Barcelona is the second largest city of Spain after Madrid. The stay in Barcelona is very popular.
Barcelona is the capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia. There are two languages in the region today: Catalan and Spanish. The rest in Barcelona is well organized and varied. The climate in Barcelona is typically Mediterranean with warm summers and mild winters.
The population of the city is 1.5 million people, or 4 million, taking its suburbs into account. The history of Barcelona starts from the II century BC. It was the period of the Roman colony foundation on the place of the actual location of Barcelona. The event of the second half of the nineteenth century proved to be the decisive one for modern Barcelona. Namely, the world fair organized in 1888, gave a powerful impetus to the development of the city.
One of the most famous places of Barcelona is the mountain Tibidabo (its height is 500 m). It offers a picturesque view of the Temple of the Sacred Heart, of the Gothic quarter Rabelais, which is a place of rest and unforgettable walks. And such architectural monuments as the Sagrada Familia and Guell Park are undoubtedly the symbols of Barcelona. These brilliant creations of the architect Antonio Gaudi brought fame to Barcelona all over the world.
There is an international airport El Prat 3 kilometers from Barcelona, in the town El Prat de Llobregat. It is the second largest airport in Spain and the largest on the Mediterranean coast. It is connected with Barcelona via the motorway, railway and bus service. The sea port of Barcelona exists about two thousand years; and it is the most important in carrying out of freight and passenger traffic on the Mediterranean. The main train station of Barcelona is called Sants Estació. There is metro of Barcelona. It has 9 lines laid on the surface and under the ground. There is also a cable lift and a network of buses for sightseeing tours. Taxi is a very popular kind of transport. There are more than 13 thousand taxi cars in Barcelona.
Excursions are one of the popular activities in Barcelona, as well as beach-related rest.
Barcelona hotels strike with their number, diversity and hospitality.
All purchases in Barcelona should be made before the lunch. Don`t plan to do your stopping on Sunday and Monday.