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Barcelona is Spain's 2nd city, after the capital MADRID, but is one of the most popular of all European cities, experiencing a mushroom of interest following the Olympic games that were hosted in the city in 1992. The city is however the CAPITAL of the Catalonia region of Spain, which is ... Read review

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Community Level 6newty1977

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B-A-R-C-E-L-O-N-A !!!! Review with images

AdvantagesMulticultural, pleasant and warm

DisadvantagesNone

"Barcelona is Spain's 2nd city, after the capital MADRID, but is one of the most popular of all European cities, experiencing a mushroom of interest following the Olympic games that were hosted in the city in 1992. The city is however the CAPITAL of the Catalonia region of Spain, which is one of 17 autonomous communities in Spain. It has the 2nd largest inhabitant rate in Spain with almost 7 million residents. Barcelona is located on the North ..." Read review
15.05.2006

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Barcelona! It Was The First Time That We Met. Barcelona! Review with images

AdvantagesVibrant, varied and fascinating

DisadvantagesExtremely hot in summer

"Barcelona is a kaleidoscope of a city, with its rainbow of colour provided by a massive collision of architectural styles, its bustling streets and its mix of locals and tourists. It's unique in that it offers more than just things to see and do, as it also offers places to relax and get away from it all - an unusual thing in a city that millions of visitors each year. Barcelona is the capital of the province of Catalunya, a region that has maintained ..." Read review
06.03.2011

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Community Level 2enumb

enumb

Top Attractions in Barcelona; General Tourist Information

Advantages*Great transport *Attractions for everyone, any age, any interest *City and beach

Disadvantages*Food prices/quality in the centre *Very busy in peak seasons

"...General Information == The city of Barcelona stands in the heart of the Catalonia region in the east of Spain. Being the 2nd largest Spanish city, it boasts both the fast-paced city atmosphere yet also an open coastline with sandy beaches. Hotels can be found all across the city to suit everyone's tastes and ideal locations - may I recommend the Hotel Balmes on Calle Mallorca as a very good value 3 star hotel in a great location for the average tourist ..." Read review
01.09.2009

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Community Level 8tange

tange

Pride of Catalonia.

AdvantagesWonderful city with loads to see and do.

DisadvantagesCan get hot and crowded in summer. Watch your valuables!

"...Spanish coastline. The city of Barcelona has a population of 1,510,000, but this number increases to more than 4,000,000 if the outlying areas are also included. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain in both size and population. It is also the capital of Catalonia, an Autonomous Region within Spain. There are two official languages spoken in Barcelona: Catalan, generally spoken in all of Catalonia, and Castillian Spanish...a lot of people ..." Read review
30.07.2002

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Community Level 2Si-Tunes

Si-Tunes

A magnificent city, that everyone should visit

AdvantagesThe climate is wonderful, the people are friendly. The scenery is glorious and the culture and history fascinating

DisadvantagesNone

"Barcelona is wonderful city on the coast of Spain. Its history can be traced back thousands of years, it was a Roman colony in the second century BC and has a very rich cultural heritage. It is the capital of the land Catalonia, which has politically always struggled against the regime of Madrid. The residents or 'Catalans' are fiercely proud of their history and independence. For centuries its port has been an important centre for Spanish commerce. ..." Read review
14.03.2007

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