Barcelona is a Mediterranean city, with more than one million six hundred thousand inhabitants, it is the second city with the highest population density in Spain and the sixth largest city in the European Union. Barcelona is considered a cosmopolitan city that integrates Roman and modernist remains into its urban planning. Some of the most avant-garde architectural constructions in the city, built by the famous architect Antonio Gaudí, have been declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
The city has been the scene of various international events that have helped to consolidate, develop and give worldwide projection, as among others, the 1929 Olympic Games. The Barcelona-El Prat airport, the high-speed railway (AVE), the metro and other transport routes make it a city with exceptional communication networks. The Mediterranean climate and its multitude of tourist attractions make Barcelona an important business city. The metropolis also has beautiful urban beaches, marinas, the Port of Barcelona being one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean, and golf courses by the sea. Not forgetting the excellent variety and quality of its restaurants and leisure activities offered by the capital of Catalonia.
Here are some places to visit: There are many, which we recommend you discover throughout your stay in Barcelona
Expiatory Temple of the Sagrada Familia: colloquially known as the Sagrada Familia, it is a Catholic basilica designed by the famous architect Antonio Gaudí. Started in 1882, it is still under construction.
It is Gaudí’s masterpiece and summit, and maximum exponent of Catalan modernist architecture. It is one of the most visited monuments in Spain and is the most visited church in Europe after the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. When their works are finished, it will be the tallest Christian church in the world.
Güell Park is a public park with gardens and architectural elements. Located very close to the University of Barcelona, Campus Mundet.
Built between 1900 and 1914, it was inaugurated as a public park in 1926. It has a monumental area that can be visited with an entrance
La Rambla is an emblematic walk of the city of Barcelona that unites the Plaza de Cataluña, the nerve center of the city, and the port.
The walk is full of people by day and until late at night, with a great atmosphere, countless kiosks, street actors, a multitude of restaurants and terraces, and mainly fashion and textile shops.
La Barceloneta, a mythical neighbourhood of Barcelona, located by the sea, still retains a certain marine charm in its narrow streets.
It is essential to enjoy its restaurants of fresh fish, seafood and paella. July is an ideal month to enjoy its beaches, from the Mundet Campus it is very easy to reach them, since there is direct communication by Metro.
The Gothic Quarter is the oldest neighbourhood in Barcelona, its origin is Roman, and in fact you can still see some vestiges of the old Barcino.
The Plaza Real, the Jewish quarter, the church and square of Sant Felip Neri, the Carrer del Bisbe, with its iconic bridge, the Jaume square, and the shopping street of the Portal de L’Angel.
Next, we detail a series of university residences relatively close to the University. This list is provided for information purposes, as it is the responsibility of each student to obtain accommodation. We hope this list of residences can help you. Remember to dial 00.34 before the number, if calling from outside Spain.
Address: Carrer de Sardenya, 101-137
Address: Vía Augusta, 21-23 2º
Address: Carrer de Balmes, 25, Principal 2
RESIDÈNCIA UNIVERSITARIA AGORA
Web: Telephone: 931669000
Address: Passeig dels Castanyers, 21, 08035 Barcelona
Address: Carrer del Torrent de l’Olla, 212
RESIDENCIAS UNIVERSITARIAS SAN MARIUS
Address: Travessera de Gràcia, 22
Address: Carrer d’Hercegovina, 27
RESIDENCIAS ESTUDIANTES ELISABET
Address: Carrer d’Elisabets, 19
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