Are you thinking of doing an Erasmus programme in Barcelona? Are you new to the city and need some advice? Unihabit tells you everything you need to know before starting the trip of a lifetime. We want to help you in this process and, therefore, we provide you with all the information you need to know in order to have the best Erasmus experience in Barcelona.

Why live in Barcelona?

Do you still have any doubts about Erasmus, what to study in Barcelona and where, accommodation, etc? Here at Unihabit we explain why you should live in Barcelona and why you should do so in the heart of the city centre in our Barcelona Ciutat Vella residence hall.

Barcelona is a great city and offers many opportunities that you should take advantage of. They are sure to guarantee a good experience and will allow you to create the best memories of your life. You can join international student groups and participate in the different activities that are organised, go on road trips and many other things.

Barcelona is a great city that offers a wide range of cultural activities, excursions, different workshops and unique experiences, gastronomy and above all great weather! Whatever time of year it is, you will be able to enjoy many outdoor activities, excursions to the outskirts of Barcelona, visits to the city’s points of interest, etc.

In Barcelona, you’ll be able to meet people from all over the world and of all ages, enriching yourself culturally and personally like never before, making the most of your free time and making friendships that will last a lifetime!

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Everything you need to know about Barcelona

In Barcelona, both in the city centre and in the surrounding area, you will be able to do many activities, visit incredible places and enjoy the Mediterranean gastronomy. Unihabit explains everything you need to know.

  • In Barcelona there are 11 metro lines. This means that you can go everywhere by public transport thanks to the easy connection with the different points of the city. The metro is one of the best ways to get around the city, in addition to all the buses, trains, trams, taxis, bicycle rental, etc!
  • It has many emblematic buildings. Barcelona has a large number of buildings that are very characteristic of the modernist architecture of the beginning of the century. You can learn more about this universal movement by visiting the different buildings such as Park Güell, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà, Sagrada Familia, Casa Amatller, etc.
  • The Bunkers of the Turon de la Rovira. The Barcelona Bunkers are located in the well-known Carmel district. They are the remains of an anti-aircraft battery from the Spanish Civil War. If you want to know more about them, don’t hesitate to visit them!
  • A stroll through the Born. If you want to enjoy a quiet morning or afternoon, the best plan is to go for a stroll through the Born neighbourhood. There you will find small shops and charming streets. Let yourself get lost in its streets, you’ll fall in love!
  • Barceloneta beach. If what you’d like is to do sport in the open air, the Barceloneta promenade is ideal for that. Or if you want to try the famous paella and enjoy Spanish gastronomy accompanied by a radiant sun, what better way to do it than in a restaurant facing the sea.
  • Enjoy the culture. Barcelona is a city full of theatres where you can enjoy culture in a more relaxed way. One of the ones you should not miss during your Erasmus stay in Barcelona is a visit to the Coliseum Theatre, which is listed as a cultural asset of local interest.
  • Tibidabo. Would you like to spend a day off enjoying an amusement park? Tibidabo, in addition to offering you the best views of Barcelona, you will be able to enjoy a fun day with your friends from the university or fellow students from the residence hall.
  • Festivals and concerts. If you prefer to enjoy concerts or music festivals, Barcelona also offers a wide variety of festivals such as the Cruïlla Festival, Guitar BCN, Primavera Sound, Sónar, Share Festival, Canet Rock, etc. Find out which one best suits your musical style and enjoy live music.
  • Trade. Barcelona is a city full of large shopping centres and a multitude of shops, both national and international brands, as well as local brands with handmade products made with love and care.
  • Sports. Are you a sports lover? In Barcelona you can enjoy a football match at the famous and well-known Camp Nou of the Barcelona Football Club. If you are a car or motorbike lover, you can enjoy the Montmeló circuit where the Formula 1 and Moto gp races are held, located less than an hour from Barcelona.
  • Nightlife. Another of the offers you can find in Barcelona is the variety of nightlife, cocktail bars, discos, karaokes, etc.

Erasmus clubs in Barcelona

In Barcelona you will find different Erasmus clubs and organisations where you can meet people from other countries who are also enjoying their Erasmus in the city of Barcelona. Erasmus clubs organise activities and meetings where you can enjoy the city, meet other people and cultures, go on trips, etc.

Some of these erasmus clubs are We love bcn, Erasmus barcelona, Happy erasmus barcelona.

If you are a bit scared to go alone to these clubs, another option is to get together with your mates from the university residence and go together to the different erasmus clubs to meet people or enjoy the different excursions or activities.

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What trips should I make if I am in Barcelona on Erasmus?

If your Erasmus stay is in the winter season, travel to Andorra and enjoy the best skiing and snowboarding slopes in Grandvalira, la Molina, Port del Comte, etc. You can also enjoy a getaway to the country’s capital, Madrid. Enjoy a few days in the north, San Sebastian, Asturias and Galicia, or in the south Malaga, Seville, Granada are good options to enjoy the good Spanish gastronomy and the wide cultural offer that the different Spanish cities have to offer.

If, on the other hand, your stay is during the summer months, enjoy the best beaches with crystal clear waters and the beautiful fishing villages such as Sitges, Cadaqués, Cambrils, Ametlla de mar, etc.

Another option if you have more free days is to take a plane and enjoy the Balearic Islands or the Canary Islands, two points of interest if you come to Barcelona as an Erasmus student.

If you decide to come to Barcelona for Erasmus and you don’t know where to live, Unihabit informs you that we have central accommodation in our university residence in Barcelona in the Ciutat Vella neighbourhood and in our student accommodation in Gracia. We are sure you’ll love it!