Some believe Barcelona was founded by Hercules.

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Hercules fighting a dragon.
Hercules fighting a dragon. Image credit: Substance90/CC BY 2.0

There are two myths about the founding of Barcelona. Some believe it was founded by the father of Hannibal, General Hamilcar Barca while others believe it was founded by Hercules, supposedly while he was searching for a ship lost during the quest for the Golden Fleece.

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