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A short presentation on Barcelona, the most important city in Catalonia. We'll be visiting Barcelona on Thursday and Tuesday.

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  1. 1. BARCELONAAna Fernández, Núria Homs, Sílvia Luque, Laia Martínez and Mireia Rajadell
  2. 2. INTRODUCTIONBarcelona is thecapital of Catalonia.About 2 million ↵people live there.Barcelona has aMediterraneanclimate.
  3. 3. 11th of SeptemberThe National Day ofCatalonia is a day-long festival inCatalonia. It commemorates the defeat of the Catalan troops during the War of the Spanish Succession. The Catalan were defeated at the Siege of Barcelona by the troops of Bourbon Philip V of Spain on 11th September 1714.
  4. 4. INDEPENDENCEMany people in Catalonia want This year, on 11th September, therethe independence to become a was a big demonstration innew state in Europe. Barcelona where there were 1.5 million people. It’s the most important demonstration in our history.
  6. 6. The GothicQuartier isthe centre ofthe old city ofBarcelona. Many of the buildings date from Medieval times, and some others as far back as the Roman settlement.
  7. 7. BARCELONA CATHEDRAL It was constructed throughout 13th to 15th Centuries and in the 19th Century was constructed the neo-gothic façade. It is dedicated to Eulalia of Barcelona, co-patron saint of the city, a young virgin who, suffered martyrdom during Roman times in the city.
  8. 8. PLAÇA DE SANT JAUME"Saint Jamess Square“ is the administrativeheart of Barcelona. At one side of the squarethere is the town hall and at the otherthe offices of the Presidency of Catalonia.
  9. 9. PORTAL DE L’ANGEL Its a pedestrian street and it’s alwayscrowded with tourists at any time of the year.Portal de lÀngel is one of the most importantshopping venues in Barcelona.
  11. 11. The Sagrada Família
  12. 12. It is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona. It was designed by a Catalan architect called Antoni Gaudi in 1882.
  13. 13. Although incomplete, the church is anUNESCO World Heritage Site, and in November2010 was consecrated and proclaimed a minorbasilica by the Pope Benedict XVI.
  14. 14. LA PEDRERA
  15. 15. It’s a building designed by thearchitect Antoni Gaudí and builtduring the years 1905–1910. It is located at 92, Passeig de Gràcia, in the Eixample district of Barcelona.
  16. 16. It was built for the married couple, Roser Segimon andPere Milà.The design by Gaudi was not followed in someaspects. The local government objected to someaspects of the project, fined the owners for manyinfractions of building codes, ordered thedemolition of aspects exceeding the heightstandard for the city.
  17. 17. LA RAMBLA
  18. 18. La Rambla is a long street in the centre ofBarcelona. It starts in Plaça Catalunya betweenthe old quartiers Barri Gòtic and El Raval and itfinishes at Port Vell with the ChristopherColumbus Monument near the sea.
  19. 19. In La Rambla there are always a lot of people.
  20. 20. There you can findLiceu operatheatre, thefamous“Boqueria” marketand CanaletesFountain, famousas a meeting pointto celebrate theF.C. Barcelonavictories.