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#1
Linguaschools

Among the Top 20% most popular Spanish schools in Spain in the last 12 months Organized social activities were rated by students as the best or among the top 20% of all schools in Barcelona
Eixample

Rating: 4.7

4.728 reviews

Rating: 4.8

4.8
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.2

4.2
Leisure program
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School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by FEDELE  (Federacion De Escuelas De Espanol Como Lengua Extranjera) School accredited by Instituto Cervantes

The school is located in a vehicle-free street right in the heart of Barcelona, only 5-10 minutes from Plaza Catalunya. More

Course Categories (9)Accommodation (2)Facilities (17)
Intensive 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
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330€ 314€
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#2
Expanish

L'Eixample

Rating: 4.7

4.76 reviews

Rating: 4.5

4.5
Quality of teaching

Rating: 4.6

4.6
Leisure program
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres) School accredited by Instituto Cervantes School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators)

Located in the trendy neighbourhood of Eixample, Expanish Barcelona provides the complete immersion experience for those looking to study in Spain. A Cervantes certified institute offering... More

Course Categories (11)Accommodation (3)Facilities (14)
Intensive Spanish 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
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420€ 402€
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Rating: 4.2

4.2136 reviews

Rating: 4.1

4.1
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.6

3.6
Leisure program
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by Instituto Cervantes

Kingsbrook Spanish School in Barcelona offers an immersive experience to students wanting to learn Spanish. Complete with a staff of native and experienced teachers, proximity to... More

Course Categories (8)Accommodation (3)Facilities (23)
Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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310€ 296€
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#4
Humboldt

Zona Franca

Rating: 4.1

4.1156 reviews

Rating: 4.3

4.3
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.3

3.3
Leisure program
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Accreditations:
School accredited by FEDELE  (Federacion De Escuelas De Espanol Como Lengua Extranjera) School accredited by IALC  (International Association of Language Centres) School accredited by Instituto Cervantes School accredited by ISO 9000/9001 (International Organization for Standardization)

HUMBOLDT, Business Communication Training, is located in one of the most modern buildings in Barcelona at Fira Barcelona. It is a multi-functional complex equipped with the maximum... More

Course Categories (4)Accommodation (2)Facilities (4)
Intensive Mini Group - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 4
FREE cancellation
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655€ 624€
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#5
Don Quijote

Eixample

Rating: 4.0

4.021 reviews

Rating: 4.4

4.4
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.5

3.5
Leisure program
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by AEEA (Andalusian Association of Spanish Schools) School accredited by Elite (European Federation of National Associations of Native Language Instruction) School accredited by Instituto Cervantes School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Situated in the heart of the Eixample district of Barcelona near the Entença and Sants Estació Metro stations, Don Quijote Barcelona offers students a real look into the city life,... More

Course Categories (17)Accommodation (2)Facilities (12)
Intensive 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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425€ 406€
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#6
Enforex

Eixample

Rating: 3.9

3.9101 reviews

Rating: 4.0

4.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.5

3.5
Leisure program
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by FEDELE  (Federacion De Escuelas De Espanol Como Lengua Extranjera) School accredited by Instituto Cervantes School accredited by NAFSA (Association of International Educators) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration) School accredited by CEELE (Calidad en la enseñanza del español Como lengua extranjera)

Enforex Barcelona is located right in the middle of the Eixample District, meaning you are a short walk away from the infamous Passeig de Gracia, Plaza Catalunya or Las Ramblas. The beach... More

Course Categories (15)Accommodation (2)Facilities (13)
Intensive 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 12
FREE cancellation
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385€ 368€
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A modern campus with a spacious outdoor terrace with seating and sun loungers and a short walking distance from vibrant shops, restaurants and art galleries. More

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General Course + Accommodation - 26 lessons per week | Max. group size: 17
FREE cancellation
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Includes accommodation -
1125€ 1125€
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Accreditations:
School accredited by ALTO (Association of Language Travel Organisations) School accredited by UNOSEL  (Union Nationale des Organisations de Séjours Linguistiques) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Over 2000 qualified teachers in 30 countries all over the world are associated with the school organisation. 'Study & Live in your Teacher's Home' offers you the unique opportunity for a... More

