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Best quality of life in Europe

According to the 2011 European Cities Monitor, Barcelona is the European city with the best quality of life for employees, a position it has held for the last 14 years.

Its diverse, cosmopolitan and welcoming spirit is clearly shown by the fact that more than 17% of its residents have a foreign nationality.


The city offers a pleasant Mediterranean climate with over  2,400 hours of sun a year, green spaces142 kilometres of  bike lanes4 kilometres of  city beaches, an extensive, modern and  reliable publitransport system,  world-famous tourist attractionsdelicious, innovative and healthy Mediterranean cuisine (the Barcelona area has one of the highest concentrations of Michelin-star restaurants) and easy access tmany places with tourist appeal in Catalonia, the  rest of SpainAndorra and the  south of France (beaches, parks, nature reserves, ski stations and historical architectural sites protected by UNESCO).

It also has a high-quality education system, excellent medical coverage open to all residentsan ample network of shops and shopping centres, one of the best and most extensive cultural offers in Europe (78 museumsincluding the Picasso Museum and the Miró Foundation, 46 theatres and one of the most famous opera houses in Europe), as well as a broad range of leisure and sports activities (Barcelona is the home of "Barça", the most famous football club in the world).

European Cities Monitor 2010

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