Barcelona's beautiful beaches are one of its main claims to fame. But did you know that many of them are relatively new features of this sunny seaside city? It all started with the 1992 Olympic Games, which were held in Barcelona. That's what prompted the city to transform an old waterfront industrial area into a modern marina -- complete with 5 new artificial beaches. It's now one of the top beach destinations in the world.
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