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Panoramic view of Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain.

City at a Glance

Barcelona, Spain
Location Eastern coast of Spain
City type Megalopolis
Population 5.4 million
Language Spanish
Climate Mediterranean
Average temperatures January: 53° F, July: 78° F
Landscape Urban, coastal plains
Fact The city had no beaches until the 1992 Summer Olympics when Barcelona transformed it coastlines with sand and jetties.

About Barcelona

Eclectic. Whimsical. Incomparable. Barcelona's character has always sparked the imaginations of creatives and intellectuals alike, including the famed architect Antoni Gaudí. Modernism's fantasy architecture and the alluring Gothic Quarter might seem like a contradiction, but both are an essential part of the city. Sun-drenched beaches, mouthwatering Catalan cuisine, and art and music scenes make this sophisticated metropolis a true masterpiece. The only limit to a Barcelona adventure is time. Paddle board in azure waters or lounge in a medieval chamber serving Basque-style tapas. Dance to a pulsing indie band or duck into eerie underground tunnels to uncover more of the city's secrets. 

Where is Barcelona

41.3850639, 2.1734034999999

What to do in Barcelona

  • City beaches: Soothe away stress on the golden sands and vivid blue waters of Mediterranean beaches. Walk along the boardwalk to experience the differing personalities of Barcelona's seaside havens.
  • Camp Nou stadium: Cheer on FC Barcelona as they play a fútbol match. Or tour the stadium and its museum to see memorabilia from Barcelona's favorite team.
  • La Rambla promenade: Stroll by living statues, street performers, and flower stands toward the cool waterfront as tall trees shade you.
  • Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya: Travel through time as you explore a thousand years of Catalan art—from Romanesque to modern times.
  • Casa Batlló: Wonder at the exquisite and unparalleled architecture of Antoni Gaudí's indisputable masterpiece. Bring a camera to capture the stunning building's form and function, which increases in beauty the deeper you explore.

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