Quick Facts: Barcelona

The name Barcelona comes from the ancient Iberian Barkeno. Internationally, Barcelona’s name is wrongly abbreviated to ‘Barça’. However, this name refers only to FC Barcelona, the football club. The common abbreviated form used by locals is Barna. Another common abbreviation is ‘BCN’, which is also the IATA airport code of the Barcelona-El Prat Airport. The city is also referred to as the Ciutat Comtal in Catalan, and Ciudad Condal in Spanish, owing to its past as the seat of the Count of Barcelona.

Quick Facts: Barcelona

 

2017-11-08T16:02:25+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|24 hours in, Blog, infograph, Spain, Tips, What to do|0 Comments

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