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Shopping Information

Shopping in Barcelona

Shopping in Barcelona has become one of the main activities of visitors to this city, whether on holiday or on a business trip. 

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Commercial Guide

Recommended Shops & Restaurants in Barcelona

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Transport

  • Metro (Subway, Underground)
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Barcelona’s History

Barcelona is the heart and motor of the autonomous region of Catalonia in the northeast corner of Spain. Catalonia is Spain’s leading economic region with almost 20% of national production for a region that is only 6,3% of Spain’s extension and has just over 15% of the population. There are more than 7 million inhabitants in Catalonia and of these close to 70% live in Barcelona and the immediate surroundings... More +

See Barcelona: City Routes

Unesco World Heritage Sites

Barcelona is home to no less than nine sites declared by UNESCO to be World Heritage Sites. Of these, seven are by Antoni Gaudí, and the remaining two are by another Modernist architect, Domènech i Montaner. Following is the list of sites:

 

By Antoni Gaudí:

  • Park Güell
  • Casa Milà (La Pedrera)
  • Casa Batlló, Palau Güell
  • Casa Vicens
  • Nativity façade and crypt of the Sagrada Familia
  • Crypt of the Güell Colony Church (outskirts of Barcelona)

By Domènech i Montaner:

  • Palau de la Música Catalana
  • Hospital de Sant Pau

Museums & Galleries

Barcelona is a museum lo­ver’s paradise.

The variety, quality and quantity of these institutions is guaranteed to keep you occupied for a considerable portion of your time in the city.

There was a flurry of activity before and after the 1992 Olympic games that resulted in the renovation of some of the city’s world class museums such as the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, host to one of the world’s best collections of Romanesque art, and the construction of new museums such as the MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contempora­ry Art) with its spectacular white building by architect Richard Meier in the heart of the old city where the contrast couldn’t be greater.


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    coralie hamilton (Wednesday, 17 October 2012 22:58)

    please can you send me a copy of see Barcelona and contact details of the city bus tours to the above e-mail
    Thanks

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    Eloi (Thursday, 13 September 2012 22:08)

    Salutacions desde Berlin