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.
In Spain, it was a night of bloodshed, fear and confusion - first in Barcelona and then in the town of Cambrils. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack in Barcelona, in which a van was driven into pedestrians on the popular Ramblas boulevard. That attack left at least 13 people dead and more than 100 injured. More from correspondent Guy Hedgecoe in Barcelona.
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With its historic buildings, welcoming atmosphere, and beautiful beaches, its no surprise that Spain is the third most visited destination in the world. But yesterday, terrorism struck. Despite reassurances from authorities that precautions are in place, visitors may choose to stay home, and its the travel and tourism industry can end up suffering.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has issued a message of defiance after Thursday's terrorist attacks in and around Barcelona, which killed 14 people and injured hundreds. Many international leaders offered condolences.