The largest European urban centre on the coast of the Mediterranean, Barcelona is a leading city on Spain’s north-east. The city is the capital of Catalonia.
Maps of Barcelona
Maps of the city display the outer boundaries, the streets and thoroughfares and the waterfront. On detailed maps, rivers and bridges as well as parks and landmarks will show. Topographical editions will reveal the contours and outlines of mountains and plains. Travellers staying in Barcelona should keep a good copy of a Barcelona city map with them.
Geographic Features of Barcelona’s Landscape
Beaches – The 4.5 kilometres of waterfront area on the coast is lovely, and the city has seven beaches.
Mediterranean Sea – The city of Barcelona has a long shoreline on the Mediterranean Sea. This body of water connects with the North Atlantic Ocean via the Iberian Strait to the south of Spain.
Mountains – The ridge of the Serra de Collserola Mountains runs along the western side of the city. They reach heights of over 500 metres. Hills are found throughout the city, and the south-eastern hill of Montjuic measures over 150 metres. The Pyrenees are only 120 kilometres away to the north-west.
Plateau – The city rests on a plateau only 5 kilometres wide encircled by the Serra de Collserola, the Rivers Besos and Llobregat and the Mediterranean Ocean.
Rivers – The city lies between two rivers emptying into the Mediterranean, the Besos and Llobregat Rivers. The rivers give the metropolis its northern and its south-western borders.