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Standard Programme 15 - 15 lessons per week | Max. group size: 1
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2380€ 2261€
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BCN Languages

Gràcia
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by FEDELE  (Federacion De Escuelas De Espanol Como Lengua Extranjera) School accredited by Instituto Cervantes School accredited by CEELE (Calidad en la enseñanza del español Como lengua extranjera)

The school is located in Gracia in a pedestrian area surrounded by many bars, restaurants, benches and ping pong tables. Students can enjoy the plaza next to the school to rest during their... More

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Intensive Spanish ELE 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
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372€ 357€
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Covid-19 Status:
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The school is located in Carrer de València, 209, between Carrer Balmes and Enric Granados. It is well connected with all major bus and underground routes. More

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C2-Intensive 20 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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405€ 388€
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School accredited by ISO 9000/9001 (International Organization for Standardization) School accredited by WYSE/FIYTO (World Youth Student & Educational Travel Confereration)

Located in the heart of Barcelona for more than 30 years, we are proud to offer custom Spanish learning and high performing courses in small size for expats and visitors who will to speak... More

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Spanish 20 | Small Group 5 - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 5
FREE cancellation
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353€ 338€
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Rating: 4.0

4.0
Quality of teaching

Rating: 5.0

5.0
Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by FEDELE  (Federacion De Escuelas De Espanol Como Lengua Extranjera) School accredited by Instituto Cervantes

Camino Spanish School has a central location in Barcelona, right inbetween Plaza Espana and Plaza Catalunya, both central points within the city. There is a well connected metro stop around... More

Course Categories (7)Accommodation (3)Facilities (13)
Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
FREE changes
378€ 363€
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Rating: 5.0

5.0
Quality of teaching
Leisure program
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open

This school is very proud of the quality and diversity of their courses. Offering a wide range of Spanish courses tailored to the needs of the student, the groups are small and the lessons... More

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Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 9
FREE cancellation
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240€ 228€
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by Instituto Cervantes

Nestled in the heart of the city of Barcelona is BCN Metropol Language School. The school is in a prime location, minutes away from Plaça de Catalunya, the central hub of the city. There... More

Course Categories (2)Accommodation (3)Facilities (7)
Hi-intensive Spanish - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 15
FREE cancellation
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248€ 238€
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Idiomas Plus

Barrio Gótico
Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by FEDELE  (Federacion De Escuelas De Espanol Como Lengua Extranjera) School accredited by Instituto Cervantes

The school is located in the heart of this vibrant and exciting city. This is a perfect place for those interested in Spainish culture and if you want to experience the way of life... More

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Standard Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
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370€ 370€
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This state-of-the-art campus is centrally located in one of the city’s most prestigious neighborhoods, which has a plethora of classic Spanish cafés, bars, shops and parks within walking... More

Course Categories (4)Accommodation (1)Facilities (11)
Intensive Spanish Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
FREE cancellation
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440€ 418€
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Barcino School Barcelona is located in Barcelona's Sants district, providing students with excellent means of travel and communication to and from the school, as well as a view into the... More

Course Categories (10)Accommodation (1)Facilities (10)
Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 8
FREE cancellation
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318€ 304€
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Covid-19 Status:
School currently open
Accreditations:
School accredited by Instituto Cervantes

Speakeasy is located in the magnificent and charming city of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Renowned for its character, artistic heritage, it's coastline and all-round beauty, Barcelona is a... More

Course Categories (8)Facilities (8)
Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week | Max. group size: 10
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314€ 314€
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Which school to choose?

Get free advice from our language travel experts to help you find the best school for you.

What our students said about Barcelona

Rating: 5/5

5.0

It was my first time in Barcelona and I liked it so much. There are a lot of sightseeings. Good public transport system. Comfortable climate.The city is comfortable for going by foot and for bicycles.

Olena
Ukraine

Rating: 5/5

5.0

A very beautiful city! The buildings are old, historical and very interesting. Barcelona is a city that I must visit again soon.

