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Welcome to CETT

We believe in the experiences that connect us to the world, and experiences that have the power to transform people.

Cultures, landscapes, and flavours open the door to emotions, sensations and personal growth.

That is why we understand aesthetic experiences as an engine for learning, innovation and progress.

Over the last 50 years, CETT has been committed to the growth of the sector and society, transforming students and conceiving Tourism, Hospitality, and Gastronomy as experiences that excite and connect people.


Latests news about the new academic course

Here we recommend you two interviews about the new programs offered by CETT this year:

Interview to Melani Aróstegui Muñoz

Interview to Melani Aróstegui Muñoz

Interview to Melani Aróstegui Muñoz

Coordinator of the Hospitality Vocational Training

"This program offers a deep and solid knowledge of gastronomy and pastry."

Interview to Joan Ramon Blaya

Interview to Joan Ramon Blaya

Interview to Joan Ramon Blaya

Coordinator of the Bachelor's Degree in Digital Business and Tourism Innovation

"We are looking for people who want to develop the key competencies to transform the tourism sector."

 

What is my Campus like?

Do you know which is the first step? Get to know your Campus:

Campus CETT-UB

The CETT-UB Campus is located in the Horta neighbourhood of Barcelona. It consists of the CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy, Hotel Alimara Barcelona and Àgora BCN International University Residence.

Campus CETT-UB

CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy

We are waiting to welcome you to the leading higher education school in Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy !

Hotel Alimara Barcelona

Did you know that the Hotel Alimara Barcelona has been recognized as one of the best hotels in Barcelona and has obtained the Tripadvisor's Certificate of Excellence?

Àgora BCN International University Residence

You do not live in Barcelona? At Àgora Residence you will feel at home:

You will have 24-hour personal service, you can choose between single or double rooms, you will have study rooms and also a music room, as well as meeting, sports and leisure areas. In addition, it is only a five-minute walk from the CETT and fifteen minutes by public transport from the centre of Barcelona!

Access to the CETT-UB building

To enter the building, you will have to download the QR code through the Campus CETT App to validate it at the turnstiles located at the main entrance.

How do I get the QR code to access the building?

  1. Download the CETT Campus APP in App Store or Google Play.

  2. Validate your user with the password to access the campus and give your consent. If you are a new student, and you have not yet accessed the campus, you will have to access with your identification document (ID card, passport or NIE) that you have presented to the Academic Secretary.

  3. Click on the icon to open the QR code that appears on the home screen.

  4. Bring the QR code close to the scanner to enter.

Interuniversity Campus (Bachelor's Degree in Culinary & Gastronomic Sciences)

Are you starting the Bachelor's Degree in Culinary & Gastronomic Sciences in September?

This information is for you!

As you know, it is the first inter-university Degree in Spain, promoted by two public universities: the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTech (UPC). It is taught face-to-face and on three centres:

CETT

Do you want more information? Here you will find out more!

 

What can I find at CETT?

During your first weeks at CETT, you will receive a lot of information, and we will make it easy for you!

We are going to explain you what services and classrooms we have, where you can find them, what gastronomic offer we have and so much more:

What services does CETT offer?

Academic Secretary

Questions regarding documentation, registration, academic records, etc.

Floor: B01

Opening hours: from 11.00 to 18.30h

E-mail: secretaria.euht@cett.cat

Administration

Questions or doubts regarding the payments.

Floor: B01

Opening hours: From Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 17.00h

E-mail: administracio.grupcett@cett.cat

Resource Center

A multidisciplinary center that offers a wide range of resources for students to reinforce their education.

Floor: 4

Opening hours: Consult here

E-mail: Mr. Martí Fornells (marti.fornells@cett.cat)

Do you want more information? Click here

Career Services

Responsible for guiding and assisting students in their practical training and subsequent job placement.

Floor: 1

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 9.00 to 14.00 and from 15.00 to 19.00h. Fridays from 10.00 to 17.30h.

E-mail: careerservices@cett.cat

Are you looking for further information? Click here

International Office

Responsible for academic exchanges, partnerships with universities, Summer School, etc.

Floor: 4

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 14.00 and from 16.00 pm to 18.00 h.

E-mail:

International students: Ms. Márica Riccio (marica.riccio@cet.cat)

Vocational Training students who want to do an international mobility: Sra. Isabel Lugo (isabel.lugo@cett.cat)

Bachelor's Degree students who want to study abroad: Mr. David Ibarra (david.ibarra@cett.cat)

International Short Programs or Custom Programs students: Ms. Sol Curin (sol.curin@cett.cat)

Do you want more information? Click here

How do I find my classrooms?

