Vivir en Barcelona



Barcelona is a fashion hub (with brands such as Mango, Custo, Desigual or Pronovias), it is also home to a cluster of biotech and pharmaceutical companies, and an important centre for design, ICT, and audiovisual technology, and it is a breeding ground for pioneering international projects, such as the Alba Synchrotron Light Facility, the most important scientific installation in Southern Europe. As the principal Mediterranean seaport, it is an unparalleled logistics and communications centre.

In a recent study known as the MBA City Monitor carried out by several ESADE MBA students in collaboration with ESADE’s Global Intelligence Office, Spain was ranked 4th most attractive country for MBA students globally, outdone only by the US, UK and Canada. This puts Spain in first place in Europe in terms of international enrollment, with the city of Barcelona also ranked 1st in Europe per million inhabitants and 8th overall worldwide.


Mobile Word Congress (February)
It is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, where the best mobile start-ups and entrepreneurs join with investors, accelerators, incubators and corporations from the mobile ecosystem.

080 Barcelona (February)

It’s the most important fashion event in the city that aims to turn the city into a benchmark for creativity, innovation and both design and projection generation in the fashion industry.

Barcelona Open BancSabadell (April)

It is the oldest tennis tournament in Spain and one of the most prestigious. It has become a symbol of the city, as major annual sporting event and as an important social event.

Music Festivals: Primavera Sound & Sónar (June)

They are two of the most important music festivals of the city. The Primavera Sound joins the latest independent music tendencies and artist with a consolidated career to introduce the most underground tendencies of all music styles. Sónar combines a playful nature, the avant-garde, and experimentation with newest trends in dance and electronic music.


Barcelona has a fascinating history thanks to the different cultures that coexist in the city. This fact has bequeathed it an open, welcoming culture, reflected in the fact that nearly 20% of its inhabitants are foreigners.

Furthermore, Barcelona is home to many prestigious museums and art galleries, as well as, a great architectural ensemble, which permits people to take a journey through the world of the arts and artists across the centuries. All the world-renowned artists such as Miró, Picasso or Dali, or the architect Gaudí, have their own space in the city.


Barcelona, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Mediterranean, offers an endless entertainment activities, taking advantage of their vivacity, the warm weather and unbeatable location by the sea.

For the sports enthusiasts, Barcelona is home to Barcelona Football Club – the world's most successful soccer team in recent years – and is the location of Spain's premier Formula 1 motor racing circuit. It also boasts a number of world-class golf clubs and, as a result of hosting the 1992 Olympic Games, athletics facilities of all kinds.

Finally, shopper’s admirers and foodies will have the possibility to take pleasure with the different commercial hubs and the amazing gastronomy that Barcelona provides them.

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