This week we feature an article exploring the best students’ spots in Barcelona. Grab a chair and enjoy! Oh – and of course it’s not just for students!
Barcelona isn’t the largest of Spain’s cities, but remains one of the most impressive tourist attractions in the country. It has enough going on to keep anyone occupied – from the museums to the bustling city markets.
Despite all the places to visit in Barcelona and things to do, transportation isn’t free, and food isn’t all that cheap either. Entry fees and the general cost of living mount up fast if you’re not careful. For students, here are five places friendly on the pocket and interesting enough to keep anyone interested.
Have a famous Barcelona drink
If you’re a fan of alcohol, one of the most renowned drinks to come out of Spain is local to Barcelona. Sangria is a traditional punch that consists of red wine and fruit but can have ingredients such as spirits added to make it more potent. Click here for an easy sangria recipe.
It’s a popular drink among tourists but locals don’t drink it that often. Locals enjoy Vermouth (aromatized wine), or tinto verano (summer wine) which is acceptable to drink during the day. It can be paired with olives, chips or calamari, just not all at once.
Another very popular drink in Barcelona is Cava, which some consider one of the city’s most popular tipples. What makes this one of the most amazing things to do in Barcelona is that it’s quite affordable, even for students.
The Barceloneta neighborhood is an old region riddled with 18-century buildings and close to 5 miles of beaches. It is considered an area where people go to connect with the sea, and as you’d expect, it has the noisiest seafood restaurants, best seafood houses and luxurious marinas strewn all over.
It’s an area you should visit if you like beaches, of course, but also an amazing destination for anyone that likes to admire the medieval architecture or to experience a varied diet. Visit the Marina at Port Vell and experience the view of hundreds of yachts, enjoy a book under a fig tree in Ciutadella Park and enjoy cava at La Champañeria.
Camp Nou is Messi’s famous stomping ground and one of the most visited places in the city. If you’re a die-hard football fan, visiting it should be a forgone conclusion. Even if you’re not a fan, it’s not an experience you want to miss out on.
The stadium offers impressive panoramic views of the pitch, a calm atmosphere and has a museum not far away. It’s such an impressive sight that anyone that gets converted into a football fan just because of the visit won’t be the first.
If you study in Spain or know someone that does, arrange for a visit during game day. If nothing else, the atmosphere is worth enjoying on its own.
Get sandwiches at Bo De B
At the top of your list of things to do in Barcelona if you’re a foodie is to visit Bo de B. Their snacks have earned the title ‘best sandwiches in Barcelona’ for a good reason. The establishment is a snack bar located near the post office and serves as a midway point people in the city or tourists on their way back to their hostels.
There aren’t too many seats, and the few available ones are almost always occupied, but is an amazing place to stop and get some little writing work done.
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Go wine tasting!
The last of the tourist attractions we’d like to promote is Barcelona’s wine-tasting scene. It’s a very active movement focussed on vintage Spanish wine, with abundant wine tours that offer an opportunity to explore the countryside and enjoy full multi-course meals.
If your pockets can bear the weight, you can have an English-speaking sommelier guide you to the top wineries and vineyards in the region. Nine out of ten times, this is doubled up with a meal at an exclusive local restaurant for lunch and dinner.
Barcelona offers an unlimited number of opportunities for exploration and adventure for the curious spirit. There are more places to eat than you can count, more drinks than can be pronounced and more beaches than can be experienced in a single lifetime. Speaking of spirit, a lot of places also offer custom-made drinks, so make sure you check those out too.
While in the city, don’t forget to visit the most memorable places it has to offer. These come in the form of historical attractions, food places, monuments and the most exciting nightlife you will ever experience.
Emma Rundle is an author and an academic writer working for online writing services that provide writing services to college and university students. She also works as a part-time English teacher to help foreign students gain a command over the language. When she’s not at work, she writes travel blogs and explores street food.
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.