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  1. 1. BARCELONA Lemonia Ainalidou
  2. 2. Barcelona generally  Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid.  It is the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, the Ruhr, Madrid and Milan.  Barcelona is today one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair/exhibitions and cultural-sports centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities
  3. 3.  It is the fourth economically powerful city by GDP in the European Union and 35th in the world with an output amounting to €177 billion.  Barcelona is the transport hub with one of Europe's principal ports, Barcelona international airport, which handles above 34 million passengers per year, extensive motorway network and also is a hub of high-speed rail, particularly that which is intended to link Spain with France and the rest of Europe, as the second longest in the world.
  4. 4. Park Güell: is a garden complex , designed by Antony Gaudi World Heritage Sites of Barcelona
  5. 5.  Palau Güell: is a mansion designed by the architect Antony Gaudi
  6. 6. Casa Milà: is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built during the years 1905–1910, being considered officially completed in 1912.
  7. 7. Casa Vicens : is a family residence in, designed by Antoni Gaudí and built for industrialist Manuel Vicens.
  8. 8. The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, commonly known as the Sagrada Família , is a large Roman Catholic church and symbol of Barcelona, designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926).
  9. 9. Casa Batlló : is a building restored by Antoni Gaudí and Josep Maria Jujol, built in 1877 and remodelled in the years 1904–1906
  10. 10.  Palau de la Música Catalana: is a concert hall in Barcelona, designed in the Catalan modernista style by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, it was built between 1905 and 1908
  11. 11. The former Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau , English: Hospital of the Holy Cross and Saint Paul) in the neighborhood of El Guinardó, , is a complex built between 1901 and 1930, designed by the Catalan modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. It was a fully functioning hospital until June 2009, it is currently undergoing restoration for use as a museum and cultural center.
  12. 12.  The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, abbreviated as MNAC, is the national museum of Catalan visual art. It is especially notable for its outstanding collection of romanesque church paintings.  Picasso Museum  Fundació Joan Miró,  Cosmocaixa, a science museum that received the European Museum of the Year Award in 2006.  Erotic Museum: set up with the clear purpose of providing an educational and recreational centre focusing on eroticism. Museums
  13. 13.  Barcelona contains sixty-eight municipal parks, of which twelve are historic parks, five are thematic (botanical) parks, forty-five are urban parks and six are forest parks.  The urban parks alone cover 10% of the city. Parks in Barcelona
  14. 14.  The Liceu opera house Other things to visit
  15. 15. The Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe.
  16. 16. Palau Sant Jordi (St. George's sporting arena) and Montjuïc Communications Tower
  17. 17.  Torre Agbar: is a 38-story skyscraper / tower, which measures a total of 50,693 square metres, of which 30,000 are offices, 3,210 technical facilities, 8,132 services, including an auditorium, and 9,132 square metres for parking.
  18. 18. The Arc de Triomf, is a triumphal arch, which was built for the Exposición Universal de Barcelona (1888), as its main access gate by architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas.
  19. 19. Aqcuarium of Barcelona
  20. 20. La Rambla : a street in central Barcelona, popular with tourists and locals alike.
  21. 21. Barcelona beaches