The City Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. It is the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid, with a population of 1,621,537.The city combines modern and historic architecture in a unique way. Barcelona has a great number of museums, which cover different areas and eras. Several museums cover the fields of history and archaeology, like the City History Museum, the Museum of the History of Catalonia, the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia, the Barcelona Maritime Museum and the private-owned Egyptian Museum. Barcelona has seven beaches, totalling 4.5 km of coastline. Sant Sebastià and Barceloneta beaches, are the largest, oldest and the most frequented beaches in Barcelona.