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Barcelona, the most popular tourist city in Spain



Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is the second-largest city in Spain, after Madrid, with a population of 1,620,000. The urban
area of extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of over 4,200,000.Barcelona
is the most popular tourist attraction in Spain, with more than 5 million tourists each year. It is the
largest metropolitan area in the European Mediterranean coast.

Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate. The summer's season lasts about 6 months, from May to
October, although also in November and April sometimes there is temperature above 20 C . Winters
are mild, with average temperatures over 14.5 C during the day and 5.5 C at night in the period
December to March.
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Placa d'Espanya is one of Barcelona's most important squares, built on the occasion of the 1929
International Exhibition, held at the foot of Montjuic. Placa Espanya is also a major transport hub
that serves most parts of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona.

The Torre Agbar tower, in which 30,000 are in offices, 3,210 in technical facilities, 8,132 in services.
It was officially opened by the King of Spain in September, 2005 and at a cost of 130 million euros.
Once it was finished, the Agbar Tower quickly became an architectural icon of the city of Barcelona
and one of its most famous buildings. Although initially it was not immune to criticism from citizens
and experts who said that its characteristics did not fit into the architecture of Barcelona. After
a while, it has become one of the symbols that universally identify the Catalan capital and is one of
its tourist attractions.


(L) The closed exterior of the Torre Agbar (R) A building cleaner is washing the window glass with a pumping water.

(L) The Torre Agbar ( Agbar Tower ), is a 38-story tower located near the Placa de les Glories Catalanes, Barcelona.
This photograph was taken from the Sagrada Familia. Mediterranean Sea formed a blue beautiful background.
(R) Avinguda de Josep Tarradellas viewed from the Estaco de Barcelona-Sants

A cafe/bar at Barcelona

(L) Royal Palace, Palau Reial on the Avinguda Diagonal built in 1924 (R) A palace garden is rich in green.

Royal Palace provides a delightful garden, which are ideal for a peaceful stroll.

(L) Exterior of the Hospital de Barcelona (R) The floor guide of Hospital

(L) Barocelona taxi (R) A unique tour bus at Barocelona

Minibuses are used by TMB ( Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona ) at a narrow street in Barcelona.

(L) Bicing, the name of a community bicycle program in Barocelona inaugurated in 2007
(R) A bicing station. The yearly user fee is 30Euros.

A garden of a geometric pattern seen in front of the Castell de Montjuic, located on the hilltop of Montjuic.

(L)(R) The yard and approach to the citadel, Military Museum at present
(M) A former fortress over the sea, constructed at the end of 18th Century.

(L)(M) A cat in the Castell (R) Parc de Montjuic

(L) Parc de Montjuic
(R) A view of Catalunya National Museum of Art on the hill slope of Montjuic (170m high)

A panorama view of the Barcelona port area, which is a great contemporary commercial importance.
This is the Europe's ninth largest container port.

Port Vell (Old Harbour in Catalan) is a waterfront harbour in Barcelona, Spain. It was built as part of an urban renewal program
prior to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Before this, it was a run-down area of empty warehouses, railroad yards, and factories.
Now, the 16 million people visit the complex each year.
(L) A yacht harbour in Port Vell (R) Girl student travelers are enjoying a brief rest at the waterfront of Port Vell, Barcelona.

(L) A yacht harbour in Port Vell (M) Catalunya Histrory Museum (R) A park near to the Port Vell yacht harbour
Photographed in May, 2010.

バルセロナはマドリードに次ぐスペイン第二の都市で、地中海沿岸に位置する港湾都市である。フランスとの国境で
あるピレネー山脈から160km南に位置する。バルセロナ都市圏全体では約420万人の人が暮らす。 サンツ駅は
レンフェ(スペイン国鉄)の鉄道網の中心の一つである。 市内と周辺の都市には、バルセロナ地下鉄が走っており、
路面電車(LRT)も整備され、移動手段としても大変便利である。

バルセロナでは置き引き及びスリに対する十分な注意が必要である。特に、地下鉄では頻発しているようで、サンツ
駅構内ではスペインでも極めて珍しい「日本語による注意のアナウンス」がある。



Spain 2006-2011
Madrid tour Barcelona tour  Gaudi's masterpiece Barcelona metro and railway Segovia
High-speed train in Spain The first Spain's law to restrict smoking enforced in 2006.
Smoking ban in Spain in 2010  Spain poised for tough no-smoking law.


バロセロナ、スペイン
2010年5月執筆  

執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The article was written and photographs were taken in May, 2010,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.


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