Barcelona Spanish Courses
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Barcelona is a modern metropolitan city with a uniquely international flair and the whimsical architectural touch of Gaudí. Its multicultural, artistic atmosphere provides a fascinating backdrop to its big city lifestyle, nice beaches, and pleasant weather.
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What Previous Students Think About Barcelona
Barcelona - history, easy access to both the city and the beach, shopping
There are lots of activties apart from studies in Barcelona, and it's very well connected to other cities.
Shing Mei Lo
The architect point of view of Barcelona,and the perfect communication, especialy the Aerobus communication transfer.
I made a game of taking the metro and simply walking around an unknown neighborhood I had chosen off the map... I was never disappointed. Bacelona is a gorgeous city!
Everything about Barcelona... The people, the food, the history, the culture! I cannot wait to return.
Barcelona had everything. It had shopping, beach and nightlife. I had a wonderful experience too as I also met unforgettable people from all over the world through my school.
Barcelona is outstandig! I loved everything in this city!!
Barcelona: The gastronomia (restaurants, bars), weather, the people, the combination of beach AND big city, and the school
The city was very nice but I liked most the people because they are very friendly and heartily.
Jeanne Marie Nocker
The buildings, museums, good transportation and the air conditioning on the trains. Very good food and although Catalans are not famous for being as open as the rest of Spain they are always happy to help if you ask nicely.
Vanessa Constanze Wiegand
the artists atmosphere
Be prepared for official signage and information in Catalan
For me personally, Barcelona is not really Spain because its better like all I have ever seen in Spain so I can just recommend Barcelona to anyone who wants to spend a brillant time in Cataluna:)
Barcelona is great! You get to know so many different people from all over the world. Moreover, the beaches and clubs are really nice and you can discover a lot there! Be highly aware of pickpockets in Barcelona!!!!
Barcelona is a fabulous city with beautiful architecture, great food, sunny beaches, and both a Spanish and international crowd that is always partying!
Barcelona is a amazing city with magic! I just dont wanna leave :)) The tourist spot and famous architecture all located near each other! Low price level. But really that dangerous as expected.
Law Sze Ting
barcelona es una ciudad graciosa,tiene muchas herencias historial y de turismo
The people, the weather, sights,...
Hemma Michaela Strutz
Iconic architecture, modern fashion and great cuisine characterise Barcelona. This destination is recommended for students who love the excitement of a large, cosmopolitan city. Barcelona provides a cornucopia of Spanish and Catalonian culture, history, fashion and entertainment. As an added attraction, the city boasts some of the world’s best city beaches.
One of the most interesting things about the city is how it is divided into many neighbourhoods, each with its unique character. The central La Rambla and Ciutat Bella are busy—sip a coffee outdoors and watch the locals rushing to work or join the ambling foreign tourists. Visit Barrio Gótico with its ancient taverns or sunbathe on the beach at the old fishing district of Barceloneta. Venture into authentic, colourful El Born, or go for cocktails and alternative music in anarchic and trendy Raval. Students can take a funicular up the Monjuic Mountain, or admire quirky Gaudi buildings including the mind blowing Sagrada Familia Cathedral in the grid-patterned L’Eixample district.
Although the Gaudi architecture is Barcelona’s must-see for students, the city has a world-class selection of other attractions. Museums and galleries include the MACBA, the Picasso Museum, the Joan Miro Foundation and the Catalonian Art Museum. Fashion lovers and shoppers will adore the numerous retro clothing stores and cool boutiques. Barcelona is well known as one of Europe’s culinary capitals, with restaurants ranging from typical Spanish and Catalonian tapas and seafood to trendy international restaurants. The city’s nightlife is nonpareil. Here students can find every kind of niche music bar, fashionista cocktail joint and macro nightclub—and everything else in between. The city also attracts huge national and international names in rock, pop and electronic music, with regular concerts, festivals and DJ events all over the city.
In Barcelona, a percentage of the population speaks Catalan as their mother tongue. Spanish is the region’s official first language and while everybody speaks and understands it, some locals prefer to only talk in Catalan. This can hamper getting to know a part of the population in Barcelona, especially during longer stays when students usually want more integration with their local community. Barcelona is therefore recommended for short immersion periods from a few weeks to 3-4 months, or in combination with another location in Spain. Many Andalusian cities, like Malaga, Granada and Seville combine well with Barcelona because they offer a different kind of lifestyle and cheaper living costs. At the more expensive end of the scale, Madrid, Santiago de Compostela and Pamplona also offer a good contrast to Barcelona.
In the summer there is always a festival or parade happening in one of Barcelona’s neighbourhoods. Apart from the many concerts and music festivals, the city celebrates numerous traditional fairs and street parties. The most famous one is the Fiesta Mayor de Gracia, held in the Gracia neighbourhood mid-August. Locals decorate the district with lanterns and papier-mache statues and the streets are filled with music, dancing, food and drink.
Since it is situated on the Mediterranean, Barcelona generally has a mild, sunny climate, and is a suitable travel destination any time of year. The summers are hot and dry; July and August experience temperatures around 35ºC (95ºF), so students who dislike intense heat should avoid these months. Although the autumn, and in particular November, can get rainy, the weather stays mild at around 19ºC (66ºF). Winters can bring colder weather at 10ºC (50ºF), especially if it is raining and there is a sea wind. The most pleasant times to visit Barcelona are spring and autumn.
Barcelona is one of Spain’s most expensive cities when it comes to accommodation and living costs. Public transport is subsidised, however, so getting around is comparably cheaper than in other big European city destinations. Students who shop, eat and drink at venues used by local people, avoiding those aimed at tourists, can live on an average budget.
People who like a big city atmosphere and would like to experience a modern Spanish cosmopolitan city will love Barcelona. The location of Barcelona next to the Mediterranean offers a nice climate all year round and there are always many interesting activities going on (big concerts, international sport matches, town festivities, etc). For more information about other partner Spanish schools Barcelona you can see this links.
The only negative point about Barcelona is that some people are reluctant to speak Spanish as Catalan is their first language. This can make it a bit difficult to get to know the local population but as Spanish is an official language everybody does speak Spanish.
Barcelona can be highly recommended for short-term studies (up to 3-4 months) and in combination with another location in Spain.
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