Barcelona Guide

Barcelona has an ancient history. Founded as a Roman city around the first century BC, then it was called Barcino and centuries later became a hub of southern Europe. In the third century it had a population of about 5,000 inhabitants but its recent history begins after merging with the Kingdom of Aragon when Barcelona became one of the most important cities of the Crown of Aragon. Beset by different armies several times during its history, Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage. Especially renowned are architectural works of Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech i Montaner. The city is also known for hosting the 1992 Olympic Games, as well as conferences and exhibitions worldwide, including the Universal Exposition in Barcelona in 1888, the International Exhibition of Barcelona of 1929 and the Universal Forum of Cultures 2004. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia with a population of 1.6 million people within its administrative limits on an area of ​​101.4 km2. The urban area of ​​Barcelona extends beyond to accommodate a population of about 4.5 million. It is the largest metropolis in Europe in the Mediterranean Sea thanks to having a privileged location on the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs. West is bounded by the Collserola. Barcelona is today a leading tourism center in the world, but also an economic and cultural center. His influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science and the arts contributes to make it as one of the most important cities in the world. Barcelona is the 16th most visited city in the world and the fourth most visited in Europe after Paris, London and Rome, with several million tourists every year. What to visit: How many Barcelonas are you willing to visit? The history of Barcelona lets you relive the city since his days as a Roman colony to its present modern character, without ignoring the impact they have had on her great geniuses of art and culture. All Barcelonas now left in your hands.

Arc de Triomf

The Arc de Triomphe (in Catalan: Arc de Triomf) is a monument located at the confluence of the Passeig Lluís Companys, Paseo de San Juan and San Pedro round in Barcelona (Spain). It was designed by architect Josep Vilaseca as the main entrance to the Universal Exhibition of Barcelona of 1888. The sculptural decoration was carried out by Josep Reynes, Josep Llimona Antoni Vilanova, Torquat Tasso, Manuel Fuxà and Pere Carbonell... Read more

Clinic Hospital

Clinical and Provincial Hospital of Barcelona (in Catalan: Hospital Clínic i Provincial de Barcelona) is a teaching hospital associated with the University of Barcelona and in particular with the Faculty of Medicine, which surrounds physically. It is located in the Eixample district of Barcelona. It was founded in 1906 and is now part of the Network of Public Use Hospitals Catalonia. Read more

Park Güell

Park Guell is a park with gardens situated on the top of the city of Barcelona (Spain) architectural elements. Conceived as urbanization, it was designed by architect Antoni Gaudí, the greatest exponent of Catalan modernism, commissioned by businessman Eusebi Güell. Built between 1900 and 1914, was opened as a public park in 1926. In 1984 Unesco included the Park Guell in the Place Heritage Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí"... Read more

Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was a Spanish architect highest representative of Catalan Modernism. Read more

Modernism

Catalonian modernism is the name of a mainly historiographical architectural style, but also develops in the other arts (painting and sculpture), and especially in the design and the decorative arts, which receive special attention. Read more

Sant Pau Hospital

The Hospital de Sant Pau is located in a complex of buildings located in Barcelona (Spain), designed by the architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner, one of the main representatives of Catalan Modernism. Read more

Diagonal

Avenida Diagonal is the name of one of the largest and most important avenues in Barcelona, Spain. . Read more

Sagrada Familia

The Sagrada Família, known as La Sagrada Familia is one of the most famous works of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Initiated in 1882, this giant catholic basilica is still under construction; though incomplete, La Sagrada Familia was declared a World Heritage Site in 2005 by UNESCO. Read more

Passeig de Gracia

Passeig de Gracia (in Catalan Passeig de Gràcia) is one of the main avenues in Barcelona and one of the most famous avenues in Catalonia, due to its importance for tourism, shopping areas, business and a great showcase of outstanding works of modernist architecture, as the buildings of architects Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech i Montaner, declared a World Heritage Site. The avenue is located in the central part of the city, the Eixample, and connects Plaza Catalunya east with Calle Mayor de Gracia west... Read more

City Center & Eixample District

Almost every street in Barcelona's city center has some street performance, a charming cafe, a surprising exhibition, a yet to be discovered restaurant. We recommend walking down the Ramblas, getting lost in the Gothic Quarter, getting to know the Ciutat Vella, the historical centre of Barcelona, and until nowadays it is the centre of the political and institutional representation. The Eixample is a district of Barcelona between the old city (Ciutat Vella) Read more

Plaça Catalunya

Plaza Catalunya (meaning in English "Catalonia Square") is a large square in central Barcelona that is generally considered to be both its city centre and the place where the old city (see Barri Gòtic and Raval, in Ciutat Vella) and the 19th century-built Eixample meet. Some of the city's most important streets and avenues meet at Plaza Catalunya: Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya,La Rambla or Portal de l'Àngel, in addition to Ronda de Sant Read more

Plaça Espanya

Plaza España is one of Barcelona's most important squares, built on the occasion of the 1929 International Exhibition, held at the foot of Montjuïc, in the Sants-Montjuïc district. One of the city's biggest squares, it is the junction of several major thoroughfares: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Avinguda del Paral·lel, Carrer de la Creu Coberta and Carrer de Tarragona, and leads to the Palau Nacional through Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, which houses one of Read more

Beach

There are 4.2 km of golden sandy beaches only 10 minutes from the city centre and 4 main beach areas, with the beaches of San Sebastian, Sant Miquel, Somorrostro, Barceloneta, Nova Icària, Bogatell, Mar Bella, Nova Mar Bella, Llevant and Banys del Forum. Barceloneta is the first of the Barcelona and has a great choice of bars and restaurants as well as shops to rent sports equipment. It therefore can get quite busy during the summer months, especially by young locals. Read more

Barri de Gràcia

The neighbourhood of Gràcia is known as the cosmopolitan district of Barcelona. It has always been a district of small industries and craftsmen and there still remains a kind of village character. One of the best features of Gràcia is that there are not so many tourists so you feel like you've discovered something a bit new and diverse. Read more

Camp Nou (FC Barcelona stadium)

El Camp Nou is a football stadium in Barcelona which has been the home of FC Barcelona since 1957. With a seating capacity of 99,354 it is the largest stadium in Spain by capacity. It is also the largest stadium in Europe and the second largest association football stadium in the world in terms of capacity. It has hosted numerous international matches at a senior level, and has been used for various purposes other than football, often hosting major concerts. Read more

Poblenou

Pueblo Nuevo (in Catalan Poble Nou or Poblenou) is a district of the Spanish city of Barcelona, located in the district of San Martin. Since 2006, it is limited between the streets Jaime Vicens Vives, Icaria, Ávila, Pedro IV, La Laguna, Avenida Diagonal, Bac de Roda Avenue and Paseo del Taulat to the breakwater of the Mar Bella. Its central axis and is popular civic Rambla del Poblenou, formerly known as "Paseo del Triunfo" which runs through the center of its historic center from sea to mountain... Read more