Barcelona is the the second largest city in Spain after Madrid, and is the capital ofCatalonia. It is located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, facing the Mediterranean sea.
The city is a major economic centre, with one of Spain’s principal Mediterranean ports and its second largest airport, and boasts a wealth of cultural and tourist attractions.
Sights and Attractions
L’ Aquarium de Barcelona – The Barcelona Aquarium is a popular Barcelona attraction, especially for taking kids and young ones. It features huge water slides, wave machines, and giant swimming pools to keep the young ones entertained.
Sagrada Familia by Antonio Gaudi – A Giant Temple designed by the master architect Antonio Gaudi. The Roman Catholic Church has been under construction since 1882 and they’ve still got another 30 to 80 years (depending on funding and resources) to go before it will be finished.
Nou Camp Stadium and the Barcelona FC Museum – If you are a football fan then the Nou Camp, or Camp Nou , is a must. Home to FC Barcelona, it has a capacity of 112,000. The stadium is one of the biggest in the world and easily the largest in Europe. The team’s museum contains wall-to-wall trophies, pictures and statues of the greats – another treat for all footy fans.
Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate, with mild, dry winters and warm, humid summers. January and February are the coldest months, averaging temperatures of 10°C. Snowfalls are so rare that they are remembered as special events by people of the city. July and August are the hottest months, averaging temperatures of 25 °C , with the highest recorded maximum temperature in the city is 38.6 °C on 13/08/2003. May is a pleasant month to be in Barcelona , with the weather being warm but not too hot.