On the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Barcelona looks toward the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by the Collserola mountain range, and the Llobregat and Besòs Rivers. The city is 120 km (75 miles) south of the Pyrenees, and the Catalan border with France. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia. It is the second largest city in Spain, falling behind only Madrid. It is also the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, the Ruhr, Madrid, and Milan.
Barcelona’s economy is tied to tourism, trade fairs and conventions, and cultural/sporting events. It is also influenced by commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts. There are many options for office space in Barcelona. This global city is a growing financial centre, a transportation hub, and one of Europe’s principal ports. As an important European automobile manufacturing centre, Barcelona is the headquarters and home for a large factory of SEAT (the largest Spanish automobile manufacturer). Nissan (car manufacturer) and Derbi (motorcycle manufacturer) also have factories near the city.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many museums in Barcelona, including The National Museum of Art of Catalonia. This museum offers Romanesque art. The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art focuses Catalan and Spanish art created after 1945. Listed as one of the top ten beaches in the world, Barcelona beach is actually seven beaches, which together total 4.5 km (2.8 miles) of coastline. Sant Sebastià, Barceloneta, and Somorrostro beaches are the largest, oldest and the most-popular beaches in Barcelona. Restaurants in Barcelona include Cafè Zurich - offering outdoor seating in the Plaça de Catalunya, Escribà – incredible pastries and chocolate, and Speakeasy – a little hideaway situated behind the Dry Martini. Here you might choose mozzarella from southern Italy, served with white asparagus hearts and strips of cured ham.
The Barcelona-El Prat Airport is situated 17 km (11 miles) from the centre of Barcelona. It is the second-largest airport in Spain, and the largest on the Mediterranean coast. This airport is the main headquarters for Vueling Airlines and is a hub for Iberia and Air Europa. The airport is connected to the Barcekiba by highway, commuter train (Barcelona Airport railway station), and scheduled bus service. Public transportation in Barcelona includes metro, bus, two separate modern tram networks, a separate historic tram line, and several funiculars and aerial cable cars. Getting around the city is pretty easy using this network.