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Barcelona Tourist Attractions - There has long been a link between Barcelona and Catalonia, whose histories run similar paths, but there is sound archaeological proof that Barcelona’s origins are far older. There remains of an authentic Roman colony can still be found in Barcelona – the ancient relics of a place known as Julia Augusta Favencia Paterna Barcino. Visitors to the city can still see the remnants of the Necropolis, among other things. This evidence suggests that today’s Barcelona dates as far back as the 5th century.

Like many of Europe’s major cities, Barcelona has been invaded numerous times over the millennia. It has also exhibited an admirable ability to bounce back from decline time and again, and always stronger than it was before. Its last decline encompasses a period of time known as the “grey years,” which was the seemingly endless span which gripped Barcelona after the civil war ended but before Franco’s death.

Barcelona has an Autonomous Government, which they christened in 1980 with the very first elections. Since then, the city has prospered. In 1992, the Olympic Games were held there, which boosted tourism a great deal. The influx of visitors surrounding the games allowed Barcelona to continue its rapid development. Some of the best architects of the times were enticed into aiding development, which was quite extensive. The main aim was to literally turn the city around, so that it faced the ocean. The city wide renovation included creating sweeping beaches, tearing down buildings left over from Franco’s rule, and placing art and sculptures on street corners along with some new tourist attractions.

The ultimate result is a city which is both metropolitan and culturally rich. It is glamourous as well as historically wealthy, and it manages to hold on to its old-world European decadence, as well. Barcelona is a bright, vibrant city, in terms of its style, its atmosphere, and its residents.

Check out some of the great tourist attractions in Barcelona Spain.

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