Barcelona (English /bÉrsÉ¨ËloÊnÉ/, Catalan: [bÉrsÉËÉ«onÉ], Spanish: [barÎ¸eËlona]) is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid, with a population of 1,621,537 within its administrative limits on a land area of 101.4 km2 (39 sq mi). The urban area of Barcelona extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of between 4,200,000 and 4,500,000 within an area of 803 km2 (310 sq mi), being the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, the Ruhr, Madrid and Milan. About five million people live in the Barcelona metropolitan area. It is also the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea. It is located on the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and BesÃ²s and is bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge (512 m/1,680 ft).
Barcelona, a city brimmed with incredible architecture, graced with churches that influence the Baroque period and Modernist marvels. The 1992 Olympics transformed the city by firmly putting Barcelona back on the map, buildings that were previously overlooked became must-sees and the wealth of architecture within Barcelona was recognized once more. With its rich cultural, today [...]
Barcelona’s city streets are peppered with the work of the famous modernist architect Antoni Gaudi. His unique contribution to the Art Nouveau movement is on display throughout Barcelona, and each building of his is more distinctive than the last. Even if you don’t know anything about architecture, you’ll be able to spot a Gaudi building [...]
Does anything pull at your heartstrings more than a destination film? The glamour! The scenery! The studs with sexy accents! As easy as it would be to write a whole rave about the locations in Eat Pray Love, I couldn’t stand to watch Julia’s giant horse teeth blocking fine scenery for two hours, so I’m [...]