seaport in NE Spain, on the Mediterranean: pop. 1,753,000
city in N Venezuela: pop. 106,000
See Barcelona in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A city of northeast Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Founded by the Carthaginians, it prospered under the Romans and Visigoths, fell to the Moors in 713, and was taken by Charlemagne's Frankish troops in 801. It has long been a center of Catalan separatism and radical political movements. Population: 1,600,000.