Here you will find interesting and useful information and background facts about Barcelona. What typical celebrations, festivals and events are celebrated in Barcelona, which languages are spoken by the locals? We tell the story of the city of Barcelona, of Barcelona FC and why modernism is so widespread in Barcelona.
Barcelona has produced many famous personalities. Here you can get to know some of them.
The Catalans love to party. Whether it is a traditional holiday, the feast of the City Patron Saint, the beginning of spring or a modern jazz festival – everything celebrated here. Especially during the warm seasons the people will be on the street. It is colourful, music can be heard from everywhere, and everybody is in a good mood. It’s simply entertaining for young and old.
Here is an overview of the main activities in Barcelona.
In Catalonia, two official languages are spoken: Spanish and Catalan. Both are Roman languages. Catalan predominates in official areas such as universities and public authorities. In museums comments are always provided in two languages - in addition, of course, translations are also given in the languages of the guests. You can also download our phrasebook.
The settlement history of Barcelona began in the second Century BC with Barcino, the largest known Roman settlement outside of Rome. But the Gothic and modernist eras have also left visible traces. Fortunately the legacies of the dismal period of Franco's dictatorship have been eliminated.
The history of Barcelona has also been shaped by the quest for independence and preservation of its own cultural identity.
Barcelona has produced many world famous personalities. In particular, artists and architects such as Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dali, Antoni Tŕpies, Lluis Domčnech i Montaner and the towering Anoni Gaudí.
Here we describe particularly interesting and useful topics from Barcelona and its cultural background: the history of FC Barcelona, harbour cruises with the Golondrinas, Modernism – the era that has dominated most of Barcelona – and the human towers of Castellers.
Here are some figures about Barcelona; from the number of inhabitants to water consumption.
Enjoy a taste of Barcelona and the Mediterranean with our typical Catalan and Spanish delicacies, which you can make in your own home. With our delicious tapas recipes, you can also experience the Spanish-Catalan lifestyle at home.
The Barcelona climate is fairly temperate due to its location on the Mediterranean. Winter and summer in Barcelona each have their own appeal.
The Castelleres, the human towers, are an integral part of Barcelona's celebrations.
We describe the languages of the region of Catalonia: Catalan and Castilian.
The painter and sculptor Joan Miró was one of the many personalities who became famous beyond the borders of Barcelona.