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  • Choose The Lofttown, your university residence in Barcelona with everything you need

    Today we tell you why you should choose us as your university residence in Barcelona and what will make you live an unforgettable academic experience.

    Barcelona is a wonderful city to live in at any time of the year, no matter what you do. But… coming to study has a very special flavor and you know it!

    Therefore, if you are convinced of spending an academic season in the Catalan capital, also considered one of the best cities in Europe to study, you have to choose the ideal place to live with all the comforts that we offer you in our residence.

    For that reason, today at TheLofttown we share a complete post to teach you how to correctly choose the best student accommodation that allows you to carry out your academic activities with complete confidence and security.

    Next, we tell you why we are your best option in Barcelona.

    Want to know more about us? Continue reading!

    Welcome to our #TheLofttowner blog!

    An ideal location with all services
    When you are a foreign student in Barcelona, ​​the economic factor is one of the main priorities. All this, because it will depend on the budget you have when choosing a suitable university residence, which also correctly meets all your needs.

    Therefore, when choosing the best accommodation for you, you should also make sure that it has the basic services that every good residence should have, such as: cleaning and laundry, extra-curricular activities, restaurant service, recreational and study rooms, high-speed internet, 24-hour surveillance, among others.

    Likewise, the location where the university residence you will choose is also becomes another important factor when making a final decision. Consequently, it is essential that you value the proximity that the residence will have to the campus where you will study.

    Also remember that Barcelona is the best city in Spain if we talk about communication with public transport, both at the bus, metro or tram service level respectively. Likewise, it has thousands of bike lanes, where you can go with your own bicycle, skate or rollerblades, or if you prefer you can also use the bicing service of the Barcelona City Council.

    And what is the best of all?
    The Lofttown is located in the heart of the center of Barcelona, ​​from where you can go to your university campus with total ease and at your own pace. However, we want you to know how to differentiate between low cost accommodation or shared flats and a true university residence, with exclusive services that offer you all the comforts you need.

    In our university residence, we want to become for you the best student accommodation in Barcelona that will make your academic experience an unforgettable stage in your life.

    Therefore, we have the perfect room for you that will make your stay here the best possible, so we have a wide variety of rooms for all tastes and budgets, with the best style and interior design, always clean and tidy. , suitable both for your study moments and for your leisure time.

    With all you need
    As we said in the previous point, the services included in your university residence are essential. And for this reason, finding the perfect university residence that you need in Barcelona will only depend on you and your personal needs.

    At The Lofttown we know very well that all students are different people both in needs and cultural issues; consequently, we recommend that you always prioritize your comfort above all else.

    In the first place, one of the factors that our residents value most when choosing our accommodation is, without a doubt, the exclusive food service that we have. Surely you have heard that phrase: “You are what you eat” Well, for us, correct nutrition for our young residents is the most important priority, since it directly influences their quality of life and their academic performance.

    In this way, what we are looking for is that you only focus on your academic responsibilities and fully enjoy the city with total freedom.

    Live with us also on vacation
    It is clear that Barcelona is a perfect city to study. But can you imagine what will happen when your long-awaited vacation arrives? What do you want, right? Well, we assure you that here you will live perhaps the best vacations of your life.

    For that reason, in our university residence, many of our residents decide to stay longer than normal, beyond the academic season, and that is why if you prefer that your university residence also offers you full availability during the vacation season, we are your ideal destination and we will be by your side.

    However, if you already have in mind to stay much longer in Barcelona, ​​don’t waste time and ask us for a quote to offer you the best accommodation options so you can enjoy the city to the fullest on your summer holidays. We remind you that at The Lofttown we are always available for you throughout the year when you need us most.

    Enjoy our residence at your own pace
    If you have chosen to choose us as your university residence in Barcelona, ​​do not think that you will live in a convent or in a strict enclosure for schoolboys, quite the opposite.

    We know that you are a young adventurer and what you want most in Barcelona is to enjoy your freedom to the fullest. Therefore, this aspect is important when choosing a university residence that meets all your expectations as we do at The Lofttown.

    However, we remind you that you should always check that your residence allows you a reception 24 hours a day, while providing you with all the facilities both in access and exit with total security. Of course, with the rules well established by the management

    At the same time, it is also essential that you always comply with all the essential rules of the university residence. Remember that here you will live with many other young students, who, like you, are always looking for collective respect, so that coexistence is correct at all times and there are no problems of any kind.

    For this, it is essential that you choose a university residence that always adapts to your lifestyle so that your experience here is always satisfactory.

    Share unique experiences
    If you come to Barcelona you will not only do it to prepare yourself academically and you know it. Remember that you are moving to an exceptional city that is characterized by having many students, basically foreigners, who come from the five continents.

    So, you have to be prepared because your social life here will be quite active and entertaining, which will not leave you indifferent at all and you will learn new things every day.

    Therefore, you should value this point in your future university residence, since while you live here you will also create new friendship ties every day, interacting with fantastic and interesting people in an ideal international environment. At the same time, do not forget that it is a unique opportunity to get to know new cultures, start new professional projects and even learn new languages.

    At The Lofttown we want our residents to always integrate with each other, while living in our facilities with total freedom and comfort. To do this, we organize collective activities, whether leisure, as well as sports activities. In this way, the young residents will enjoy total harmony and in the best possible environment.

    An ideal atmosphere for you
    A mind busy with academic responsibilities also needs a healthy and healthy body that allows you to perform at your best in your day to day life. For this reason, we believe that it is important to choose a university residence that gives you the opportunity to develop sports activities.

    To do this, we have facilities, such as gyms and outdoor areas that are part of our infrastructure, or if not also public places around it, such as beaches and parks that are nearby so you can practice collective activities.

