Placa Espanya, Barcelona

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All roads in Barcelona seemingly lead to Placa 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 Espanya and other Barcelona attractions into our Barcelona trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Plaza de España is one of the two main squares of Barcelona. And she liked me much more than Plaça Catalunya. Interesting design, interesting architecture and looks great Pearl Square, the sleek high monument fountain with a variety of sculptures. From the surrounding architecture noteworthy red round shopping center-before it conducted the Bullfight and two similar Venetian tower. Here the same busy car traffic, like Plaza Catalunya, but due to the large open space is breathed much freer and the area looks a little velichestvennej. From the Venetian towers goes wide Esplanade, ending with the National Palace and the magic fountain. All this combined makes Spain square one of the most picturesque places of Barcelona.
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  • Very special placa which will remain in my memories... square of impressive sizes. Beautiful Venetian Towers!  more »
  • From here, you can up The mountain on all sides., the Montjuich, towards. Caixa Forum or the Van der Rohe Pavilion. Good for a photo moment.
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