Barcelona has a reputation as one of the coolest, most cosmopolitan cities in Europe. This Mediterranean metropolis boasts historic pockets, Gothic charms and Modernist marvels that give it an unparalleled character. The Catalan capital has a creative, energetic vibe that makes it an enviable place to live or visit. Here are 10 Barcelona Spain facts to pique your interest and inspire you to go there.
1. It’s the 4th Most Visited City in Europe, 10th in the World
Barcelona has a population of 1.7 million, but an extra 7.5 million tourists flock there each year. In fact, the number of visitors to Barcelona has tripled in the last two decades. While some locals are concerned that this popularity is changing the essence of the city, don’t let that deter you. The hip and historical city is well worth a visit.