    Remember that if you exercise frequently while you are a student, you will optimally improve your physical response, increase your respiratory capacity and this will benefit your mind, which you will see translated into your academic performance. And best of all, in our residence you will find all this and much more in one place.

    Are you convinced that we are your next residence in Barcelona?
    With today’s post we hope to have shown you why choosing the best university residence in Barcelona correctly will help you live your stay in a unique way.

    And we look forward to seeing you here to become a new #TheLoftowner!

    We also invite you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram so that you are always up to date with the latest promotions and news in our university residence.

    See you next course!

  • Discover the pleasure of cycling with the best routes for urban cyclists in Barcelona

    Today we share the best bike routes in The Lofttown to pedal discovering the magic of Barcelona at your own pace this spring

    That Barcelona is full of cyclists is not new. For this reason, just like the great European capitals that promote sustainable transport, the fashion of getting around by bike is increasing every year among Barcelonans who want to take care of the planet and at the same time feel more active.

    In this sense, it is not surprising that thousands of bike lanes have been implemented in Barcelona over the last decade, thus making it more accessible to cyclists of all levels, whether for leisure, work or as a means of daily transport.

    For this reason, today at The LoftTown, your university residence in the heart of Barcelona, ​​we share a complete post where we tell you which are our favorite routes to go by bike and that you can travel enjoying all the magic of the city. Are you ready to pedal with us? Take note of your next route!

    Route 1: For nature lovers
    How a disconnection in nature is appreciated. For this reason, we recommend that you start the walk in Plaza España and then head towards the MontjuÏc mountain.

    To do this, take the wide avenue that ends at the MNAC building. Once you have crossed Reina Cristina Avenue you will already be at the foot of this impressive building. Then just head down the road that you will see on your right, take energy because it is an uphill for demanding cyclists.

    As you advance you will notice the start of the MontjuÏc slope in your legs. If you are an athlete you will see that the challenge will be the maximum and we are sure that you will not abandon the path.

    The first stop you will see is the Poble Espanyol, a complex built for the Universal Exhibition of 1929, and which has 117 full-scale buildings and more than 25 local artisans who will teach you the meaning of Spanish culture.

    Leaving Poble Espanyol, you will continue the route through the Olympic Stadium, an emblematic venue in the city built exclusively for the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.

    Further on, you will arrive at the Botanical Garden, which has more than 10 hectares of gardens that will make you fully connect with nature. To end your tour, we suggest you go to MontjuÏc Castle, where you can see the port and the city’s coastline.

    Route 2: For beachgoers
    One of the best bike routes around the city is along the sea coast. We encourage you to look from another angle and rediscover the seven most important beaches in the city and all this in less than 30 minutes. We assure you that you will fully enjoy the pleasure of feeling the Mediterranean air on your face.

    We recommend you take your bike in the seaside neighborhood of Barceloneta and ride along the entire coastline until you reach the Forum. The trip in total will cost you about 30 minutes, but we recommend you extend it and enjoy the walk by taking breaks at each beach.

    Route 3: For urban cyclists
    Sightseeing in Barcelona is a must. And for this you don’t have to be a tourist to discover new places in the historic center of Barcelona and you know it very well. Our recommendation is that you do the route of the old town through the small streets of the Gothic, Borne and Barceloneta quarters, since when you ride a bike the sensation is different and you will see these neighborhoods with new eyes.

    In the Gothic there are corners that you know, but surely you have never paid much attention to them. That’s why when you do it on the bike you will see that you will feel as if you were inside a movie.

    Surely you already knew that Barcino was the old name of the Catalan capital and you have even passed many times in front of the Roman wall of Barcelona, ​​and perhaps you did not know where you were or the importance of this fantastic place.

    The Roman wall began to be built in the 1st century, but the remains that are preserved today date from approximately the 3rd and 4th centuries. The Roman wall thus has almost 2,000 years of history and is the largest monument of ancient Barcelona that remains to this day.

    We recommend that you start your bike route by the Cathedral, then go to Plaça del Àngel and continue along Sotstinent Navarro street, Plaça del Traginers, Hostal del Sol street, Regomir, Gignàs, Avinyó, Bany nous and finish the tour at Palla street. We assure you that after this tour you will see the old part of the city with different eyes.

  • Live the essence of The Lofttown in Barcelona

    All you need to know about what The Lofttown is and why you should choose us as your next student residence in Barcelona

    Studying in Barcelona is a unique experience in the life with which many young people around the world dream to come once in their life. Are you one of the chosen or do you want to be one soon?

    So, you have to know that the best supplement to your stay in the Catalan capital is The Lofttown and in today’s post we tell you all the reasons for you to be 100% convinced to choose us as your next residence in Barcelona.

    We are more than a student residence in Barcelona

    As we said, Barcelona is the favorite destination for university students, both foreign and Spanish, for the quality of their study centers and universities, in addition to offering a wide variety of careers, along with its culture, social activity that never stops, its Mediterranean climate and endless benefits that are highly attractive to the world.

    This is how The Lofttown was born, a student residence designed to provide accommodation solutions for people from all over the world, adapted to the increasingly demanding and demanding profile of modern students seeking excellence.

    Therefore, our residence lives up to the demands of the 21st century, because we have a newly built building with 3,300m2 and capacity for 146 students. The Lofttown offers a value-added proposition by extremely pampering all the details, to make students feel at home at all levels.

    In addition, our facilities have been designed exclusively to meet the comfort and safety needs of students.

    We offer you a unique and optimal environment

    The Lofttown is more than a student residence. All absolutely everything has been created to considered your accommodation needs and offer you multiple spaces and services, to help you both in your studies and in your well-deserved breaks.

    This is a very important moment in your lives and we want you to be able to focus on what is important, while you live wonderful experiences, as we take care of everything else.

