Reasons To Study In Barcelona
Barcelona is a very popular place to study in Spain, and there is no lack of reasons as to why. So why shouldnt you?
To start with, Barcelona is a cosmopolitan, international city located by the sea that is known for its pretty architecture and mild climate. The city is a contemporary, creative city and is the home of many Spanish design firms, as well as the site of Antoni Gaudís famous architectural designs like the Sagrada Familia Cathedral and a pair of houses on the Block of Discord. The city is richly steeped with art, has many museums and galleries, and is host to a lively arts scene.
In addition, Barcelona has many interesting neighborhoods. The Barri Gótic is the citys most historic neighborhood and is a fascinating mix of well-preserved Gothic architecture and little shops. Nearby is the Born – a chic, trendy neighborhood full of clothing shops and a stronghold of Barcelona design – while the Raval was a crime-infested neighborhood that has been revived with the appearance of young artists and designers. LEixample (which means "the extension") was a 19th century urban planning answer to Barcelonas overcrowding, which resulted in a large area of spacious city blocks laid out in neat rows. It enjoys a mix of houses, shops, and modernist architecture.
Gràcia is a neighborhood that features lots of dining and nightlife choices but manages to keep its own distinctive feel inside of Barcelona while the Zona Alta neighborhood has a residential atmosphere with a mix of newer houses and mansions.
The city is also known for its vibrant nightlife with a plethora of bars, clubs, live music venues, and discotheques, many of which are open until late. Or better said, dont open until late.
Barcelona also has nearby beaches where you can swim, surf, or play in the sand and is close to the Pyrenees Mountains where you can ski and snowboard in the winter.
In addition, food lovers will know that Catalan food is well regarded both within Spain and abroad. In Barcelona you can savor Catalan specialties like escalivada (grilled eggplant and red pepper dressed with salt, olive oil, and vinegar), butifarra (a type of Catalan sausage), crema catalana (a dessert that can be considered a cousin of neighboring Frances crème brulee), and cava (a sparkling wine often likened to champagne).
But how to get around? The city of Barcelona itself has a good public transportation system of metro, buses, and trains, and the universities are well served by public transportation.
Barcelona has numerous universities and schools, like the high-ranked ESADE Business School and the University of Barcelona. Depending on the program and the institution, the language of instruction could be Catalan, Spanish, or English, or even language-learning programs. Study programs and degrees are available in a wide variety of areas.
So considering Barcelonas attractions, there is no shortage of reasons as to why you should study here.
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