Barcelona is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. Located in the very north of the Spanish coast it is considered the most cosmopolitan and economically active city in this region.
As a city Barcelona has always remained modern, and on many occasions considered to be ahead of international trends. This, in combination with its rich history makes it one of the most popular cities tourists choose to visit all year round.
After being founded as a Roman city Barcelona has had a long history of significant involvement in various historical ages leaving it with stunning Architectural pieces from the Roman, Gothic and Renaissance periods.
However, one of the most unique features of the city is that not only does it hold historical beauty but some of the most popular sites are merely 100 years old showing its timeless and ever-growing elegance.
Through its development it has become one of world's leading economic, trade fair and cultural centres, and holds influence in world commerce, education, entertainment, sports, media, fashion, science, and the arts making it one of the world’s major global cities.
Facts about Barcelona
Geographical size : 170 km2
Population : 1.7 million
Time zone : Barcelona Standard Time (UTC+01:00)
Weather : Average temperature in Winter, High 16°C – Low 8 °C
Getting around Barcelona
Barcelona and its metropolitan area have a wide range of public transport and sightseeing transport options. There are different ticket types so that you can get to where you want to go in Barcelona easily and conveniently.
How to Get There
- By Plane
Barcelona airport, with several terminals, is located 16 kilometres south of the city and is also known as Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat. Barcelona can also be reached by transport links from other regional airports, including Girona, Reus and Lleida-Alguaire.
- By Train
Barcelona has direct railway links with a number of large cities, including Paris, Lyon, Maseille, Toulose, and the high-speed train runs to Madrid, southern and eastern Spain. The city's major railway stations and metropolitan rail network ensure you can travel to Barcelona and anywhere by train without any difficulties.
- By Bus
The bus station in Barcelona that has the most national and international connections is Barcelona Nord Bus Station. Buses also depart from Barcelona Sants station and other areas of the city.
- By Boat
Barcelona has become the Mediterranean's foremost cruise ship harbour. It has nine passenger terminals, seven for cruise liners and four for ferries. It has connections with the Balearic Islands and the main Mediterranean harbours.
The number of overnight tourists in Barcelona reached nearly 9 million in 2017, not including those staying in non-hotel accommodation. Barcelona's influence on tourism in the region likely contributes to Catalonia being one of the most visited Spanish regions by international tourists.
Don't MissDon’t Forget to get some fresh air at park Guell
Don’t Forget to go for Tapas
Don’t Miss to flirt with Flamengo
Don’t Miss to put down some paella