    In this sense, The Lofttown is specifically designed to offer a complete life experience. How? We have put ourselves in your shoes to understand what is important to you and design both the spaces and the services you need.

    In addition, each and every one of the professionals who make up the team of The Lofttown are involved day by day to make this space a reference.

    Enjoy a lifestyle of your own

    Our residents are people who care about their future, take care of themselves, care about their health and their image, pursue success, love life, their friends, their closed ones, strive to achieve what they desire. That’s why we built The Lofttown following these values so that students find everything here.

    Being a #TheLofttowner means many things.

    To all residents: it’s arrived time time to choose and follow a course for personal and professional realisation by living unforgettable experiences with the greatest comfort and security. Joining us? Enjoy life! Enjoy #TheLofttown!

    We hope to see you soon in Barcelona and that you become a new member of the #TheLoftowner family!

    We also invite you to follow us on Instagram so that you are always up to date with the latest promotions and news in our university residence.

    Welcome to Barcelona, Spain!

  • Tips to prepare for exams

    Today we tell you the best tips from The LoftTown so that you can prepare for exams with total success

    Studying at the university is a continuous evaluation that deserves the best of you to perform at your best. Therefore, it is not necessary to wait for the exam period to be fully prepared for the evaluations, on the contrary, it is highly recommended to start much earlier to achieve the best results.

    For that reason, today at The LoftTown, your university residence in Barcelona, ​​we share a list with the best tips so that during exam times you get the results you always wanted.

    Are you ready to get the best grades in college with us? Next, take note of 7 important tips that you cannot miss.

    Welcome to a new blog post with the best tips for our #TheLoftowners!

    Tip 1: Prioritize comfort and privacy

    Studying without comfort is inconceivable. Study consists of remaining seated and in the same position for long periods of time. Therefore, we recommend that you find an ideal place to study that gives you total comfort.

    Otherwise, you will find yourself in the short term with small physical discomforts that will directly affect your productivity. Another important detail is to have adequate lighting so as not to damage your eyesight by straining it too much while you read.

    Tip 2: Say goodbye to distractions

    Studying is an act of full concentration. So, keep in mind that when you want to perform at your best you should put aside all kinds of distractions, we are talking mainly about the mobile phone and social networks, unless it is not strictly necessary for your study when you do not have the computer near you.

    Likewise, to avoid possible distractions where you live, such as your roommates or your partner, choose a more comfortable option such as coworking spaces or libraries that we have shared with you in previous articles

    Tip 3: Choose your study space

    Were you a day person or a night owl? You should find out if you are able to concentrate better in the early hours of the morning, during the day, or at night.

    It’s also helpful to study at a similar time each day to create a routine. And of course, the time that you are not studying should be dedicated to resting, sleeping well, and a little free time during the day, is not bad to clear your head.


    Tip 4: Control your time

    Managing your time well is a fundamental task when you are a student. It is useless to leave everything until the end as is usual in many students, for example the day before the exam studying all night, since it is not an intelligent or productive solution and it usually does not give good results.

    Our recommendation is that you have a strategic study calendar. This way you can study systematically, assigning a number of topics for each day. In this way, the long-term results will be more than fruitful as well as your exam grades.

    Tip 5: Get enough rest

    A full and pleasant rest is a synonym of success when you are a student. Sometimes there can come a point where you feel stuck or just tired because you’re pushing yourself harder than you need to. Our recommendation is that you rest well to perform better.

    And when we talk about rest, we mean a time for you enjoying a complete disconnection, especially from mobile and social networks. Take note of this advice and you will see how you start to perform better in exams.

    Tip 6: Study in a group

    They say that the union makes the force. Then, it is the perfect time for you to turn to your classmates to solve doubts and study together. It is proven that sharing knowledge and reviewing at the same time, you learn more and better.

    Also, do not forget that in any case what is always important is to have good study material, adequate bibliography, good clear and orderly notes, summaries in which the most relevant topics are collected.

    Tip 7: Check every day

    Studying is not a mechanical action but on the contrary a discipline as in any other human activity. For this reason, we always recommend reviewing the topics learned every day, even slightly, since this way you will be saving necessary information in your memory

    Remember that studying doesn’t have to be difficult and stressful, especially when you’re properly prepared. It is about trusting yourself and all the knowledge you have continuously acquired throughout the academic year.

    Are you ready to get the best grades in your next exams?

    Yes! And we hope that with this post today you are ready to only receive notables with us.

    If you want to know more about us, we invite you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram so that you are always up to date with the latest promotions and news in our university residence.

    Good luck in the exams!

  • Where to study in Barcelona at your own pace and with total comfort

    Everything you need to know about the best places to study in Barcelona outside the university with total comfort and at your own pace

    Studying is a ritual for many people. In that sense, finding the ideal place for you to do it with total comfort and at your own pace is a fundamental task for you, give your best in your academic step.

    For this reason, today at The LoftTown, your university residence in Barcelona, ​​we share a complete list with the best places to study or work in a group, where you can stay on focus and enjoy everything you need so that your academic results are remarkable.

    Are you ready to study as you always wanted in Barcelona? Welcome to a new blog post with the best tips for our #TheLoftowners!

    Discover the coolest coworking spaces in Barcelona

    Barcelona is full of co-working spaces to work in groups, do personal projects and study with the concentration you need. For this reason, below we will tell you which are the most valued co-working spaces in Barcelona that you should try during your academic stage in our city.

    Option 1: Coworking Attico

    It is not new that coworking spaces are a boom in Barcelona in recent years. Therefore, Attico is a perfect place to study or have group meetings with your university classmates.

