Barcelona is located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, facing the Mediterranean Sea, on a plain and the Llobregat river to the southwest and the Bescos river to the north Barcelona, it the City of Spain, and capital of Barcelona. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous area of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, north eastern Spain, located 90 miles (150 km) south of the French border. Barcelona is usually called with the nick name The City of Counts.
It is Spain’s major commercial center and is famed for its individuality, cultural interest, and physical beauty. And it abounds with archives, libraries, museums, and buildings of interest, featuring superb examples of Modernist and Art Nouveau decor and architecture.
The City of Counts is the 20th-most-visited city in the world by international visitors and the fifth most visited city in Europe after London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome, with 5.5 million visitors from worldwide. By 2015, both Prague and Milan had more international visitors, Barcelona is ranked the most popular city to visit in Spain. The importance for tradition in Barcelona reflected mainly towards fashion Centers. Barcelona has a many number of museums in different areas. Barcelona beach was the number one beach in a comparison top ten city beaches.
Barcelona is one of the World’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers, and its influence in Sports, media, education, commerce, entertainment. It is a major cultural and economic centre in South Western Europe, and a financial centre. The city was ranked Europe’s third and one of the world’s most successful as a city brand and also ranked as forth for Business and one of fastest improving city in Europe.
Barcelona has a long sporting tradition and FC Barcelona Sports Club is known worldwide for its Football team, also one of the largest and second Richest in the world. It has 74 national trophies.
Education in Barcelona:
The city has a highly developed higher education system of Public Universities. Most prominent among these is the University of Barcelona and a world-renowned research and teaching institution with campuses around the city. Barcelona is also home to the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, and the newer Pompeu Fabra University, and, in the private sector the EADA Business School.
Climate of Barcelona:
Barcelona has a maritime Mediterranean Climate , with mild winters and warm to hot summers, while the rainiest seasons are autumn and spring. The rainfall pattern is characterized by a dry Season in summer, as well as less winter rainfall than in a typical Mediterranean climate.
Currency: Euro (€)
Transport within Barcelona:
While Barcelona has a wide range of transport options, it is easy, fast and convenient to find your way around and travel to Barcelona. The subways, buses, FGC trains and trams in Barcelona are a single transport network. All you need is a ticket to almost what means of transport.
It can often be confusing, when you book flights to Barcelona. In fact, there is only one airport in Barcelona named “El Prat de Llobregat Aeropuerto”, but there are two other airports in the nearby, Girona and Reus, which are approximately 120 km away from Barcelona, offering you access to Barcelona through transfer services.
Girona Airport and Reus Airport are attracting to visitors as they are the host of low-cost airline flights. However, when booking your tickets, it is worth estimating how much savings will actually be made after you have paid for your move to Barcelona. You may notice that this is offset by the cost of transport to the city center of Barcelona. Or you may just decide that the saving you're going to make is not worth the extra time you're going to lose or the trouble you're going to have.
Major Tourist Attractions of Barcelona: