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Mediterranean Home Port

See page 110 - page 114 for details on flying into Barcelona, terminal information, and more

 

Mention Barcelona and you may think of delicious paella and tapas, or its delightful climate and sunny beaches. Did you know it’s also the second largest city in Spain, and the capital of Catalonia? Steeped in more than 2,000 years of history, Barcelona is a cultural and commercial center of world significance.

Barcelona’s Christopher Columbus Monument

AMBIENCE

Basking in the glow of the Mediterranean sun, Barcelona is a vibrant city with a balance of old world charm and modern enterprise. The stylish city offers eccentric and modern architecture, culinary treats, trendy shopping, and impressive art collections. The rounded top of Mt. Tibidabo provides a backdrop to the picturesque city, which is located on a plateau along the southeast corner of the Iberian peninsula, bounded by the Collserola mountain range, the Llobregat and Besós rivers, and the sea.

HISTORY

Believed to be founded around 250 B.C., the Barcelona region began as small villages settled by Carthaginians. The villages grew into a city, which the inhabitants called Barcino. The Romans arrived by the first century A.D., leaving its architectural legacy behind for us to enjoy. Several more invasions arrived—Visigoths, Muslims, Franks—thanks to its desirable location. Barcelona eventually became one of the most powerful trade cities in the Mediterranean, becoming the seat of the Spanish monarchy until it shifted to Madrid in the 15th century. The region suffered in the 16th and 17th centuries, enduring revolts and repression. The industrial boom of the 19th century brought good things to Barcelona, including several international exhibitions. In 1992, Barcelona hosted the Olympic Games, which revitalized the city even further.

FACTS

Size: 188 sq. mi. (487 sq. km.)
Climate: Mediterranean Temperatures: 68°F (20°C) to 82°F (28°C)
Population 1,500,000 (city) Busy Season Summer
Language: Catalan and Spanish Money: Euro ()
Time Zone: Central European Transportation: Walking, taxis, subway
Phones: Dial 011-34 from U.S., dial 112 for emergencies

 

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