Discover Barcelona

With its sophisticated international communications, mild Mediterranean climate, wide array of recreational activities and cosmopolitan feel, it is no wonder that Barcelona currently attracts over 7 million tourists a year. Throughout its 2000-year history, Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, has made significant contributions to architecture, art and culture.

Traditionally open to foreign influences while maintaining its strong Catalan identity, Barcelona has adopted a modern and dynamic approach to the way it handles its commercial, industrial, creative and educational activities. Barcelona also boasts one of the largest university communities in Europe, made up of nearly 200.000 students and 12.500 professors. In its 500 years of university life, Barcelona has shown a strong commitment to providing quality education.

Reasons to choose Barcelona

  1. A cosmopolitan city, with an international, multicultural atmosphere
  2. Ranked among the best cities to live in internationally
  3. One of the world’s leading cities in innovation, business, culture, art and design
  4. The chance to practise Spanish, the world’s second most-spoken language
  5. Research: Catalonia represents 1% of publications worldwide
  6. Climate, cuisine, cultural activities, architecture, night-life, safety, friendliness, beach, mountains...
  7. Over 10,000 students have settled on Barcelona for their university experience and to improve as professionals
  8. Excellent scientific facilities (Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, The Alba Synchrotron, Biocat, Science and Technology Park Network…)
  9. Catalonia is home to 250,000 students, 15,000 lecturers, 800 research groups and 2,500 researchers
  10. Chance to learn a second language: Catalan, which is today spoken in parts of Spain, Andorra, France and Italy
  11. The cost of living is more affordable than in other countries in Central and Northern Europe
  12. As a result, tuition fees at Spanish universities are substantially lower than in other countries such as the United Kingdom, the US and Australia
  13. The city is well connected to other cities in Spain and virtually all European countries and international destinations