Barcelona is an open, vibrant and creative city with a busy cultural, political, business and commercial life. It is a metropolis where every imaginable language can be heard, as well as a city that invites its residents and visitors alike to discover its Catalan culture and traditions.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a country whose nation boasts a long history, enjoying self-government as an autonomous region in the Spanish State. It is situated on the north-east coast of the Iberian peninsula, facing the Mediterranean Sea and bordered by Andorra and France along its north.
One of the biggest metropolitan areas in Europe has grown up around the capital, consolidating Barcelona as an outstanding business, technological and industrial centre, as well as a major economic powerhouse.