Spanish cities: Barcelona

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain. It is set on the north-eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula and the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Barcelona is the capital of the province of Catalonia. It sits with Tarragona 98 km south of it and Girona 100 km north of it. The city is inhabited by more than 1 500 000 people but if you count the outlying areas of Barcelona then this number increases to around 4 000 000. Due to it having such amazing architecture it is always buzzing with tourists. It has old history from the Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance time periods but a lot of Barcelona’s architecture has been built in the last 100 years.

Barcelona is very close to the sea with it being only 4 meters above sea level. Barcelona’s streets are line with trees and I the region of Barcelona itself there is plenty of countryside. The weather in Barcelona is pleasant with the average minimum temperature being around 5 or 6 degrees Celsius and the average maximum temperature reaching around 26 or 27 degrees Celsius. Because it is quite far north in Spain it has more wet days however these are only averaging to about 6-9 days a month an it has a respectable humidity level most of the time with it ranging from between 59% and 78%.

Barcelona has a large international airport. It is situated 13 km (8 miles) south west of Barcelona city centre. The region of Barcelona is 3600 kilometers squared in the province area but the actually city itself is only 101 kilometers squared.

Barcelona has a very good nightlife, because there are a lot of foreigners, tourists and students. There is a large choice of bars, cafes, clubs, and discotheques with techno music to jazz. You can choose between many different tastes. To enjoy the nightlife of Barcelona, it is best to go out after 0.00. But be aware that most bars generally close at 3.00 a.m.

The properties in Barcelona are very popular, because people will live in a big city and close to the beach. Barcelona has not the lowest prices in properties, but in comparison to other big European cities, the cost of living in Barcelona is very low. There is a growing number of international entrepreneurs who are opening their company in Barcelona which will have a good effect to non-Spanish people to have their property in Barcelona and whose chances on the job market are growing.

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