Saturday, September 7, 2013

barcelona ( spain )

Barcelona:is the administrative and economic capital of Catalonia, Barcelona province , in the county of El Barcelonès and its area and its metropolitan area , Spain.
It is the second largest city in Spain in terms of population and activities, the eleventh most populous city of the European Union and the sixth including his banlieue : More than 5 million people live in the metropolitan barcelonaise.
 The majority of adjacent municipalities are also gathered in Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona.
Located on the Mediterranean coast , it is crossed by the rivers Llobregat and Besòs and bordered to the west by the Serra de Collserola which rises to 512 meters ( top Tibidabo ) . It is considered as a global city because of its importance in the areas of finance , international trade , publishing , arts , entertainment and media. Barcelona is a major economic center which has , moreover, a major Mediterranean ports and the second behind the Spanish airport of Madrid- Barajas. It is also the city with the largest metropolitan park in the world , the Collserola Park, in front of Central Park in New York. Having been founded by the Romans , the city became the capital of the Counts of Barcelona and one of the major cities of the Crown of Aragon . Redesigned several times during its history, today it is a major tourist destination and has a unique cultural heritage. The Palau Güell ( 1984 ) , Casa Mila , Park Güell , the Palau de la Música Catalana and the Hospital de Sant Pau are also on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. In addition, the city is also known for hosting the Olympics in 1992 and , more recently, the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean .

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