S.I a.C. - s. XIII

Wine, fish and stone

The Roman emperor Augustus gave Barcelona its first name: Colonia Iulia Augusta Faventia Paterna Barcino.

The Romans used the port of Barcino, nestled below Montjuïc Mountain, to export goods back to the imperial capital across what they called the Mare Nostrum (the Mediterranean).

The most popular Catalan products were stone blocks for grand building projects, fish paste and wine for the Roman revelries.