Barcelona is a city and metropolis on the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula. It is the capital of Catalonia par excellence, to be so much of the Autonomous Community and the province of Barcelona and the region delBarcelonès, and the second city in population and economic weight of Spain and the Iberian Peninsula. The municipality grows on a plain wedged between the coastal mountains, the Mediterranean Sea, the Besòs river and mountain of Montjuïc. The city hosts the headquarters of the most important institutions of self-government of Catalonia: the Catalan Government and Parliament of Catalonia.
Barcelona hosted the Summer Olympics in 1992. It currently has a large number of both private and public sports facilities. In recent years, the use of bicycles has suffered a sharp rise thanks to rental bicycles Bicing public and the policy of the City Council to increase the number of lanes for such vehicles. He has also frequented the use of roller skating, especially in areas of Olympic Village and Old Town, which created skateparks.