Placa d'Espanya, Barcelona

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All roads in Barcelona seemingly lead to Placa d'Espanya. Well, at least its major thoroughfares meet here. But the main draw remains the grand monuments that dot the square. Crane your neck at the 47 m (154 ft) Venetian Towers, wander the Arenas de Barcelona shopping center, inside a former Moorish Revival-style bullring, and, if the weather's right, kick back in Parc de Joan Miró, named after the renowned Catalán artist whose 22 m (72 ft) Woman and Bird statue sits on one of the park's corner. Ride an elevator to the top of the shopping center for views of the plaza. Put Placa d'Espanya and other Barcelona attractions into our Barcelona trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • While in Barcelona earlier this year, we spent a few days visiting some of the famous sites in the city. Placa d'Espanya was one of the sites we visited. Built for the 1929 International Exhibit, it r...  more »
  • Home of the splendid fountain and the big park leading to the huge Catalan cultural museum, this is one of the city's major crossroads, full of people.  more »
  • Tourist buses pass through it. We didn't have time to tour it, but you can appreciate it being quite crowded. In the center is the Fountain of Plaza España, created for the 1929 International Exhibition, held in Barcelona.
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