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Barcelona is a city with an open and cosmopolitan spirit that offers its inhabitants great quality of life. The city has become one of the most attractive European cities in terms of quality of life, thanks to its excellent academic, cultural and leisure offer, its safety, the efficiency of its transport and healthcare services, and an attractive climate for enjoying the sea and mountain year-round.

Barcelona is also famous as a city that lives by and for design. Design is pervasive in its urban landscape and museums, art galleries, exhibition halls and showrooms, not to mention restaurants, bookstores and all types of establishments, which exude their own identity thanks to their furniture, lighting, commercial signs, etc. The city is a real magnet for creatives and designers from around the world, who feel attracted by the latest trends and know that the ecosystem nestling the system is also a stimulus for their creativity.

All this makes the city one of the top European destinations for students.

ELISAVA’s headquarters are located in La Rambla, in the very heart of Barcelona, a few metres from the Mediterranean Sea, in one of the most emblematic areas of the city, recognised internationally for its vitality as well as its historical and cultural value. La Rambla, the Gothic quarters, buildings, museums, shops and many of the city’s attractions are walking distance form ELISAVA. Any destination of interest is accessible by public transportation in very little time.

This privileged location enriches ELISAVA and fills it with cultural vitality. This location offers students proximity to the historic Barcelona centre which, in turn, is also the most vibrant and effervescent. The ELISAVA facilities are therefore the located in the ideal epicentre from where to explore the corners of this city, worldwide design and architecture benchmark.