The Province of Barcelona is one of the four provinces of Catalonia,, centred around the Catalan capital Barcelona. Dominated by its capital, it features both an extensive Mediterranean coast with many popular beach resorts, as well as a mountain range rising far over 1,000 m in the immediate vicinity of the coast. Owing to Barcelona again, this is one of the most visited regions of Europe, with a wide network of connections both within the continent and beyond.
Besides being a major tourist destination, the Province of Barcelona is also very successful economically and quite affluent, less affected by the crises that plagued the rest of Spain. Much of the Province's area, especially close to the coastline, is heavily urbanised and industrialised, with factories (including the headquarters and main plant of the Spanish car brand SEAT) sitting side by side with tourist resorts, and the Port of Barcelona being a major commercial port.
- 1 Barcelona - capital of both the region and the entire Catalonia, Spain's second-largest city and one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations
Extends east of Barcelona and forms a continuity with the Costa Brava in the province of Girona
Extends west of Barcelona and the airport of El Prat
- 5 Sitges – a coastal town that became Europe's no. 1 resort for the gay community
- 6 Viladecans
- 7 Vilanova y la Geltrú
- 8 Castelldefels a town famous for its beach of more than 5 km, an affluent area with many famous sportsmen as residents
Along the river Llobregat
The river Llobregat is the largest river in the region, regulated and with its banks heavily urbanized and industrialized
- 9 El Prat de Llobregat - mostly known for lending the name to the Barcelona airport
- 10 Hospitalet de Llobregat - buffer zone between Barcelona and the airport
- 11 Sant Boi de Llobregat
- 12 Santa Coloma de Cervelló
Situated in the mountain ranges rising immediately behind the coast are many towns and villages very different from the coastal resorts
- 13 Begues
- 14 Cardona
- 15 La Llacuna — beautiful Mediterranean outback village, with typical gastronomy and landscapes
- 16 La Palma de Cervelló
- 17 Rupit — small medieval town
- 1 Montserrat — an unusual rock mountain with the Santa Maria de Montserrat monastery on top, very popular among Catalans
The province is served by the Barcelona El Prat Airport, close to the Mediterranean coast east of the city of Barcelona between the municipalities of El Prat de Llobregat and Viladecans. It is Spain's second-busiest and Europe's tenth-busiest airport, with connections all across the continent, as well as sizeable intercontinental traffic.
Low-fare and charter airlines of Europe also serve the airports in Girona and Reus in the neighbouring provinces, from where you can get to Barcelona directly by regular bus connections.
If you get in by train, take the railway of RENFE or the Metro.The Railway of RENFE there are all ways to get in.The R1, R2, R3 and R4 to Sants is reality or take the R5 and R6 to Plaza de Espana.The Metro for TMB can also get you to Sants. On the L3 and L5 you can get to Sants real easily. Also the Suburban FGC trains can get you to Plaza de Espana. There is also an FGC Metro. It gets you to Plaza de Espana and Plaza de Catalunya. The L6, L7, S1, S2, S5, and S55 trains get you to Plaza de Catalunya. The L8, S33, S4, and S8 to Plaza de Espana. The TRAM trains go in the T1, T2, and T3 in the Llobregat area and the T4, T5, and T6 in the Besos area.