Barcelona has a special magnetism; it is one of the most visited cities in the world and the capital of Catalonia.
It is modern, cosmopolitan, vibrant, welcoming, and invites visitors to immerse themselves in its rich culture and history.
The art nouveau legacy that gives it character is just one of the many attractions of Barcelona, which also has a mild climate all year round that encourages life in the street, on bar and restaurant terraces, and by the sea, since it has nine beaches.
The city's cultural attractions are many and varied: forty-six museums, nine exhibition centres and forty-one art galleries, countless sites of architectural interest, cuisine from practically all parts of the world. It is also an excellent starting point to get to know other places in Catalonia.
Barcelona and its metropolitan area are home to seven on-site universities and one online university.