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.
Barcelona is an enchanting Mediterranean city made up of 1.6 million people. This beautiful Spanish city is a jewel to behold and this could explain why 8 million tourists visit the coastal city every year.