Barcelona ( BAR-sə-LOH-nə, Catalan: [bəɾsəˈlonə], Spanish: [baɾθeˈlona] or Spanish: [baɾseˈlona]) is a city on the coast of northeastern Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people, making it the fifth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, the Ruhr area, Madrid, and Milan. It is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres (1,680 feet) high.
Founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona continued to be an important city in the Crown of Aragon as an economic and administrative centre of this Crown and the capital of the Principality of Catalonia. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Since 1450, it is home to the University of Barcelona, widely considered the most prestigious university in Spain. The headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean are located in Barcelona. The city is known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as world-class conferences and expositions and also many international sport tournaments.
Barcelona is a major cultural, economic, and financial centre in southwestern Europe, as well as the main biotech hub in Spain. As a leading world city, Barcelona's influence in global socio-economic affairs qualifies it for global city status (Beta +).Barcelona is a transport hub, with the Port of Barcelona being one of Europe's principal seaports and busiest European passenger port, an international airport, Barcelona–El Prat Airport, which handles over 50 million passengers per year, an extensive motorway network, and a high-speed rail line with a link to France and the rest of Europe.


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Joan Miró Museum (Fundació Joan Miró)

Palau de la Música Catalana

Sagrada Família

Casa Batlló

Cathedral of Barcelona

Tibidabo Amusement Park

Magic Fountain

Picasso Museum

Casa Milà

National Art Museum of Catalonia

CosmoCaixa Barcelona

Palau Güell

Montjuïc Castle

Gothic Quarter

Barcelona Aquarium (L'Aquarium)

Parc del Forum

Barcelona Wax Museum

Port Olímpic

Cau Ferrat Museum (Museu Cau Ferrat)

Plaça del Rei

Dalí Museum


Casa Lleo i Morera

Santa Maria del Pi Basilica

Casa Vicens

Parque del Laberinto de Horta

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

La Boqueria Market

Chocolate Museum (Museu de la Xocolata)

Museu Blau

Illa Fantasia

History Museum of Catalonia (Museu d'Historia de Catalunya)

La Roca Village

Columbus Monument


Gran Teatre del Liceu

Passeig de Gracia

Botanical Garden of Barcelona

Parc de la Ciutadella

Camp Nou

Antoni Tapies Museum (Fundacio Antoni Tapies)

Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA)

Arc de Triomf

Barcelona Pavilion (Pabellon Mies van der Rohe)

Barceloneta Beach

Casa Amatller

City Hall (Casa de la Ciutat)

Collserola Natural Park (Parc de Collserola)

El Born

European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM)

Las Ramblas

Maricel Museum (Museu Maricel)

Monestir de Pedralbes

Music Museum (Museu de la Musica)

Parc de Montjuic

Placa Espanya

Plaça de Catalunya

Poble Espanyol

Sant Pau Recinte Modernista

Tibidabo Mountain

Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona

Torre Agbar

George Orwell Square

Collserola Tower (Torre de Collserola)

Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB)

Palau Sant Jordi

CaixaForum Barcelona

Museu del Modernisme Catala

FC Barcelona Museum

Colonia Guell & Gaudi Crypt

Via Sepulcral Romana

Plaça Sant Felip Neri

Plaça Sant Jaume

Frederic Mares Museum

Gaudí House Museum

Torre de Bellesguard

Mountain of the Jews (Montjuïc)

Santa Maria del Mar

Park Güell

Barcelona Cruise Port

Nova Icària Beach

Camp de la Indústria

Estadi de Sarrià

Camp Municipal Narcís Sala

Santa Maria del Pi

França Railway Station (Estació de Franca)

La Casa de la Seda


Museu Picasso

Fundació Joan Miró

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