Barcelona, Spain
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about Barcelona

Barcelona, located at the Mediterranean sea in the very north of the Spanish coast, is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia. With a population of nearly two million people is the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union and the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea.

Barcelona is a city of prosperity and progress, full of culture and history. The documented history of Barcelona dates back to the founding of a Roman colony on its soil in the second century B.C. Present Barcelona experienced impressive growth and economic revival at the onset of industrialization during the second half of the 19th century. Culture and the arts flourished here and the splendor achieved by Catalonian modernism is one of the most patent displays.

Barcelona has an enormous number of sites and tourist attractions worth visiting. Top tourist attractions in Barcelona include the Parc G├╝ell - which features some wonderful tile work by the world-famous Antoni Gaudi; Las Ramblas - Spain's most famous street, lined with trees and used by both tourist and locals; La Sagrada Familia - Gaudi's towering church which has become a symbol of Barcelona; art galleries that exhibit works of Miro, Tapies and Picasso and many others.

Barcelona is almost as lively at night as it is during the day and it has a unique, exciting atmosphere, which provides the visitor with a truly unforgettable experience. The theatres, museums, tapas bars, and restaurants make you almost impossible to be bored for a second in this magnificent city. If you get bored of strolling around in the city, it is good to know that Barcelona has nice beaches within walking distance from all the attractions. The city enjoys an almost perfect climate with mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers, making it an ideal place to be at any time of the year.

Barcelona is certainly one of the most exciting cities to visit in Spain, and with glorious beaches and a history stretching back over 2,000 years, the city deserves to be seen and enjoyed.