Dell

Rating: 5/5

5.0

I'm in love with both the city Barcelona, the climate, the people who live there and tourists as well.

Celso Hideki
Brazil

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Excellent city for tourists but not students because people speak English very well.

Philip
South Korea

Rating: 5/5

5.0

Barcelona is a great city! It has more car and motorcycle traffic than I expected.

Nesma
Canada

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Barcelona

Rating: 3.9

3.9 | 101 reviews

The teachers were both very very good, helpful and always clear on the explanations.
Excellent overall experience, I will recommend it!

20 December 2019
Course: Intensive 25 - 1 week
Student age: 33 years

Margherita
Italy

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 136 reviews

the way of teaching of Professor Joaquin
It is a great school and organization. I`d recommend to use the services of this school.

4 September 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 26 years

Olena
Ukraine

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 28 reviews

All the teachers are very kind, helpful and friendly. Their methods of learning are very good and helpful. During the three weeks I’ve been learning with Lingua schools I learnt much more than almost two years of studying Spanish in university.

12 August 2019
Course: Intensive 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 21 years

Anastasia
Estonia

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 28 reviews

The system with two teachers is a good idea. (I loved both of mine). I will definitely come again.

18 July 2019
Course: Intensive 20 - 1 week
Student age: 55 years

Barbara
Germany

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 136 reviews

Young people in particular come from different countries, so it is clear that the staff members are trying to create a sense of closeness.
To be honest, it may have been good for adults to take the afternoon class, especially for me, as well as the conversation one. Because, although it is the purpose to stay in Barcelona, you will have late nights and you won't be back at home until morning.

6 March 2019
Course: Standard Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 69 years

Toshiroh
Japan

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 28 reviews

The teaching style suited me perfectly. The course provided just the right amount of challenge and was fun.

14 February 2019
Course: Intensive 20 - 1 week
Student age: 43 years

Ana
Serbia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 136 reviews

Friendly atmosphere.
Small school, great location.

26 December 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 49 years

Gordana
Croatia

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 136 reviews

Relaxed atmosphere, small classes, qualified teachers

2 December 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 51 years

Martina
Germany

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 136 reviews

Very good and knowledgeable teachers of DELIA and MOHA + very friendly Russian-speaking administrator

27 November 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 46 years

Aleksandr
Russia

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 28 reviews

Staff, simple organization, speed and way of teaching, groups

29 October 2018
Course: Intensive 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Matthias
Germany

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 136 reviews

The staff/teachers were friendly and informative.
The accommodation could have been better.

21 September 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 28 years

Jessica
United States

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 136 reviews

Nice teachers, very good sigh sightseeing offered a couple of evenings per week.

6 September 2018
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 53 years

Maja
Sweden

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 28 reviews

excellent teaching quality even if the school timetable breaks the day

28 August 2018
Course: Intensive 30 - 1 week
Student age: 40 years

Ambra
Italy

Rating: 4.7

4.7 | 28 reviews

Teaching method.
Nice environment, friendly and informal.

1 August 2018
Course: Intensive 20 - 2 weeks
Student age: 17 years

Simone
Italy

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 136 reviews

The quality of the teachers and their friendliness.
Very good !

4 July 2018
Course: Intensive 20 - 1 week
Student age: 50 years

Joumana
France

Key Facts about Barcelona

Barcelona: 
Our Expert Advice about choosing Barcelona for your language course:

Barcelona is our number one ranked destination to learn Spanish in the world and has something for everyone:

Pros:

The city is not overwhelming in size, which makes it very easy to navigate and there are excellent public transport connections. The prices in Barcelona are a lot more economical than other European cities such as Paris and London, and you will be pleasantly surprised at the number of free activities available. With such a choice of options to do during your stay, it is not a surprise that Barcelona has been ranked in the top 10 most popular city destinations to visit in the world in the Travellers Choice Awards.

