Get ready to discover a modern, cosmopolitan, vibrant city which faces the sea. A convenient city which is the perfect place for a stroll. Barcelona opens its doors to you, so that you can enjoy its wealth of history and culture, its attractive range of shops, excellent cuisine, and a whole host of leisure attractions.
The climate, the Mediterranean light, the people, the beaches and its atmosphere invite you to experience it to the full at any time of the day or night.
Almost 4.5 million people live in the Barcelona metropolitan area. The city enjoys a prime location, bathed by the sea and has excellent transport links with the rest of Europe. The Mediterranean and Europe are the defining characteristics of Catalonia.
Barcelona is a modern, cosmopolitan city, but has inherited many centuries of history. Its geographic location and the open character of its inhabitants are the reasons why the city is being culturally enriched all the time. It has a valuable architectural and monumental heritage, the most splendid wxponents of which are its Gothic and modernista buildings. Five of its buildings have been designated World Heritage Sites. The entire city guarantees that visitors will enjoy taking a stroll around its streets which are replete with charm.
Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm summers. It is a coastal city and has over four kilometres of urban beaches and large areas of nearby forest. Although it is a large city, it is easy to get around on public transport and on foot. You can reach any point in the city by metro, bus and taxi.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia. Its inhabitants are open and welcoming. The people of Barcelona speak Catalan, their own language, and Spanish.
Spain is part of the Schengen zone. This means that nationals from EU countries do not need a visa.
Most of Barcelona's inhabitants are bilingual and speak Catalan and Spanish.
The city has a typically Mediterranean climate and enjoys pleasant temperatures all the year round.
The euro is the official currency of the European Union and can be exchanged at savings banks and banks.
In Barcelona mealtimes are usually a little later than the rest of Europe. The city's shops have long opening hours.
Study in Barcelona
Coming to Barcelona to study is so much more than learning in a classroom environment. The city is home to one of the largest student populations in Europe.
Tourist offices in Barcelona
Barcelona has a number of tourist informatino points located at the city's main sights. Find out where we are, we're expecting you.
Here you will find all the informatino you need if you want to contact the consulates in the city.