Over the last few years, Barcelona’s Erasmus programme has increased exponentially. Every year, more students from other countries in Europe choose to study in Barcelona, or do their internship here. They stay here for multiple months, and in some cases even more than a year. Being away from home for such a long period can cause some homesickness. However, you need not worry, because in this article you will learn where you can experience your own culture in one of the many European bars for Erasmus students in Barcelona!
French culture in Barcelona: Les gens que j’aim
This is definitely one of the best French bars in Barcelona. It is a great place to go when you are feeling homesick, or if you just want to experience your own culture again for a while. Here you will be able to meet other French people, enjoy some French wine or have some great cocktails! It is a typical French bar with a 1920’s look and feel and you are even able to learn about your future with a traditional fortuneteller. Les gens que j´aime is the perfect place to go to for anyone wanting to experience some French culture in Barcelona.
Calle València, 286, 08007 Barcelona
British culture in Barcelona: Obama Gastropub
If you are searching for an authentic British pub, then the Obama Gastropub is the place for you! The scenery in this place is perfect, and it has a real traditional appearance. This expresses itself in the antique looking furniture, and the beautiful pictures and paintings that are hung upon the wall. It is a great place if you are a sports fanatic, since they broadcast football, rugby, boxing, tennis and basketball. It is the perfect place for English students in Barcelona to enjoy their own culture for an evening and the staff will make sure you will have a unique experience.
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 603, 08007 Barcelona
Dutch culture in Barcelona: Bar Amsterdam
Over the last few years, more people that are Dutch have decided to study, or do their internship in Barcelona. Sometimes, these students might get homesick and are looking for something familiar from home. Luckily for them, there is the Bar Amsterdam. Here Dutch students can enjoy some authentic Dutch snacks like the ‘frikandel’ and the ‘kroket’. Apart from these snacks, there is also the possibility to have a great dinner here. Bar Amsterdam is famous for their amazing burgers and you can enjoy this together with an original Dutch beer. You will be able to speak in Dutch with the bartenders and a lot of customers are Dutch as well! Furthermore, it is a great place to watch some Dutch football, since they broadcast all matches of the Dutch Eredivisie.
Calle Aragó, 305, 08012 Barcelona
Scandinavian culture in Barcelona: Mikkeller Bar
For all Scandinavian students in Barcelona is there the Mikkeller Bar. It is located in the beautiful old part of the Eixample neighborhood. This bar has 24 beer taps, from which you can get some real authentic Scandinavian beers! Of course, they have various Mikkeller beers available, but the Danish ‘To Øl’ brewery is also represented. The interior and decoration have a Nordic look and feel, and you will have the feeling you are back in Scandinavia. They have a great menu, and you can combine your Scandinavian beers with some great Catalan inspired dishes. This makes for a unique combination! In addition to this, it is also a great place to watch FC Barcelona games with your friends.
Carrer de Valencia 202 – Barcelona