Barcelona, Spain
ZipTipz Barcelona Travel Guide

Welcome to Catalonia's capital - a stunning modern port. Home of Gaudi's spectacular Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and Picasso's Museum. Come see the city's avant-garde architecture and relax on the Med!

District Guide

Barcelona's old town, or Ciutat Vella, is the heart of the city. It's made up of many small neighbourhoods, full of old-world character, linked by narrow, winding streets. The old town has recently enjoyed an economic revival after many years of declin...

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Historical Background

Historical Information

The 1992 Olympic Games turned the world's eye to this age old city that has been, and continues to be, a modern presence in Spain. Barcelona has many districts, giving it the feel of a large, Roman city with an old, gothic atmospher...

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Where To Stay

From reasonable hostels to modern, luxurious five star hotels, Barcelona offers its guests a variety of lodging choices. Whether you wish to stay in a newly renovated hotel by the Plaça Reial, a cozy, family-run inn in the historical center, or pass the night with likeminded backpackers at a more...

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Dining and Drinking

Barcelona's many restaurants and bars offer the best of Catalonia's diverse cuisine. Other Mediterranean countries, like France and Italy, have heavily influenced Catalan cooking, which features lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, pork and veal.

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Barcelona has become a fashionable tourist destination. Television coverage of the successful 1992 Olympic Games especially stimulated lots of interest around the world. Visitors are attracted by a mild climate, Mediterranean waterfront, sunshine, art, culture, friendly people and unique Catalan...

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Recommended Tours

The best way to get a feel for Barcelona is to take a walk along Les Rambles (Las Ramblas in Spanish). You'll see a cross-section of Catalan society as well as lots of tourists and travellers on this lively boulevard. It's actually made up of five separate streets, all with pedestrian walkways in...

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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Barcelona – Greek: Βαρκινών (Ptolemy, ii. 6. § 8); Latin: Barcino, Barcelo (Avienus Or. Mar.), and Barceno (Itin. Ant.) – is the second largest city in Spain, capital city of Catalonia and the province with the same name. It is located in the comarca of Barcelonès, along the Mediterranean coast (41°23′N 2°11′E) between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs.

The population of the city is about 1.6 million, while the population of the Barcelona province is calculated to be 5.3 million.

As capital city of Catalonia, Barcelona houses the seat of the Generalitat de Catalunya and its Conselleries, the Parliament of Catalonia and the Supreme Court of Catalonia.

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