CETT's classrooms and services takes six floors, which are listed below:

Finding the classrooms is very easy!

The terminology of CETT classrooms is composed of two digits:

  • The first digit refers to the floor where the classroom is located.
  • The second digit indicates the classroom number.
Planta principal
Planta subterrània
Reception

Academic Secretary

Fòrum

Jardinet del Fòrum

Restaurant Classroom

Kitchen Classroom

Demo Classroom

Pre-elaborations Classroom

And you can also access Hotel Alimara through the Garden

Classrooms B0.1 - B0.22

Gastronomic Laboratory

Techno-Culinary Classroom

Catering Workshop

Sweet Cooking Classroom

Culinary Workshop

Sommelier Classrooms

Gastronomic Area

Sensorial Classroom

Locker rooms

The Square

Planta principal
Reception

Academic Secretary

Fòrum

Jardinet del Fòrum

Restaurant Classroom

Kitchen Classroom

Demo Classroom

Pre-elaborations Classroom

And you can also access Hotel Alimara through the Garden

Planta subterrània
Classrooms B0.1 - B0.22

Gastronomic Laboratory

Techno-Culinary Classroom

Catering Workshop

Sweet Cooking Classroom

Culinary Workshop

Sommelier Classrooms

Gastronomic Area

Sensorial Classroom

Locker rooms

The Square

Primera planta
Segona planta
Tercera planta
Quarta planta
Classrooms 1.1 - 1.5

Computers Room

Tutoring Rooms

UB-Bullipedia Space

Multimedia Space

Career Services

CETT Alumni

Professional Technical School

Lecturer's Lounge

Administrative and Legal Services

STIC services

Classrooms 3.1 - 3.12

Research & Innovation Classroom

Management

CETT Foundation

University School

Research and Knowledge Transfer

CETT e-Learning

School of Continuous Education

International Office

Barcelona Academic Services

CETT Corporate

Marketing Services

Resource Centre

Eidos Area

Primera planta
Classrooms 1.1 - 1.5

Computers Room

Tutoring Rooms

UB-Bullipedia Space

Multimedia Space

Career Services

CETT Alumni

Professional Technical School

Lecturer's Lounge

Administrative and Legal Services

STIC services

Segona planta
Tercera planta
Classrooms 3.1 - 3.12

Research & Innovation Classroom

Quarta planta
Management

CETT Foundation

University School

Research and Knowledge Transfer

CETT e-Learning

School of Continuous Education

International Office

Barcelona Academic Services

CETT Corporate

Marketing Services

Resource Centre

Eidos Area

What gastronomic offer does CETT have?

Fòrum CETT

The Fòrum is an cafeteria-restaurant classroom open to everyone. It provides a varied, healthy and seasonal gastronomic offer that adapts to the different times of the day, and where students have the first contact with the customer and reinforce culinary techniques.

Its opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 16.00h.

Aula Restaurant

Aula Restaurant CETT is a learning space that has the same characteristics as a real gastronomic restaurant and provides a gastronomic offer conceived and designed with the customer, the season of the year, the product, and the needs of the most up-to-date and most demanding service in mind.

Its opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 13.00 to 15.00h and this is is new website.

How can I keep myself up-to-date?

On-site:

  • Hall Screens: On the ground floor (B01), you have several digital screens where the up-to-date CETT information will be shown.

Online:

  • Virtual Campus: You can access through this link or from the top right-hand side of the CETT website - you must identify with your username and password.
  • Email: CETT will send emails to your student email address, we recommend that you check it periodically.
  • Agenda: All the events are on the CETT's Agenda. You can mark them on your calendar now!
  • Current news: In our Press Room you can read interviews with professors, professionals, students and alumni, as well as news related to the sector and also about CETT events.
  • Social Networks: Do not forget to follow us!
Who will be my course coordinator?

Below you can see who coordinates each program at CETT:

Vocational Training

Director of the Technical SchoolMs. Nan Ferreresnan.ferreres@cett.cat
Academic coordinator of the Vocational Qualification in Technician in Cooking, Gastronomy and PastryMs. Melani Arósteguimelani.arostegui@cett.cat
Academic coordinator of the Vocational Qualification in Technician in Cooking, Gastronomy and Restaurant Business ServicesMs. Melani Arósteguimelani.arostegui@cett.cat
Academic coordinator of the Higher Vocational Qualification in Higher Technician in Kitchen ManagementMs. Melani Arósteguimelani.arostegui@cett.cat
Academic coordinator of the Higher Vocational Qualification in Higher Technician in Restaurant Business Service ManagementMs. Melani Arósteguimelani.arostegui@cett.cat
Academic coordinator of the Higher Vocational Qualification in Higher Technician in Travel Agencies and Events ManagementMs. Gemma Alborsgemma.albors@cett.cat
Academic coordinator of the Higher Vocational Qualification in Higher Technician in Tourism Accommodation ManagementMs. Gemma Alborsgemma.albors@cett.cat

