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Situation: Barcelona is sited in Catalonia (Spain). Surface: Metropolitan area of Barcelona has 636 km 2 of surface and a population density of 5,010 inhab/km 2. Population: Barcelona metropolitan area is made up of 36 municipalities and has a population of 3,186,461 inhabitants. Barcelona
Llobregat river This is the source of Llobregat river. Llobregat is one of the most important rivers of the province of Barcelona. It has its source in Castellar de nHug (Berguedà) and it flows into the Mediterranean sea.
Besós river Besós is a Catalan river which has its source in Vallès Oriental region and it flows into Sant Adrià del Besós (Barcelonès). It is a part of the metropolitan area of Barcelona. This is the source of Besós river. Mouth of Besós river
Modernism is a cultural movement in Europe from the ends of 19 th century to the beginning of 20 th century. It set renewel trends in literature, theatre, architecture, fine art, decoration, furniture and other objects. Modernism is one of the main atractions of Barcelona and some of its buildings are declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The financier Eusebi Güell thought to build a garden city and he charged the project to Antoni Gaudí. Only two houses were built in the park. It was built between 1900 and 1914. Nowadays, it is a municipal garden.
La rambla is an emblematic avenue of Barcelona which runs between Plaça Catalunya (in the city centre) and Port Vell. It is surrounded by newspaper kiosks, flowers and birds markets, street musicians, coffee shops, restaurants, shops...
La font de Canaletes (the fountain of Canaletes) is one of the most important places of Barcelona. It is sited in La Rambla. It was inaugurated in the 19 th century and it is one of the most visited fountains. There is a legend that says: Who drinks from Canaletes, come back to the city.
La Boqueria or Mercat de Sant Josep is a municipal market. It is sited near La Rambla. Apart from being a place to buy all kind of fresh food, it is a tourist atraction. It is the biggest market of Catalonia, the most varied in food supply and the most visited by tourists.
The Cathedral was built from 13 th to 15 th century, where the PaleoChristian and Romanesque cathedrals were sited. The facade is NeoGothic but the rest is moderner, from the 19 th century.
The mountain of Montjuïc has a top of 184,8 m of altitude.
The magic fountain of Montjuïc is the most important element of a group of lights and water, which includes waterfalls and ponds. It was built by Carles Buïgas in 1929.
LA SAGRADA FAMÍLIA Sagrada Família is one of the most known buildings of Modernism in Catalonia. It is a symbol of Barcelona. It was designed by Antoni Gaudí but it is still under construction.
It has 144 m high distributed in 38 floors. It is the 3 rd highest building of the city. It is illuminated at night (the facade has 4,000 luminous mechanisms). Agbar tower is a skyscraper designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. It was inaugurated on the 16 th of September in 2005.
Port of Barcelona is a seaport, industrial, commercial port and fishing port. This is one of the main industrial ports and the biggest port of cruises from Mediterranean sea.
Columbus monument is one of the most famous statues of Barcelona city. It was built in 1888 by Gaietà Buïgas in honour of discoverer Cristopher Columbus.
OLYMPIC PORT OF BARCELONA The Olympic Port of Barcelona is a leisure harbour sited in front of the Olympic Villa. It was built in 1991 by the following architects: Oriol Bohigas, Josep Martorell, David Mackay and Albert Puigdomènech. In 1992 sports sailing Olympic Games were celebrated in Barcelona city.
La Mercè is a popular festival with a program focused on Mediterranean culture: street arts, passacaglia, concerts, traditional dances (sardanes), human towers, firework displays... This festival lasts 5 days aprox. This year La Mercè was celebrated from 23 rd to 27 th of September. Many popular festivals are celebrated in Barcelona each year. Some of them are celebrated in all the city but others are only neighborhood celebrations. The most important festivals are St. Georges Day (on the 23 rd of April) and La Mercè (around the 24 th of September).
El Museu Nacional dArt de Catalunya (National Art Museum of Catalonia), also known as M.N.A.C., is a museum of art sited in Barcelona. It houses all the Catalan art disciplines, from Romanesque to the 20 th century.
The Egyptian Museum of Barcelona is an institution of cultural and educational interest and it belongs to Fundació Arqueològica Clos. The permanent collection and constant temporary exhibitions make it as a referent of archaeology and of the Egyptian world.
Camp Nou is the stadium of Barcelona Football Club. It was inaugurated on the 24 th of September in 1957. It has been remodeled since to be one of the best stadiums of Europe. Nowadays, it has a capacity of 98,934 spectators.
Barça players have won many important competitions. The colours of the equipment are blue and deep red. Barça is one of the best football teams in the world.