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Plaça d'Espanya Tips (48)

Plaza Espana 2

part two of my tips with more pictures around the plaza

one good thing of Staying along the Hotel Catalonia Plaza is that it is located just in front of the famous Plaza De Espana in the Business Area of Barcelona of which you can see panoramic Views of Montjuic Hill and the other attractions such as Fira Barcelona, Venetian Towers, the Magic Fountains of Montjuic, Las Arenas De Barcelona Shopping Mall, Palau Nacional, and there is a Subway Station just in front of the Hotel entrance.

Plaza espana is located in the middle of a huge roundabout and is bounded by Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Avinguda del Paral·lel, Carrer de la Creu Coberta and Carrer de Tarragona. it was built along the site of the now demolished Ciutadella fortress in 1929 in time for the 1929 Universal Exposition that was held in Barcelona. The square has a fountain and a huge monument in the middle, designed by a Catalan Architect Named Josep Maria Jujol.

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machomikemd
Sep 06, 2016

Plaza Espana 1

one good thing of Staying along the Hotel Catalonia Plaza is that it is located just in front of the famous Plaza De Espana in the Business Area of Barcelona of which you can see panoramic Views of Montjuic Hill and the other attractions such as Fira Barcelona, Venetian Towers, the Magic Fountains of Montjuic, Las Arenas De Barcelona Shopping Mall, Palau Nacional, and there is a Subway Station just in front of the Hotel entrance.

Plaza espana is located in the middle of a huge roundabout and is bounded by Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Avinguda del Paral·lel, Carrer de la Creu Coberta and Carrer de Tarragona. it was built along the site of the now demolished Ciutadella fortress in 1929 in time for the 1929 Universal Exposition that was held in Barcelona. The square has a fountain and a huge monument in the middle, designed by a Catalan Architect Named Josep Maria Jujol.

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Sep 06, 2016

Placa Espana

A very busy road junction before the Trade Fair Site. Our tour stopped here for a few minutes, an opportunity for a few photos of this busy section of the road before we continued on to the site of the 1929 world Exhibition and then continued up to the site of the 1992 Olympic Stadium and Montjuic.

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Mikebb
Aug 02, 2015

Plaza d'Espania

Plaza de Espania was built on the occasion of the 1929 International Exhibition, held at the foot of Montjuïc.
The square of Spain is considered one of the most beautiful squares of Barcelona. In the past till XVIII century public executions were arranged there. In 1899 the arena for bullfight (Plaza de Toros des Arenas) have been constructed at the square.
Now it is used for musical concerts. Later the square has been decorated by fine fountains by one of Gaudi's pupils. The square represents the magnificent ensemble with majestic towers (Terminal Iberia) and parkway (Avinguda de la Reina Maria-Cristina). Pavilions of the World's fair 1929 with numerous fountains are located at this parkway.

You can watch my 2 min 32 sec Video Barcelona Montjuik and Plaza d Espania out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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Sep 28, 2013
 
 
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Placa Espanya

Placa Espanya is one of the busiest squares of Barcelona. The fountain memorial Espana de Ofrecida a Dios in the middle of the square is illuminated in the night.

Apart from that the area of the international fair is situated on the southeastern side of the square. The entrance is marked by two towers.

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HORSCHECK
Aug 17, 2013

Another major square

Placa Espanya is the first stop of Aerobus coming from the airport. It's a major square where you can find a fountain, 2 towers, a shopping mall converted from an arena and some parks around. You can go to the top of the arena with a lift (1 Euro per person) and get some nice pictures of the square and the surroundings.

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muratkorman
Jul 22, 2012

plaza Espanya

Coming by bus from the airport we stopped at plaza Espanya to take the metro but I noticed the square itself was interesting with some nice architecture on the main sculpture but also around. We returned in the evening too to walk up to Montjuic on our way to Olympic stadium where Bruce Springsteen was playing that night.

Espanya square is a central transportation hub with numerous buses, metro and trains passing over and underground. There’s a lot of traffic on the streets around too although we travel to/from the airport fast and easy with no trouble.

