The Official Language School Barcelona Drassanes (EOIBD) is located in the Ciutat Vella district in Barcelona. It can be found at the end of the Rambla del Raval, near the end of the Rambles and the Christopher Columbus Monument, in one of Barcelona’s most culturally and linguistically diverse areas.
The school is named after a thirteenth Century Gothic civil building located nearby: the Reials Drassanes de Barcelona [Barcelona Royal Shipyards]. In it, the royal galleys were built and repaired, testimony to the major naval power that the Crown of Aragon had during the Middle Ages.
The EOIBD’s location in the Raval allows its users to access one of Barcelona’s most dynamic areas. It is near the Port Vell, the Barceloneta beaches, the Gothic Quarter, Raval and Montjuïc Hill and its gardens. Less than 5 minutes’ walk from the school,all kinds of cultural facilities can be found, such as the Filmoteca de Catalunya film archive, the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house, the Maritime Museum (located in the Drassanes shipyard), the Palau Güell (designed by Antoni Gaudí), The Library of Catalonia and a wide range of restaurants of all kinds and prices.