Barcelona is a city in Spain. It is the capital and largest city of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. Barcelona has a maritime dry summer climate, with mild, humid winters and warm to hot summers, while the rainiest seasons are autumn and spring. Barcelona is known for its art and architecture. The fantastical Sagrada Familia church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudi dot the city. Museum Picasso and Fundacio Joan Miro feature modern art by their namesakes. City history museum Muhba, includes several roman archaeological sites. The history of Barcelona stretches over 2000 years to its origins as an Iberian village named Barkeno. Barcelona is a sports club best known worldwide for its football team,one of the largest and the second richest in the world. Barcelona is currently a city of 1,620,943, the second largest in Spain. Its wider urban region is home to three-quarters of the population of Catalonia and one-eighth of that of Spain. Barcelona has a well-developed higher education system of public universities.
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Sagrada Familia: Sagrada Familia is a large unfinished Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926). Gaudi's work on the building is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in November 2010 Pope Benedict XVI consecrated and proclaimed it a minor basilica, as distinct from a cathedral, which must be the seat of a bishop.
Barceloneta: Locals head to the seaside neighborhood of La Barceloneta to surf and sunbathe on Sant Sebastia Beach, and to dine out at al fresco seafood restaurants and traditional tapas bars. Posh yachts fill glitzy marinas like the Port Olimpic complex, which is connected to the beach by a long, palm-lined promenade.
Barcelona Cathedral : The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona Museum : The restructuring saw the museum split into three separate sections with a 3D cinema, audiovisual touch-screen, and information on the history of FC Barcelona. Since then the museum can only be visited by booking the package Camp Experience, which includes the entrance to the museum and a tour of the stadium.
Park Guell : The Park Guell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona, Catalonia. Carmel Hill belongs to the mountain range of Collserola the Parc del Carmel is located on the northern face.
Casa Mila : Casa Mila, popularly known as La Pedrera or "The stone quarry", a reference to its unconventional rough-hewn appearance, is a modernist building in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Montserrat : Montserrat is a stark contrast from the nearby metropolis of Barcelona. The city is energetic, vibrant, and outgoing. Montserrat is relaxing, serene, and introspective.
Tibidabo : Tibidabo is a mountain overlooking Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. At 512 metres, it is the tallest mountain in the Serra de Collserola. Rising sharply to the north-west, it has views over the city and the surrounding coastline.
Palau Nacional : is the national museum of Catalan visual art located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. the museum is especially notable for its outstanding collection of romanesque church paintings, and for Catalan art.