Barcelona

Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist and cultural centres, and due to its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts it has become one of the world’s major global cities.  The Port of Barcelona is one of Europe’s principal seaports and busiest European passenger port.  The international El Prat Airport handles over 40 million passengers per year, and an extensive highway network and high-speed rail links to France and the rest of Europe make it a central Hub.

Barcelona is located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, facing the Mediterranean Sea, It is 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of the Pyrenees and the Catalan border with France. average annual temperature is 21 °C (70 °F) during the day and 14 °C (57 °F) at night.

Country Spain

Culture and history info

Barcelona's cultural roots go back 2000 years. Since the arrival of democracy, the Catalan language (very much repressed during the dictatorship of Franco) has been promoted, both by recovering works from the past and by stimulating the creation of new works. .

The Barri Gòtic (Catalan for "Gothic Quarter") is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. Many of the buildings date from medieval times, some from as far back as the Roman settlement of Barcelona. Catalan modernista architecture (related to the movement known as Art Nouveau in the rest of Europe), developed between 1885 and 1950 and left an important legacy in Barcelona. Several of these buildings are World Heritage Sites. Especially remarkable is the work of architect Antoni Gaudí, which can be seen throughout the city. His best-known work is the immense but still unfinished church of the Sagrada Família, which has been under construction since 1882, and is still financed by private donations. As of 2007, completion is planned for 2026.

Barcelona was also home to Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion. Designed in 1929 for the International Exposition for Germany, it is an iconic building that came to symbolize modern architecture as the embodiment of van der Rohe's aphorisms "less is more" and "God is in the details." The Barcelona pavilion was intended as a temporary structure, and was torn down in 1930 less than a year after it was constructed. A modern re-creation by Spanish architects now stands in Barcelona, however, constructed in 1986.

Barcelona won the 1999 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for its architecture, the first (and as of 2015, only) time that the winner has been a city, and not an individual architect.

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