Famous people who live, or lived, in Barcelona, Spain

Famous people who live, or lived, in Barcelona, Spain

Here is a list of famous, or even infamous, people who live or have lived in Barcelona:

Lionel Messi - football player - lived in Barcelona for many years. He currently plays for Miami, but still own a house in Castelldefels near Barcelona.

Pablo Picasso - artist, lived in Barcelona during his formative years, where he produced many of his early works. See where Picasso lived.

Antoni Gaudí - architect, designed several buildings and landmarks in Barcelona, including the famous Sagrada Familia.

Joan Miró - artist, lived and worked in Barcelona, and his work is celebrated in the Fundació Joan Miró.


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Carlos Ruiz Zafón - author, lived in Barcelona. His internationally acclaimed novel "The Shadow of the Wind" is based in the city.

Ernest Hemingway - American writer and journalist who lived in Barcelona during 1920s and 30s. Winner of Nobel Literature prize

George Orwell - English writer, lived in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, and his experiences inspired his book "Homage to Catalonia."

Neymar Júnior (Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior) Brazilian soccer player, played for Barcelona FC from 2013 to 2017.

Pep Guardiola - former soccer player and current coach, born in Santpedor, Spain, spent most of his career with Barcelona FC.

Salvador Dalí - artist, lived in the nearby town of Figueres but spent time in Barcelona and contributed to the city's artistic heritage.

Buffalo Bill - visited Barcelona in early 20th century with his Wild West show.

Sven Hassel - writer - lived in Barcelona from 1964 until his death on September 21, 2012 in Barcelona

Shakira - singer -  lived in Barcelona while married to FC Barcelona player Gerard Pique.

Mercè Rodoreda - writer, born in Barcelona, Rodoreda is considered one of the most important Catalan writers of the 20th century.

Federico García Lorca - poet and playwright, lived in Barcelona and was a frequent visitor to the city throughout his life.

Joan Brossa - poet, playwright, and visual artist, born in Barcelona, Brossa is known for his innovative and experimental work.

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán - writer, born in Barcelona, Montalbán is famous for his crime novels featuring the private detective Pepe Carvalho.

Johan Cruyff - former soccer player and coach, lived in Barcelona during his time as coach of Barcelona FC, where he won numerous titles.

Antoine Griezmann - French soccer player, lived in Barcelona when he played for Barcelona FC.

Pau Gasol - Spanish basketball player, born in Barcelona, Gasol played for the FC Barcelona basketball team before embarking on a successful NBA career. He is now retired and lives in Barcelona.

Josep Carreras - tenor, born in Barcelona, Carreras is one of the famous Three Tenors and is widely considered one of the greatest tenors of all time.

Montserrat Caballé - soprano, born in Barcelona, Caballé was one of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century and performed at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona numerous times.

Francisco Franco - dictator, born in El Ferrol, Spain, Franco lived in Barcelona in his early military career.

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