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Sant Adrià de Besós is a perfect neighborhood for all those students who want to escape the overcrowded areas and beaches of Barcelona. Here you can enjoy quiet beaches, green, residential and commercial areas that offer a high quality public spaces. If you are a nature lover you will discover that this neighborhood has a very important protected area of environmental interest, located at the Besós river, where a large number of animal species find refuge and food. In addition, athletes take advantage and escape at any moment to the PArc Fluvial del Besós, which is a perfect area to practice outdoor sports enjoying the views of the Besòs river.
In the past, Vila Olímpica was an industrial district of low economic level. Thanks to the Olympic Games, which took place in 1992, it was completely renovated to become nowadays one of the most modern neighborhoods in the city. Right at the end of Marina street, you will find one of the most important architectural works in the area, the twin towers (Hotel Arts and Torre Mapfre) and one of the most famous design works such as Peix d'Or, a bronze sculpture which changes its color according to the position of the sun. You will find all kinds of services such as supermarkets, gyms, municipal libraries, public transport, beauty centers, shopping centers...
Our recommendation: Enjoy the beaches, the promenade, the entertainment and night life of the neighborhood and above all, do not miss tue UPF library, one of the most beautiful of the city.
Sarrià - Sant Gervasi
This district is the result os the union of two ancient towns: Sarria and Sant Gervasi. In XIX it served as the second residence of the Catalan bourgeoisie. Now it is a very quiet neighborhood and located away from the hustle and bustle of the city center, several studios highlight that it is the neighborhood with the best quality of life in Barcelona. It stands out for its modernist buildings, luxurious and comfortable, for its large green spaces and for having the best pastisseries in the city.
Poble Sec district is located between Montjuic montain and Paral.lel, really close to the city center. It's the perfect place to discover and enjoy the famous Tapas culture. Certainly, the best part of it is the atmosphere that fills all its streets which are replete with bars, design shops and architecture offices and studios.
El Congrés i els Indians
The neighborhood of the Congress belongs to the district of Sant Andreu. It is a neighborhood with 60 years of history that is characterized by the numerous squares, green spaces and leisure areas. It is a popular neighborhood with a great offer of services: sports, cultural, sanitary and commercial equipment that make its streets always active. Very well connected by metro with the city center: the Maragall subway has two lines and in just 20 minutes you can get to Diagonal, Paseo de Gracia and even to the beach without the need for trans-shipment. Ideal location for students of the University Hospitals of Sant Pau (UAB) and Vall d'Hebron (UB).
One of the favorites area by international students, with a great leisure offer. The neighborhood merges modernity and tradition with a bohemian point. A place to get lost in its narrow streets and enjoy its small shops of local designers, restaurants for all tastes, bars, bookstores, cinemas, markets...
In August, the neighborhood of Gracia celebrates one of the most popular festivals in Barcelona, where neighbors work throughout the year to win the award for the best decorated street, do not miss it, it's a show of creativity.
If you look at a map of Barcelona you will see a regular grid area that covers the entire center of Barcelona, above Ciutat Vella, and from the Plaza de Les Glories to Plaza España. That is the Eixample, characteristic for its square apples with large interior patios, designed by the architect Cerdà.It is the place where you should definitely live if one of the things that has most fallen in love with Barcelona is its modernist architecture. The central axis is the Passeig de Gracia, where several of the most impressive buildings of the city are concentrated: the Casa Batlló and the Casa Milà are two of the most visited buildings by tourists from all over the world. This walk divides the Eixample into "Eixample izquierda" and "Eixample right" where the Sagrada Familia is located. Most of our university apartments are in the Eixample of Barcelona.
Sants - Les Corts
The districts of Sants and Les Corts are two traditional districts of Barcelona united by an important commercial axis with more than 500 stores of proximity. The district of Les Corts is a residential area, quiet and well communicated. It has many green areas and you have all the services. Sure you find it better if we tell you that it is the district where the Camp Nou is located. In the area you have the green metro line that connects with the university area in just a few minutes, and you are also a stone's throw from the central bus station, Sants-Estació, where the High Speed train (AVE) arrives..
Llucmajor, La Guineueta
Probably, if you are an international student looking for accommodation in Barcelona, you have not heard of this area. The district of NouBarris is not a tourist area,it is quiet and neighborhood, in the north of Barcelona. In this district is the Parc de la Guineueta, a very popular park and frequented by its neighbors where many cultural activities are carried out. Despite not being in the center of Barcelona, it is a very well communicated area and you are only 15/20 minutes from the Passeig de Gracia with direct metro line. An option to take into account for students of the Mundet Campus, Valld'Hebron University Hospital or CETT, for its proximity.
Clot is a district of the district of Sant Martí. It is not a tourist area, it is a traditional neighborhood of Barcelona. Despite not being one of the most frequented by international students, it is very well connected with the rest of the city. In just 10 minutes by metro you will be in Plaza Catalunya, in the heart of Barcelona. Very close is the University Hospital Sant Pau, so the area has very good acceptance among medical students this center.