Barcelona is in a strategic position on the Mediterranean, which allows the Catalan capital to enjoy a warm and pleasant climate all year round. As well as having hosted important events like the 1992 Olympic Games and being the home of the most emblematic work of the great architect Antonio Gaudi, this is a cosmopolitan city, a reference of post-modern culture, a business centre and a great tourist attraction. All of this coupled with the enterprising and dynamic character of the city with its wide range of leisure and sporting activities and the rising number of festivals, fairs exhibitions, etc. have led Barcelona to be considered by many as the cultural capital of the world.
Together with its five kilometers of beach, the mountains are also part of its landscape. The Collserola sierra on the west and Montjuïc on the coast shelter Barcelona and its two rivers the Llobregat in the south and Besòs in the north mark the city's limits. With a population of more than a million and a half inhabitants, Barcelona is, for historical reasons, divided into ten districts. Ciutat Vella is the historical centre of the town, L'Eixample results from the expansion of the town after the fall of the city walls and Sants-Montjuïc, Les Corts, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, Gràcia, Horta-Guinardó, Nou Barris, Sant Andreu and Sant Martí were small towns which surrounded the old city and have gradually been absorbed by it during the XIX and XX centuries. It is in Sant Martí within the Poble Nou neighbourhood that we find the Parc del Fòrum.