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Spanish school in Barcelona


Spanish school in Barcelona



Just a block from Gaudí’s spectacular La Pedrera on the Passeig de Gràcia, this Spanish language school is located right in the beautiful centre of Barcelona. With 9 bright classrooms equipped with smart TVs, the school also boasts air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, computers and tablets for students’ use. Between classes, visit the coffee and snack bar and hang out with your fellow students in the lounge and dining area or in the garden. You’ll also find a library and computer room in the spacious building. What’s more, after class, you have Barcelona’s main attractions right at your fingertips!

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Please note:

Lessons will take place in another building for students over 30 years old. Please contact us for more information.

The school will be moving to new premises from 17/06/2024

School Highlights

Spanish school in Barcelona
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Key points

  • Located in a newly renovated modern building in the city centre
  • Boutique Spanish school with personalised attention
  • Tailor-made programmes for professional or cultural purposes
  • Innovative and engaging activity programme with free activities each week

School facts

Available exams:
School size:
Disabled access
Free Wifi

Student facts

Minimum age:
years old
Average age:
years old
Maximum students in class:


Instituto Cervantes
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IALC International Association of Language Centres partner agency
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CSN logo accreditation

Student nationalities

      United States
      United Kingdom


ESL schools guarantee the same excellent standards for accommodation as they do for teaching. We take great pleasure in helping you find the most suitable accommodation for you.


Host family


If you’re looking for a true Spanish immersion experience in Barcelona, there’s no better option than staying with a host family. You’ll stay in a single room (or a double if travelling with another student) in the family’s home. Bed linens and towels are included, and you’ll also have free Wi-Fi and access to the washing machine (just pay for detergent). This option includes half-board, so you can practise chatting in Spanish with your family during meal times. Host families are located a maximum of a 35-minute journey by public transport from the school.

Please note that students ages 16-17 must book the host family option with airport transfers.

Shared apartment


Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Eixample, this residence is perfect for students who want a strong sense of independence and an active social life during their stay in Barcelona. Enjoy your single room (or double, if travelling with another student) with free bed linen and towels, a fan or air-con, and the choice of either a shared or ensuite bathroom. The apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering, a washing machine and free Wi-Fi.

Age range 18-39 years old.

Yugo Garbi Student Residence

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Yugo Garbi student residence is in the scenic neighbourhood of Sants-Montjuic and is perfect for students to experience the vibrant lifestyle and beauty that Barcelona is known for. The residence is in a modern building, just 12 minutes from class via metro. Students can expect a single room with a desk, kitchenette, WIFI and ensuite bathroom . While there are no shared kitchens, students have the option of either half or full board from the residence – this will need to be arranged prior to departure and paid for upon arrival. Students can use an app to pay for the onsite laundry facilities and will be provided with linens and towels which are changed regularly. The property has a weekly room cleaning service at no additional cost. Yugo Garbi is the perfect place to make new friends, with multiple shared facilities such as a leisure room, cinema, study room, coworking space, and gym.

Why choose our accommodation

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Finding the right accommodation can be stressful. That’s why we guarantee that we’ll find the perfect housing option for you before you even land in your destination.

Convenient Transport

Our accommodation is hand-picked to make sure your journey to the classroom is as safe, reliable, and smooth as possible.

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All of our accommodation options are rigorously screened to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting when you make the choice to book your program.