There are some interesting architectural monuments and buildings here. In the middle of the square is the beautiful fountain with numerous sculptures that occupies the roundabout (pic 1). It was made for the World Exhibition in 1929 by Josep Maria Jujol. Apart from that you can also see the Old Bullfighting Arena (now a shopping center but they kept the exterior) but from the other side (going uphill) things getting much more interesting. First you can see the tall (47m high) Venetian Towers (pic 2) that made by Ramon Reventos copying the Venice’s campanile at Saint Marko square. The tower were the gateway to the Exhibition ground.

Then a nice (fountain lined) boulevard (pic 3), some evenings there’s a nice water, light and sound show. The boulevard ends up to the four doric columns (pic 4) and a few steps above is the beautiful Museu national d'Art (pic 5) but we didn’t have the time to visit it this time.

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mindcrime
May 28, 2012

Plaza Espanya

This is a main hub for transportation and changes between subways, rail and buses. The Sunday we were coming through here was so crowded, you could hardly see ten feet ahead of you> it seemed to be jam packed all the time

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Placa d' Espana

One of many interesting squares, there is a great deal of architecture surrounding the square, including the old bull ring - now a shopping center, with the fountain lined boulevard leading up to the famous rotunda fountain and fine art museum above it.

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Roadquill
Nov 15, 2011

Placa de Espanya and Venetian Towers

Plaça de Espanya is a very large square in the centre of Barcelona with monumental buildings and a big fountain on the roundabout in the middle. Since it was remodelled for the first time in 1905, it has been used as a representative place. A mayor redesign took place in 1928 and 1929 for the world exposition when several buildings were destroyed, including four large Doric columns which were placed there only ten years before. The Venetian Towers, designed by Ramón Reventós, are a work from that time. They form a gate which was formerly the gate to the exhibition. You'll surely notice the resemblance between these towers and the Campanile on St. Mark's Square. The fountain (1929) wants to be everything for everyone and does not only depict (in a symbolical form) the different waters of Spain. It also shows fishermen, prosperity, religion, heroism, art and I don't know what. It was designed by Josep Maria Jujol and is just what a monumental neoclassical piece of art in 20th century Spanish dictatorship uses to be. Don't confuse it with the dancing fountains which are just a few steps away! Other notable buildings are the former Bullring (now a shopping mall), the National Museum of Art, the Barcelona Fair buildings (Fira) and the Joan Miró park. Even if the traffic can be annoying as Plaça de Espanya is major traffic hub, take time to have a look at all the buildings from different perspectives.

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Oct 06, 2011

"2B" PLACA D'ESPANYA & MONTJUIC HILL

By getting of the Bus at Placa D'Espanya and walking up the Avenue to Montjuic Hill, I had an excellent view of the majestic Museu national d'Art building and its lovely gardens. I could have alighted at the nearest stop, but then I would have missed this.

The area leading up to the Museum is terraced and has lovely gardens including sculptures and some other buildings Maybe when you are here, the Fountains will be working, what a spectacular sight that would be, I just wished I could have seen it. I know they do work in the evenings when there is a light and sound show.
At the bottom there is an Information centre, Toilets,some Cafes and plenty of outdoor seating.

The Art Gallery was closed, didn't matter though as I walked completely around this beautiful building, then took my time enjoying the views over Barcelona from the top terrace.
Do try an get here if you can!

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balhannah
Aug 15, 2011

"2A" PLACA D'ESPANYA

When we first alighted from the Bus, I couldn't help but admire the beautiful central fountain. It was created for the 1929 World exhibition and is surrounded by many beautiful sculptures, much better than the sight of public hangings that were held here until 1715.

The tall Venetian Towers on either side of Avinguda de la Reina María Christina, is the road that leads to the Magic fountain and the Palau National at the Montjuic. Built in 1929, these 47m high towers are modeled on the Bell Tower of the St. Mark's Basilica in Venice.

There were lots of fountains along here and the Magic fountain as well, but none of them were working in the morning. The sights were still good, although would be even better with fountains working.

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Aug 15, 2011

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