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Transcript of barcelona
16th-most-visited city in the world
Fourth most visited in Europe
several million tourists every year
Most popular city to visit in Spain.
Capital of a region called Catalonia
Second largest city in Spain
Located on the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besos
Famous because they are the home of Barcelona fc
The Mayor is Xavier Trias i Vidal de Llobatera
Longitude and Latitude is 41.3833° N, 2.1833° E
Main Sights are Park Guell, Casa Mila, Casa Vicens, Casa Batllo, Sagrada Familia church, Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona Cathedral and the hospital de Sant Pau.
Lots of different public transport.
Most popular public transport is the metro, the bus, the tram, the aerial cable cars and taxis
One of the most densely populated cities in Europe
Population of 1,621,000 living in the 102.2 km2
Average population density of 15,926 inhabitants per square kilometer
Population Density & Size
Currency is Euro
Language And Currency
Climate & Weather
Mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers
Average annual temperature is 20°C during the day and 11°C at night
Coldest month is January, the temperature ranges from 2-17°C
Hottest month is August, the temperature ranges from 20-31°C
History Of Barcelona
Founded as a Roman city
Became the capital of the County of Barcelona
Besieged several times during its history Has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural center and a major tourist destination
The headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean is located in Barcelona
Known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as world-class conferences and expositions and also many international sport tournaments.
Two major sports, football, european handball
Plays in the league Liga ASOBAL
Founded in 1942
The stadium has a capacity of 8,000 people
One of the best football clubs in the world
It is the world's second richest football club earning 613 million dollars a year
The club has a value of 2.6 billion dollars
Is the 3rd most valuable team in the world
They have won 83 official titles
Religion And Culture
Barcelona is a liveable city because it is known as the 36th most liveable city in the world
Barcelona has 7 beaches that are very close to the city
It has many buildings and a lot of police, firemen and ambulances
It has clean water and food
It has affordable houses and shopping centres
It has sewers
Is Barcelona liveable
Where Did The People Come From That Populate The City
49% from North and South America
22% from Europe
16% from Asia
13% from Africa
Since 1987, the city has been divided into 10 districts
Based mostly on historical divisions
Has a well-developed higher education system of public universities
The most popular university is the University of Barcelona
Barcelona’s sewer network is a combined system with 1,650km of sewers
The average age of sewers is 70 years.
Barcelona is the European pickpocket capital
During the height of the tourist season (summer months) there are approximately 315 reported thefts in Barcelona each day
The most popular places to get pickpocketed is the metro, Las Ramblas, Beaches and any bar after a few drinks