home Cities, Europe Barcelona

Barcelona

Photo: Ajuntament Barcelona, Inauguració Pl. Mossen Cortinas

A cosmopolitan home to 1.5 million, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia.

Natural World
Barcelona is located on the Iberian Peninsula’s Mediterranean coast on a plateau bordered by the Colllserola mountain range and the Llobregat and Besòs rivers.

Parc Natural de Collserola
Parc Natural de Collserola is a 6,500-hectare metropolitan oasis. The nature reserve is located on the Massís del Collserola and features Mediterranean flora, including pine and willow trees. The park can be reached by metro with stops at Roquetes or Zona Universitària or by the Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

Markets
Boqueria@la_boqueria

Language
Barcelona’s official languages are Catalan and Spanish. Most signage is in Catalan.

Transportation — Barcelona is served by El Prat International Airport (code BCN), 3 kilometers from town.

Barcelona is also a major hub for RENFE, the Spanish state railway network.

Bikes – Bicing@bicing

FYI – According to a 2007 report, most people get around Barcelona on foot or by public transport. Private vehicles are only used for 19% of journeys around the city. In contrast, this rises to 37.7% in the metropolitan region, with 42% on foot, and 19.6% by public transport.

Photos
Pregó Festar major del Carmel 02

Casa de les Punxes

Features

Catalonia

Planeta.com

Barcelona Links

Spain

Spain Links

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.