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Barcelona Catalan DancersBarcelona Travel Guide - Barcelona has an incredibly privileged position on the northeastern coast of the Iberian peninsula and the shores of the Mediterranean. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain in both size and population. It is also the capital of Catalonia, one of the seventeen autonomous communities that make up Spain. Therefore, Barcelona has two official languages: Catalan, generally spoken in all of Catalonia, and Spanish.

Due to the increasing number of visitors, Barcelona Spain has been prepared to accommodate each type of individual. In Barcelona, there is a wide range of options when it comes to hotels and hostels. Whether you are in the city on business or pleasure there is accommodation suitable for you. Also, Barcelona has a comprehensive network of tourist offices and information points geared to serve the needs of tourists should you need further assitance in choosing accommodation. At these tourist offices you can also obtain different maps, information on tours, among other services.

Barcelona Antonia GaudiBarcelona is the native city of artists such as Joan Miró and Antonio Tapies, and has been a home to other great artists such as Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Antonio Gaudi. Their work and their contribution to art stands out in the city. They, along with other renowned artists, have turned Barcelona into one of Europe´s most artistically interesting cities. With the idea of being the city's true cultural driving force, the museums of Barcelona program different kinds of activities, offering attractive ways to discover their historic and contemporary collections.

Barcelona PortWith a coastline stretching more than four kilometers, the recovery of the Barcelona Seafront has been one of the most important changes in the city. Today, the beaches are the largest and most popular leisure spaces of the urban landscape. Shows, bars, discos, concerts, terraces and popular festivals are just a few of the choices that the city offers for enjoyment. Moreover, this cospomolitan city offers a great nightlife. Many people visit Barcelona for this reason. From pubs and bars to nightclubs, Barcelona satisfies party people from around the globe.

The city’s two thousand year history has left its mark in its architectural, artistic and cultural heritage. Its excellent international communications, its Mediterranean climate and its cosmopolitan atmosphere make it a popular destination, among people of all ages. Barcelona has an average annual temperature of 17 degrees celsius. The mild weather and sunshine has definitively contributed to Barcelona's popularity, and has placed this city as one of the most visited in Europe.