Sitting on the sunny Mediterranean coast 100 miles from the border with France, Barcelona in Spain’s second-largest city and one of Europe’s major capitals, both in terms of culture and economy. It’s a center for music, art, architecture and fashion, is a major European transport hub and the tenth-most visited city in the world.
It’s also full of young people: Barcelona is home to three of Spain’s best universities and a slew of international business schools and is a destination for foreign students from all over the world. Its beaches and sunny Mediterranean climate make it an ideal place to work and play.
Booming tourism industry aside, Barcelona is also one of Spain’s economic powerhouses. It is one of the longtime homes to Spain’s industrial sectors and also has an up-and-coming start-up sector, which has been aided by a low cost of living that attracts talent from all over Europe.