Bachelor's Degree

Director of the University SchoolPhD. José Antonio Pérez-Arandaja.perez-aranda@cett.cat
Academic coordinator for the Bachelor's Degree in TourismMs. Maria Soymaria.soy@cett.cat
Academic coordinator for the Bachelor's Degree in Digital Business and Innovation in TourismMs. Esther Velascoesther.velasco@cett.cat
Academic coordinator for the Bachelor's Degree in Culinary & Gastronomic Sciences - Campus CETT-UBMs. Vinyet Capdetvinyet.capdet@cett.cat
Academic coordinator for the Bachelor's Degree in Culinary & Gastronomic Sciences - Campus Torribera-UBPhD. Alex Bidon Chanal Badiaabidonchanalb@ub.edu
Academic coordinator for the Bachelor's Degree in Culinary & Gastronomic Sciences - Barcelona School of Agri-Food and Biosystems Engineering (UPC)PhD. Núria Carazo Gómeznuria.carazo@upc.edu

Masters's Degree

Director and Coordinator of Masters and Postgraduate StudiesMaria del Pilar Leal, PhD.mpilar.leal@cett.cat
Director of the Official Master in Business Tourism ManagementMs. Ainhoa Carballidoainhoa.carballido@cett.cat
Coordinator of the specialty in Events ManagementElsa Soro, PhD.elsa.soro@cett.cat
Coordinator of the speciality in Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Elena Ridolfi, PhD.elena.ridolfi@cett.cat
Coordinator of the speciality in Digital MarketingMs. Ainhoa Carballidoainhoa.carballido@cett.cat
Director of the Official Master in Hotel ManagementMr. Álvaro Arrietaalvaro.arrieta@cett.cat
Coordinator of the speciality in Hotel Mangement (Spanish)Ms. Núria Louzaonuria.louzao@cett.cat
Coordinator of the speciality in Hotel Mangement (English)Ms. Anaïs Cavallinanais.cavallin@cett.cat
Coordinator of the speciality in Catering Management Mr. Álvaro Arrietaalvaro.arrieta@cett.cat
Director of the Official Master of Tourism Innovation ManagementEmma Pla, PhD.emma.pla@cett.cat
Coordinator of the speciality in Tourism Management of Cultural and Natural HeritageYadur González, PhD.yadur.gonzalez@cett.cat
Coordinator of the speciality in Tourism Management of Urban DestinationsDaniel Imbert, PhD.daniel.imbert@cett.cat
Coordinator of the speciality in Tourism Management of Culinary and Gastronomic Heritage Emma Pla, PhD.emma.pla@cett.cat
Director of the Official Master in Sustainable Gastronomy Ms. Montserrat Saperasemma.pla@cett.cat
Director of the Official Master in Development and Launch of Tourism ProjectsMr. Joan Ramón Blayajoanramon.blaya@cett.cat
Coordinator of the Master's in LGBTProf. Núria Abellannuria.abellan@cett.cat
Coordinator of the Postgraduate in Wedding & Social Events ManagementMr. Ricard Edoricard.edo@cett.cat

International Programs

Coordinator of Summer School and Winter School ProgramsMs. Sol Curinsol.curin@cett.cat
Coordinator of WSU-CETT Culinary Program Ms. Sol Curinsol.curin@cett.cat
Coordinator of ITESM-CETT Preparatoria Multicultural Ms. Sol Curinsol.curin@cett.cat
Coordinator of Short International ProgramsMs. Sol Curinsol.curin@cett.cat
 

What is in store for me this year at CETT?

The academic year is about to start, and here is all the information you will need:

Student's Guide and Cards

Student's Guide

The CETT-UB offers you the Student Guide, where you will find general information and also specific information about the curriculum, schedules, scholarships, regulations, tutorial action plan, organization, etc. We recommend that you review this guide before the beginning of the course!

Are you part of the international student body of CETT? We have prepared the Welcome Guide for International Students where you can find information about Barcelona, the documentation you need and much more.


Student Cards

CETT ID Card for the entire student community

  • You will have access to the CETT Digital Card, to use it you only have to download it through the CETT's App or the Virtual Campus.

