Opening times Barça museum
Monday to Saturday from 2nd April to 7th October: 10:00 to 20:00
Monday to Saturday rest of year: 10:00 to 18:30
Admission price 2013
Adults: €23 at museum (€24 if you buy online)
Children up to 5 years: free, children 6 to 13 years: €17
Large family: €17, members: free.
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Two different legends tell the story of the foundation of Barcelona. According to the first legend Barcelona was established by a mythological Roman god - Hercules. The latter attributes it to Hannibal's father - Hamilcar Barca, who named the city Barcino after his family in the 3rd century BC. However, it was the Romans who reorganised the city in 15 BC, initially as a military camp. Some important Roman ruins are exposed under the Plaça del Rei (King's Square), its entrance located by the city museum.
Barcelona, which covers an area of 101.4 km2 (39 sq mi), is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain after Madrid with its population over 1.6 mln. However, the urban area of Barcelona extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of around 4.5 mln within an area of 803 km2 (310 sq mi), being the sixth most populous urban area in Europe. The region of Catalonia has two official languages, namely Catalan and Spanish (aka Castilian)
With its rich cultural heritage, sandy beaches surrounded by crystal-clear waters, fabled architecture and diverse nightlife Barcelona is undoubtedly in the top ten of tourist attractions in Europe. Here are only some worthwhile places to visit in Barcelona.
Population: over 1.6 mln
within administrative limits,
around 4.5 mln beyond
Area: 803 km2 (310 sq mi)
Mayor: Xavier Trias
Catalan and Spanish
Founded by: Romans 15 BC
Tourist attractions: La Sagrada Familia church, Magic Fountain show, Picasso Museum Barcelona, Las Ramblas street, FC Barcelona museum & Camp Nou stadium, Barrio Gotico area of Barcelona, Modernist Park Guell by Gaudi, Modernist buildings, Montjuic hill and Poble Espanyol Spanish village, Tibidabo hill.