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What offers the territory?

Climatic conditions

Mediterranean climate and many hours of sunlight

  • Over 300 days of sun a year.
  • 10 hours of sunlight a day in winter and up to seventeen in the summer.
  • A typical Mediterranean temperature.
  • Balanced average precipitation with rainfall primarily in April and May, and moderate average annual rainfall (between 350 and 700 ml).

Geographical position

A huge range of locations

With 32,000 km Catalonia offers a range of scenery that includes:

  • 580 km of coastline, with beaches, ports and towns with a seafaring tradition.
  • A mountain range, the Pyrenees, with 230km of mountains of up to 3,000 m in height.
  • More than 25 nature parks, both on the coast and in the hinterland.
  • Architectural styles that range through thousands of years of history: from prehistoric constructions and Greek and Roman ruins to Mediaeval, Baroque and Renaissance churches and castles, and examples of modern and contemporary architecture that are unique anywhere in the world.
  • Large cities, medium-sized industrial and/or residential cities and picturesquelittle towns and rural areas untouched by the passage of time.

Transportation

An efficient communications network

  • Four international airports and an executive aviation airport.
  • A port with regular passenger routes and two ports with commercial goods routes.
  • 12,000 km of roads, of which nearly 1,000 are motorways.
  • A high-speed train line that connects the region with France and the rest of the Spain.
  • An urban and inter-urban public transport network with buses and trains throughout the region, and metro and trams in Barcelona.

Gastronomy and acomodation

A good network of hotels and restaurants internationally recognized

  • Over 500,000 accommodation places between hotels, B&Bs, apartments, rural accommodation, camp sites, hostels, etc.
  • Over 16,000 restaurants and cafés.