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  • Sports at IQS

IQS believes in the necessity of cultivating sport practice between their students. The student can choose between diverse sport disciplines and the sport can be carried out under advantageous conditions in the facilities of IQS or in the Nou Can Caralleu Sport Complex.

The teams of IQS participate in sport competitions of both national and European scope; among the competitions is the UNIJES trophy in which teams from university centres of the Company of Jesus in Spain participate.

For more information regarding any sport activity, please ask for the sports delegate at the Reception. You can also send an e-mail to esports@iqs.es.
 

  • Information about Barcelona

Origins of Barcelona come from I B.C. when Romans settled on a small colony around the mountain Taber. Since IV A.C. to XII A.C, Barcelona was consolidating as an urban nucleus. Furthermore, Barcelona began its process of expansion getting stronger politically, religiously and commercially.

In XX century, Barcelona became, on the one hand, the capital of the cultural avanguards and, on the on the other hand, the capital of the new technological and scientist techniques. Furthermore, in 1992, Barcelona received the Olympic Games and the city could show around the world that this already was a modern and advanced city besides welcoming, supportive and warm.

Nowadays, Barcelona has become a multicultural and cosmopolitan city, delighted to receive new people whose ideas let the city shine even more. If you are looking for a city which combines culture, diversity and pleasure, Barcelona is for you. You will discover plenty of things about History, Architecture and Spanish culture simply by walking down the streets and by immersing yourself in the Barcelona way of life.

Tourism Office: http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/
 

  • Where can you go? What can you do?

Barcelona is a city steeped in culture and history and most famous for the fantastical architecture of Antonio Gaudi whose buildings are scattered all around the city centre. The most famous and impressive ones can be seen along Passeig de Gracia where you will find La Pedrera and casa Batlló. You can also head to the Park Guëll, which is a gorgeous park to spend a nice time. However the most impressive Gaudi’s work is the Sagrada Familia, the huge still unfinished cathedral. Other than Gaudi, Barcelona does offer a lot in terms of architectural brilliance. The Gothic Cathedral in the heart of the Gothic district is a must-see. Also get off Las Ramblas, there is so much to see just 2 minutes on either side of this famous street! Barcelona has also plenty of museums to keep you in touch with the history of the city.

If you want to visit Catalunya, you also have to see Sitges, Girona, Tarragona or Lleida. A lot of the incoming students like to spend their weekends in those cities in order to discover Spain and its culture. The transport network is so good that you can easily travel through the country: Sevilla, Madrid, Valencia and Pamplona are to most famous cities to visit!