Ultimate Summer in Europe: Barcelona

A vibrant and diverse city that offers an ideal mix of history, culture, art, sports, and Mediterranean sun.

Kick off your ultimate summer in Barcelona, Spain! This coastal Mediterranean city truly has something for everyone. Start by exploring Antoni Gaudí’s most famous architecture. The Basílica de la Sagrada Família ranks the top attraction of the city but believe it or not, it is still unfinished and has been under construction for over a century. Another famous sight that you’ll want to visit is Park Güell. The ceramic tiles, gardens and striated columns will leave you feeling enchanted, plus the view from the top is breathtaking!

The unique style of the city continues as you navigate through Las Ramblas, filled with statues, art, music, and more. For the fútbol fan, jump over to Camp Nou, home of Barcelona FC for a tour of one of the largest fútbol stadiums in the world to witness where legends play.

When you need a break from the town, head to the beach to soak up the sun or grab some tapas. Be sure to indulge in local favorites such as paella, gazpacho, patatas bravas, chorizo, iberico ham, manchego cheese, and croquettes. To quench your thirst, sample some Cava or sangria.

But the fun doesn't stop there - Barcelona is also home to a number of world-class museums, galleries, and theaters, making it the perfect destination for students interested in the arts. Don't miss the Museu Picasso, which houses the largest collection of works by the famous artist, or the Fundació Joan Miró, which features a wide range of contemporary art.

For those who love to shop, Barcelona is a paradise. From high-end designer boutiques to bustling open-air markets, there is something for everyone. And when it comes to nightlife, Barcelona truly shines. From lively clubs and bars to intimate jazz clubs and rooftop bars with stunning views of the city, there is no shortage of options for students looking to let loose and have a good time.

Overall, Barcelona is a truly special place that offers something for every type of student looking to spend their summer studying abroad. Whether you're interested in history, culture, art, sports, or just soaking up the Mediterranean sun, Barcelona has it all.