BARCELONA
Barcelona (Catalan IPA: [bəɾsəˈlonə], Spanish IPA: [baɾθeˈlona]) is the
capital and most populous city of Catalonia and the second largest city in
Spain, with a population of 1,605,602 in 2006, while the population of the
Metropolitan Area was 3,161,081. It is the central nucleus of the Urban
Region of Barcelona, which relies on a population of 4,856,579. It is located
on the Mediterranean coast (41°23′N, 2°11′E) between the mouths of the
rivers Llobregat and Besòs and is limited to the west by the Serra de
Collserola ridge (512 m/1,680 ft).
Museu Picasso - The museum has the most important works by the young Pablo Picasso, focusing on the years that
he lived in Barcelona.
La Sagrada Familia - Still unfinished, this Cathedral is the work of Barcelona’s design genius Antoni Gaudi.
Barri Gótic - The centre of old Barcelona, this district is filled with cafés, bars and medieval buildings from the 14th
and 15th centuries. You’ll also find the Barri Gótic Cathedral – one of Spain’s greatest Gothic buildings.
La Pederra - Designed by Gaudi this apartment block is one of the world’s architectural wonders with its uneven
stone design and wave effect. Visitors can tour the building and from the roof enjoy spectacular views over the city.
There is also a museum dedicated to Gaudi’s work located in the building.
La Rambla - This boulevard is for pedestrians only and is filled with performers, street sellers, a bird market, the
Mercat de la Boqueria (Europe’s best produce market) as well as an opera house.