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Cultural Tourism in Barcelona
Barcelona is the fourth most visited city in Europe, only behind London, Paris and Istanbul. There are many reasons to visit Barcelona but among all off them, stand out the work of a universal Catalan, the great Antoni Gaudí.
But the Modernist Heritage of Barcelona is not limited to the work of Gaudí, the City also has formidable works by Elias Rogent, Lluís Domènech i Montaner or Josep Puig i Cadafalch among other modernist architects.
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Things to do in Barcelona : Cultural events
Cultural activity in Barcelona is immense, therefore here we leave the calendar of cultural events that you can use while you doing your visit
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Gastronomy of Barcelona
|Starters||Faves a la Catalana, calçots (variant of the onion that is cooked to the fire), Escalivada (elaborated with aubergine and red pepper), rice to the casserole or rice parellada.|
|Meats||Roast lamb, veal cutlet, Fricandó, as well as various meats such as sausages, hams there are also popular|
|Fish||Zarzuela of grouper, monkfish, shrimp or prawns, squid and mussels, suquet de peix (spiced cod) and Esqueixada of cod.|
|Desserts||Catalan cream, Mel i Mato (cottage cheese with honey), Musician’s Dessert (made with pine nuts and raisins) and Xuixo (a kind of frying pan stuffed with cream)|
|Wines and drinks||Red wines of Peralada, Alella, Tarragona and Priorat. Among the white there are Penedes and the famous sparkling wines of the Penedes and Peralada.|
|Other Products||Typical Catalan craft of clay and other materials such as paper, wood and stone.|
History of Barcelona
|700 b.C||It is attributed to the Iberians the foundation of the first city of Barcelona|
|218 b.C.||Cartago was led by Aníbal Barca, occupied the population in the course of his march towards the Pyrenees.|
|218 b.C||Cneo Cornelio Scipio, who put the names of COLONIA FAVENTIA JULIA AUGUSTA PATERNA to that of BARCINO that already had this population.|
|415 d.C||The Visigothic king Ataulfo made it the capital of his kingdom.|
|717||The Muslims took the city under the command of Al-Hurr whose entrance in Barchinona was agreed and without resistance.|
|801||Ludovico Pío reconquered it, being born the county of Barcelona.|
|1258||Jaime I the Conqueror established the municipality of Barcelona.|
|1438||Alfonso the Magnanimous orders the construction of a port thus increasing the city of Barcelona.|
|1451||Foundation of the university by order of Alfonso the Magnanimous.|
|1714||During the War of Succession, it was besieged by the borbonicos armies and forced to capitulate the 11 of September of 1714.|
|1812||During the War of Independence Barcelona was declared capital of the Department of Montserrat.|
|1909||The tragic week of Barcelona takes place the rebels erected barricades and dedicated themselves to the burning of churches and convents. Finally, the revolt was suppressed by the army.|
|1929||The International Exhibition is held in Montjuïc.|
|1939||During the civil war the city was taken by the pro-Franco troops on January 26, 1939.|
|1992||The Olympic Games are celebrated in Barcelona creating works all over the city that transform the city.|
Additional information about Barcelona
|Population||1 615 448 hab. (2011).|
|Extension||It is located on the Mediterranean coast in the center of the river deltas of the rivers Llobregat, to the southwest, and Besós to the northeast. It borders, from south to northeast and clockwise, with: El Prat de Llobregat, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Esplugas de Llobregat, San Justo Desvern, San Feliu de Llobregat, Molins de Rey, San Cugat del Vallés, Sardañola del Vallés, Moncada and Reixach, Santa Coloma de Gramanet and San Adrián de Besós.|
|Economy||Barcelona has a very diversified economy, an important industry, also highlights the weight of services followed by trade and the transport sector.|
|Climate||Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate with a sub-humid and northern hue. The temperatures are warm in summer and mild in winter, with a little daily thermal oscillation.|
Travel to Barcelona
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Public transport and car hire in Barcelona
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The cheapest gas stations in Barcelona
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