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Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia in Spain, Europe. The city, Spain's second largest, has a wealth of unique historic architecture and has emerged as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe during the 1990s.
Barcelona's official languages are Catalan and Spanish. Most signs are indicated in Catalan, although Spanish and English are also widely used. Most inhabitants speak both Catalan and Spanish, although many also speak English and/or French. As in most European countries any attempt by visitors to use the native language, in this case Catalan, is always appreciated. While Catalan is very prevalent in the city, the majority of Catalans instinctively address foreigners in Spanish.
To avoid giving offence, never refer to Catalan as a dialect, which is an offshoot of another language. Catalan is a language in the same way that French, Portuguese, Italian etc are. Remember that the sense of Catalan national identity is very strong, and the language is intricately linked with this. Showing an interest in this subject will gain you many friends.
Many companies fly to Barcelona Airport, El Prat, which is connected regularly to the city by a bus and a train service. Smaller and further away airports such as Reus Airport or Girona Airport have also a bus shuttle to Barcelona.
El Prat is about 15 minutes by train to Sants train station. A single ticket is about €2.20, but an under-advertised fact is that you can use the T-10 ticket (€6.65 for ten 75-minute trips) instead. You can buy a T-10 from the ticket vending machine at the airport station.
Several trains per day (including overnight hotel trains) from other parts of Europe (via France) are regular & reliable. You can also reach Barcelona by train from most parts of Spain (currently 5 hours by train from Madrid, but the AVE is expected to be extended to here by 2007. Check the Spanish rail (renfe) website for more information.Please
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