Barcelona is second most populated city, located in the north-eastern Spain on the shores of the Mediterranean. It is one of the main European cities and the centre of a vast cosmopolitan region of more than 160 towns and with a population of more than 5 million people. It is economic, cultural and administrative capital and largest city of Catalonia. It is a major tourist destination. It has a rich traditional custom and an important cultural centre. The headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean is located in Barcelona.The city is famous for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as it is best known for world-class conferences and shows and also for many international sport tournaments.
Catalonia and its capital Barcelona have placed themselves as a benchmark region in the food and beverage industry and the agro-foods business. It has a huge number of attractions including a city center which retains its medieval street plan; some stunning modernist architecture including several buildings by Gaudí - Spain’s most famous architect; dozens of museums including one dedicated to Picasso, another to Miró and yet another to Barça, Barcelona’s world famous football club! The total city area is 91 km2 and the metropolitan is 477 km2. Barcelona has an average temperature around 16°C and the average temperature in summer is 29°C. Barcelona is famous for its Catalan culture. The University of Barcelona is one of the oldest Universities founded in 1450 and the autonomous University of Barcelona are the city’s educational and research institutions. There are some museums which include the Museum of Catalonian Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Maritime Museum and the Picasso Museum. Barcelona is a very dynamic south-European and Mediterranean city. It is the perfect city to relax in with its charming people, stroll around the modernist art.