    Since it offers you exclusive access 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; in addition to a beautiful terrace; printer service; restaurant and bar with the best coffee and beers. Keep in mind this coworking offers you two impressive locations in the city center and in front of the sea.

    Option 2: Coworking Cloudworks

    This coworking has fantastic locations in Barcelona, where they offer you spectacular common areas and terraces, ideal to enhance your academic project. In addition, they organize events to facilitate connections and encourage ongoing training of attendees. At Cloudworks you can work, meet coworkers and college colleagues, or just have coffee at your own pace.

    Option 3: Coworking Zamnes

    This coworking space is very popular in Barcelona where you will have access to meeting rooms, a bar, a chillout space, showers and parking for your bicycle, as well as a super modern environment where you can meet fascinating people from all over the world.

    So, if you’re looking for a place to study in Barcelona, ​​don’t hesitate to include Zamness in the creative neighborhood of Poblenou on your must-see list.

    Option 4: Espai Born

    This center is a historic coworking and has a unique charm in all of Barcelona. It was specially built to encourage and enhance the imagination of the attendees.

    It is located in the heart of El Born and becomes the perfect space offering you everything you need in terms of comfort and technology to develop creative projects personally or with your group of university classmates.

    Option 5: The LoftTown residence

    Yes, this is how you read it. At The Lofttown we also offer you some impressive spaces so that you can study in total comfort and do your group work without problems with the best environment you ever imagined.

    And best of all, without leaving the residence where you have everything you need for give your best during your academic period in Barcelona. On the contrary, if what you are looking for is to go out a bit, you already have the previous options.

    Have you chosen your next study space yet?

    We hope that with today’s post you are ready to fully enjoy Barcelona and the best places to study at your own pace and in complete comfort

    Remember that you can always count on our university residence so that your stay in the Catalan capital is the best. Therefore, we guarantee that we will do everything possible to make your experience unforgettable.

    We hope to see you very soon in Barcelona and that you become a new #TheLoftowner member!

    always up to date with the latest promotions and news in our university residence.

    We hope to have you with us soon!
  • Discover the best cultural plans for March in Barcelona

    Live March to the fullest with the best cultural plans in all of Barcelona that you cannot miss

    March is here and with it comes the long-awaited spring, filling all of Barcelona with joy and harmony. In addition, March is also synonymous with a wide variety of cultural events and important activities that will make you enjoy the city to the fullest, such as exhibitions, film and theater premieres, a large number of concerts that you cannot miss.

    For that reason, today at The Lofttown, your university residence in Barcelona, ​​we share a complete list with the best plans in Barcelona during the entire month of March that you cannot miss for the world.

    Will you join us future TheLofttowner?

    So welcome once again to our blog with the best tips in all of Barcelona!

    Photographic exhibition at the Mapfre Foundation

    If you like photography, you have probably heard of Marta Dahó. We are referring to a curator and graduate in Art History, famous in the world of Photography, who has organized an intensive series of online conferences in March in collaboration with the prestigious KBr Photography Center of the Mapfre Foundation.

    In this photographic cycle we want to highlight the relationship between photography and exhibition from all historiographical and theoretical perspectives. Then, the conferences will take place every Tuesday in March and will continue even during the month of April, also in the native language of each guest and will be completely free.

    So if you like photography and want to delve into the theme of the exhibitions, whether you are a photographer or an amateur, we encourage you to sign up for each presentation and conference. We are sure that you will learn a lot.

    Feminist Museums in March

    March also means that it is the month of women. For this reason, in Barcelona there will be nine museums in the city that this 2022 will again join the International Women’s Day, to celebrate the feminist cycle ‘Little stories, great women’.

    We refer to a series of videos in the form of stories that deal with the history of women who are leaders in today’s world, both in culture, sports, science and the arts.

    On this occasion, it should be noted that it has been organized in a completely virtual way, so that all those interested can follow the storytellers through the YouTube channel of Little stories, great women. Take note because the appointment begins next Monday, March 8 with a well-deserved: Happy Day to all Women!

    Concerts against gender violence in Barcelona

    We continue with feminist issues and the defense of women’s rights. In this sense, music is not an exception to raise the voice of support for women. For this reason, one more year, the mythical Luz de Gas room will offer a live concert with a solidarity motive against gender violence.

    So take note because next Monday, March 8, on International Women’s Day, the curtain will be opened by singer Maria del Mar Bonet and other established artists such as Mayte Martín, Gemma Humet, Beth, Sara Roy, Elena Gadel & Marta Robles and Balkan Paradise Orchestra.

    Don’t miss the Market Vintage BooM

    To all the fans of the vintage concept, we tell you that March is full of very interesting markets in the city. For example, if you are one of those who prefer vintage clothing markets and especially bargains, make a good note in your diaries because for yet another year Nau Bostik becomes the epicenter of second-hand clothing in Barcelona.

    So next Thursday, March 4, we invite you to enjoy the BooM Market, where this year there are more than 100 exhibitors with the best vintage clothing at incredible prices.

    Plans for moviefans

    Watching a series at home is not bad at all. But going to the movies is a unique experience that has no comparison. That is why below, we tell you what are the movies that you can enjoy this March. Take note!

    Drive my car

    Ryûsuke Hamaguchi shares a Murakami short story and magically expands it into three captivating hours (the credits don’t roll until the 40th minute!). Reeling from the sudden death of his screenwriter wife, Oto, theater director Yusuke heads to Hiroshima to stage ‘Uncle Vanya’ with his young chauffeur. The genius of the film is how the script takes the themes of Murakami’s story (loss, love, jealousy, healing) and finds an echo in Chekhov’s famous work.