Cons:

Towards the end of April, the streets start to fill with tourists, which brings with it noticeably higher accommodation prices than other cities in Spain. The city itself is generally safe for higher level crime, however, pickpocketing in tourist areas is commonplace and it is highly recommended that you keep an eye on your belongings at all times. As is the case in most large cities with a high density of tourists, locals can be less open than in the smaller cities and towns. Catalonians are bilingual with both Spanish and Catalan being taught at school from a young age. There is a tendency for locals to speak in English to those assumed to be foreign and you will need to be firm and persistent to practise Spanish.

Airport:

El Prat is the International Airport in Barcelona and welcomes flights from 145 different countries. Please check with your school first as some offer discounted airport pickups. Aerobús is a direct bus service and provides free wifi. Another option is by train from one of the main central stations. The metro reaches the airport on Line 9 and some local bus routes include the airport. There is a well marked taxi rank outside both airports with a minimum fee of EUR 20.

What is the best language school location in Barcelona?

Eixample holds the largest concentration of schools and is in the more affluent part of the city. Passeig de Gracia and Diagonal are the main streets of Eixample and these have regular bus services and a metro station that connects to most of the main attractions in Barcelona for exploring after class. Gracia, the bohemian borough, is another popular destination for Spanish language schools in Barcelona. Gracia is further away than the other areas but there are bus routes and two metro lines running through the borough.

What is the best time to take a Spanish course in Barcelona?

The Mediterranean is known for its excellent summers with average highs of 28 degrees and very little rainfall. The city swarms with people during these months and it is important to book accommodation or events well in advance to avoid disappointment. The winter months are cooler with January and February being the coldest. Not every apartment is equipped with heating so it is important to check your accommodation options and bring a warm coat. The streets are less crowded in the winter and there is less rainfall than in other European cities. Spring comes around quickly in the city as the temperatures ease up towards the summer. Like most seasonal climates April sees a lot of rain as do the months towards the end of the year, so bring waterproofs.

Noteworthy language courses offered in Barcelona:

All of our schools in Barcelona offer the general language courses as well as a selection of other specialized courses. If you require an official exam certificate in Spanish, our schools provide exam preparation courses for both the DELE Exam and the SIELE exam. For those interested in further education in a Spanish University, University preparation courses are available in Barcelona to assist in the selection and application process as well as an introduction into the vocabulary needed in this environment. Barcelona is rich in cultural diversity so why not combine learning more about the city's roots by learning Spanish in one of our schools Language and Culture programmes.

What to do after class in Barcelona?

Most of our schools in Barcelona offer extracurricular activities outside of the classroom. It is possible to join a Language exchange group, which is incredibly popular in the city and located in numerous bars on various nights, so there is no excuse not to try. The most popular after class activity in the summer months is the beach. Barcelona was beachless before the 1992 Olympic Games, with its 4.5km coastline artificially made for the occasion. The beaches are lined with restaurants and bars with a promenade running all the way along the coast. Barcelona has a staggering 55 museums on varying degrees of subjects. On the first Sunday of the month some of the museums are free and some often have a weekly slot where visitors can enter free of charge.

How to get around?

There are plenty of transport options to explore this beautiful city. You can buy a T-Casual card from any metro stop and this gives you 10 journeys on either the metro or on any Barcelona bus routes. This does not include metro transportation to the airport. Ticket holders have 75 minutes to get from any destination in one zone and can switch lines without any extra charge. The metro is the quickest way to travel but it is common knowledge that thieves do operate here. The bus may be slower, but you can see the city during the journey and it is a safer option than the metro. Bikes and scooters are popular choices to explore the city and there are many places where you can hire these for any length of time. The cheapest way to explore is by foot and there will always be a public transport option close by to fall back on if you get tired.

What about the Nightlife?

Barcelona is famous for its nightlife. Gracia provides a number of open squares for a more relaxed environment. El Born has a substantial selection of bars offering live music or dance spaces. In the summer months Barceloneta opens up its beach bars and many continue along the promenade to Vila Olimpica’s pulsing nightlife with clubs including Opium, Pacha and Carpe Diem. Diagonal has clubs more frequented by the locals such as Twenties, Bling-Bling and Costa Breve. For those wanting to enjoy a night of Salsa and Bachata then shimmy along to El Bombon, Machete or Mojito Club. Barcelona welcomes a number of International Festivals, the most popular ones being Primavera Sound, Cruilla and Sonar.

