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7 reasons to live in Barcelona

Barcelona attracts international people from all over the world. This beachside city is the perfect place to combine an adventure with international internship experience. Here are 7 reasons to live in Barcelona.


1. It’s an international destination

People from all over the world travel to the coastal city of Barcelona. English and Spanish are commonly spoken, as well as Catalan. The city has a diverse population, which attracts people from different backgrounds. This diversity is also one of the most appealing reasons to live in Barcelona.


2. Sunny, gorgeous weather

For many, the mild winters and warm summers top the list of reasons to live in Barcelona. The Mediterranean weather makes Barcelona a great place for everyone. Whether it’s a run in the morning, or a patio dinner, you’ll be able to always take advantage of time outdoors.


3. World-famous architecture

Barcelona is loaded with historic and beautiful buildings. The city is famous for its architecture, especially work by Antonio Gaudí. He has transformed the city into a destination it is today. From Park Güell to the Sagrada Familia, Gaudí’s brilliance can be seen throughout the city.


Reasons to live in Barcelona


4. A unique culture

Barcelona, the capital of the Catalan community is strong in Catalan pride and culture. The region has its own language, food and traditions. If you’re in town during one of the city’s many fiestas, you will be able to experience this yourself.


5. It’s full of historical treasures

Barcelona’s history dates back to ancient times. This once Roman territory served as a military camp. Visit Plaça del Rei in the Barri Gòtic to see some of the ancient ruins in person. The history is visible in the architecture, museums, and culture.


6. Beautiful, accessible beaches

Barcelona has some of the world’s best beaches. The most popular spot is Barceloneta Beach. Barceloneta offers tasty food, drinks and shops. In contrast, Bogatell Beach which is more secluded, is 15 minutes away by metro.


Reasons to live in Barcelona


7. The city is in a strategic location

Although you’ll never run out of things to do in Barcelona, it’s nice to know that you can easily travel to other parts of Europe.  There are affordable flights that can take you to places like Rome, Paris and Lisbon. You can also ride trains and buses to Madrid, Valencia and Lyon.



Now that you know these 7 reasons to live in Barcelona, apply now to boost your career abroad.






1. based on Top of Gaudì, by Angelo Amboldi, CC-by-ND 2.0

2. based on Barcelona, by Bert Kaufmann, CC-by-2.0

3. based on Barceloneta district, by OK Apartment, CC-by-2.0

Photos and blog by Elizabeth Trovall

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