Welcome to Barcelona!
Barcelona is Mediterranean city set on the sea, and open to the world. Since its founding over 2 thousand years ago, it’s been cultivating itself as a great metropolis.
Both its geographical setting and intricate history has defined the charismatic character of its citizens. Those from Barcelona have great passion for life, and are well-accustomed to diversity. That’s why Barcelonians are so cosmopolitan, enterprising, competitive, hard-working, and above all, civic-minded.
Barcelona has excelled at making the most of the major historical events that it’s hosted with an eye to the future: the 1888 Universal Exposition, the 1929 International Exposition, the 1992 Olympic Games, and the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures, all represented transformations that prompted development and welcomed the construction of new structures, innovative communication networks, and better services; improvements which all made themselves at home in a city that always preserves its core cultural essence and timeless hospitality.
Barcelona is also home to multiple architectural works and monuments which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city’s profuse cultural goings-on are hosted all year long, unfolding in a wide array of formats, including festivals, theatre, dance, live music, opera, flamenco, exhibitions, and much more. Its 40+ museums routinely show the finest works in classic and contemporary art, and boasts the world’s richest collection of Romanesque works.
These are among the countless factors that have made Barcelona one of the world’s favorite tourist destinations. We invite you to come visit Barcelona; enjoy it, experience it, and most of all, get to know it.
Barcelona is divided into 10 districts, each one made up of different neighborhoods.
Les Corts, Sarrià - Sant Gervasi, Horta - Guinardó, Nou Barris, Sant Andreu i Sant Martí.