Food and drinks:

There is no better way to “salut” to your arrival in this diverse Mediteranean city than with a glass of cava, the Catalonia sparkling wine. On Sunday afternoons you will typically find locals sitting out in a plaza with a glass of vermouth in their hand. Barcelona offers the traditional Spanish culinary ideology of tapas adding its own delights to the menu including pa amb tomàquet, bread with tomato paste and esqueixada, a cold salad of shredded salt cod. During the months between January and April, Barcelona opens its food markets to calçots, loved by the locals. Barcelona is in the top ten cities in the world for Michelin star restaurants, so it is easy to find a high quality restaurant in the city.

Shopping:

Shopoholics will not be disappointed in Barcelona. If it is quirky boutiques with one of a kind items then spend an afternoon exploring El Born. El Corte Inglés, sits in Plaça Catalunya, and is a huge shopping centre with everything you could possibly want. Around this area are all the commercial stores for clothes, beauty products, electronics and gifts. Exiample and Passeig de Gracia blend into the more expensive designer stores for those wanting to splash out. Gracia should not be dismissed with quirky unusual shops dotted around its neighbourhood. It is well worth leaving a little room in your suitcase to buy some treats during your stay.

Architecture:

Barcelona is amongst Lonely Planet's best cities for architecture and this is mainly thanks to Antoni Gaudí. Gaudí provided the city with a collection of interesting architectural pieces portraying his signature style including Casa Vicens Gaudí, Casa Batlló and Park Güell. His real masterpiece is The Basílica de la Sagrada Familia, a modern twist on a cathedral, weaving together traditional architecture techniques with nature's own building strategies. It is the 6th most popular attraction in the world as rated on tripadvisor and construction is still ongoing today, taking longer to build than the pyramids. Other noteworthy architectural treats to visit include the Gothic Cathedral of Barcelona and the modernisme Hospital Sant Pau. It is not surprising that the only Royal Gold Medal for architecture in the world has been awarded to Barcelona.

Sport:

Camp Nou, the home ground for FC Barcelona, is the largest football stadium, in terms of capacity, in Europe and ranked 3rd largest in the world. The stadium holds 99,354 people and is a must see for both football fans and non supporters as the atmosphere is electric. To add to its sporting achievements, Barcelona held the Olympics in 1992 and you can visit the Olympic stadium in Montjuic. Barcelona has been described by Redbull as the “mecca” of skateboarding, ranking number one in their top cities for this sport.

Art:

Artists are inspired by Barcelona and the city has seen a variety of art movements throughout the years. Visit the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) which depicts the changes throughout its galleries. For those more tempted by modern art then The Contemporary Art Museum is a must see. The Picasso Museum is highly recommended and displays nearly 4000 pieces of his work, the largest collection in the world.

Places to explore over the weekends:

A great option for a day trip is the picturesque beach town of Sitges, which is regularly connected by both train and bus. Sitges has crystal clear beaches, a maze of streets with boutiques as well as a wide selection of restaurants and bars for you to watch the world go by as you escape from the sun. The town beats at a slower pace than Barcelona and this will give you a chance to practise your Spanish during the weekend.

For those wanting some fresh air to clear the mind for learning, then Montserrat is the place for you. An hour from Barcelona, there are a number of hiking options or a cable car that takes you to the top of the mountain. Once you arrive at the top you will be met with impressive views of the surrounding landscape and the Benedict Abbey, home to the Virgin of Montserrat sanctuary.

Odd facts about Barcelona:

There are a couple of interesting facts about the city that are not well known. The Eiffel Tower was originally going to be built in Barcelona, but the idea was rejected by the Spanish Government at the time as it was deemed too radical. Park Güell was originally intended to be a housing project put forward by Gaudí and his patron Eusebi Güell. There was no interest from investors so Gaudí moved into the home and it became what it is today.

Carolyne
Language Travel Expert at LanguageCourse.net
Living in Barcelona for 2 years.

Mercer placed Barcelona in position 43 in their latest ranking of quality of life.

