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
Parc Güell, Barcelona
This unconventional park is one of Gaudí's most famous works and a must for any visitor to Barcelona. The park is a UNESCO world heritage site since 1984.
Gothic Quarter, Barcelona
Barcelona enjoyed its heyday during the 13th and 14th centuries, when numerous Gothic churches and palaces were built, many of which are now part of the Gothic Quarter, a neighborhood with a high concentration of historical buildings.
Montjuïc, Barcelona
Montjuïc is a hill located near the center of Barcelona. The area boasts many attractions such as Poble Espanyol and the Calatrava Tower, a legacy of the 1929 Exhibition and the 1992 Olympics.
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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