Barcelona Information

 

Location

Barcelona is the capital of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia and is located on the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula.  It is one of the most important European cities. Its port and airport are considered important hubs for air and maritime traffic respectively. Barcelona International Airport -El Prat, connects the city with most capitals of the world in a wide range of flights and carriers, while the Port of Barcelona is the largest cruise port in the Mediterranean, as well as a gateway for freight vessels out of the region and its hinterland.

 

Characteristics

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain, with its population of 1.6 million inhabitants and some of the world’s best tourism. It is considered a cosmopolitan city and recognized internationally for its cultural, financial, commercial and touristic importance. Visitors can enjoy its architecture, art (museums), shows, conventions, sports, as well as a wide range of extraordinary cuisine throughout the year.

 

 

Weather

Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate which is very nice for visitors to the city any month of the year. The average temperature in the winter is about 10°C (or 50°F), while in summer is 25º C (or 77°F). It rains very little and temperatures rarely drop below 0º C( or 32°F). The beach season is from May to September, but all year you can enjoy outdoor activities.