Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia and the second most important city in Spain with a population of more than four million inhabitants.
All along the history it has been a very important commercial centre, having periods of great wealth, resulting in the prosperous industrial city that it is today. Its port is one of the most important in the Mediterranean Sea, which has given the city a leading role in Europe’s trade.
Barcelona’s artistic and cultural importance is impossible to be denied. It is mother of some of the most renowned artists and it presents an incredible architectural style wherever you place your view. Its streets, buildings, squares, parks and monuments are masterpieces of different ages that take visitors in a trip along 2000 years of history. Moreover, its privileged location on the north eastern Spanish coast with a nice Mediterranean weather and surrounded by beautiful urban beaches, make Barcelona a famous and attractive tourist destiny worldwide.
The city of Barcelona is modern with spectacular facilities regarding transport, accommodation and public spaces. In addition, a wide variety of cultural (it hosts world-wide famous museums, theaters and music halls), sport and open door activities can be enjoyed. It is also home of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Barcelona’s gastronomy, specially based in fish and mountain products, has a strong character and is a great representative of the Catalan cuisine.
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