Coming to study in Barcelona is life-changing. Can anybody argue that this is one of the world’s most exciting cities? Living in Barcelona is more than the architecture, the arts, or the culture: it’s about the adventure. The friends you make, the great weather you’ll enjoy, all contribute to this city’s charm.
If you’re looking for student accommodation in town, you might want to start with the most popular neighbourhoods of Barcelona! The map below will show you where students have been booking accommodation in 2015 and 2016:
The Most Popular Neighbourhoods of Barcelona
You can see on the map that most people are heading over to two main areas: one, in the city centre, covers the Gothic Quarter and El Raval. The second, a little to the north, covers L’Eixample and Grácia.
L’Eixample and Grácia
L’Eixample is easily one of Barcelona’s most recognised neighbourhoods. It is know for its perfect pattern. This is the kind of postcard-perfect neighbourhood where you can get lost enjoying Gaudi’s modernist, surreal buildings.
Gracia is a fun-loving neighbourhood where you can find plenty of great squares to enjoy a few drinks sitting outside, and see just how many tapas you can really eat in one sitting.
Latin Quarter and El Raval
Both the Gothic Quarter and El Raval are neighbourhoods of the Ciutat Vella, Barcelona’s old town. The Gothic Quarter is the one of the city’s most visited neighbourhoods. Tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy a stroll down Las Ramblas, or getting lost in tiny medieval backstreets.
El Raval is thought by the locals to be cooler and less touristic. It manages to combine all those great things you think about when you think about Barcelona: the art, the attitude, and the culture – all of this combined with taking the time to enjoy life.