By the sea, with spectacular architecture, a Mediterranean climate and a cosmopolitan population, Barcelona becomes a perfect destination for those who want to learn or improve their Spanish.

Discover Barcelona

Barcelona is located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, facing the Mediterranean Sea and has about 4.7 million inhabitants.
It is the capital of Cataluña and is known worldwide as the centre of Modernism. Indeed, works of Gaudí, Domenech i Montaner and Puig completely changed the urban landscape of the city: palaces, amazing houses, the Sagrada Familia, true symbol of the city, and a huge Hospital. There are also usual, everyday buildings (pharmacies, shops, markets, banks, etc), but Modernism deeply rooted in Barcelona and still is a live and beloved art.
Barcelona is a perfect city for students and young professionals: since March 2014 has been designated by the European Commission as the first European Capital of Innovation. It is also warm, open, entrepreneurial and cosmopolitan city with a rich historical and cultural heritage and an excellent quality of life. The best destination to learn Spanish!

Barcelona, the city of beaches

All beaches of the city, which have an extension of more than 4,5 kilometers, are provided with services so that you could disconnect and enjoy days full of work. Try to escape to Barceloneta before or after your work, and you will not be able to stop!
Besides swimming, there are many other things to do at the beach. Windsurfing and kitesurfing are very popular here. You can also enjoy a refreshing drink in Chiringuito (open beach bars). If you just want to relax, take a good book or magazine and enjoy the sun and Mediterranean breeze. Your body and mind will thank you!
Don-Spanish strongly recommends you to get acquainted with other quiet beaches to relax even better, because there are a plenty of them around Barcelona. At this page you will find information about discounts on transport for tourists.

Barcelona, the city of Universities

In Barcelona there are: The University of Barcelona, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University Pompeu Fabra, which are among the top 200 universities of the world.
To obtain a MBA degree there are ESADE and IESE, 2 business school in Barcelona, which are among the best in Europe.
Barcelona is one of the best cities to study. Is 24th world destination preferred by students. (Cfr. www.bcn.cat)

Beautiful Barcelona

Barcelona combines the contemporary and classic, tradition and innovation; it has and azure sea and majestic mountains. All this makes Catalan capital so attractive to tourists all year round. It is completely habitual that the florist's shops exhibit flowers at the sidewalks, on every corner there are cozy terraces and lovely restaurants, flea markets or antique bookstores. You can always find something interesting here.
Las Ramblas is perhaps one of the favorite boulevards for habitants. There you can appreciate the beauty of everyday life right among noise of the city. Optimism can smell and hear because is marked by newsagents, flowers and birds, street performers, cafes, restaurants and shops. And is full of people day and night!

Barcelona and nature

Although we are speaking about one of the biggest cities of Spain, Barcelona is surrounded with natural parks and coasts that allow you to enjoy rich and varied natural landscapes. The natural park of Montserrat mountain, for example, is an emblematic place for the Catalans by its religious, cultural and political connotations. It is an isolated mountain range that is distinguished by its morphological uniqueness. Its rocky formations have rounded, but steep shapes, which were inspiration for the architect of the Tower Agbar (designed by Jean Nouvel). The mountain of Montserrat is a perfect place for alpinists, lovers of climbing, backpackers.
It's a perfect city to find anything you want during your stay in Spain. In Don-Spanish we will help you to know thoroughly the city and its culture. Don't miss it all!

What to see

Sagrada Familia

Imagined by Antoni Gaudí, is the most visited monument in Barcelona and after more than a century is still under construction.

www.sagradafamilia.cat

Camp Nou

Barcelona Football Club Museum. You can visit the most emblematic areas: visitor locker, benches ...

www.fcbarcelona.es

La Pedrera

One of the most famous modernist buildings in the world and one of the most characteristic works of Antonio Gaudi

www.lapedrera.com

Trips near Barcelona

Costa Brava

Emblematic for its rocky coastline, we find beautiful fishing villages.

Cadaqués
Parc Natural Cap de Creus
Figueres

Collserola / Tibidabo

This mountain in Barcelona is a natural area in the middle of the metropolitan area of Barcelona. You can trek or enjoy the views in 15 minutes from downtown.

Parc Natural de Collserola
www.tibidabo.cat

Sitges

Noted for medieval architectural preserve its cultural heritage, its beaches and its nightlife.

www.sitges.cat

The best "Tapas" bars

Bar Tomás

In Sarria neighborhood, known for its patatas bravas (that have received national and international awards). For many, the best patatas bravas in Barcelona.Major de Sarrià, 49T. 93 203 10 77Horario:de 12 am a 4 pm yde  6 pm a 10 pmMiércoles cerrado

 

Los Toreros

Cheap and lively place full of old pictures, afiches, bull heads, flamenco hats in their cracked walls and their small connected dining rooms.Carrer d'en Xuclà, 3-5Horario:de martes a domingode 9 am a 1 am

Maitea

Ofrece platos típicos de una cocina casera tradicional. Su carta tiene más de 100 pintxos (montaditos), platos y raciones.

Casanova, 157
Horario:
de lunes a sábado
de 11 am a 12 pm

The best places to go at night

Opium Mar Club

In the seaside, close to the Arts Hotel. Some of the most famous DJ in the world have played there.www.opiummar.com

The Sutton Club

One of the most glamorous clubs, located in the upper side of the city, you will surely find famous people there.www.thesuttonclub.com

Sala Razzmatazz

Concert room and disco. Has 5 areas where they play different styles like indie, pop and electronic music.www.salarazzmatazz.com

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