1. Best European city for quality of Life for Employees according to the European Cities Monitor
Barcelona holds the title of being the European city that has the best quality of life for employees according to the European Cities Monitor, a position it has has held for the past 14 years. The city offers a pleasant Mediterranean climate with over 2,400 hours of sunshine per year; parks; 4 kilometres of unspoiled beaches; an extensive network of public transport; world-renowned tourist attractions; Mediterranean cuisine and excellent connections with the rest of Europe and the world. It also has a high-quality education system; excellent medical coverage that is universal for residents; a full network of shops and shopping centres; one of the best and most extensive cultural offerings in Europe (78 museums, including the Picasso Museum, Fundación Miró, 46 theatres and one of the most famous palace opera houses in Europe) as well as a wide variety of sports and leisure activities (Barcelona is home to "Barça", the world's most famous football club) .