All the tips you should know to make the most of summer in case you stay in Barcelona during your holidays


When summer arrives, our greatest desire is to disconnect 100% from our routine activities and take a well-deserved break. But what if you can’t go back to your country or go on vacation out of town?
So today you are in the right place because from Xior Diagonal Besos we are going to teach you how to rediscover the magical city of Barcelona, ​​in a different, more fun way and above all with the best plans so that you can live a spectacular summer without leaving the city.

Do you like the idea? Welcome to a new installment of our blog with the best tips for university residents in Barcelona!



The historical corners

Barcelona is full of historical corners that deserve to be visited many times. For this reason, we encourage you to stay in the city and at our residence during the summer months. We assure you that fun and a good atmosphere are completely guaranteed, since in Barcelona you will never get bored thanks to all the attractions and plans that you can find here.

For example, if you stay in the city you will be able to re-explore the cultural heritage of Barcelona, ​​take the opportunity to buy in its exclusive shops in the city center, delight yourself with the
wonderful local cuisine or to relax on its placid beaches on the shores of the Mediterranean.
Our recommendation is that you discover that you have already visited but this time not as a tourist but as a local adventurer.

Now that you have time, you can enjoy your own perspective of emblematic places such as the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, the architecture of Casa Battló and La Pedrera, the imposing Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, the fantastic theater of the Palau de la Música Catalan, the bustle of Mercat de la Boquería or the peace that only Parc Güell offers you.

Likewise, we invite you to lose yourself in all the magical corners of the city, with its unique and hospitable people that you will find especially in its lifelong neighborhoods. The most picturesque are La Barceloneta, el Raval, El Borne, Sants, Sant Antoni and of course the neighborhood of Gracia, here people are always waiting for you with open hands and a big smile.


In the sea life is better

Barcelona is the classic destination for the best European getaways. You don’t need this because you already live here and you have everything tourists want. So, a synonym for summer is undoubtedly a good swim on the beaches of the Catalan coast. And to enjoy a good day at the beach, it is not necessary to go to the Costa Brava, because Barcelona has a wide coastline with splendid beaches, many picturesque and others more reserved, which will make you live a unique summer while still in the heart of the city.

Do you want to know more about all the beautiful beaches in Barcelona? Click on this link and discover them in our previous post where we give you all the details you need to know.
A dose of culture
During the summer, Barcelona is full of popular parties, music festivals, cinemas on the beach and many cultural events that will really fascinate you.

If you want to know all the cultural activity of the city during this summer, we invite you to know it by visiting the official agenda of the Barcelona city council, clicking on this link.

Live the Tarragona experience

If what you are looking for is to travel to the past of Catalonia then you have to visit another Catalan pearl and we refer to Tarragona. And it is that during the Roman empire, Tarragona, called Tarraco at that time was an important mercantile city and that is why here you will find Roman remains that remind of this time. It should be noted that the iconic place in Tarragona is the Roman amphitheater that has a capacity for 14,000 people in front of the immensity of the Mediterranean Sea.

Visit the magical Girona

Girona is a small city located north of Barcelona and has a rich historical and cultural heritage that you cannot miss. Just one hour from Barcelona, ​​here you can walk through the beautiful Jewish quarter, full of alleys, stairs and beautiful patios, where you will experience life during Jewish time in the city that will not leave you indifferent.

Also, do not miss the unique opportunity to climb the stairs of the impressive Girona Cathedral, we are referring to the Church of Santa María, which is a wonderful example of Catalan Gothic architecture. However, the most iconic postcard of the city are, without a doubt, the little houses located along the Onyar river, which have with the most colorful facades in all of Spain and that create beautiful reflections with a fascinating mirror effect in the river.

We hope that with this post you have learned much more about where and how to study the best intensive courses during the summer in Barcelona. And remember that at Xior Diagonal Besos we want to be part of your stay in Barcelona, ​​always giving you everything you need to live an unforgettable experience. For this, our goal is to become for you the best student accommodation in Barcelona.

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Have a great summer!