Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world-class drinking and dining scene. Barcelona is dynamic and outgoing, inviting you to stroll through its streets and boulevards and to enjoy everything the city has to offer. The city has its own unique lifestyle and at the same time maintains its Mediterranean character. It is the capital of the region of Catalonia and has a population of 1,620,943 inhabitants (2018).
Barcelona is now a global city. It has the most important port in the Mediterranean for cruise liners, both as a destination and point of departure. The city also stands out for the large number of people and goods which pass through it, and it is a key communications node between Spain and the rest of Europe.