Living in Barcelona

BARCELONA, A CITY THAT INSPIRES

IMPORTANT EVENTS IN THE CITY

 

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.

CULTURE

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.

 

LEISURE

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.

 

STAYING IN BARCELONA

Planning your stay

Careful planning is the key to a successful stay in any city and Barcelona is no exception. You'll get more information on how to plan your stay once you've been offered a place on the programme but there are some important points you should know before applying.

Visa

Before coming to study here, overseas students should pay careful attention to what visa requirements are necessary to stay in Spain for an extended period, and should check this with the Spanish embassy in their country.

Accomodation

Finding an apartment, shared flat or halls of residence that meets student budgets – and is close to ESADE – will also need some consideration. Almost all MSc Programme in Management participants opt for accommodation in the centre of Barcelona and travel out to the campus by metro.

Links of interest:
Altiro 2000
Barcelona Centro Universitario
BCN-Nest
Ficasso
Live Further
Habitatge Jove
Oh Barcelona
Resa Housing Service
Sh Barcelona
Uniplaces

Estimated living expenses

Estimated monthly budget for single students:

• Accommodation (shared flat): ¤400*
• Utilities: ¤80
• Groceries: ¤200
• ESADE Cafeteria: ¤115
• Transport: ¤60
• Sports: ¤45
• Misc. Expenses: ¤300
• Monthly Budget: ¤1,200
*The cost of a shared flat may vary from ¤300-550 depending on location, room size, etc.

Please bear in mind that this is only a very general estimate, given that how much you spend is up to you and Barcelona can be as inexpensive or costly as your individual tastes dictate.