    Licorice Pizza

    Paul Thomas Anderson’s most acclaimed film to date is this San Fernando Valley palimpsest with so many bubbles it practically bursts off the screen. The biggest blow to ‘Licorice Pizza,’ however, is its casting. Alana Haim of the Haim group is Alana Kane, 25, a photographer’s assistant bewildered to run into Gary Valentine, a high school student ten years her junior.

    Los ojos de Tammy Faye

    A gorgeous Jessica Chastain is the queen of the party in this biopic about a popular televangelist in America in the 1970s and 1980s. Tammy Faye Bakker and her husband, Jim, built a religious empire from scratch with feet of clay, with a network of television networks that connected with his program and even with a theme park project dedicated to the evangelical faith. Andrew Garfield accompanies Chastain in an x-ray of the fragility of the American dream.

    Canto cósmico

    Marc Sempere and Leire Apellaniz show the viewer their fascination for an innovative artist in a film that escapes the usual portrait to talk about the personality and work of Niño de Elche, but also about the shock wave that the musician provokes in his path. A look that allows us to understand the impact of this creator, to photograph the cultural moment that Spain is experiencing, and to make a profound reflection on the role of tradition and heterodoxy in an art such as flamenco.


    Sony hands over the start of a new franchise to the newest goose that lays the golden eggs, Tom Holland. The protagonist of ‘Spider-Man: No way home’, the only movie capable of recovering pre-pandemic collections, puts himself in the shoes of an adventurer who travels the world as a treasure hunter. With Mark Wahlberg as a partner in adventures and Antonio Banderas as the bad guy, this version of a popular video game aims to break the bad luck of other failed adaptations, such as ‘Tomb raider’ or ‘Assassin’s creed’.


    A loud shout at this year’s Oscars. Here’s proof that animation can take on the world just as precisely as it delivers magical flights of fancy. ‘Flee’, by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, tells the story of the French-Danish director’s friend, a gay Afghan refugee who is desperately trying to escape the tyranny of the mujahideen and come to terms with his own sexuality. Possibly the most political film of the year.

    Cycle of the Filmoteca of Catalunya in March

    For the most romantic who prefer classic cinema in an unmistakable place, pay attention because the Filmoteca de Catalunya in March brings you a very interesting program that you should not miss.

    Among other contents, the retrospectives of Theo Angelopoulos, Kelly Reichardt, within the framework of the famous Americana Film Fest, Jean-Claude Rousseau, with the collaboration of Xcèntric and Zumzeig, as well as the Dostopos collective in ‘Short Days’, the exhibition ‘ The keys to the still photo.

    In addition, it also highlights the cycle of Spanish Cinema of the 40’s and the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Drac Màgic in its children’s programming. Undoubtedly, the best way to enjoy cinema as you always wanted can be found at the Filmoteca de Catalunya

    A dose of theater

    If you like the theater you should know that Barcelona offers you a great theatrical offer that you should not miss.

    For example, in March you can enjoy the play by acclaimed British playwright Caryl Churchill, who tells the story of a dysfunctional family made up of a mother, father and aunt who are at home waiting for their daughter Susy to return from far away. Australia.

    In this waiting situation, all the characters can do is think and imagine what will happen in a few minutes. With Albert Pérez, Vanessa Segura, Alícia Puertas, Marc Tarrida and Sara Morera.

    Teatre Neu and its great theatrical offer

    A classic for theater lovers throughout the year is undoubtedly the Teatre Neu de Gracia. A unique place in the city that offers you all kinds of staging so you can have a laugh and have a great time.

    If what you are looking for is a good dose of humor and comedy at the highest level, come to the Neu theater where you will always find a perfect performance for your mood, whenever you want and with whomever you want.

    Are you already looking forward to enjoying Barcelona to the fullest in March?

    We hope that with today’s post you are ready to fully enjoy Barcelona throughout March with the interesting plans that we have shared with you in this article.

    Likewise, if you have already decided to move to Barcelona, ​​remember that you can always count on our university residence so that your stay in the Catalan capital is the best with exclusive services that will make your experience unforgettable.

    We hope to see you very soon in Barcelona and that you become a new #TheLoftowner member!

    We also invite you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram so that you are always up to date with the latest promotions and news in our university residence.

    Have a great time in March!

  • How to practice outdoor sports in Barcelona

    All the sports tips you should know to practice outdoor sports in Barcelona during February

    Barcelona is a perfect city for outdoor sports. Therefore, if you want to stay in shape without spending money we assure you that it is possible and also with the best atmosphere and views of the city, although we are still in winter, since Barcelona enjoys good weather throughout the year.

    For this reason, at The Lofttown, your university residence in Barcelona, we share some interesting ideas for you to practice outdoor sports in comfort and at your own pace.

    Welcome to a new post from our exclusive #TheLoftowners blog!

    Discover Collserola

    The Carretera de les Aigües is a perfect plan to get in shape with nature at your side. We refer to a road of 20 km in the hills of Barcelona located along the mountain of Collserola, an ideal corner to escape the city.

    In addition here you can also play sports, enjoying the fresh air and without pollution or the stress of the city. On the other hand, you will also enjoy privileged views of all of Barcelona.

    Here you will find a fairly wide road that offers a great space for both walkers, cyclists and runners. A mountain route that will help you disconnect completely from your routine in the city.


    Take a walk in Montjuïc

    If you don’t want to go too far or don’t have private transport, then Montjuïc is a perfect solution for you and also pleasant. Therefore, if you feel like exercising at your own pace and in a privileged environment just a few minutes from the city, this is where you have to come, either on foot or by bike.

    To feel you better, you can climb the hill of Montjuic through the MNAC, the CaixaForum, the Poble Espanyol, the Miró Foundation, the huge Olympic village and also the many gardens you will find before reaching the final destination which is the majestic castle of Montjuïc. From here you will have an impressive postcard of Barcelona that you will enjoy very much.


