Barcelona – a Spanish hub of energy - image source and credit BreakingStereotypes.org
As ranked by the producers of the Breaking Stereotypes documentary series
Destination: Barcelona, Spain
Interesting website for the city: BarcelonaTurisme.com or Barcelona.cat
Is it easy to navigate around? Yes, easy to walk, drive, cycle or take public transport. 2pts
Hostels and Hotels (few, many, tons): Tons! It is a big city and has a lot of accommodation offerings. 2pts
Best part of the city? It is argued that Antoni Gaudí architectural masterpieces are significantly the best parts of the city (check out gaudiexperiencia.com) along with its wonderful harbour Port Vell ( find out more on portvellbcn.com). The best part of the city for the BreakingStereotypes.org team however was the Swiit ice cream store situated in the Barrio Gótico of Barcelona. Great location and even better ice-cream. Check out: swiitbarcelona.com.
Swiit ice cream store situated in the Barrio Gótico of Barcelona - image source and credit BreakingStereotypes.org
Interesting Fact: Spanish and Catalan are the two most spoken languages in Barcelona. It is also the city that hosted the 1992 Summer Olympic Games.
University of Barcelona – ub.edu
Polytechnic University of Catalonia / Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) – upc.edu
Pompeu Fabra University / Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) – upf.edu
Ramon Llull University / Universitat Ramon Llull (URL) – url.edu
Autonomous University of Barcelona / Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona – uab.cat
Open University of Catalonia / Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) – uoc.edu
EADA Business School / Escuela de Alta Dirección y Administración (EADA) – eada.edu
IESE Business School – iese.edu
Any interesting business or enterprise happenings? A starting point is checking out the Barcelona Startup Map – provided by Ajuntament de Barcelona
Is it a good travel destination for young adventures? Yes - no argument there! 2pts
Would you live there forever? Definitely!
Whilst there did you have any funny/awesome experiences? Barrio Gótico was just awesome and provided a cool juxtaposition to the modern city centre of Barcelona.
Points: 6 out of 6
Rating out of ten: 10
Rating out of ten: 10
OriginalSteps.com travel and gap year/year out ranking criteria –
2 points for yes
0 points for no
Max points 6
1. Is the destination easy to navigate around? Yes or No
2. Hostels and Hotels (few, many, tons): 0.5, 1 and 2 points respectively
3. Is it a good travel destination for young adventures? Yes or No