Host City - Barcelona

Barcelona welcomes you!

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, has a rich history that spans over 2,000 years. The cradle of many cultures and a witness to major transformations, Barcelona has a fascinating history, its whole past is projected into its present.The origins of the city of Barcelona, which have been defined thanks to archaeological remains and literary and cartographic sources, date from the 1st century A.D., when the Romans established a small colony around the Taber mount. Its whole past is projected into its present. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Barcelona became a center of the Modernista movement, with many iconic buildings from this era still standing today.

Barcelona is a lively and diverse city that provides a wide range of cultural, culinary, and tourist activities. It is most recognized for its modernist architecture, beautiful beaches, vibrant nightlife, and cultural heritage.

The city holds a significant position as an economic and tourist hub, celebrated for its rich history and culture. It boasts numerous famous tourist spots designed by architect Antonio Gaudí, such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà.

Additionally, Barcelona is home to a multitude of museums and art galleries such as the Picasso Museum, the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), the Joan Miró Foundation, the History Museum of Catalonia and the Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona (MACBA).

By clicking here you can also find a link to a Google maps route that includes some other interesting museums in Barcelona.

Regarding its cuisine, Barcelona is distinguished for its Mediterranean flavors and traditional Catalan dishes like paella. The city features a plethora of bars and restaurants where you can indulge in tapas and local wines.

Barcelona has a lengthy history of scientific excellence, innovation, and technology, which is evident in its various landmarks and attractions showcasing achievements in science and technology. Being the largest research and technology center in southern Europe, Barcelona welcomes you to explore its fascinating wonders.