UB ID Card for students of Official Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

  • Your UB card verifies your identity for administrative procedures and other University services, and provides access to a range of special benefits in the UB advantages plan.
  • At the beginning of the course you will be able to get it by downloading the SocUB App. Those students who enroll once the course has started will have access later, once all the academic procedures have been completed.
  • You can check the information here.
University life

Will you start a University Bachelor's or Master Degree this year? Do not miss everything you will be able to do!

Student Associations

Do you want to be part of a colla castellera? Do you have a passion for theatre? Maybe you like role-playing games? Perhaps photography? Are you looking for a university experience, sharing your interests with fellow students like you?

We encourage you to check the website of the University of Barcelona for the Student Associations you can be part of: you can choose between cultural, sports, leisure, solidarity and much more.

Are you up for it? There are more than thirty!


Unirun

If you like running, the Unirun is made for you!

It is a running race of 5 km where the 12 Catalan universities participate. In this race, in addition to registering individually, you must also identify yourself with one of the universities, in your case with the University of Barcelona.

We already have place and date for the eighth edition: it will be held in Barcelona and Sant Adrià de Besòs on 13 March 2022 at 9.30 am.

Check the web page2282 in order to know more!


Barcelona University Leagues

Do you want to play football, basketball, or volleyball? Then, you can join the university leagues, either with the team you form or individually to the players' pool!

The Barcelona University Leagues is the most important amateur sports competition of the university community - you can find more in this link.

CETT Events

CETT-UB organizes different events during the year focused on students, industry, and professionals:

CETT Alimara Awards

These awards recognize those products, services, strategies, or actions that bring an innovative vision in the fields of communication, digitization, sustainability and research to the tourism, hospitality and gastronomy sectors.

Smart Tourism Congress Barcelona

It is the international meeting place for all those academics, professionals and entrepreneurs who want to improve and share their knowledge about Smart Tourism. This congress is focused on innovation, sustainability, technology and governance and is organized by the UB Chair of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy CETT in the city of Barcelona.

CETT Observatory

It is a discussion space in which the academic world meets with professionals from various disciplines to share experiences and future perspectives on issues of interest, often linked to the current situation of the sector.

CETT Talent

Before known as La Trobada, it is the Job Fair of the CETT-UB Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy that we celebrate year after year and its objective is to create a positive environment for the relationship between companies, professionals and students promoting knowledge and participation among all of them.

Trobada Gastronòmica

For two days, the CETT-UB, School of Tourism, Gastronomy & Hospitality, becomes a space of liaison between students who are preparing to become part of the gastronomic sector and professionals of the kitchen, restaurant service and gastronomic research.

Do you want more information of all the events that you will have this year?

Click here to know more!

UB Services

Studying a University Bachelor's o Master's Degree with the Barcelona's University has its advantages. Do you want to know more? Keep reading!

CRAI

The CRAI (also known as the Learning and Research Resources Centre) is the University of Barcelona library network. It has a total of nineteen libraries, which are located in the centers and campuses of the same university, with almost two million books and journals (both digital and physical versions).

The closest to the CETT is the CRAI Mundet Campus Library (15 minutes walking distance) and the CRAI Library of Philosophy, Geography and History has books about tourism.

You can check opening hours, information resources or the services it offers in its web page4565.


UB Sports

UB Sports is located on Avinguda Diagonal and has 100,000 m² of sports facilities with facilities such as swimming pool, tennis and paddle tennis courts, directed activities rooms, soccer and rugby fields and athletics track (among others). In addition, there are special memberships for the UB Community.

To find out about schedules, memberships, promotions and facilities, you can check it here.


School of Modern Languages - EIM

The School of Modern Languages (EIM), offers courses in the following foreign languages: English, German, French, Italian, Persian and Chinese. Whether you are looking for level courses or special introductory courses, oral fluency or exam preparation, this is the school for you!

For more information, click here.


Language Exchange Service

The Language Exchange Service creates pairs between a student who is learning Catalan and a Catalan-speaking student who is looking to practice another language.

It is not a class or a language course, but rather each couple decides where and when to meet and also what activity they want to do (have a coffee, go for a walk, visit a museum, etc.).

Want to know more? You will find it all here.


UB Volunteering

The University of Barcelona created this initiative to encourage the participation of the university community different non-profit organizations. Its aim is to promote the university to be more supportive and also more committed.

If you want to know what call for volunteers are available and the information for the volunteers, you can find it all in their web page2282.

Equality and Commitment

Ethical Code

The Code of Ethics and Best Practices of the CETT Group arose from our willingness to comply with the existing legislation, follow the recommendations from the authorities and adhere to corporate social responsibility practices.