    Fitness on the beach

    Who said beaches are just for enjoying in the summer? It’s not true, as on the beaches of Barcelona, especially in the city centre such as Barceloneta, you will not only find tourists walking or chiringuitos.

    It is also a privileged place for athletes of any kind, because it is perfect for running along the coast and you take advantage of the facilities located along the coast.

    Swimming in the Mediterranean

    In the sea life is tastier and even more if you take a good dip at any time of the year. A perfect option to do sport for free and also in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea.

    Currently you have many apps that will help you find all the necessary information in real time, for example: the color of the flag, the wind speed, the temperature of the day and the quality of the water, especially the presence of jellyfish.

    Just remember, you’re in February and it’s cold. So if you want to get in during the winter season, you’ll have to wear a wetsuit too.

    Team sports

    If you like team sports you should know that in Barcelona there are several common areas fully equipped with facilities for group sports.

    For example, you’ll find places at the beginning of the beach, where you can play petanque, beach volleyball, table tennis and more. In addition, in the Born, there is a football and basketball field with free access. There is also a table tennis table, as in the parks of La Oreneta and Santa Amèlia a Sarrià-Sant Gervasi and more neighborhoods of the city.

    Skateboarding or skateboarding

    Barcelona is characterized by being full of skaters and people on scooters. This is why it is considered a European skate and culture capital that revolves around. So, in Barcelona there are many skate parks scattered throughout the city, especially in the city centre and on the beach.

    However, the epicenter of the skate world in Barcelona, where there are many young skaters, is undoubtedly in front of the MACBA, where the skate spirit is lived to the fullest.


    Are you ready to practice sports in Barcelona?

    We are sure you will and we hope that with this post today you are ready to enjoy Barcelona as the best in a healthy and outdoor way throughout February. Remember that sport is life.

    So, if you are already determined to move to Barcelona, remember that you can always count on our university residence to make your stay as the best experience in the city. Therefore, we guarantee that we will do everything possible to make your dream come true.

    We hope to see you very soon in Barcelona and become a new member #TheLoftowner!

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    Enjoy a lot of sport in Barcelona!

  • 9 tips before coming to Barcelona to study this 2022

    All the important advice that you should know very well before coming to study in Barcelona during this 2022

    With the arrival of 2022 also come the big decisions and the desire for changes in life. So, if you have made the big decision to come to study in Barcelona, ​​you should know that you are taking a very important step for which you must also be fully prepared in various ways.

    Therefore, if you are convinced that Barcelona is your next destination and the ideal place for you to do an academic year abroad, either as an Erasmus or for a longer period, you need to find out in detail about everything that This great decision means before embarking on your academic adventure in Barcelona, ​​so that your plans go perfectly.

    For this reason, at The Lofttown, your university residence in Barcelona, ​​we want to help you learn what all the steps are prior to your arrival in the Catalan capital and today we tell you 9 important tips that you cannot miss before coming to study at Barcelona.

    Are you ready to start your adventure? Welcome to a new post on our #TheLoftowner blog!

    1. The experience of studying in Barcelona

    We are convinced that for foreign students, spending an academic season in Barcelona becomes, without a doubt, one of the most enriching opportunities of their lives, since this way they can complement their university studies in a fantastic city that has a lot to offer.

    In this sense, you have to know that the academic offer in Barcelona is very rich and varied, covering almost all professional fields, with academic centers and universities for all tastes and budgets.

    For all these reasons, if you decide to come to study in Barcelona you will find endless academic options, in addition to meeting people from all over the world and a great cultural offer that will conquer you from the first minute.

    2. Attention to procedures

    Bureaucracy is a somewhat cumbersome aspect for many young people depending on the country they come from. In this way, the previous steps that you must follow before moving to Barcelona will vary a lot depending on your country of origin.

    For example, if you are from a country outside the European territory, then it will be necessary to carry out various bureaucratic procedures before your arrival, which are an essential requirement for you to come to study in Barcelona, ​​along with a long list of procedures, certificates and other documents. .

    Likewise, among the most common paperwork are also the application for a corresponding temporary study visa, obtaining a residence card, which is the immigration card in Barcelona and even the search for a part-time job, where you will require a prior contract.

    In any case, no foreign student, whether European or not, is exempt from bureaucratic procedures, since they are mandatory to study for a season in Barcelona.

    3. Check your university degrees

    If you come for a master’s degree, specialization, or to finish your degree studies, then when you decide to study in Barcelona, ​​remember that it is also necessary to homologate the degree you have completed in your country of origin. Subsequently, the Catalan university you have chosen to study at will be in charge of validating the studies you have completed in your country when applying for your respective admission to their study centre.

    4. Choose study time

    Studying in Barcelona is a great option at any time of the year. However, keep in mind that the academic periods can also be very varied and depend directly on the possibilities of the student. For this reason, the duration of the studies you have chosen will determine the procedures that you must carry out previously in your country of origin.

    For example, if you are from the Erasmus program you can extend your studies for one more semester. If you study another type of program, it will depend on the university and your study visa to stay longer in Barcelona.

    In general, when the studies last a maximum of three months, then it will not be necessary to apply for any type of student visa, wherever you are from, since you can even come to Barcelona as a tourist.

    However, also remember that the previous procedures change if the studies you have chosen last more than three months, especially for students who come from outside the European Union. Therefore, they will have to apply for a student visa at the Spanish Consulate in their corresponding country. Next, we leave you the following link where you will find all the Spanish consulates around the world.

    5. Academic admission

    Being admitted to a university in Barcelona becomes a great challenge for many young foreigners. Therefore, an important step before applying for a student visa is to be admitted to a Catalan university beforehand.

