Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, an autonomous community of Spain. It is the second biggest Spanish city and one of the trendiest city in Europe. Barcelona is divided into different emblematic neighbourhoods each with a distinctive personality and atmosphere: Ciutat Vella, Eixample, Raval, Sants-Montjuïc, Horta-Guinardó, Les Corts, Gràcia, Sarrià – St. Gervasi, among others.
One of the strongest assets of Barcelona is its Mediterranean climate, with mild temperatures throughout the year ranging between 10º (January and February) and 30 ° (July and August). Not being a particularly rainy city, you can enjoy the sun most days of the year, winter or summer. This makes it easy to visit the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, parks and hills surrounding the town.
The official languages in Barcelona are Catalan and Spanish. Although Catalan is important for culture and traditions, Barcelona is a bilingual city where everyone understands and can talk in any of the two languages. If you are a foreigner and you intend to stay for a short time, communicating in Spanish won’t be a problem. However, if you intend to stay for a longer time, learning Catalan can enrich your experience of the city.
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