Tourist information of Barcelona & Spanish regions


Location of the city of Barcelona in Spain

Barcelona

The holiday flats in Barcelona are very well prepared for the client.

Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, north of Spain, 166 km from the border with France and 120 km south of the Pyrenees. In Barcelona you can enjoy a pleasant climate most of the year, but the best weather is in late July, September is also a good month.

General Information about the city:

  • Autonomous Community : Catalonia
  • Capital: Barcelona
  • Region: Barcelona
  • Area: 101.4 km ²
  • Population: 1,595,110 hab. (INE 2007)
  • Density: 15,730.87 inhabitants / km ²
  • Gentile: In Castilian: Barcelonés / s and in Catalan: Barceloní / nina 
  • Official languages: Catalan and Castilian or Spanish
  • Mayor (2007): Jordi Hereu Boher (PSC)
  • Official Holidays: La Merce in September, San Juan in June
  • Telephone: 93
  • Website: www.bcn.es

Temperatures are warmer in summer and mild in winter. Catalan is the official language of Catalonia, but the Castilian is spoken by the population. Castilian and Catalan in Barcelona coexist in a bilingual situation similar to that found in other parts of the world.

Historic Center and Las Ramblas

One of the most attractive and concurrency places are Las Ramblas, Paseo located between the Plaza Catalunya, the city center and the Old Port.

In the historical center, very near Las Ramblas, the Cathedral stands out, the Plaza de San Jaime which their buildings host the Generalitat of Catalonia and Barcelona City Council, and both lanes of the Gothic Quarter, the Raval and Borne .

The Olympic Barcelona

Barcelona has the facilities that hosted the 1992 Olympics. Many of them are in the top of the mountain of Montjuïc.

Parks

Barcelona has many parks. The best known is the Park Guell designed by Gaudi in the district of Gracia, Montjuic Park, and Parque de la Ciudadela (Parc de la Ciutadella).

Architecture

Barcelona is known as the capital of modernism. The city in which the architect Antoni Gaudí lived and worked,some of his most important creations, such as the Sagrada Familia, Gaudí left unfinished and is still under construction. Another of the most famous works of Gaudi are the Park Güell (Parc Güell), Casa Mila, also known as "La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

Beaches in Barcelona

Barcelona has six beaches that occupy more than 4.2 linear miles of coastline. The beaches are located near downtown and just minutes from anywhere in the city.

Nightlife

Barcelona has become a focal point for nightlife in Spain. You can find several bars and nightclubs in many districts of Barcelona, Gracia and Pueblo Nuevo.

 

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