    Consequently, you have to act well in advance and send all your academic documents for their respective review and validation. Preferably, we recommend that you carry out these procedures several months in advance at the Spanish Consulate in your country.

    Also remember that the admission offices at Catalan universities usually take a long time to respond to admission applications, given the large number of admission applications they receive each year from prospective students from all over the world.

    6. Apply for the relevant visa

    If you have already been accepted to a Catalan university, congratulations. Now is the ideal time for you to go to the Spanish Consulate in your city to apply for a student visa, providing above all the following documents:

    ● Official document that shows that you have been admitted to a Catalan university and also proof of payment with the enrollment of the studies you plan to do.
    ● Demonstrate that you have sufficient financial means to support yourself in Barcelona during your stay, which guarantee your stay without the need to work during the time your university studies last. This amount is currently around 600 Euros per month.
    ● Have international private medical insurance and prove that you do not suffer from any viral or contagious disease. In addition to having the Covid-19 vaccines.
    ● Not have a criminal or judicial record in your country of origin.

    7. Process the Foreigner Identity Card

    We know you will fall in love with Barcelona. So, if you are convinced that your university studies will last more than six months, then you will have to process the TIE (Foreigner Identity Card) when you are already in Spain. To do this, the first step will be for you to go to the Immigration Office or Police Station located in Barcelona, ​​where they will help you with all the relevant procedures.

    Our recommendation is that you make an appointment for this procedure several weeks in advance because these institutions, especially during the Covid period, tend to have a lot of work and are overwhelmed by the large number of foreign students who come to Barcelona.

    8. Part-time job

    Working in Barcelona is almost a dream for many students who want to combine their academic stays earning extra money that allows them to enjoy the city even more. However, we inform you that once you obtain the TIE, the authorities will not allow you to work, either on your own or as a full-time employee, since the purpose of your stay in Barcelona is strictly to carry out your studies.

    However, if you are lucky and have been offered a part-time job which does not exceed 20 hours per week and, above all, is linked to your training, the interested employer may provide you with a work contract so that you can access this option.

    If you want more information about these conditions in an updated way, we recommend you visit the website of the General Secretariat of Immigration, Employment and Social Security so that you are up to date with the latest changes and developments dictated by the authorities.

    9. Practice

    Complementing your learning in the classroom with a professional practice is the best option. Even more so if you are in Barcelona, ​​a city that has a large number of international companies with a great job offer for students looking for unpaid internships.

    For this, the first requirement to opt for professional internships offered in Barcelona is to be a student enrolled in a Catalan university and to be active in your studies.

    Likewise, you must have more than 150 academic credits approved in your institution and verify that there is a professional training agreement with the company in which you wish to practice.

    Are you ready to live the experience of studying in Barcelona to the fullest?

    We hope that with this post today you have learned everything related to the previous steps that you must take before coming to study in Barcelona. So, if you have already decided to move to the Catalan capital, remember that you can always count on our university residence so that your stay in Barcelona, ​​we guarantee that we will do everything possible to make it a wonderful experience that you will never forget in the life.

    We hope to see you very soon in Barcelona and that you become a new #TheLoftowner!

    We also invite you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram so that you are always up to date with the latest promotions and news in our university residence.

    We wish you a good

  • Welcome January, Welcome 2022 with The Lofttown

    All you need to know about the best January plans in Barcelona that you cannot miss to start the year well

    2022 is already here and with it come also many incredible plans to enjoy Barcelona to the fullest, as always with the best tips we share on our blog for university residents.

    For that reason, today at The Lofttown, your residence for university students in Barcelona, we want to tell you what are the best plans during the month of January in Barcelona that you cannot miss.

    Welcome back to our blog with the best tips for university students in Barcelona!

    View of the Màgia d’Orient Park

    Only until January 5, adults and children can take a tour of the Magic Park of the East. A great idea that comes this year in the great installation in the Parc del Fòrum, here you will discover very closely all the details of the parade of Kings, which unfortunately this year will not be held because of the restrictions by the Covid-19. However, it is a magical opportunity not to lose the spirit of the Epiphany.


    Discover the Port Olimpic Christmas

    Once again the Olympic Port is filled with activities for all ages. Therefore, from 1 to 5 January in the space in the Moll de Mestral, activities related to the sea and the spirit of the city will be carried out. In this sense, this year’s proposals are based on concepts such as the environment, the sustainable economy and, above all, knowledge of the sea.

    In this sense, there will be an exhibition of dynamic sculptures, where attendees will be able to walk among the marine fauna as never before, a scenery of giant puppets that includes a whale of 5 meters in length; and a unique sound show based on the story about the myths linked to navigation. For all this, the Olympic Port is a fantastic opportunity to spend a different and fun day. Don’t miss it!


    Winter sales

    We say goodbye to the Christmas holidays, it’s time to welcome the winter sales. Therefore, be careful because from January 7 to March 6 you can enjoy a wide variety of discounts in all the shops in Barcelona. So, take a stroll through your favorite stores, you will surely find irresistible bargains for your most cools outfits in college.

    The year begins with the Filmstock de Catalunya

    For film lovers, the filmstock starts 2022 with a very special film proposal. On its screens stand out: The unforgettable independence of John Cassavetes; the discovery of an essential author of Indian cinematography, Mani Kaul; the cycle ‘Short Days’, which highlights the works of young local Spanish filmmakers as they are; the recovery of Emma Cohen’s director’s works restored to 2Cr and the sweet bite of the silent film vampires, a real cinematic gem that you shouldn’t miss.

    Not to mention the family programming and other important events, such as the visit of Jordi Casanovas taking advantage of the passage through the Catalan stages of ‘Jauría’, a work inspired in the case of La Manada. The author will talk about the parallels he found in ‘Marty’ (Delbert Mann, 1955).

