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Planning a trip to Spain?  You may want to include Barcelona in your schedule.  To many, Barcelona is best known for the soccer games as the breeding ground of numerous soccer stars.  That’s a lot more than sports.  The city is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers, and its influence in business and culture worldwide making the city one of the major global centers.

Barcelona is also the home of many historic heritages.  The Barcelona beach has been ranked the first among other beaches in the world by National Geographic and Discovery Channel.  The night views are also appealing to visitors.  Let’s take a visual journey to the world’s favorite city!

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Sunrise Parc Guell designed by Antoni Gaudi located on Carmel Hill, bench covered with tile-shard mosaic, Barcelona, Spain. (Vladyslav Danilin)

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Red cabin of cableway stands out on Barcelona’s port, indicated by the statue of Christopher Columbus (Copyright: Marianna Ceccarelli)

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BARCELONA-JULY 25: Shopping street on July 25, 2012 in Barcelona.Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid, with a population of 1,621,537. (lornet / Shutterstock)

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Barcelona, Spain – May 17, 2014: The streets of Barcelona, one of the City Tour routes, urban transport (Oleg Proskurin / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA – MAY 3: city beach, 400 meters long, it one of 10 best urban beaches of the world. Tourists rest along Barceloneta beach, May 03, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (tkemot / Shutterstock)

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Scenic aerial view of the Agbar Tower in Barcelona in Spain

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Restaurants at Placa Reial in summer night. Barcelona, Catalonia (Copyright: jackf)

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BARCELONA – NOV 23: A general view of the Camp Nou Stadium in the football match between Futbol Club Barcelona and Granada of the Spanish League on November 23, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Christian Bertrand / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA – FEB 21: A general view of the Camp Nou Stadium in the football match between Futbol Club Barcelona and Malaga of the Spanish BBVA League on February 21, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Christian Bertrand / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – March 7, 2012: Customers eating and drinking at Bar Boqueira tapas bar in the La Boqueria market on March 07, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Cornfield / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – AUGUST 15: Gracia Street Festival at night on August 15, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. Decorated streets of Gracia district. Umbrella theme. (Iakov Filimonov / Shutterstock)

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Poble Espanyol – traditional architectures in Barcelona, Spain.  (Copyright: Catarina Belova)

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Barcelona, Spain – May 17, 2014: FC Barcelona fans go to the match. T-shirt in the colors of the club. (Oleg Proskurin / Shutterstock)

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Barcelona, Spain – May 17, 2014: Beggar dressed in black sitting in the street of the Gothic Quarter. A group of tourists on bikes toured it. (Oleg Proskurin / Shutterstock)

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Barcelona, Spain – May 17, 2014: The seller of souvenirs on the square in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona. Tourists view the goods. (Oleg Proskurin / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – AUGUST 16, 2015: Gracia Festival in Barcelona. Decorated streets of Gracia district. Zoo theme(Iakov Filimonov / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – JULY 12, 2015: People on a street market in Barcelona (Lasse Ansaharju / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA,SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 18 : Entrance to the Guell park built by architect Gaudi on September 18, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Oleg Zaslavsky / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – AUGUST 1, 2015: Top view of Flea market in Barcelona, Spain. Mercat Fira de Bellcaire is one of the oldest markets in Europe, has been known since the 14th century. (Toniflap / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – AUGUST 1, 2015: Top view of Flea market in Barcelona, Spain. Mercat Fira de Bellcaire is one of the oldest markets in Europe, has been known since the 14th century (Toniflap / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA, CATALONIA – JUNE 26, 2013: Encants Vells flea market at Glories Catalanes square. Barcelona, Catalonia. This is one of the oldest markets in Europe, has been known since the 14th century (Iakov Filimonov / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – MAY 02: View of a Bavarian styled Oktoberfest in Barcelona, Spain taking place in an undercover marquis with rows of benches and people. May 02, 2015. (PlusONE / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – JULY 2, 2011 – The interior of shopping mall “Arena” in Barcelona, Spain (Lisa-Lisa / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – MAY 31, 2014: People buying food inside Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria. It is a large public market in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona. (pio3 / Shutterstock)

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Barcelona, Spain – May 21, 2015: Tourists walk on the Placa de Sant Jaume in front of the City Hall of Barcelona, Spain on May 21, 2015. (jan kranendonk / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – JULY 11, 2015: Night view of Plaza De Catalunya (Square of Catalonia) in Barcelona. Spain. (Veniamin Kraskov / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 12: Catalonia Square in summer on September 12, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. Some of most important streets and avenues meet at here. Center of business and cultural life (Iakov Filimonov / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – AUGUST 29, 2015: Tibidabo Amusement Park in Barcelona, Spain (Iakov Filimonov / Shutterstock)

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Barcelona, Spain – May 17, 2014: Geese in Cathedral of Saint Eulalia. Tourists take pictures of geese. (Oleg Proskurin / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – MAY 7, 2013: Group of tourists on bicycles in front of entrance of Santa Maria del Mar, Barcelona, Spain (TasfotoNL / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA/SPAIN – CIRCA MAY 2014: Interior of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. This modernist building, together with Palau de la Musica Catalana, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Dino Geromella / Shutterstock)

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – FEB 3: The Palau de la Musica Catalana is a concert hall, built by the architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner between 1905 and 1908, on Febrary 3, 2013. Barcelona (Rodrigo Garrido / Shutterstock)

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Inside Cathedral. Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia. Barcelona.Spain (Copyright: Brian Kinney)

 

 

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BARCELONA, SPAIN FEBRUARY 21: Every year, tens of thousands of reporters, analysts, and businesspeople attend the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. February 21, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain (peresanz / Shutterstock)

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View from Montjuic to Plaza de Espana including the four columns and the venetian towers in Barcelona, Spain (Copyright: kyrien)

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Barcelona, Spain – November 11, 2015: Las Arenas. Old bullring in Barcelona (coscaron / Shutterstock)

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Night view of the fountain and National Museum of Art of Barcelona, Spain. (Copyright: Mauro Rodrigues)

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Dusk niew of Barcelona, Spain. Plaza de Espana (Copyright: jackf)

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BARCELONA, SPAIN – JULY 28: Twilight scene of Casa Mila (La Pedrera) in Eixample, Barcelona on July 28, 2012. Casa Mila an apartment building, is one of Antoni Gaudi’s most famous works. (Mihai-Bogdan Lazar / Shutterstock)

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Barcelona city and Port in evening. Catalonia, Spain (Copyright: jackf)

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