The 5 best university cities in Spain

10 May 2022 | University life

Which are the best university cities to live in?

To start university life it’s important to be certain of your destination. In Spain there are many options, which explains why the decision about where to study can be a difficult one. There are many factors to take into account, such as enrolment fees, and the costs of food and socializing, among others.

At micampus we would like to offer you this list of the five best university cities in Spain to live in:

  • Madrid
    The Spanish capital will offer you a range of accommodation options during your time at university. It’s a dynamic, varied environment and this makes it highly attractive to those who are planning to spend a while there. Moreover, it offers many leisure options and it’s easy to get around the city by public transport or on foot. All these factors, along with its broad range of cultural activities, make the city a popular destination for students from all over the world and this will make it easy for you to find a university residence in Madrid and enjoy your time there. The city is also in an ideal location if you want to travel around Spain and make the most of your time at university, balancing your studies with enjoying your free time.
  • Barcelona
    The city of Barcelona speaks for itself as, in addition to being the capital of Catalonia, it’s also a very popular destination for students from all over Europe and tourists. The city is the perfect place to start your great university adventure, living in a university residence in Barcelona. The city is attractive for many reasons. The culture you can find on its streets is unique and incomparable, and it’s also located by the Mediterranean sea on the Costa Brava. For many reasons, Barcelona is amazing and a perfect place to study and enjoy your free time. Finally, it’s also easy to get about the city, which is important to think about when you need to travel to and from university or to a park or bar to meet your friends.
  • Santander
    The city of Santander is another popular Erasmus destination in Spain and is certainly an excellent choice. In the centre of the Cantabrian coastline, its location makes it easy to travel around the region without having to go too far. It has wide beaches where you can enjoy relaxing walks and one of the most popular sports in the area, surfing. If you’re a daring person who likes a challenge then surfing is the sport for you. If you’re spending a year on an Erasmus placement, an intense, unique experience, choose to live in Santander and this sport can form part of your experience, making your days even more special and fun. The north of Spain also offers excellent cuisine with its generous seafood dishes. If you live in a university residence in Santander don’t miss your chance to try cachopo, cazón or sardines, among many other local specialties.
  • Seville
    Seville has one of the best climates in Europe and this alone increases your opportunities to enjoy life outdoors while studying at university there. If you like a stable, warm temperature all year round and don’t mind carrying a jacket just in case, Seville is the place for you. It’s also a good place if you like bar hopping, enjoying a cold beer and trying local tapas. It also has many cultural offerings including events, festivals and the April Fair, all unmissable if you’re in the city for an extended period of time. You can get the most from the city while living in a university residence in Seville.
  • Alicante
    Spain’s Costa Blanca is another great place to visit on an Erasmus placement. By living in a university residence in Alicante you will be able to enjoy the beaches, the Mediterranean climate and mild temperatures. It’s also an affordable place to live and a good choice for those who are studying and are not yet economically independent. We must also mention the local festivities: it’s easy to reach local festivals all over the city by public transport. When you’ve finished partying, you can also make more relaxing plans and visit the many towns around the city.

    If you’re looking for a city to move to in Spain, we have good news for you: at micampus Residencias we have residences in all the cities we’ve mentioned, all with the best facilities.

    Come and check them out!

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