with a captivating History
Barcelona has 4.000 years of history. The first settlers were Iberians who established themselves in the surrounding hills of what is today the city center. In the 1st century BC, the roman emperor August founded the roman colony «Barcino» , which from the city takes its name. Later on, came the Visigoths, the Muslims after conquering the Iberian peninsula, the Mediterranean conquest by Catalan navy, the discovery of America, the War of Independence from Napoleon, the Spanish Civil war, the Democracy era and the unforgettable Olympic Games in 1992, etc….
As you can see this marvelling history has shaped the city as we know it today. An open city made from various cross-cultural influences. All this heritage is still alive in our city and Catalonia, with numerous vestiges we are craving to show you and which certainly are worth a visit.