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GENERAL INFORMATION OF BARCELONA


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Barcelona is the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain. Located in northeastern of Spain, close to France and the Pyrenees. It has a population of 1.700.000 inhabitants, making it the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid.

Barcelona is divided into 10 districts, each with a story or a feature that makes them unique and different. To learn more about the different districts click here.

 

Language

The official languages ​​in Barcelona are spanish and catalan.

 

Time schedules

The time schedule for the majority of the stores of the city is from 10:00 am to 02:00pm and from 04:00pm to 08:00pm from Monday through Saturday. However, it is important to notice that some stores in the main commercial areas of the city do not close during the day. With respect to the shopping malls, the scheudules are even more flexible than normal stores as you can enjoy a stay from 10:00am until 10:00pm with no lunch break, also from Monday to Saturday.

 

Tourist information points

Barcelona has a comprehensive network of offices and points of service information to tourists. "Barcelona Tourism" will help you with the Barcelona touristic services and products:

Phone: +34 932 853 834 

E-mail: info@barcelonaturisme.com

Time scedule: Lunes a Sábado, de 8:00 a 20:00h. Domingos y festivos, de 8:00 a 14:00h.

Information offices: Catalunya square, Sant Jaume square, Sants train station, Airport, Cathedral office, Rambla cabin, Mirador de Colón.

 

Interesting telephones

Police: 091

Emergency: 112

Firefigthers: 092

Health emergencies: 080

Spain prefix: +34

Barcelona prefix: 93

 

Holidays

New year: January 1

Epiphany: January 6

Easter: (depend on the year)

Sant Jordi (St. george): April 23

Labor day: May 1

San Juan (St. John): June 24

Assumption: August 15

National day of Cataluña: September 11

La Mercè: September 24

All saints: Nobember 1

Spanish Constitution: December 6

Immaculate Conception: December 8

Christmas: December 25

San Esteban: December 26

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