Barcelona is one of the most cosmopolitan European cities in the world, along its long streets tourists and visitors from all over the world circulate who year after year walk through its most emblematic neighborhoods.
The hotels and restaurants in Barcelona represent a very important attraction in the city’s economy and that is why hospitality and Mediterranean gastronomy play an important role in their function, especially when there is an extensive monumental component.
In today’s article, we will present you 8 curiosities that you did not know about the city of Barcelona, reviewing some details that the local population itself does not know.
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Dragons and maidens
The origins of the Condal city
If you have ever wondered why the city of Barcelona is also known as “Ciudad Condal”, it is mainly because in the past the Barcelona region was divided into counties.
Each county was governed by a count and the county of Barcelona was the most important, with the passage of time the counties and the territories were unified.
The olympic beaches
You may not believe it, but long before the 1992 Olympics, the city didn’t count on them.
There was only one coast without sandy areas, but as a result of hosting the Olympic Games, beaches were created in the sea area to beautify the city.
The football team of god is... FC Barcelona?
One of the best-known works in the city is the Basilica of Santa María del Mar, a religious construction from the 14th century, which currently has the decoration of an asset of cultural interest.
Inside it houses different stained-glass windows and scenes that evoke the most important moments of Christianity, but if you visit it….
The vampire of Barcelona
It is said that apart from prostituting them, he used their blood and that of his clients to make healing poultices for his clients.
To this day it is not known exactly if the version of the story is the correct one, since Enriqueta herself died prematurely in prison.
And so far our most mysterious curiosities of Barcelona. We hope that this little article, like the history of the Carrer de les Heures, has helped you discover new anecdotes about the city.
See you in the next post!