Barcelona is a city with a centuries-old history. However, it is also considered one of the most modern and cosmopolitan capitals in the world, making it tremendously attractive to students. In fact, this is one of the reasons why every year young people from other Spanish and European cities come to the city and settle there. So what are the neighbourhoods preferred by students when it comes to living in Barcelona?
Students who mainly give priority to their budget, usually seek a house in the neighborhood of Ciudad Universitaria. This is mainly because it is very close to the main campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, which makes it possible not to spend anything on private or public transport. Also, it is very well connected with the rest of the city and has many shops.
For their part, those who bet on living in the centre during their student days, usually opt for the neighbourhood of Gracia. In fact, the number of young people living there has grown exponentially over the past year due to its excellent relationship between quality and price in terms of rentals. In addition, the cultural atmosphere of this area of Barcelona is simply great.
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The buildings that are located around the popular Sants station are also usually filled with students. Just like in the neighbourhood of Gracia, the rental price in this area is usually not too high, which invites students to spend the academic year there. In addition, the houses are not excessively old and are in fairly good condition. Also, the distances to the university campuses do not exceed any more than 30 minutes on foot.
Gótico, El Raval, and Esquerra de L'Eixample are also good places for students to find a flat. However, those who want to live in central areas have to keep in mind that the price will be much more expensive than if they opt for the suburbs. In this sense, researchers confirm that renting a flat in this area costs, on average, between 426 and 469 euros..
El Born is another neighbourhood most preferred by students, although it is true that only those with higher purchasing power or, failing that, those interested in sharing a flat can live there. The average prices are at 470 euros. Of course, the cultural offer of the area is spectacular since the Picasso Museum and the Palau de la Música are in the middle of its territory.