living in a European and multicultural city that does not lose sight of its customs. You can eat sushi in a restaurant and calçots in the one next door.
Green Spaces: in Barcelona you can enjoy numerous green spaces. There are more than 100 beautiful natural spaces, some of the biggest and most beautiful are Parc Güell or Parc de la Ciutadella, among others.
The weather. due to its geographical position, you can always get nice and moderate temperatures. Neither excessive cold in winter, nor intolerable heat in summer.
The sea. Barcelona has 32 km of beach that, due to the nice temperatures, allows bathing and practicing water sports almost during the entire year.
Culture and architecture. Barcelona has a great variety of museums. There are old and modernist buildings everywhere.
The gastronomy. Being located between the sea and the mountains, the city of Barcelona obtains the best products from each place and you can enjoy nice food almost everywhere.
Sanitary system. The Catalan capital has a large number of primary care centers spread throughout all city.
Education system. In Barcelona you can study in both public and private universities. The UB and UAB are among the 200 best universities in the world.
Transport. Getting around Barcelona is very simple and faster if you opt for the public service. The city has numerous services to facilitate mobility: bus, train, tram, and the subway.
Leisure. Barcelona offers countless plans to enjoy free time. From walking, parties, theaters, festivals, concerts, to visiting the best bars and restaurants. Barcelona has a beach and mountains less than an hour away from the center.
You can enjoy some of the best music festivals in Europe, such as Sonar or Primavera Sound.
Whatever day it is … There is always a plan! And a good one.
The position of the city. Living in Barcelona is cool but if you need some “rest” you can travel to beautiful towns nearby such as Sitges, Cadaqués, and the Costa Brava. You have easy access to France, Italy, Switzerland by car, to Mallorca, Menorca, Sardinia by boat, by plane almost wherever and whenever you want.
There is also the possibility to take the AVE, which is a service of high-speed rail operated by Renfe, the Spanish national railway company. You can access some cities, Madrid for instance, in just a couple of hours or less!
Come to Spain with Live and Study Barcelona!
In Live and Study Barcelona we have helped many people to come and study in Barcelona. We are an international team with more than 10 years´experience and we are recognised by several established universities in Spain.
So, if you want to get your Visa to study in Barcelona, you’re in the right place. We can help you not only with your Visa but also with other requirements for your stay in Spain.
As you should know you’ll also need to contract a private health insurance if you want to come and live in Barcelona.
We are associated with Sanitas, which guarantees to all policyholders, during the period of validity of the same, emergency assistance through doctors, surgeons, hospitals and / or clinics.
So you’ll be medically assured throughout your stay in Barcelona and also during your staying abroad (verify terms and conditions).
Come to live and study in Barcelona, we will make it easy for you!