Time Out Barcelona Student Guide

The insider's guide to experiencing Barcelona

Students, welcome to Barcelona! You're here to study, of course, but what will you do in your free time? This is Time Out Barcelona's guide to help you during your time in the city, from a basic survival guide to get you started getting around, to safety tips for living in the big city, to the best part – exploring and enjoying Barcelona to the fullest while you're here.

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Get to know Barcelona

Barcelona survival guide
Things to do

Barcelona survival guide

A guide to keep you on your toes in your new city

20 great things to do
Things to do

20 great things to do

Barcelona is full of amazing sights, but where do you start?

Hidden Barcelona
Things to do

Hidden Barcelona

Find secret treasures and hidden gems with our guide

Barça & BCN
Things to do

Barça & BCN

The city and football club share over a century of history

Barcelona inventions
Things to do

Barcelona inventions

The Sagrada Família isn’t the only thing to come out of Barcelona

The best of La Rambla
Things to do

The best of La Rambla

Insider’s guide to shops, restaurants and bars on La Rambla

BCN's 20 most beautiful places
Things to do

BCN's 20 most beautiful places

Unexpected spots in the city where you can find beauty

The best of L'Hospitalet
Things to do

The best of L'Hospitalet

Get to know the city called 'Barcelona’s Brooklyn'

A bit of culture

Art in Barcelona
Art

Art in Barcelona

Must-see art shows in BCN's museums and galleries

Gaudí Barcelona
Art

Gaudí Barcelona

Nine of the architect's greatest hits around town

The best film festivals
Film

The best film festivals

These are the yearly events cinephiles can't pass up

Sant Jordi: a book and a rose
Things to do

Sant Jordi: a book and a rose

On St George's Day, April 23, the city brims with roses and books

Outdoor art in Barcelona
Art

Outdoor art in Barcelona

Barcelona is rich in open-air artworks everyone can enjoy

Movement is in the air
Things to do

Movement is in the air

Dance and theatre companies are taking BCN stages by storm

Picasso's first home
Art

Picasso's first home

Visit the first Picasso museum to open during the artist's life

Barcelona's best museums
Museums

Barcelona's best museums

The city's museums boast artworks that span genres

Out on the town

The best of this month's live music
Music

The best of this month's live music

Check here for each month's top concert picks

10 hottest club nights and sessions
Nightlife

10 hottest club nights and sessions

Dance your way through the week and into the weekend

Guide to clubbing
Clubs

Guide to clubbing

We take a look at the city's best nightspots and their wildlife

Top monthly LGBT parties
LGBT

Top monthly LGBT parties

Don't miss these regular parties on the LGBT scene

Best live music venues
Clubs

Best live music venues

Can you handle a gig a night from Monday to Sunday?

Eating, drinking and shopping

Barcelona's best paellas
Restaurants

Barcelona's best paellas

Let us help you find a truly good paella in Barcelona

Catalan food dictionary
Restaurants

Catalan food dictionary

We've decoded 17 classic Catalan dishes

Patatas bravas: the best in BCN
Bars and pubs

Patatas bravas: the best in BCN

We dare to pick the 20 best places to get this popular tapa

Let's do brunch!
Restaurants

Let's do brunch!

From hangover restoratives to fancy breakfast feasts

Heavenly croissants
Shopping

Heavenly croissants

Not all croissants are created equal – here are our favourites

The city's best churros
Restaurants

The city's best churros

Straight up or dipped in thick hot chocolate, we pick the city’s best

Vermouth: the happiest hour
Bars and pubs

Vermouth: the happiest hour

Meet up with friends for pre-lunch tapas and vermouth

Top craft beer bars
Bars and pubs

Top craft beer bars

We show you to the city's top spots for the craft beer you crave

Vermouth meets music
Things to do

Vermouth meets music

These spots put on fun and tasty daytime parties

The best of Passeig de Gràcia
Shopping

The best of Passeig de Gràcia

From the biggest brand names to the most affordable for all

Original souvenirs and gifts
Shopping

Original souvenirs and gifts

Where to get authentic and unique gifts to remember BCN

Books in English
Shopping

Books in English

A dozen shops where you can get all kinds of books in English

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