Barcelona is famous by his sunny skies, his Mediterranean style and his architecture, but and is the only city in the world awarded with the Medal of real gold for architecture of the Royal Institute of BritishArchitects , although the medal awards to architects, Barcelona is the first city of the planet in receiving this honour.
1- Barcelona did not have beaches until the Olympic games of 1992
Nowadays, in barcelona there are 7 beaches of blue flag that salpican the 4,5 km of the coast of the city. Without mentioning that it has been voted like the «Best City of Beach» by National Geographic.
2- it Is the home of the street peatonal more transitada of Spain
Situated in Ciutat Vella (Old City) of Barcelona, ??The meca of buy them Portal of L´Angel no only is one of the most expensive streets of Spain, but also the runway more transitada of the country.
3- it Is more ancient that Rome
It is one of the main cities of the world where smoke cannabis is legal. Home of more than 700 clubs of cannabis. More than the half of these clubs can find in Barcelona, ??Doing of the city a shelter for smokers. However, these «Associations Cannabicas» only are allocated to Spanish residents and obtain a membresía is not the easiest.
4- it Is the most visited city of Spain
Barcelona occupies the fourth place in the ranking of the most visited cities of Europe, after London, Paris and Istanbul, but before Rome, Milan and Ámsterdam. With more than 8 million international visitors by year, the Catalan capital is also the 12ª more visited city of the world, will be able to find cheap hotels if you are had to walk a bit more, but be near of the beach also has his advantages!
5- it Is the biggest city of the Mediterranean
Barcelona has a surface of 101,4 km2 and has a population of 1.602 millions, what turns it into the biggest city of the Mediterranean Sea and the second bigger of Spain, after Madrid.
6- it gave Him to the world the international celebration of the book.
Every year, on 23 April, Barcelona celebrates to the pattern of Catalonia with roses and books. Also known like The Day of the Lovers, The Diada of Sant Jordi (Day of Saint Jorge), that coincides with the death of Cervantes and Shakespeare, inspired to the UNESCO to create the World-wide Day of the Book and of the Right of Author in 1995.
7- it Could have been the home of the Tower Eiffel
Like this it is, if all had gone in accordance with the initial plan of Gustave Eiffel, the most famous milestone of Paris now would be in Barcelona. Unfortunately, Spain refused the project of the architect, deciding that it was too radical «» and did not adjust to the aesthetics of the city.
8- it Has the port of cruceros bigger and concurrido of Europe
Every year, near of 3 million cruceros go through the port of cruceros of 7 terminals of Barcelona, ??What turns it into the 6º busier of the world and the number 1 in Europe. … It has the first bar of ice in the beach of the world Inaugurated in 2007 in the beach of The Somorrostro in Barcelona, ??Icebarcelona Is the first bar of ice of the world situated in the beach.