A city of northeast Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Founded by the Carthaginians, it prospered under the Romans and Visigoths, fell to the Moors c. 713, and was taken by Charlemagne's Frankish troops in 801. It has long been a center of Catalan separatism and radical political movements.
Barcelona Sentence Examples
He left Barcelona and, travelling on foot to Paris, he arrived there in February 1528.
Barcelona has a long record as a centre of the glass industry.
The town dates from 1637, when it was located at the foot of the Cerro Santo and was called Nueva Barcelona; it reached a state of much prosperity and commercial importance before the end of the century.
The city is connected with Barcelona and Valencia by the coast railway, and with Saragossa by the Ebro valley line; it is also the terminus of a railway to San Carlos de la Rapita on the Mediterranean.
In 1842 he was sent to Barcelona, and soon afterwards promoted to the grade of consulgeneral.