The Ethical Principles that govern our activity are:

  • Good corporate governance
  • Transparency when disclosing internal and external information, making sure such information is accurate and certain, especially financial information which may affect trustees, shareholders, partners and the marketplace.
  • Loyal Competition from the Group towards other operating agents in the marketplace by encouraging free competition and respect towards consumers and users.
  • Respect towards the environment; sustainable economic growth
  • Constant commitment to innovation
  • Pro-active and efficient social compromise and responsibility
  • Loyalty towards the Code: professional ethics, good faith in commercial, transactional relationships and from stakeholders.
  • Integrity and honesty in our commitment and actions.
  • Effective protection of Human Rights and of the liberties of third parties.
  • Utmost respect for the existing legislation of the territory where the Organization may be operating as well as to CETT’s own norms.

The Ethical Code can be consulted in the following link.


CETT Mailbox

At CETT, we want to encourage dialogue within our community. That is why we would like to hear your feedback. Your complaints and suggestions help us improve, and your praise helps us to identify the most appreciated aspects and attitudes valued by al our users.

You will find all the information here.


Equality Unit - Vice-rectorate for Gender and Equality

The Equality Unit of the University of Barcelona is a commitment of the Rector's Office, but also of the entire university community, and its objective is to make equality among all the people who make up the university community a reality.

The functions of the Equality Committee are, among others, the following:

  • Oversee compliance with current legislation on effective equality and non-discrimination, for the purpose and effect of achieving equality and non-discrimination based on sex and gender, sexual orientation and sexual identity.
  • Coordinate the preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the University's equality plans.
  • Promote mechanisms that allow the coperative work with the equality commissions of the center and the units and services of the University to make the principle of equality in the University come true.

You can find more information in the following link.


CETT's Regulations and protocols

In your Student Guide you can consult the different regulations and protocols such as the EUHT CETT-UB disciplinary regime, the protocol of action in cases of harassment or the equality plan.

 

Barcelona is waiting for you!

CETT-UB has a clear international vocation: in the 2021-2022 academic year, 1,011 students of different nationalities and from 74 countries have studied with us.

That is why we have prepared the following information, so you have at your fingertips everything you need to know about living in Barcelona: documentation procedures, where to stay, how to get around the city and much more!

Barcelona is considered a Smart City: a cosmopolitan and business city, thanks to its importance in finance, media, entertainment, art, international trade, gastronomy, and tourism.

Did you know that 14% of Barcelona's population comes from outside Spain? This proportion has tripled since 2001!

International Students

Guide for International Students

What documentation do I need to process?

We advise you to make copies of your most important documents (passport, identity card, visa, medical insurance, etc.) and store them in a cloud so that you can access them if you need them.

Countries of the European Union

If you come from one of the Schengen countries, a student visa is not required.

A valid passport or identity card from your country is sufficient.

¿Do you need more information?

You can check the University of Barcelona's website, where you will find all the information that you need.

Countries outside the European Union

Students must obtain a student visa before arriving in Spain by applying for it at the Spanish Consulate or Embassy in their country of origin.

If you have any questions, please contact international.office@cett.cat.

If your stay in Barcelona will exceed 6 months, you must apply for the NIE.

It is very important to start this process during the first 30 days of your stay in the Schengen area (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden).

We recommend you to request an appointment online as soon as possible through this link.

Apply for the NIE/TIE

Below is a list of the documents you will need:

  • Original passport
  • Copy of your health insurance
  • Printed confirmation (screenshot) of the online appointment
  • Completed Ex-17 form
  • Completed Form 790 and paid (you can make the payment at a bank office)
  • Original letter of admission from CETT-UB
  • Empadronament (resident registry procedure) or printed confirmation (screenshot) of the online appointment.
  • Photocopies of the following passport pages: personal information page with photograph, page where your visa appears, page where the entry stamp of the Schengen country where you have arrived is located.
  • Original visa with temporary NIE number

After applying for the NIE/TIE

The police department will give you a temporary NIE number, don't lose it!

After submitting the necessary documentation, you will be able to collect the TIE one month later - you will need to present the payment receipt and the temporary NIE number.

Apply for the Empadronament (resident registry procedure)

  • If you live in a residence, you must obtain a letter to verify that you are living there. If you live in an apartment, you will need to bring the lease and a copy of the apartment owner's ID card.
  • Take these documents and your original passport + visa to one of the OAC offices (Oficines d'Atenció al Ciutadà).
  • Check the instructions on the "Register" button on the next page and book an appointment with the following link.
What health related information should I know?

It is mandatory to have an International Medical Insurance that covers at least: medical care, hospitalization, accidents, and repatriation expenses.

