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All about Barcelona


Barcelona has a huge number of attractions including a city centre which retains its medieval street plan; some stunning modernist architecture including buildings like Gaudi's Sagrada Familia; dozens of museums, including one dedicated to Picasso, another to Miro and yet another to Barcelona's world famous football club, Barça!

Barcelona is almost as lively at night as it is during the day and it has a unique, exciting atmosphere, which provides the visitor with a truly unforgettable experience.

There are two major arts festivals during the year, one in July (the Grec) and one in September (La Mercé), and there are concerts and shows of different kinds happening all the time.

The city enjoys an almost perfect climate making it an ideal place to be at any time of the year. It even has its own sandy beaches, which are less than 15 minutes away from the school.

The city's geographical position also makes it the easiest (and cheapest) Spanish city to reach from the rest of Europe and there are direct flights from most cities in the world to its prize-winning international airport.

If you are taking a Spanish course with us, our social programme includes trips that will take you to some of Barcelona's most famous places, as well as some that are completely off the beaten track.

BBC My city: Barcelona ("one of Europe's most dynamic metropolises")

Photos of Barcelona

For many photos of Barcelona, what's on and much more, we recommend you our own Spanish Department blog and you'll also find us on Instagram, of course!

There are also some great photos of Barcelona taken by staff and our Spanish course students on our social program on our photowalking tours.

Accommodation in Barcelona

Having somewhere nice to stay makes all the difference to your trip and we try to provide an option that will suit you, no matter what your needs are.

See our Spanish and Teacher Training Department pages for full details.

See also

Maps | How to get to IH Barcelona


Great Barcelona sites

FAQs, interactive map, social services, statistics... on the official, City Council site.

Time Out Barcelona
Eating and drinking, entertainment, sightseeing, shopping and lots more from this excellent guide.

Turisme de Barcelona
Probably the best source of tourist information about Barcelona is this official site.

Weather forecast for Barcelona

Meteoblue Weather


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