Population: 1,622,000

Elevation: 15 m. above sea level

Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)

Region: Catalonia, Província de Barcelona

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1755 USD)

Barcelona quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8

4.8 (521 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 11 (rankings of universities in Barcelona)

High season: July

Low season: December

Average course price per week (High season): 194 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 158 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:63* (37% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:51* (50% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:55* (45% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Spain average):3.89 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Arrival Airports

Barcelona–El Prat (BCN) - 12 km. from Barcelona city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 2,00 €, 20 minutes.

Main stops: Barcelona Airport, Passeig de Grácia

Every 5 minutes, 6,00 €, 25 minutes.

Main stops: Aeropuerto, Plaça Espanya, Plaça Catalunya

Every 10 minutes, 8,00 €, 30 minutes.

Main stops: Aeropuerto T2, Collblanc, Diagonal, Fontana

Taxi: 30 €, 15 minutes drive to city center of Barcelona

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, Charlotte Douglas, Miami International, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Philadelphia International, Washington Dulles
  • United Kingdom: Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Glasgow Prestwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Southend, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle
  • Ireland: Cork, Dublin
  • Canada: Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Toronto Pearson International
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi
Aeroport de Girona - Costa Brava (GRO) - 75 km. from Barcelona city center

Public transportation to city center:

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Every 60 minutes, 30,00 €, 100 minutes.

Main stops: Girona Airport, Girona + Girona, Barcelona Sants + Barcelona Sants, Pl. Catalunya

Every 60 minutes, 8,00 €, 140 minutes.

Main stops: Girona Airport, Girona + Girona, Barcelona City Center

Taxi: 120 €, 60 minutes drive to city center of Barcelona

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle
  • Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Knock
Reus (REU) - 87 km. from Barcelona city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 240 minutes, 20,00 €, 140 minutes.

Main stops: Reus Airport, Tarragona + Tarragona, Barcelona - Gran Via 618

Taxi: 140 €, 75 minutes drive to city center of Barcelona

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow International, Glasgow Prestwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester
  • Ireland: Cork, Dublin

Weather in Barcelona

Climate Table
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Midday Temperature
Night-time Temperature
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 °F10 °F20 °F30 °F40 °F50 °F60 °F70 °F80 °F90 °FTemperature in °F
Hours of Sunshine
5667891097554
Water Temperature
55.4 °F53.6 °F55.4 °F57.2 °F60.8 °F66.2 °F71.6 °F75.2 °F71.6 °F68 °F60.8 °F57.2 °F
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Events in BarcelonaBest time to take a language course in Barcelona

January
Cavalgata de los Reyes Magos
Cavalgata de los Reyes Magos

05 January 2021 - 06 January 2021The festival celebrates the arrival of the Three Kings to the city. After being welcomed at the port by the Mayor, a big parade is held with floats and musicians where sweets are thrown into the crowd. This parade is held on the eve of the Epiphany, when Spanish children open their gifts.

February
Guitar Festival
Guitar Festival

February 2021 - August 2021The Guitar Festival of Barcelona is one of the biggest events for the guitar players and music lovers of the world. The line-up always includes amazing shows and some of the biggest names in the industry.

Carnaval
Carnaval

February 2021The most representative parade for the Carnival week starts with the arrival of the Carnival King - Rei Carnestoltes - in the Plaza de Sant Jaume. This is the main event of carnival, but the city will be full of celebrations.

March
Sant Medir
Sant Medir

03 March 2021Taking place in the old town of Gràcia, Sant Medir in one of the most typical festival of Barcelona. It is famous for its parades during which people on the floats, trucks and horses throw sweets and toffees to the public.

Catalonia International Tourism Fair
Catalonia International Tourism Fair

March 2021Held in the Fira, the international exhibition center of the city, the Catalonia International Tourism Fair attracts would-be tourists and globe-trotters to exchange information, plan their next adventures, and discover new destinations.

April
Sant Jordi
Sant Jordi

23 April 2021The Catalan equivalent to Valentine's Day. The main event is the exchange of gifts between lovers, family and friends. Traditionally, men are given a book and women a rose. On this day streets are lined with booksellers and rose vendors and the whole city is out and about.

