Living in Barcelona

Barcelona is a city full of life all year round, with intense cultural, commercial and sports activities: music, theatre, cinema, dance, opera, exhibitions, international fairs, shops and shopping centres, art galleries, design centres, etc.

Keep updated on the cultural life of Barcelona by visiting the City Council website.


Barcelona Centre Universitari (BCU) is an institution intended to provide all aspects of extra-academic life of the university’s foreign community.

People coming to the School to study or work are able to make use of the services offered by the BCU. These services include the accommodation exchange and management for students, teaching staff and foreign researchers. The BCU also has a service guide for full enjoyment of the wide range of cultural leisure in Barcelona. 

Residencia Onix is a few meters from the Esmuc (C. Sardenya 101)

Reservations: / 932 666 100

The students of the Esmuc who hire a stay longer than three months have a 15% discount on the registration to be paid in each case. For short stays, the discount is 7% on the applicable official rate. In both cases, the reservation must be made directly at the reservation center of the Onix Residence.

The Student Hotel has two accommodations in the city:

  • TSH Campus Barcelona Marina - C. Sancho de Ávila 22
  • TSH Campus Barcelona Poble Sec - Av. Paral·lel 101

Reservations: / 932 178 812

Esmuc students have a 33% discount on the applicable registration. This amount ranges from € 295 to € 440, depending on the length of stay.