We recommend that you always carry your policy number and your insurance contact information in your wallet.

Recommended hospitals and clinics

  • Hospital de la Vall d'Hebron (public hospital near CETT-UB)
  • Centre d'Atenció Primària Sant Rafael (public health center near CETT-UB)
  • Centre d'Atenció Primària Vallcarca (public health center near CETT-UB)
  • Clínic Sagrada Familia (private hospital that usually has translators)
  • Hospital Quirón Salud Barcelona (private hospital near CETT-UB)

You can find more information on the official website of the Health Centers of Catalonia.

In addition, CETT-UB takes out insurance to cover accidents that occur during theory and practical classes.

Where can I stay?

At Àgora Residence you will feel at home

You will have 24-hour personal service: do you want to know all the possibilities that Àgora Residence offers you?

  • Single or double rooms, spacious and bright with private bathroom, air conditioning, heating, study table, closet, cable with internet connection and TV antenna.

  • Cleaning and change of towels and sheets once a week.

  • Study rooms with natural light to study and work, both individually and in groups (with computers and printers).

  • Dining room service with vegetarian and gluten-free options, and you can choose between half board and full board.

  • Sports and leisure areas: TV room with multipurpose tables (table soccer, table tennis and billiards), a fitness room, areas to play soccer, basketball, badminton or volleyball and also a music room!

In addition, the residence is located less than 10 minutes walk from CETT and fifteen minutes by public transport from the center of Barcelona!

For more information, you can visit their website.

Getting to the Àgora Residence from the Airport is very easy, we'll show you in four steps:

Follow the directions to take the metro or bus from El Prat Airport direction to the center of Barcelona.
Go to the subway station Plaça Catalunya or Passeig de Gràcia.
Take the green line (L3) towards Trinitat Nova and stop at Mundet station.
Walk for 9 minutes to the Àgora Residence.
How to get around the city?

Getting around Barcelona is very easy and there are different options, we share with you some tips!

Metropolitan transportation

In this link you can check the different types of transport you can use to move around the city: metro, bus, nitbus (buses operating between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.), Tram, railways, taxi and other services.

Important: To find out which of the different passes is best suited to you, you can find all the information on this web page. For example, if you are under 25 years old, and you will use public transport regularly, we recommend the T-Jove.

Bicing

Looking for a sustainable, simple and practical option? The Bicing is based on bike sharing (both mechanical and electric), has 7000 bikes and 500 stations (and the city has more than 200 km of bike lanes!).

You can find more information here. (the website is only in Catalan and Spanish)

Important: In order to be able to register for this service, you must have a valid NIE.

To arrive to Barcelona from Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, there are different options available depending on the area where you are staying:

Bus

There are different buses departing from the airport to Barcelona, such as the 46 that ends its route at Plaça Espanya and there are also night buses such as the N17 and N18.

You can check here all the buses that get to the airport.

Aerobús

It offers a fast connection with the city center, its frequency is approximately every 7 days from both terminals in the direction of Plaça Catalunya.

It is a more direct option than the other Barcelona buses, making only four stops (if departing from Airport Terminal 1) or five stops (from Airport Terminal 2).

Do you want more information? Here you have the link!

Metro

It runs every day between 5:00 am and midnight, on Fridays until 2:00 am and all night on Saturdays.

You can take the orange line (L9) towards Zona Universitaria and transfer to another line that will take you to your destination.

For more information, click here.

Train

The Rodalies R2 Nord train starts at Terminal T2 at El Prat Airport, has three stops in Barcelona and departs every 30 minutes.

For more information, you can consult this web page.

Taxi

You will find cab ranks in front of the arrivals areas of terminals T1 and T2.

There are different fares, depending on the day, time, or destination. We recommend you consult their official website so you can plan your trip.

Tips for getting around the city

Barcelona is the 11th safest city in the world, but we recommend that, especially in the city center, tourist areas and when there are crowds, keep an eye on your personal belongings and do not leave them unattended.

You can pay by credit card in the vast majority of establishments, so it is not necessary to carry large amounts of cash.

Before coming to Barcelona, we recommend that you check with your bank to see if you can use your card abroad and what commissions or costs you may incur if you withdraw money or make purchases from Spain.

On the other hand, we advise you to have a small amount of Euros (€) in cash to cover some expenses when you arrive in Barcelona.

Banks' opening hours

The opening hours in Spain may be a little different from those in your country, for example the banks' opening hours.

