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BARCELONA CITY GUIDE


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   Population   
1,621,537 (2009)
   Area   
101.9 km2
  
   Tel. Area code   
93 ( +34 Spain )
  
   Average Temperature °C   
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
8.9 10 11.3 13.1 16.3 20 23.1 23.7 21.1 17.1 12.6 10
  
   Geography    
Barcelona located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, facing the Mediterranean Sea, on a plateau approximately 5 km (3 mi) wide limited by the mountain range of Collserola, the Llobregat river to the southwest and the Besos river to the north.
   Climate   
Mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers. Low humidity due to Atlantic west winds without rain.


   Popular places   
Las Ramblas , Gothic Quarter, Port Vell, Barceloneta , Port Olimpic

  
   Museums of Barcelona   
barcelona national museum of art
National museum of art
photo from www.mnac.cat
museum Museums :
National Museum of Art of Catalonia ,Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art , Fundacio Joan Miro,
Picasso Museum and Fundacio Antoni Tapies, City History Museum, Archeology Museum of Catalonia, Maritime Museum, Cosmocaixa , Diocesan Museum ,
Holographic Museum, Museum Barbier-Mueller of Pre-Columbian Art, Textile and Clothing Museum , Albeniz Mansion Archeological Museum, Chocolate Museum,
Diocesan Museum, History of Footwear Museum, Holographic Museum,
Science Museum ,Museum of the History of Catalonia
  
   Historical places of Barcelona   


sagrada familia
Sagrada familia
photo from www.sagradafamilia.cat



monument Monuments :
The Columbus Monument, The Arc de Triomf (1888) ,

cabin Mansions & Pavilions :
Casa Vicens built by Gaudi between 1883 and 1888,
Pabello d'Alemanya , Pabello de la Republica Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, Casa Ametller, Casa de les Punxes

palace Palaces :
Palau Guell,
Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pa: designed by Lluis Domenech i Montaner, included in the UNESCO Heritage List list in 1997,
Palau Reial Major

tower Towers & fortress :
Torre Agbar, Tibidabo's communication tower


church Churches :
Sagrada Familia
The Cathedral of St. Eulalia
Church of Santa Maria del Mar
Gothic church of Santa Maria del Pi
Church of Sant Pau del Camp
Medieval church of Sant Pau del Camp
Santa Maria del Mar gothic church


Others
Salo del Tinell, Drassanes, Llotja de Barcelona, Hospital de la Santa Creu ,Placa del Rei, Placa Reial Forum's Convention Center,
  
   Entertainement & Culture in Barcelona   

Gran Teatre del Liceu opera theatre, the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, the Teatre Lliure and the Palau de la Musica Catalana concert hall, Barcelona and Catalonia National Symphonic Orchestra

Yearly two major pop music festivals take place in the city, the Sonar Festival and the Primavera Sound Festival.
  
   Parks   
parc ciutadella
parc-ciutadella
photo from www.bcn.es
68 municipal parks: 12 historic parks, 5 thematic (botanical) parks, 45 urban parks and 6 forest parks

  • Montjuic is the largest,
  • Parc de la Ciutadella,
  • Guinardo Park, ,
  • Park Guell ,
  • Oreneta Castle Park ,
  • Diagonal Mar Park ,
  • Nou Barris Central Park ,
  • Can Drago Sports Park
  • Poblenou Park ,
  • the Labyrinth Park and A part of the Collserolla Park.
  
   Beaches of Barcelona   
7 beaches, 4.5 km of coastline. Sant Sebastia and Barceloneta beaches are more popular. Other beaches are Nova Icaria, Bogatell, Mar Bella, Nova Mar Bella and Llevant.
  
   Airports   
Barcelona Airport, second-largest airport of Spain, in the town of El Prat de Llobregat, about 17 km from the centre of Barcelona.
Sabadell Airport is a smaller airport in the nearby town of Sabadell, devoted to pilot training, commercial flights, aerotaxi and private flights.




   Best Views   
From Montjuic hill which overlooks the harbor or from Tibidabo.
  
   Excursion   
Montserrat: the monastery at Montserrat, 56km northwest of Barcelona
Tossa de Mar:The medieval town of Tossa de Mar, 90km north of Barcelona,
Sitges: 40km south of Barcelona , beautiful beach , bars and restaurants and two museums: Museu Dog Ferrat and the Museum Maricel
  
   Attractions   
Barcelona zoo, L'Aquarium de Barcelona,
  
   Nightlife   
Bars, clubs and seafood restaurants in Port Olimpic.
Regular performances of ballet, music, dance and opera at various venues
and Flamenco.
  
  
   Map    
See Barcelona map page for points of interest, restaurants, hotels,
cafes, establishments , museums and more
  
   Weather   
Today, actual temperature of Barcelona :
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   Lodging   
See our special page for Hotels, apartments and vacation rentals in Barcelona and in Spain
  
  
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