Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist and cultural centres, and due to its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts it has become one of the world’s major global cities. The Port of Barcelona is one of Europe’s principal seaports and busiest European passenger port. The international El Prat Airport handles over 40 million passengers per year, and an extensive highway network and high-speed rail links to France and the rest of Europe make it a central Hub.
Barcelona is located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, facing the Mediterranean Sea, It is 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of the Pyrenees and the Catalan border with France. average annual temperature is 21 °C (70 °F) during the day and 14 °C (57 °F) at night.