They usually attend their customers from Monday to Friday between 8.00 am and 2.30 pm. This may vary depending on the bank, and some of them may open in the afternoon. We recommend that you visit their website so that you know when you can go (depending on the procedure, you may even have to make an appointment).

¿Does the CETT-UB have a Buddy Program?
Buddies

Of course, CETT-UB has a Buddy Program!

To ensure that all international students live the full CETT experience, we have developed this program to make the most of your stay in Barcelona.

Who are the CETT-UB Buddies?

They are part of the student body, just like you! You will be in contact with your local buddy before you arrive in the city and start your classes at CETT-UB, so they will be a familiar face once you are at the University.

Your buddy will help you learn how CETT-UB works, what resources you have, how to get around the city, get to know the other students, learn about culture, languages, gastronomy, etc.

If you want more information, you can check the following link.

Start discovering Barcelona!

Are you ready to get to know a bit more about the city that will host you during your time studying with us?

Before your arrival in Barcelona we recommend that you review the following pages on the history of the city, the weather, information on the COVID-19 in real time, the customs, the languages spoken and information about safety, coexistence, and health.

Barcelona is the 17th most visited city in the world in 2021, has more than 55 museums and in the Barcelonés region there are a total of 9 sites declared World Heritage by UNESCO.

Do you want to know them all? You can check them out below!

La Sagrada Familia

The spectacular basilica designed by Antoni Gaudí is still under construction (more than 140 years since the first stone was laid) and is expected to be completed in 2026.

Official website.

Casa Milà

Better known as La Pedrera, it was commissioned to Antoni Gaudí in 1905 by Pere Milà and Roser Segimon and it is currently the architect's most emblematic civil building.

Official website

Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site

Formerly known as the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, it was designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. It is the largest architectural ensemble of this style in Europe and an excellent example of Catalan modernism, it is considered one of the most outstanding buildings of Barcelona's modernism.

Official website

Casa Vicens

Manel Vicens i Montaner commissioned his summer residence in the village of Gracia to Antoni Gaudí and is now considered his first masterpiece.

Official website

Palau de la Música Catalana

Built by Lluís Domènech i Montaner (who also designed the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site) as the headquarters of the Orfeó Català in the center of Barcelona. It is the only concert hall that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is a great example of Catalan modernism.

Official website

Palau Güell

Eusebi Güell was an industrialist, politician and patron of the arts and culture who commissioned Antoni Gaudí to design this building. His daughter donated the Palau to the Diputació de Barcelona in 1945 so that it could preserve the building and open its doors to visitors.

Official website

Park Güell

Eusebi Güell also commissioned Antoni Gaudí to create a housing development for wealthy families with 60 plots, but due to difficulties in selling these, it became the city's most famous park and a major tourist attraction.

Official website

Cripta de la Colònia Güell

Considered a monumental model of the Sagrada Familia, it is an atypical example with materials of colors and textures resembling the vegetation and the ground, being integrated with the small forest that surrounds it.

Official website

Casa Batlló

Josep Batlló commissioned Antoni Gaudí to demolish the building and gave him creative freedom for the construction of another building, but Gaudí did not demolish it, but made an integral reform with great details: for example, the facade, which was inspired by marine life.

Official website

Apart from the UNESCO world heritage, Barcelona has much more to offer, here are some visits that may be of interest to you:

La Rambla

In this mythical street of less than a kilometer starts in Plaça Catalunya you can stroll, buy flowers or food in its typical kiosks, enter the famous La Boqueria market or be amazed at the Teatre del Liceu, among other activities!

For more information, click here.

Port Vell

The Port Vell offers you museums, such as the Museum of History of Catalonia, the Maritime Museum of Barcelona or the Aquarium of Barcelona, stroll through the area and access to its restaurants and the Maremagnum shopping center or take a boat ride with the typical Golondrinas, among other options!

And if you continue walking along the Port Vell you will arrive to the Barcelona and the Port Olímpic.

You can learn much more at this link.

The Gothic Quarter

This area was the center of the ancient Roman city of Barcino and you can get an idea of what the city was like back then by visiting the archaeological remains of the city. Some of the sites you can also visit are: the magnificent Cathedral of Barcelona, the Plaça Sant Jaume, the Plaça del Rei, the Frederic Marès Museum or the Museum of History of Barcelona.

Click here to find out more.

Tibidabo Amusement Park

The history of this park begins with its construction in 1900, and today it has more than 30 attractions for all ages, shows and animation, as well as restaurants, indoor dining or picnic areas.

For more information, visit their official website.

Barça Stadium Tour & Museum

It is one of the most visited museums in Barcelona: you can visit the Barça stadium from the stands, the pitch, going through the dressing room tunnel, the banquets, the press room, and you will also have access to the FC Barcelona museum to learn about the history of the club.

