Barcelona stands as Catalonia’s vibrant capital, mixing together a rich history, culture, and economic dynamism. It is also where the headquarters of MOVEU are located! Home to over 2 million residents, the city pulsates with a diverse and cosmopolitan energy. Barcelona’s economic prowess is evident in its role as a major economic hub, with a robust emphasis on sectors such as tourism, technology, and commerce. It is a great center of education and culture exchange.
Some things to know about Barcelona:
-The city is synonymous with the unique and fantastical architecture of Antoni Gaudí.
-It is home to world-class museums and art galleries, including the Picasso Museum.
-It proudly showcases its distinct Catalan identity. This is evident in the language, traditions, and cultural events that shape the city’s character, such as the celebration of Castells (human towers).
-It is passionate about football, FC Barcelona, one of the most successful football clubs globally.
-Sant Jordi, also known as Saint George’s Day, is a special celebration in Barcelona and Catalonia that takes place on April 23rd each year. It is a day filled with cultural and literary significance, as well as romantic traditions. People exchange books and roses.
– La Mercè is Barcelona’s biggest annual festival, usually taking place around September 24th, the feast day of Our Lady of Mercy, the patron saint of Barcelona. The festival lasts for several days and includes a wide array of events, such as parades, concerts, traditional dances (sardanes), and the famous Correfoc (fire run), where participants dress as devils and dance through the streets with fireworks.