Fun Facts About Barcelona You Might Have Missed
Barcelona has been ranked as the most-visited city in the entire Spain. This place alone has 1.6 million people inhabiting it and the tourists simply outnumber this. But what is it that you know about the city? This place has some of the amazing architecture you can rummage through, a perfect location in the Mediterranean weather, amazing delicacies of tapas and an unforgettable collection of wine. And, here are some more facts about the place that will draw you more towards it.
They have 2 official languages
Although Barcelona is located in Spain, most of it does not solely speak Spanish. The country is divided into 17 different autonomous regions and Catalonia is one of them. The Spanish and Catalan languages are spoken vastly across the entire city.
Picasso was born here
Pablo Picasso, the famous Spanish artist had his roots here. He was the one who introduced Cubism to the world and spent most of his days studying in the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona. The neighbourhood he was born in has 4,000 of his works put on display.
Barcelona has received Royal Gold Medal for architecture
It is in 1999 that Barcelona became the only city to be awarded this prestigious award by the Royal Institute of British Architects. This award was normally received by individuals or groups of architects ever since 1848. It is believed that Barcelona won this due to its great Art Noveau movement that took place between the 1880s to the 1950s.
There are more than 20 Michelin starred restaurants here
Spain has been a great driving force behind popularizing food tourism in the world. It has been very easy to cook fresh seafood with quality ingredients due to the mild temperature conditions of the country. The 5000km of coastline makes the ambience just perfect.
Barcelona has 9 UNESCO heritage sites
The most interesting facts about these sites are that seven out of nine were made by Gaudi himself. These involve the Parc Güell, Palau Güell, Casa Milà, Casa Vicens, La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, and the Cryst of the Church at Colonia Güell. The other two UNESCO sites include the Palau de la Música Catalana and the Hospital de Sant Pau.
When within the city, the Barcelonian guided tours are the best options for roaming within the towns and experiencing everything that you have never before.