Visit their official website for more details.

Mountain of Montjuïc

Not only will you have access to a wonderful panoramic view of the city, and you can stroll through the beautiful parks and gardens, but you can also find here well-known museums such as the National Art Museum of Catalonia, the Joan Miró Foundation or the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia, access the Montjuïc Castle or see the Olympic Ring area (where much of the 1992 Olympic Games took place).

There is much more to do, you can check their official website for more information.

From the city of Barcelona you can make many day trips, here are some ideas:

Girona

Girona

Girona

In Girona, you can stroll along the Onyar river and observe the colorful houses, walk through El Call (the Jewish quarter of the city), visit the Cathedral of Girona, walk along its walls, visit some of its museums... and also discover where scenes for the famous series Game of Thrones were filmed!

If you need more information, you can consult their web page.

Monasterio de Montserrat

Monasterio de Montserrat

Monasterio de Montserrat

Montserrat is the most important and significant mountain in Catalonia and is famous for its incredible and unusual rock formations. It is also home to the Monastery of Montserrat, known for the legend of the Virgin of Montserrat.

In its official website you will find more information.

Costa Brava

Costa Brava

Costa Brava

It is the northern part of Catalonia, from Blanes to Portbou offers not only beautiful cales (small beaches), but also natural parks, medieval villages, as well as gastronomy, culture, art and much more!

For more information, click here.

Tarragona

Tarragona

Tarragona

You will find the archaeological site of Tarragona (which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site) that reflects the great power that was the Roman city of Tarragona and we also recommend a walk along the Rambla Nova, the old town, the Plaça de la Font or the Serrallo.

Visit this link for more information.

Sitges

Sitges

Sitges

From strolling through the streets of the old town, visiting museums or some of the seventeen beaches, Sitges has something for everyone.

Also, did you know that the International Film Festival of Catalonia is held here?

If you want more information, you can visit their website.

La Garrotxa

La Garrotxa

La Garrotxa

Also known as the land of volcanoes, you can enjoy nature by visiting the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, visit medieval villages such as Santa Pau, Besalú or Castellfollit de la Roca.

For more information, click here.

Catalan cuisine

Catalan cuisine is within the Mediterranean cuisine, its heritage dates back to medieval times and still today is based on the product and the territory: using local and seasonal products.

Below you will find links to learn more about Catalan cuisine and its most traditional dishes, the gastronomic revolution in Barcelona and the markets that you can find in the city.

Contacts you need to save!

Below, you will find the main contacts to keep in mind during your stay in Barcelona:

CETT-UB Contacts

In case you have any doubts or questions about your experience at the CETT-UB

  • Ms. Márica Riccio - Study Abroad students (marica.riccio@cet.cat)
  • Mr. David Ibarra - Exchange students (david.ibarra@cett.cat)
  • Ms. Sol Curin - International Short Programs students and Custom Programs students (sol.curin@cett.cat)

Emergency telephone numbers

  • General Emergencies (for emergency situations where the Police, Fire Department, Sanitary, or Ambulance are needed): 112
  • Salut Respon (to solve doubts, questions, or consultations that are not emergency): 061
  • Police (Mossos d'Esquadra): 088
  • Barcelona Municipal Police (Guardia Urbana): 092
  • Firefighters: 080

If you have a problem with your credit card and/or wish to block it, you can call the following numbers:

  • American Express: 900 99 44 26
  • MasterCard: 300 37 12 31
  • Visa: 900 99 11 24

You can also call free of charge to Barcelona Citizen's Advice Line: 010

 

News and testimonials

Latest News

What do our students think?

Sergi Vilaró
El CETT ofrece las herramientas necesarias para convertirte en un gran líder y gestor en el mundo del turismo

Sergi Vilaró

Grado de Turismo
Júlia Solsona
Este Grado es una formación 360° del mundo de la gastronomía

Júlia Solsona

Grado de Ciencias Culinarias y Gastronómicas
Jordi Tarré
El CETT me ayudó a entender la gastronomía, a cocinar y me enseñó valores muy importantes

Jordi Tarré

Ciclo Técnico Superior en Dirección de Cocina
Marc Miguélez
Lo más importante es sentirse cómodo en el lugar donde te formas

Marc Miguélez

Ciclo Técnico de Agencias de Viajes y Gestión de Eventos
 

Contact with us

How do I get to CETT?

You have several options to get to CETT by public transportation:

Bus lines: V21-27-60-73-76-B16-B19-N4

Metro: Mundet stop (Line 3 - green)