Spain is always among one of the most popular destinations when deciding to pack your bags and "change your life” , and Barcelona is definitely one of the most attractive cities Spain has to offer.
Why is the Catalan capital an amazing place to start a new adventure? Here are 8 types of people perfect for Barcelona and the reasons to make you want to pack up and move:
1. Lovers of warm weather
If you are someone who doesn’t want to live in a cold, grey and rainy city then sunny Barcelona is perfect for you because the sun shines all year long, with an average temperature in summer of 27° c and in winter of 15° c!
People who belong to this category usually are looking for a “city on the sea” because their sensitive soul leads them to not be able to live without being surrounded by nature. How can we blame them? If you are a romantic then Barcelona is a match. The presence of the sea sets the backdrop for endless ideas. In summer you can enjoy good delicious cocktails on the beach, play beach volleyball, or take part in the classic “Botellón” (the Spanish tradition of gathering around alcohol bottles in a circle), to enjoy a d.i.y. aperitif; while in winter you can go for a romantic walk and come across street performers that will delight your ears with good music.
3. Clubbers and party-rockers
A-ha! Are you among those who say to their parents “I want to go abroad to study or look for a job” but what you really have in mind is to party and enjoy the nightlife? Well, you should know that this can also be a kind of employment. Barcelona is definitely one of the most vibrant and happening cities in Europe. With so much to do, you can constantly choose between live concerts of jazz, blues, rock, flamenco, Djs, bars and world famous nightclubs that are open until early morning. If that makes you smile then you’re in the right place!
4. Intellectuals and art lovers
We hope that among you there are also those who have a deep interest in art, culture and architecture and in this case the Catalan capital has what you need. In fact, Barcelona has many architectural beauties and museums. There’s something for everyone: from Gaudí and Miró works, to the medieval architecture of the Gothic Quarter, to the street art that decorates the walls of many parts of the city and finally the outstanding contemporary art.
5. Big city lover, small city feel
If one of your concerns relates to the size of this beautiful city and its livability, we are going to reassure you by saying that Barcelona is a city “on a human scale” where you can do everything by bike or foot.. and if you’re a bit lazy you can rely on the many metro and bus lines that connect all parts of the city.
6. Drinkers and Foodies
Any time of the day or night you can always grab a beer or a cup of fine local wines like Priorat, with the famous Spanish tapas dishes such as patatas bravas (potatoes with a spicy sauce), salted codfish, fried squids and many others! Don’t be surprised if your jeans are a bit tighter, with so much delicious food and drink who could help but not try it all!
7. Tradition lovers
It’s good to keep in mind that Catalan people are very proud of their culture and tradition as an independent state. You will see how many of them may be offended if you dare call them “Spanish”. You can come across gravity defying human castles (“castellers”), the sardana which is the typical dance that takes place on the streets of the city, the feast of lovers of Sant Jordi and many other demonstrations of this beautiful culture!
If you are looking for qualified studies in a given discipline, don’t forget that Barcelona provides a wide range of Centres of Excellence and universities that are worth studying at. Here are the main ones divided by areas: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (mechanical, engineering sciences), ESADE Business School (economic sciences), IESE Business School (economic sciences), UPF Pompeu Fabra (humanistic studies) and ELISAVA (art and applicative arts).
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