Barcelona is worldwide known for the architectural creations of its famous architect, Antonio Gaudi who lived there till his death in 1926. His most famous creation is still unfinished Sagrada Familia basilica. The original design assumed 18 spires, as of 2010 eight were built.
Catalonia is officially an autonomous community in Spain, it has Catalan as its official language, together with Spanish. The community has some 7.5 mln inhabitants and Barcelona is its capital, the 2nd largest city in Spain after Madrid.
On the picture, Placa de Catalunya (Catalonia Square) – large square in Barcelona known for its fountains and considered to be the center of the city.