With its sophisticated international communications, mild Mediterranean climate, wide array of recreational activities and cosmopolitan feel, it is no wonder that Barcelona currently attracts over 7 million tourists a year. Throughout its 2000-year history, Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, has made significant contributions to architecture, art and culture.
Traditionally open to foreign influences while maintaining its strong Catalan identity, Barcelona has adopted a modern and dynamic approach to the way it handles its commercial, industrial, creative and educational activities. Barcelona also boasts one of the largest university communities in Europe, made up of nearly 200.000 students and 12.500 professors. In its 500 years of university life, Barcelona has shown a strong commitment to providing quality education.