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Barcelona: City in Catalonia, Spain
Barcelona is a city on the coast of northeastern Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people, making it the fifth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, the Ruhr area, Madrid, and Milan. It is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, and bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of which is 512 metres high.

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Inter sign midfielder Vidal from Barcelona for 1 million euros [Video]

Inter sign midfielder Vidal from Barcelona for 1 million euros

Vidal joins Inter from Barcelona

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Catalan separatists burn effigy of king at annual demonstration to mark region's National Day [Video]

Catalan separatists burn effigy of king at annual demonstration to mark region's National Day

An estimated 50,000 pro-independence protesters attended the main demonstration in Barcelona to mark the Catalan National Day. It was a muted affair compared to previous years because of local..

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Messi's back at Barca training [Video]

Messi's back at Barca training

Lionel Messi returned to Barcelona's training ground on Monday for the first time since August 25, when he announced he wanted to leave the Catalan club.

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Love and care through a glass window [Video]

Love and care through a glass window

From behind the large windows of Barcelona's Centre Parc nursing home, elderly residents blow kisses, give virtual hugs and speak to loved ones on the other side of the glass using mobile phones.

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Messi's father in Barcelona for club meeting [Video]

Messi's father in Barcelona for club meeting

Lionel Messi's father and agent, Jorge Messi, landed in Barcelona Tuesday morning and was expected to hold talks with the Catalan club over future of his son.

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Barca star Rakitic rejoins Sevilla [Video]

Barca star Rakitic rejoins Sevilla

Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic rejoins Europa League holders Sevilla on a four-year contract from Barcelona.

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Messi wants out of Barcelona [Video]

Messi wants out of Barcelona

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Barcelona mourns the victims of the 2017 terror attacks [Video]

Barcelona mourns the victims of the 2017 terror attacks

Sixteen people died in the attacks on Las Ramblas and in the coastal town of Cambrils.View on euronews

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Lionel Messi and Barcelona teammates arrive in Lisbon [Video]

Lionel Messi and Barcelona teammates arrive in Lisbon

Barcelona's players touched down in Lisbon as the Catalan giants prepare toface Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals on Friday.

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Barcelona train ahead of Napoli clash [Video]

Barcelona train ahead of Napoli clash

Barcelona prepare for their Champions League second leg with Napoli

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Barcelona's soaring COVID-19 cases cause concern [Video]

Barcelona's soaring COVID-19 cases cause concern

In Barcelona, it is a race against time to bring the infection rate under control.

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Passengers from Spain arrive in Birmingham [Video]

Passengers from Spain arrive in Birmingham

Passengers from Barcelona, Ibiza, Mallorca and Alicante arrive at BirminghamAirport on Monday, after the UK Government imposed coronavirus travelrestrictions for Spain on Saturday and announced 14-day..

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Barcelona's hospitals coping despite COVID-19 rebound, says doctor [Video]

Barcelona's hospitals coping despite COVID-19 rebound, says doctor

A hospital doctor just outside Barcelona says the rise in coronavirus infections across the region is worrying, but the health system is coping well.View on euronews

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