Top 5 Reasons to Intern in Barcelona
Having trouble choosing which of our programs to embark on? Why not Barcelona? Barcelona, Spain is one of our favorite internship program destinations. It is Spain’s second largest city, with 1.6 million people. Barcelona is full amazing things to do ranging from a day at the beach to visiting breathtaking architecture. Here we list our top reasons to intern in Barcelona.
Food: Barcelona’s cuisine is just the first reason why you should intern there. Their food is based on a Mediterranean diet consisting mainly of vegetables, bread, and olive oil. Many restaurants serve an array of dishes from chicken to seafood to fresh fruit. You must try tapas, Spain’s signature smaller portion plates of all different types of foods. You can find these delicious meals in Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s main outdoor shopping center. If you are a foodie, Barcelona is a great internship location for you!
Unique Culture: Did you know Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia? Catalonia is a distinct and an autonomous region in Spain consisting of four provinces. Although Barcelona and Catalonia is a part of Spain, it really is it’s own entity in many ways, especially culturally. By visiting Barcelona, you’ll be exposed to a unique culture of its own. People in Barcelona even speak a unique variation of Spanish called Catalan. Why not visit a place with such a rich culture and unique history?
Events and Activities: Barcelona is a great choice for your internship because it is a bustling, metropolitan city. During the day you can ride a bike or walk to exclusive areas where mobiles are not permitted. You can travel to one of the many beaches along the coast, where you can tan, swim, surf, sail, and more! During the week there are plenty of activities to engage in after your internship. Like New York City, Barcelona is known as Spain’s city that never sleeps. Be sure to visit some of the most famous after hour districts like El Born, The Old Town, and Port Olimpic. Many weekends you will find one of the many festivals going on. These include world famous music festivals such as Primavera sound and Sonar. The never ending list of things to do is just another reason why Barcelona is one of our favorite internship destinations!
Weather: One of the reasons why we love Barcelona is the amazing weather that they experience. This city has wonderful weather almost all year round. They experience warm springs, hot summers, cool falls, and relatively cold winters. We can assure you that Barcelona will be humming with excitement no matter when you visit. With such beautiful weather, how could you not intern there?
Art and Architecture: Barcelona’s rich art and architecture is another reason why you should take an internship there. Being the capital of Modernism, Barcelona is filled with many buildings created by the famous Antoni Gaudi. These works of art include Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, Casa Batillo, and Park Guell. These breathtaking buildings and locations can be found throughout the city and are easy to travel to. If art is your passion, Barcelona is home to many magnificent art museums. Some of the unforgettable museums include the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), The Picasso Museum, and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC). Not only do these museums show their daily galleries, but they are constantly showing unique exhibitions. Obviously, if you love history, art, and architecture, interning in Barcelona is a must.
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