Barcelona is the capital of the province and of the autonomous community of Catalonia. With a population of more than a million and a half inhabitants, it is the second most populated city in Spain. It is located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, just 120 km south of the Pyrenees and the border with France, on a small coastal plain bounded by the sea to the east, the Collserola mountain range to the west, the Llobregat river to the south and the river Besós to the north.
Barcelona has been the scene of various world events, which have helped to shape the city and give it international visibility. The most relevant have been the Universal Exhibition of 1888, the International Exhibition of 1929, the Summer Olympics of 1992 and the Universal Forum of Cultures 2004.
At present, Barcelona is recognized as a global city due to its cultural, financial, commercial and tourist importance. Barcelona is an industrial city par excellence being one of the business centers of the country and producing about 67% of the Gross Domestic Product. The most representative industrial sectors of its economy are the textile, chemical, pharmaceutical, automobile, tourist and electronic industries.
Currently, the city shows a clear and determined vocation to play an active role in the international arena. Businesses are one of the main reasons for visiting the city, it accounts for 25% of tourism spending in the city.
Barcelona offers multiple and varied tourist options to enjoy visiting its museums, its unique buildings or simply walking through its streets.

The Sagrada Família, Catholic Basilica of Barcelona. Started in 1882, it is still under construction. It is the masterpiece of Gaudí, and the greatest exponent of Catalan modernist architecture.

La Pedrera: The Casa Milà, known as «La Pedrera», is a unique building built by the architect Antoni Gaudí, declared World Heritage by Unesco in 1984. It houses an important cultural center. See map. See Web
The Ramblas. This singular way, is one of the most known places. It is a pleasant walk that connects the Plaza de Cataluña with the old port of the city. Las Ramblas are always lively, full of tourists and street performers. The walkway has numerous terraces and it is nice to sit and watch the comings and goings of passers-by.
The Museu Picasso of Barcelona is the center of reference for the knowledge of the years of training of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. Open to the public in 1963, it houses a collection of 4,249 works, which make up the permanent collection, and offers an extensive program of temporary exhibitions.
Fundació Miró: The Fundació Joan Miró is a new concept of museum, more dynamic, where the creation of Miró coexists with the most diverse artistic manifestations. Recently the Foundation has been declared a museum of national interest due to the importance of its heritage.
Park Güell: It is a park with gardens and architectural elements located in the upper part of the city, from where you can enjoy wonderful views of the city, surrounded by a green environment with modernist works.
Barcelona offers multiple and varied tourist options to enjoy visiting its museums, its unique buildings or simply walking through its streets.

Barcelona is perfectly connected by plane, train, boat and road with all Spanish cities. The airport of El Prat is located about 16 kilometers from the city center. Barcelona has direct rail connections from different European cities such as Paris, Zurich or Milan, and with high-speed trains from Madrid, Levante and the South of Spain, among others. It has a total of 4 railway stations, Barcelona Sants and Estació de França being the most important.


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