Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia in Spain and it is the second most populated city in Spain. Found in the middle city, as a Roman city, it became the capital of the Country of Barcelona. We perhaps, is most familiar with this country, know this to be the home of the world’s perhaps three best lineups: Messi, Neymar and Suarez. Yes, the home to the three most talented football player, in the official football club FC Barcelona. Yet, this is not the most this country has to offer us. This country is also the home for many, perhaps thousands, of students coming for their studies. They choose this city to get a readymade booster in their academic field,and here we are going to discuss why!
For most of us, having a foreign tour in the idle of education is nothing but a nightmare, but to some enthusiasts, this is a lifetime opportunity. We tend to make up our dream to study abroad, and thrive in academic life to make up to that expectation. The most important thing we look for is perhaps where and how. We will discuss where. If you have decided to study in this beautiful country, you have just made the perfect choice, just go for it. If not, then its time you make this decision. Here we’ll give you some of the benefits.
Barcelona is a city located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, facing the Mediterranean Sea. On the other side, it is covered with the beautiful mountain range of Collserola. So, if you are a mountain lover or a sea lover, this city has both to offer you. Perhaps on a long sunny day you are bored with the open blue sea, you can take a shelter in the trees of these mountains, or have some adventure outing in the weekend. Tibidabo, a peak in this range, gives a beautiful view of the city beneath. The city borders on the municipalities of Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Sant Adria de Besos.
The climate of this region is best said as the ‘Mediterranean Climate’ in Geographic terms, which is, to a normal man, humid winters, and warm dry summers. The average temperature is about 21°C during day and 14°C at night. Perhaps one of the most suitable weather for everyone. So it does not matter whether you are from the east or west or north or south, this climate is suitable for you.
The Spanish folks of the country are a jolly good person, and know how to have fun, be it night or day. You can always find some people chilling over the restaurants during a busy working day, or sipping café. Some of the most popular dishes include café con leche, pan con tomato, siesta. You definitely need to try these, when you visit there. This country is best for food loving people! Great dishes like tapas, paella, and sangria, all have their origin from this country. Traditionally the Spanish enjoys a light breakfast, an average lunch, and a heavy dinner in the late afternoon. English styled food like Brunch & Cake or Milk, to some great sandwiches in Bo De B and Viena has its own fun. Also the La Boqueria is a honorable mention in the place of foods!
Barcelona also has its identity from its carnivals, which is a must if you ever choose this place for higher studies. In the meantime, you can meet some new people, and also have a in depth knowledge about a different culture, which is yet not you can call your own, but these carnivals will make you go crazy, and you can enjoy the most out of it, and the feeling of being an outsider is minimized as these people know how to have fun. Also, some great architecture can be found here. One of the most anticipated architecture in the town is perhaps Sagrada Fanilia, which is currently under construction and is expected to be finished by 2030. The church is said to be the home of the art which depicts the relationship between man, nature and religion with its façade sculptures. So whatever you may like, this city has everything to offer to you. From the seas, to mountains, some great foods to some top notch architecture, the city has it all.
About education, the city has a lot to offer. The University of Barcelona holds a position of 176 worldwide on the basis of academic rankings, worldwide. It also holds a rank of 90 in the Best Global Universities list, and a current position of 26 in European University ranking, as updated on 2015 (between August to October). The university offers about 36 subjects, and has the best faculty available in the realm. Other than this, Pompeu Fabra Uniersity, Polytchnic University of Catalonia, EAE Business School is some notaries in the field of education.
We wish you luck, for your international study. We are sure you will be convinced and satisfied once your life as a college student in Barcelona starts.