The city was established around 15 B.C. as a Roman military camp.
Today, Barcelona is known for its arts scene, unique architecture, tourism draw, and sports, particularly soccer. It has a reputation as an exotic, romantic European major city.
People Born in Barcelona
Barcelona in People's Lives
Anais Nin: I lived here for a short time as a teenager.
Jorge Luis Borges: My family lived here briefly in 1918. I was 19 years old at the time.
Michael Fassbender: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of the movie Haywire.
Vivienne Westwood: I did a fashion show here in 2011.
Zuzanna Bijoch: I frequently travel here for work as a high fashion model, and am represented here by the modeling agency View Management.