Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain in terms of population. It is the capital of the autonomous community of Catalonia.
Located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, Barcelona is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea and one of Europe's leading tourist, economic and cultural centers. It is the sixth most populous municipality in the European Union. Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content on Barcelona.
Preliminary data from the UN World Tourism Organization shows that tourism is booming. International tourists numbers grew by 7 percent last year, reaching an estimated 1.3 billion. The UN's tourism agency expects the momentum to continue this year. Here are some highlights from the figures.
Liverpool may have received an enormous fee, but Philippe Coutinho's exit leaves a huge hole in their squad. Jürgen Klopp's time at Borussia Dortmund offers a few hints at how he might cope without the Brazilian.
Spain has announced it will begin to pull out police reinforcements sent to Catalonia ahead of the region's contested October independence vote. As many as 10,000 additional officers are thought to have been deployed.
He's been strongly linked with Barcelona and Bayern Munich in recent weeks but Leon Goretzka could still sign a new deal at Schalke, according to the club's sporting director. Goretzka's current contract expires in June.
The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called on Catalans to vote in huge numbers in a December election to "restore normalcy." Rajoy was in Barcelona on his first visit since Madrid imposed direct rule on Catalonia.