LIVING IN BARCELONA
Barcelona, capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia, has 1.700.000 inhabitants. Its great location regarding international communications, its weather and cosmopolitan nature make it a privileged city.
Its great artistic and cultural patrimony, its variety of gastronomic offer and weather make it one of the main worldwide touristic capitals. Spain is the third country in the world that receives the greatest number of foreign tourists and Catalonia, and its capital Barcelona, is the main destination.
As a city full of charm that never sleeps, it has a lot to offer regarding to the commercial, financing and touristic sector, besides its famous gastronomy. It is not a coincidence that within the ranking of the best restaurants of the world, seven are in Spain and two (among them the winner of the classification, the Celler de Can Roca) in the region of Catalonia. Also, the city has 50 restaurants awarded with Michelin stars, with many of which the schools have relations.
The Catalonian gastronomy has a great culinary tradition since the XV century. It offers a great amount of seafood, mountain and orchard products of the Mediterranean diet, which has made Catalonia to be recognized as one of the richest capitals regarding gastronomy.
Its great winery tradition is also distinguished, having the zones of Penedès, Alella, El Prioriat and L’Empordà as great wine producers.
With its wide and varied gastronomy, its restaurants and famous chefs have become references of the world gastronomy.
Barcelona is also a business capital. Numerous exhibitions, meetings, congresses and international fairs are organized, which receive annually more than 3.5 million of visitors. Therefore, it represents a great activity of the hotel and restaurant industry.
The city is also a very dynamic hub for culture, museums, concerts and nightlife, being an iconic city for its design and architecture.