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Summary of facts about Barcelona

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Summary of facts about Barcelona
Here you find all the pages we have published about Barcelona facts. Find out more about the population of Barcelona, climate, public holidays, the British consulate, currency, history and much more.

Facts about Barcelona - good to know before you go
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and it is Spain's second largest city after Madrid. It has a surface area of 100,4 km² and it is divided into 10 districts: Ciutat Vella, Eixample, Sants-Montjuïc, Les Corts, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, Gràcia, Horta-Guinardó, Nou Barris, Sant Andreu and Sant Martí.
» Good to know before you go to Barcelona

Good to know before you go

Barcelona's modern history
In 1931 Spain's second Republic was established and King Alfonso XIII went into exile. Not only did Catalonia get its own parliament, but also the right to use its own flag and the recognition of using Catalan as the region's main language. However, in 1936 the army revolted and this became the starting point for a brutal and bloody civil war. » More about the modern history of Barcelona

Barcelona has an interesting history

Catalonia's National Day - September 11th
The Catalans have celebrated their National Day, which is September 11th, since 1980. September 11th is a historic date in Catalan history. It refers to September 11th in 1714, when Barcelona was forced to surrender to the French and Castilian soldiers after a 13-month siege.
» Read more about Catalonia's National Day

The National Day of Catalonia

Complete list of Barcelona public holidays
Here you find a complete list of all public holidays celebrated in Barcelona and Catalonia. » Read more about Public Holidays in Barcelona

Public Holidays in Barcelona

Sant Jordi - book & rose day 23rd of April
A long time ago, there was a evil dragon who was terrorizing an entire kingdom. Every day a young and beautiful girl was sacrificed to the dragon to keep him satisfied. » Read more about the legend and find out how we celebrate the 23rd of April

Sant Jordi 23rd of April

Barcelona pickpockets - advice how to protect yourself
Unfortunately, pickpocketing is a big problem in Barcelona. If this should happen to you, do the following: » Find out how to protect yourself against pickpockets

Protect yourself against pickpockets





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Relax a few days in the nice village of Sitges.
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Let us guide you to the best squares (placas) in Barcelona.
We tell you about our favourites in Barcelona!
Miró, Picasso, Dalí and Tapies. Here you find our favourites.
From Miró museum you have an incredible view!
Summer in Barcelona equals party and fiesta!
Street Festivals in Barcelona.
Cool postcards and other design from Barcelona!
Different Souevenirs from Barcelona in Urbarna.
Visit the holy mountain just outside Barcelona.
Experience Montserrat!
We have the guide to all Barcelona's beaches!
Barcelona beach guide
Visit Camp Nou and FC Barcelona!
A night on Camp Nou is an incredible experience
Join us when we visit Barcelona's markets
Food markets in Barcelona
In May each year Barcelona organize Formula 1
Missa inte Formel 1 cirkusen
Sant Jordi the 23rd of April each year in Catalonia
Sant Jordi and the dragon
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Dream yourself away in the beautiful and mystical Labyrinth Park.
An unknown Jewel



 



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