25 interesting facts about Barcelona:

-There were no beaches in Barcelona until 1992. The seaside of Barcelona was full of local industries. Then the city of Barcelona decided to change it into a leisure zone due to the fact that Barcelona was hosting the Olympic Games. Nowadays there are quite a few beaches in Barcelona. The main one was even ranked number one in a list of the top ten city beaches in the world according to National Geographic and Discovery Channel

-The FC Barcelona club´s home stadium, the Camp Nou, is the biggest stadium in Europe and 3rd largest in the world, with capacity of almost 100,000 people

-Museum of FC Barcelona – is the most visited museum in Catalunya

-The Basilica of Sagrada Familia has taken longer to build than the Great Pyramids and is still not finished

-The famous street Las Ramblas actually contains 5 different avenues

-Fans of the FC Barcelona are known as culés, the Catalan word for ‘asses’. This nickname derives from the fact that the old stadium of Barcelona was so small and low that many fans had to sit on top of the edge of the stadium and people walking the street nearby could see their back sides

-Barcelona occupies 100,40 sq km

-The most crowded street in Spain is called 'Portal de l’Àngel'. Every hour 3500 people throng this street in Barcelona

-Barcelona is ranked the 4th most comfortable city for business

-Official languages in Barcelona are Spanish and Catalan

-Many world famous painters were living in Barcelona at one point in their lives: Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, Enrique Tabara, and many others. Jose Carreras and Montserrat Caballe are living here now

-The Montjuic park in Barcelona is the largest park in Spain (203 ha)

-The Port of Barcelona is the largest port on the Mediterranean Sea

- 10% of the City is covered by parks

-All taxis in Barcelona are of the same color – black and yellow

-Barcelona is Europe’s largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast, and also thesixth-most populated urban area in Europe after Paris, London, Ruhr, Madrid & Milan.

-Flamenco is not well known and very popular in Barcelona. They prefer contemporary rock-n-roll scene.

-Gaudí was not the original architect of Sagrada Familia, Francisco de Paula del Villar was the first architect to be in charge of the design of the church

-Valentine’s day in Barcelona is Sant jordi’s day, when people buy flowers and books to the one they love.

-The beaches located in Barceloneta are artifcial

-The worst drivers in the world are considered to be Barcelona’s drivers. In the city an accident occur every 19 seconds !

-Portal de l’Angel is the most walked down street in Spain. Around 3500 people walk this street every hour.

-The Eiffel Tower for first intended for Barcelona, but the project was rejected.

-In Barcelona, ‘ Catanyol’ is widely use to speak and communicate. It is the mix of catalan and spanish.

-12 underground metro station are abandoned in Barcelona. They can be visited during special events such as The Scary Nights. They have also been us for movies.

Beach, Barcelona
Torre Agbar, Barcelona
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Maremagnum, Barcelona
Crab, Barcelona