barcelona
Country : Spain
Currency : Euro (EUR)
Language : Catalan, Spanish
Population
City: 1 620 943 ( 2012)
Metro: 4 891 249 (2014)
Time
Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Barcelona
closeBarcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The city combines modern and historic architecture in a unique way.
The modernist movement of which Gaudí was the most prominent exponent left its mark on the city with magnificent buildings like the Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà and Casa Batlló.
Random Barcelona Highlights
Arc de Triomf, Barcelona
The Arc de Triomf is a triumphal arch with colorful brickwork in mudéjar style. The arch was originally built as the entrance gate for the 1888 Universal Exposition.
Botanical Garden, Barcelona
The Botanical Garden of Barcelona was laid out in the 1990s on a sloping terrain that was formerly used as a landfill. Here you find plants from various areas of the world with Mediterranean climates.
Tibidabo, Barcelona
Tibidabo is the highest point in the city of Barcelona. Its top is crowned with the church of the Sacred Heart, but the big draw here is the Parc d'Attractions, a historic funfair.
Columbus Monument, Barcelona
The Monument a Colom or Columbus Monument is a 60m tall column built in 1888 in honor of the famous explorer who arrived in Barcelona after his discovery of America.




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