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Barcelona (Catalan pronunciation: [bəɾsəˈlonə], Spanish: [barθeˈlona]) is the capital and the most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid, with a population of 1,621,537 within its administrative limits on a land area of 101.4 km2 (39 sq mi). The urban area of Barcelona extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of over 4,200,000 on a area of 803 km2 (310 sq mi),[1] it is the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Ruhr area, Madrid and Milan. About 5 million people live in the Barcelona metropolitan area. It is also Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast. The main part of a union of adjacent cities and municipalities named Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB) with a population of 3,186,461 in an area of 636 km² (density 5.010 hab/km²). It is located on the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs and is bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge (512 m/1,680 ft).

Barcelona (Catalan pronunciation: [bəɾsəˈlonə], Spanish: [barθeˈlona]) is the capital and the most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid, with a population of 1,621,537 within its administrative limits on a land area of 101.4 km2 (39 sq mi). The urban area of Barcelona extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of over 4,200,000 on a area of 803 km2 (310 sq mi),[1] it is the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Ruhr area, Madrid and Milan. About 5 million people live in the Barcelona metropolitan area. It is also Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean coast. The main part of a union of adjacent cities and municipalities named Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB) with a population of 3,186,461 in an area of 636 km² (density 5.010 hab/km²). It is located on the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs and is bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola ridge (512 m/1,680 ft).

Founded as a Roman city, Barcelona became the capital of the Counts of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, it became one of the most important cities of the Crown of Aragon. Besieged several times during its history, Barcelona is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination and has a rich cultural heritage. Particularly renowned are architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner that have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city is well known in recent times for the 1992 Summer Olympics. The headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean are located in Barcelona.

As the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona houses the seat of the Catalan government, known as the Generalitat de Catalunya; of particular note are the executive branch, the parliament, and the Supreme Court of Catalonia. The city is also the capital of the Province of Barcelona and the Barcelonès comarca (shire).

Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate. The summer's season lasts about 6 months, from May to October, although also in November and April sometimes there are temperatures above 20 °C (68.0 °F). Winters are mild, with average temperatures over 14.5 °C (58.1 °F) during the day and 5.5 °C (41.9 °F) at night in the period December to March.

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Sagrada Família

The Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (official Catalan name;

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Montjuïc Castle

Montjuïc Castle (Catalan: Castell de Montjuïc, Spanish: C

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Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

The National Art Museum of Catalonia (català. Museu Nacional d'Art de

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Columbus Monument, Barcelona

The Columbus Monument (Monument a Colom in Catalan, also known as the

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Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc (català. Font màgica de Montjuïc, esp

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Playa de la Barceloneta

Playa de la Barceloneta is a tourist attraction located in Barcelona,

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Montjuïc

Montjuïc (muŋʒuík, alternatively spelled Montjuic or Montjuich) is a h

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Montjuïc Cable Car

The Montjuïc Cable Car (español. Teleférico de Montjuïc, català. Tele

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Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló (Шаблон:IPA2 in Catalan), is a building restored by Ant

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Teatre Nacional de Catalunya

Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (TNC) (Шаблон:IPA-ca, English. Natio

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Palau Güell

The Palau Güell is a town mansion (translated literally a 'palace')

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Design Museum of Barcelona

The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona (Catalan naming, English: 'Design

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Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, or CCCB (Catalan for

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Palau Robert

Palau Robert (Catalan pronunciation: ]) is a building on Barcelona's

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