Best libraries and spots to study in Barcelona


Study and Revise in peace and efficiency in Barcelona’s best libraries and spots!

If you are a student in Barcelona, with the revision period looming, you are probably looking for a quiet place out of your home to revise. In a lively city like Barcelona, you might be surprised at the several options such as bars and cafes where you can find tranquility and silence. Although the classical option you will tend to think of are libraries, Barcelona is full of more relaxed places for those who does not want to just keep fixated at a wall all day. It all depends on the individual and the atmosphere you are looking for. Stay with us while we show the best libraries and spots to study in Barcelona.

1. CCCB Archive

Libraries in Barcelona, CCCB Archive

CCCB Archive is just a 10-minute walk from Plaça Catalunya or La Ramblas, so is therefore really accessible from wherever you might be. Something for when you need to revise, you are doing a coursework or you need to do some documentation. Indeed, coursework and exams require further depths reading and referencing. Well, in that case, CCCB Archive has what you need; over 10,000 multimedia-based references in one space, related to culture and contemporary thinking. This, the CCCB’s document collection, has been made through the centre’s debates, festivals, exhibitions, publications, and concerts.

2. Biblioteca Sant Pau-Santa Creu

Libraries in Barcelona, Biblioteca Sant Pau-Santa Creu

The Biblioteca Sant Pau I Santa Creu, located in the Raval district, is a center of culture and knowledge. Discussions, debates, and reflections are encouraged here, making it one of the ideal places to study in Barcelona.
The library organizes and hosts activities for local residents, making it a unique and interesting place, a rich cultural experience for workers, visitors, and students. The different rooms are used for various activities, there are silent study rooms, group discussion rooms, and computer rooms. You will also find a wide selection of books to be used as resources – this library really does have everything you will need!

 Babèlia Books & Coffee

Spots to study, Babèlia Books & Coffee

This café is located in the district of Sant Antoni, in Villarroel, 27. Here you can choose from a multitude of books and a wide variety of teas and coffees. It is a library/cafe where you can go quietly with your college books to study or with your laptop. A colorful and relaxing place to spend some time concentrated.  It is open every day, so no more excuses and get down to work!

4. Laie Llibreria

Spots to study, Laie Llibreria

Located in the heart of Barcelona, the original Laie is distributed over two floors: the lower floor has the bookstore, and the mezzanine is occupied by the restaurant-café. Want a place like a library with food, but with a  more relaxed atmosphere like a coffee shop? If so, Laie is for you, to study in Barcelona, as it has its own collection of books and its own cafeteria. Read a book, sit down with a snack and a coffee and relax. You can find a quiet place to work in a corner, or at a table to work in a group.

5. Parc de La Ciutadella

Spots to Study, Parc de La Ciutadella

The largest green space in the city, the Parc de la Ciutadella is undoubtedly one of the most popular parks in Barcelona. To work quietly and in good humor, this is the place to go. Bring a blanket, find a place on the grass, put down your books and enjoy this magical setting.
If you want a break in your work, stroll around the wonderful fountain and enjoy a little ice-cream. Enjoy the sun and the quiet atmosphere while you work at the Parc de la Ciutadella while staying in Barcelona

6. Gardens of Laribal

Spots to study, Gardens of Laribal

Looking for a quieter version than the Parc de la Ciutadella? Come and discover the Gardens of the Laribal, a less known place perfect for relaxing or studying. Located on the slopes of Montjuïc, between the MNAC and the Miró Foundation, this calm garden will not disappoint you.
The deciduous trees and the beautiful fountains, this place that remains unknown to most tourists. There is no place outside as calm as the Gardens of Laribal to work in Barcelona, or simply to sit and read a book quietly.

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Best libraries and spots to study in Barcelona
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