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a seaport in NE Spain, on the Mediterranean.
Contemporary Examples

The Barcelona youth compound is called La Masia, a country house boarding school for 300 boys.
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Then he moved to Europe and played four seasons with the Barcelona Dragons.
NFL Star’s Love-Triangle Murder Christine Pelisek June 18, 2011

Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives have been arrested in Barcelona in 2004.
Unraveling Al Qaeda’s Plot Against Spain Bruce Riedel August 6, 2012

Nadal spends April and May sliding his way to victories at Monte Carlo, Barcelona, and Rome on clay.
Rafael Nadal’s Damn Knees: A Timeline Sujay Kumar March 13, 2013

Last winter in Barcelona, police arrested four young men for similar criminal acts.
Jail Won’t Stop Russia’s Anti-Gay Psycho Jay Michaelson August 19, 2014

Historical Examples

Barcelona has a long record as a centre of the glass industry.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1 Various

While studying at Barcelona, he wished to practise his former penances.
The Autobiography of St. Ignatius Saint Ignatius Loyola

And we find that the armourers craft was sufficiently important at Barcelona to constitute a guild, which was existing in 1257.
Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert

On the 8th the state of things at Barcelona was nearly the same.
The Economist Various

It offers a striking contrast to Barcelona, the other great Spanish seaport, and the most perfect example of a commercial city.
Things seen in Spain C. Gasquoine Hartley

the chief port of Spain, on the NE Mediterranean coast: seat of the Republican government during the Civil War (1936–39); the commercial capital of Spain. Pop: 1 582 738 (2003 est) Ancient name Barcino (bɑːˈsiːnəʊ)

city in Spain, said to have been named for Carthaginian general Hamlicar Barca, who is supposed to have founded it 3c. B.C.E.

City in northeastern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea; the second-largest city of Spain, after Madrid, its largest port, and its chief industrial and commercial center.

Note: Capital of the region of Catalonia, and long a stronghold of movements for Catalan independence, Barcelona has also been a center for radical political beliefs, including anarchism and socialism.

Note: Barcelona hosted the 1992 summer Olympic Games.


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