Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, is a creative , modern , cosmopolitan and cozy with a long trading tradition city.
It is one of the great urban , economic and business Mediterranean Europe, closely related to the Community market, Latin America and the Middle and Far East centers.
Therefore the privileged position occupied key for communications between Spain and France, as the economic , social, tourist and cultural dynamism, its influence extends over a wide area of southern Europe . Since 2008 it houses the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean .
The Catalan capital has become innovation, scientific and technological development , design and quality services in basic elements of their identity , while retaining an important cultural, architectural and monumental legacy.
Major events such as the World Expo 1888 and the International Exhibition of 1929, the 1992 Olympics and the Forum of Cultures in 2004 contributed to the development and modernization of the city and its wider environment.
Barcelona, already considered a global city , is associated with a strong brand recognized and admired worldwide .