Welcome to Barcelona incoming study abroad students for the spring semester 2015! We are amped to have you in our city for if only for a few months. In short, we hope that Aashi Guest List will become your go-to for any and all clubbing, partying, pre-gaming, Uber, and general touristic needs while studying in this amazing city.
Intro to Barcelona: BCN is the capital of Catalonia, one of the autonomous regions of Spain. Surrounded by mountains, beach, and filled with millions of people from all over the world, Barcelona offers study abroad students the unique opportunity to experience Catalan/ Spanish/ European culture and have an awesome time while doing so.
SPRING 2015 TOP 10:
1. Getting from airport to home… There are three main options to get from the El Prat airport to wherever you will be staying in BCN: Taxi (via Uber), Aerobus, and normal public transport (via bus, metro, and/or train). We recommend using Uber to get a taxi, the easiest, most stress-free way to get where you’re going, quickly. Make sure to use the AASHILIST promotional code so you’ll get two rides up to 15 euros for FREE!
2. Participate in a Aashi Guest List hosted free, walking tour –> More info forthcoming on this upcoming opportunity! We are looking forward to hosting complimentary guided walking tours of some of the cities most popular, interesting areas, led by a local guide with insider info!
3. Take a live-guided tour of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. Main thing here: buy your tickets in advance and online, that way you won’t have to wait hours in line outside. Plus, the tour with the live guide is way more engaging and worth your money!
4. Also see / tour Gaudi’s Park Guell, La Pedrera, & Casa Batllo… Insider tip: enter Park Guell from one of the two lateral side entrances and avoid paying the recently implemented entrance fee at the front gate; you still get to see the large majority of things!
5. Check out las Ramblas / La Boqueria / El Gotico… Las Ramblas is a must, though it is overrated and literally always packed with tons of tourists. La Boqueria is like the best farmer’s market you’ve ever seen; try to get there early when all the stands are still open. The Gothic quarter is full of tiny, back streets with many hidden gems of establishments.
6. Get tickets to a FCB home match at Camp Nou
7. Check out El Borne/ Arc de Triomf / Ciutadella Park –> The Born neighborhood is home to the worthwhile Picasso museum (get in free showing student card), so many cute shops, and innumerable bars and restaurants with character. Stop by BCN’s Arc de Triomf and walk down to Ciutadella Park and have a relaxing picnic w/ friends!
8. Be a beach bum / become a regular at beach clubs! Check out all of Barcelona’s beaches from Barceloneta to Mar Bella (nude beach). Great for beach volleyball, boardwalk runs, and grabbing a bite to eat at a chiringuito. And of course, hit up the beach clubs often (Opium, Shoko, CDLC, Pacha, Catwalk, Eclipse), always using Aashi List to get in free and often have access to VIP table service!
9. Eat tapas. Drink cava. Anywhere you can and as often as possible. Carpe diem folks. Carrer de Blai near Parallel is lined with cheap, delicious tapas spots. Yum.
10. Take advantage of Aashi Guest List from day 1! Offering free access at at least a handful of premiere nightclubs nightly, Aashi Guest List is the best resource for all of your nightlife dreams! Weekly pre-games at Le Cyrano (w/ discounts), Uber discounts, free dinners, VIP service, complimentary drinks… you name it, we got it! Welcome to Barcelona 🙂