WE WANT TO EMBRACE THE WORLD FROM BARCELONA !
WELCOME TO BARCELONA OPENARMS!
Stefano from Italy. Sagrada Familia Openarms!
Population of Barcelona metro region: 4,900,000 inhabitants
Leandro from Chile. Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya Openarms!
Area of Catalonia 19,955 sq. miles (about the size of New Hampshire and Massachusetts combined)
Valentijn from Holland, Juan & Natalia from Colombia and Germán from Chile. Downtown Barcelona Openarms!
Average Elevation of Barcelona: 39 ft above sea level
Germán from Chile. Arc de Triomf Openarms
Annual Rainfall: 23 inches
Openarms fanatics! Park Güell Openarms!
Average Winter Temperature: 50 degrees F°
Ayelet & Yael from Israel. Born District Openarms!
Average Summer Temperature: 76 degrees F°
Mónica from Mexico. Ramblas Openarms!
Time Zone: Central European Time Zone (GMT+1)
Natalia from Colombia. Barceloneta beach Openarms!
Country Dialing Code: 34 Area Code: 93
Currency: Euro (EMU)
Nasya from Bulgaria & Valentijn from Holland. Gavá beach Openarms
Electricity: 220 volts @ 50Hz Type B-Two Round Pin plug
Johanna from Chile. Openarms!
Major Airport: Barcelona International Airport/El Prat (BCN)
Johanna & Germán from Chile. Gothic District Openarms!
Spanish Newspapers: “La Vanguardia”, “El Periodico de Catalunya” “El Mundo” & “El Pais”
Columbus Monument Openarms!
Principal Industries: Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Motor, Electronic, Printing, Logistics, Publishing, Telecommunications, and Information Technology, Tourism.
Nuria from Barcelona. Castelldefels Openarms
Barcelona contains several works designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The works of Antoni Gaudi including Park Güell, Palau Güell, Casa Milà, Casa Vicens, Sagrada Família (Nativity façade and crypt), Casa Batlló, and the Crypt in Colonia Güell and the works of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Palau de la Música Catalana and the Hospital de Sant Pau.
Barcelona Coast Openarms!
According to legend, Barcelona was founded by the Carthaginians and the city gets its name from the great Barça family of Carthage.
Nasya from Bulgaria & Davida from Holland. Golden Fish Openarms
Landmark Gothic buildings and world-class museums fill the historic city of Barcelona, while the whimsical creations of the moderniste movement and cutting-edge contemporary architecture highlight the newer part of town.
Santa Maria de Montserrat Monastery Openarms!
The most visited tourist attraction in Barcelona, the Football Club Barcelona stadium, sitting 98,000 spectators.
For the 1992 Olympic Games, the whole seaside was rebuilt with beaches, restaurants and bars. Before the
Olympic Games, all of the Barcelona’s seaside used to be heavily industrialized with factories and a port.
September 24th Fiestas de la Merce. Merce, the city’s saint, is celebrated with parades, music and people dancing the sardana (typical Catalan dance).
Regional dishes include: “Escudella i carn d’olla”, the Catalan version of stew with a long list of ingredients including several kinds of beans, sausage, several meats, and vegetables; “Fideos a la Cazuela”, noodles in a stoneware pot, served with pork ribs, sausages, ham and sofrito; and “Habas a la Catalana”, made with broad beans, popular in the region and prepared with herbs and spices, mint and butifarra sausage.
Places of Interest: Barcelona Cathedral, Sagrada Familia, Barri Gòtic, Santa Maria del Mar , Portal de l’Àngel, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà , Palau Nacional, Palau de la Música Catalana, Arc de Triomf, Castell dels tres Dracs, La Rambla de Mar, Torre de Collserola, Park Güell, La Boqueria, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilio
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