BARCELONA is the fifth most visited city in Europe in terms of overnight stays.
The Catalan capital accommodates about 7.5 million tourists every year, according to a recent marketing report by BRIC consulting group.
Last year, there were more than 17 million overnight stays in the city.
Barcelona was the top Spanish destination and the only non-capital city in the top five, beating out rival Madrid.
Eighty percent of Barcelona’s tourists are foreign, while 60% of visitors to Madrid come from other parts of Spain.
The top five most visited European cities (in terms of overnight stays) are as follows:
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