    The play “Gegant del pi”

    If you like theatre then you should know that in Barcelona there are many options for you to enjoy it to the fullest. In this opportunity, we tell you the staging of local director Pau Vinyals, who premiered this text as a radio piece in the remote programming that organized the Teatre Lliure in the neighborhood of Gracia during the confinement of the spring of 2020.

    Undoubtedly a play in which the dramatist actor talked about the meaning of having fascist ancestors in a contemporary world. A confession with which Vinyals questions his identity and shows us how these moral conflicts with others should be debated.

    The comedy “The Great Comediant”

    If you want to have a good laugh, then you should attend the show directed by Joel Joan, who has written, directed and starred in a play in which all his ghosts of the past, present and future appear. It should be noted that he is a very successful actor chop (Llorenç) who has a friend, Ernest (Xavi Mira), who decides to throw in the towel. A set of mirrors. Accompanied by Sandra Monclús, África Alonso and Eduard Muntada. It doesn’t matter if you don’t speak Catalan, because you can also enjoy the show in Spanish.

    A classic like Hamlet

    To speak of Hamlet is to speak of history and a classic that everyone should know. For this reason, more than a decade after making ‘Hamlet’ in the Biblioteca de Catalunya, theatre director Oriol Broggi, returns to the wonderful text of Shakespeare to break borders and offer it to us from a cinema through a staging that will mix theater and film. Of course, an exquisite blend that promises to become a great experience. Guillem Balart is Hamlet and Elena Tarrats, Ofelia. ¡ Do not miss it!

    The feast of Tres Tombs in Barcelona

    On the occasion of the feast of San Antoni Abad («San Antonio Abad»), on January 17 the feast of Tres Tombs in Barcelona will be celebrated. In this party you can enjoy a parade or horseback riding of beasts (Donkeys, donkeys and horses), main activity of the event, and spectacular carriages, who make a tour of the center of the city and with all the warmth of the neighborhood of Sant Antoni that has much to offer you.

    Now that you know what the best January plans are for all of Barcelona, we remind you that at The Lofttown, your university residence in Barcelona, we want to count on you to live a great and unforgettable experience, while you study in Barcelona to become one of our #TheLoftowners.

    If you want to know more about us we also invite you to follow us on Instagram so that you are always up to date with the latest promotions and news in our university residence.

    Have a good year 2022!

  • Enjoy the Three Kings in Barcelona

    Learn more about the Three Kings parade, a historical tradition in Barcelona that fills the city with magic


    One of the most anticipated events of the year in Barcelona is undoubtedly the Three Kings parade from the East. A historical custom in the Catalan capital in which the Three Wise Men end their long journey from the distant lands of the East to fill the city with magic and illusion in your traditional parade.

    For that reason, today at The Lofttown, your university residence in Barcelona, ​​we will tell you all about the history of the Three Kings parade in Barcelona, ​​while the preparations for its magical celebration in the city are being finalized.

    Welcome once again to our blog TheLofttowner!


    The Barcelona parade

    It is estimated that only in Barcelona, ​​in a normal year with no restrictions, the attendees tend to be around half a million people, who take to the streets to receive their majesties from the East, in which it becomes one of the most massive acts that They are held in the Catalan capital throughout the year.

    In the parade you will find magical floats that become a great candy factory that will sweeten the attendees who come to meet the Three Wise Men from the East to give them a well-deserved welcome.

    Itinerary of the parade

    Both by land, sea and by air, the Three Wise Men from the East arrive this afternoon in all corners of Catalonia and Spain.

    The date is always January 5 to show that the traditions of always still prevail, despite the strong Anglo-Saxon competition with Santa Claus as an image or other older traditions such as the tió.

    For this reason, the kings Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar continue to stay in top shape and do not notice the passage of time in Barcelona at all.

    Generally, the parade began in Barcelona at the Moll del Fusta in the port of Barcelona, ​​culminating in its long and traditional 5-kilometer journey to the Montjuïc neighborhood.

    History of the horseback riding in Barcelona

    It is said that the first references to the presence of the three Kings in Barcelona began with the Corpus Christi processions in the 14th century. However, the first cavalcades that were officially registered in the city date back to the end of the 18th century, taking place intermittently until the beginning of the 20th century.

    Later, during the first decades of the last century, the parade had above all a charitable focus in order to help those most in need in the city. Later, during the Civil War, the parade was interrupted until 1942 by order of the Barcelona City Council.

    It should be noted that with the passage of time the tradition acquired new rituals, such as the arrival of the Magi by sea, or the reception by the first authority of the city, which was usually the mayor of Barcelona, responsible for handing over the keys of the city to their Majesties of the East.


    Parade Barcelona 2022

    With the pandemic still among us and for the parade party to be complete and pass without any incident in all populations, the authorities have preferred to make small parades through neighborhoods, in order to avoid contagion and in popular agglomerations.

    We invite you to visit the website of the city council to check which are the neighborhoods chosen for this year’s parade.

    Luckily, in most Catalan regions, including those in the Barcelona metropolitan region, no rainfall is expected at the time of the parades of the Magi from the East. Therefore, cold but bearable temperatures are expected compared to previous years.

    Are you ready to enjoy the ride?

    Barcelona will be a party full of magic to receive the Three Kings of the East and all their entourage!

    Remember that their Majesties will arrive this January 5 by sea at 3:35 p.m., but they will not be able to welcome them until after 6.15 p.m., when their Majesties and their entourage will tour the streets of the city with their magical floats in a attractive and cultural proposal with music, parties, shows and many gifts.

    We hope to see you in Barcelona very soon and that you become a new #TheLoftowner!

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    Have an amazing year 2022t!