Barcelona traces its origins over 2,000 years ago to the Roman colony called Barcino. It was founded by Emperor Augustus during the period of 15-10 BC, and the full Latin name of the colony was Iulia Augusta Faventia Paterna Barcino.
According to scholars, the stone pictured above is a megalithic monument that was used in rituals some 4,000 years ago. It is hidden in the forest of Collserola, not far from Tibidabo. The stone measures one and a half meters long by almost one meter wide and has 12 mysterious petroglyphs (man made cavities), some […]
An Ancient Settlement In the 4th centrury BC, Turó de la Rovira (Rovira Hill) was occupied by the Laietani, an ancient Iberian tribe. Further north, the Laietani also occupied another hill peak at Puig Castellar, where remains of the settlement can still be seen. Historians believe that the settlements were abandoned because of the Second Punic War, fought between […]
32 million tourists came to Barcelona in 2016. Barcelona has a population of 1.6 million. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia. The word Barcelona is searched for 9.1 million times per month. Barcelona has 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, seven of them created by Antoni Gaudí and two by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Pablo Picasso spent […]