Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is the second largest city of Spain and is in the North East of the country. Though Spanish is the official language; the preferred local language is Catal; while Romanian language is common throughout the region. Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science and the arts contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.
People often connect Barcelona with three keywords: vacation, architecture and sports. The wanderer soul loves the pleasant Mediterranean climate, the long beaches and the bright sunshine. The architectural eye calls it a design paradise and football attracts the sporty spirit. The city is the jewel of the Iberian Peninsula, a place which holds tight each and every visitor.
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Barcelona has a typical Mediterranean climate. It is neither too cold in the winters, nor too hot in the summers. The climate is suitable for travel round the year.
Summers: The average temperature during summers is 24 °C. You can enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine on beautiful beaches. On the streets, you’ll mostly be under the shade of the tall pine trees shuffling through the crowd that passes living statues, street performer, bird sellers, and flower stands. If you’re watchful enough, you might also catch a whiff of waffles (gofres) being baked.
Winters: The average temperature during winters is 11 °C. Even in November and January; the coldest time of the year, the average temperature is above 5 °C. In winter, the number of tourists is relatively small hence the city looks empty. This could be a wonderful opportunity to explore the city if you prefer solitude and are a person who likes to have a laid-back evening on a sparsely populated beach.