About Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in the Kingdom of Spain, as well as the country’s second most populous municipality, with a population of 1.6 million within city limits. Being the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan. It is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 meters (1,680 feet) high. Barcelona propositions the best of both worlds, situated on the Costa Brava on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, the city gently rises up from the coastline through the city and up into a range of wooded hills. Famous for breaking ground art, avant-garde chefs and architecture; the city eclipses many others for its creativity and forward thinking. Barcelona is a dynamic, open Mediterranean city. It is the perfect city to relax, stroll around and enjoy its unique way of life. Barcelona offers so much to the cultural visitor, there is so much to see, something new and exciting awaits around every corner:, The famous Las Ramblas avenue, Gothic architecture, Gaudi’s Güel Parc and the unfinished La Sagrada Cathedral, La Ribera and La Barceloneta, The old Raval quarter, a beachside ravel of corridor style streets where you can find some fantastic resident restaurants and bars, away from the typical tourist area. Getting around Barcelona is easy. You can pretty much walk around the entire city.