Interesting facts about Barcelona

March 5, 2012 | In: City Facts

barcelona factsBarcelona is situated in eastern Spain, being the second largest city in the Country, with a population of 1.600.000 inhabitants. The urban area of Barcelona has a total of almost 5.000.000 people.

Barcelona is today one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair, exhibitions and cultural-sports centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities.
I bet you all heard about Messi or Xavi. They play football for the Barcelona Football Club. Did you know that this team has the biggest private stadium in the world, with the capacity of almost 100.000? It’s also one of the most visited sites in Spain.

Barcelona is one of the most pedestrian circulated areas in the world. It has 130 hectares (321 acres) of pedestrian space, which added up would cover the equivalent of 260 football stadiums. That’s why Portal de l’Angel is the most walked street in Spain. There are almost 4000 people walking on it every hour. And of course, it’s the second most expensive street in Spain, with 200 Euros/month/square meter.
If you travel to Barcelona, please leave your car at home. The city is famous for one of the world’s worst traffic jams, with an accident occurring every 90 seconds.

La Sagrada Famiglia, maybe the most famous Catholic Church in the world is still under construction, 130 years from when it first began.

Barcelona also has a taste for food. La Boqueria is one of the biggest markets in the world, and the biggest in all of Spain. A half an hour walk through it combines many colors and activities, food and spices.
So, if you have the opportunity, don’t miss Barcelona. It’s a real must in anyone’s lifetime.

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