Feria de Abril
Feria de Abril

27 April 2021 - 06 May 2021The most famous Andalusian Festival consists of food, dancing, music and fun attractions. The Feria de Abril of Barcelona is held every year in the Parc del Forum in the Diagonal Mar area.

May
Girona, temps de flors
Girona, temps de flors

May 2021An hour away from Barcelona in a beautiful medieval town called Girona, the arrival of spring is celebrated with an incredible festival known as "Temps de Flors". During this festival the streets are filled with floral works and exhibitions. Monuments and churches are also decorated with beautiful colourful flowers making this time of the year the perfect time to visit the city.

June
Primavera Sound
Primavera Sound

June 2021Established in 2001, Primavera Sound has grown to become a reference point for urban music festivals. Because of its pop, rock and dance music, the festival has succeeded in bringing together various generations, creating an unique event.

Sonar
Sonar

June 2021Sonar is an arts, design, and electronic music festival held annually in Barcelona in July. It offers 3 days and 2 nights of concerts starring many well-known and various up and coming DJs. The perfect opportunity to share a great experience with friends!

Verbena de San Juan
Verbena de San Juan

23 June 2021 - 24 June 2021On the 23rd of June, the night before San Juan, massive celebrations take place in Barcelona to mark the arrival of summer. One of the most exciting nights of the year the city becomes the scene of bonfires, fireworks and many celebrations for the "Night of Fire".

August
Festa Major de Gràcia
Festa Major de Gràcia

15 August 2021 - 21 August 2021Streets compete for the best decoration; neighbours eat supper together on long tables in the street and outdoor concerts go into the wee hours of the morning. Each neighbourhood in Barcelona has its own festa major, but that of Gràcia has achieved international status.

September
Diada
Diada

11 September 2021La Diada is the National Day of Catalonia. It commemorates the Catalan village's last defence against the Bourbon army in 1714. It is mostly celebrated in Parc de la Ciutadella and is a very festive day where concerts are held and a parade of flags are displayed all around Catalonia.

La Mercè
La Mercè

24 September 2021The city of Barcelona's festa major is a massive street party with free shows and concerts and many traditional Catalan events like Castellers, Gegants, and Correfocs. The festival ends with an impressive fireworks display which includes Barcelona's famed Magic Fountains.

What to do in Barcelona

La Sagrada Família
La Sagrada Família
National Museum of Art of Catalonia
National Museum of Art of Catalonia
Music Palace
Music Palace
Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló
Joan Miró Foundation
Joan Miró Foundation
Tibidabo
Tibidabo
Camp Nou
Camp Nou
Magic Fountain
Magic Fountain
Barceloneta
Barceloneta
Gràcia
Gràcia
Gòtic
Gòtic
La Ribera
La Ribera
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    FAQ about schools in Barcelona

  • 'Student Residence' at Enforex is the best rated accommodation in Barcelona.
  • You can take courses for just 1 week. For significant progress opt for longer durations. According to a survey of StudyTravel Magazine the average course duration for Spain is 3 weeks.
  • The student price index in Barcelona is 63.2. For details check the city's cost of living section.
  • Students rated Barcelona with 4.7 stars out of 5.
  • In Barcelona electricity is 230 Volt and 50 Hz. Plug type C, F.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Barcelona is Barcelona–El Prat (12.2 km from city center). Alternative airports: Aeroport de Girona - Costa Brava (75.7 km), Reus (87.3 km). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Barcelona.
  • In Barcelona the following courses are offered specifically for business Spanish: Business Group, Business One-to-One, Spanish for Doctors.
  • Schools in Barcelona offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: DELE, Other exams, SIELE.
  • In Barcelona there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: Spanish & Cooking, Spanish & Dancing, Spanish & Golf, Spanish & Tennis.
  • See the climate table of Barcelona and the event calendar of Barcelona with events such as Cavalgata de los Reyes Magos, Guitar Festival, Carnaval.
  • 296€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Spanish course in Barcelona. The average cost of a language course in Barcelona is 160€ per week.

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