This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Cerdanyola del Vallès. To help you make friends with Cerdanyola del Vallès before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Cerdanyola del Vallès is a town in the comarca (county) of the Valles Occidental, Catalonia, only a few minutes’ drive from Cerdanyola del Vallès. Cerdanyola del Vallès is home to the main campus of Autonomous University of Barcelona, considered one of the best universities in Spain and all of Europe; because of this, the population of Cerdanyola del Vallès tends to be young and trendy, and intellectual and liberal. They tend to be progressive and frequently participate in cultural events, like arts presentation, music and literary festivals, theater performances, and games and sports activities.
Cerdanyola del Vallès is known for its small but cosmopolitan atmosphere. The town is peppered with cultural attractions, museums, the Technology Park, stylish restaurants, and family-friendly establishments. At night, the town is alive with clubs and bars for parties or for a simple night out. Most of the buildings and structure of the town are modern, owing to the large complex of the University. Around town, you can see various statues that represent this vision of Catalan modernism and Spanish liberalism.
Like most of Catalan towns, Cerdanyola del Vallès was founded by Laietans; subsequently the town came under the Roman rule and the eventual influence of Christianity. Within the modern complexity of the town, some of the old structures -- like the Gothic churches and old grid layout of the streets -- have endured. The town grew and developed during eighteenth century, when most of the peasants became rich from wine production. Even today, the impeccability of food and gastronomy experience of the city is well known. The town continued to evolve with the rise of Catalan bourgeoisie in nineteenth century and the coming of industry during the nineteenth century. Cerdanyola del Vallès became a popular summer vacation town. The history of Cerdanyola del Vallès is closely knit with that of Barcelona.
Hostels in Cerdanyola del Vallès are open all year round. Most Cerdanyola del Vallès hostels offer amenities that are suitable to visiting scholars, professors, students, and their families. Because of its all-year peak, it is better to book your room before coming to town.
Written by local enthusiast for Cerdanyola del Vallès hostelsAngelica Burrage