If you have just arrived at study in Barcelona, and you don't know where to start getting to know this great city, don't worry, here is a list of plans that every international student should make during their university year in Barcelona.
But we haven't told you the best! All the plans we propose below are free and will not affect the economy of a student who has just moved to a new city.
You may find it impossible to access this temple without paying a single euro, the only price you have to pay to wake up very early on the weekend. On Sundays there is a mass with free entrance at 09.00h., but the capacity is limited and when the maximum capacity is reached, no more people are allowed to pass through, so if you want to visit this great monument inside, you will have to get up early on Sunday.
This museum is one of the most visited museums in the city and is free on Thursday afternoons (between 6 and 9.30 p.m.), so you already have a cultural plan for the following Thursday.
Cradle of Barcelona's modernism
On the first Sunday of each month between 9:30 and 14:30, you can visit the Hospital de Santa Creui Santa Pau, one of the largest modernist buildings in the city.
If you are one of those who enjoy giving everything in a concert, during the festivities of La Mercé, during this month of September, Barcelona Musical Action organizes free concerts throughout the city.
There are more and more free guided tours around Barcelona, sign up for one of them and get to know the history of the city through professional guides who will tell you curiosities that you wouldn't discover by yourself.
Festivals in the neighbourhoods of Barcelona
The festivals in the neighbourhoods of Barcelona are very fun and allow you to integrate into the life of Barcelona as one more. The most popular festivals are those of the Gracia district, which are held in August. Find out about the fiestas in the neighbourhood of your student flat in Barcelona.
Take advantage of the longer summers now, to enjoy a day sunbathing and bathing in any of the wonderful beaches that this city has.
Although it doesn't seem like it, Barcelona also has a mountain, so connecting with nature with an excursion through the Collserola mountain is a very tempting plan these autumn days with any of the classmates from your new student flat in Barcelona.
If you like to go to the theatre, don't miss the Grec Festival, one of the most important theatre festivals in the city. It is held during the month of August and some of the activities or shows of this festival are free.
What plan are you going to write in your agenda to do first?