Barcelona is the capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia and Spain's second largest city. It lies in northwestern Spain on the mediterranean coast, not far away from the Pyrenees mountain range. Barcelona has 1.6 million inhabitants, with 4.2 million in its urban area. Barcelona was originally founded in the 3rd century BC and later became the capital of the counts of Barcelona. Following the discovery of America and the shift of world trade out of the Mediterranean sea Barcelona's importance declined. Nowadays Barcelona is a leading tourist, economic and cultural centre in Spain and the Mediterranean and has one of the principal Mediterranean ports. Barcelona receives several million tourists every year. Its main attractions are the works of the architects Antoni Gaud and Llus Domnech i Montaner, exponents of the Modernisme architectural style, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Barcelona is a clean and well organised city, with an excellent infrastructure. It has a high speed rail link connecting it with Madrid and a major international airport handling 30 million passengers per year.

Sagrada Familia church photo gallery  - 31 pictures of Sagrada Familia church
Eixample photo gallery  - 15 pictures of Eixample
La Catedral photo gallery  - 18 pictures of La Catedral
Old town photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Old town
Las Ramblas photo gallery  - 17 pictures of Las Ramblas
31 photos of the Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona, the last and most significant work of Antoni Gaudi
15 photos of the Eixample district of Barcelona
18 photos of the Gothic cathedral of Barcelona
18 photos of the historic core of Barcelona with narrow alleys and old buildings
17 photos of Las Ramblas, a pedestrian area in barcelona between Placa da Catalunya and the waterfront
Parc Güell photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Parc Güell
Around Placa de Catalunya photo gallery  - 17 pictures of Around Placa de Catalunya
Montjuic photo gallery  - 23 pictures of Montjuic
Around Placa Espanya photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Around Placa Espanya
21 photos of Parc Gell, a famous parc in Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudi
17 photos of Placa de Catalunya, the major square of Barcelona
23 photos of Montjuc. a flat hill overlooking Barcelona with a fortress, parks and museums
16 photos of Placa d'Espanya, an important square in Barcelona
Harbour and Port Vell photo gallery  - 22 pictures of Harbour and Port Vell
Beach and Port Olympic photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Beach and Port Olympic
Panoramas and views photo gallery  - 8 pictures of Panoramas and views
22 photos of Port Vell, the waterfront area of Barcelona, and its harbour
18 photos of Port Olimpic, the Barceloneta beach and the promenade area
8 panoramic views of Barcelona taken from various viewpoints
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 20 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
20 miscellaneous photos of Barcelona
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