Citytrip Barcelona, Spain
June 2015

June 2, 2015

Barcelona was founded by Phoenicians and Carthaginians. The original name of the city was Barcino, probably named after the Carthaginian ruler Hamilcar Barca. The Romans arrived on the 1st century B.C. choosing as capital of the region, first Tarraco (current Tarragona) and since the 3rd century A.D. Barcino (Barcelona) . Remainings from this period can still be found in Barcelona especially in the Plaza del Rei and in the Gothic quarter.

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia, in the north eastern corner of the country. The city is located by the Mediterranean Sea and next to the Pyrenees mountains, enjoying the benefits of the sea and the mountain. The city has a population of over 1.5 million in habitants.

The streets of Barcelona have been carefully planned and the city map shows an organised array of squares where the streets are in straight lines. The centre of the city is crossed by La Rambla, the main avenue of the city, going from the Square of Catalunya to the Mediterranean sea and to the Old Port of the city.


Day 1
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The course of La Rambla was originally a sewage-filled stream-bed, usually dry but .....


Day 2
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The Basílica de la Sagrada Família (Basílica of the Holy Family), is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona,.....


Day 3
Thursday, June 4, 2015

In 1888 Barcelona hosted the Universal Exhibition. The Arc de Triomf was built as the gateway to the fair which.....


Day 4
Friday, June 5, 2015

We visited the "Lost&Found Market", held in under the roof of Encants Market. The Lost&Found market has.....


and welcome!