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Placa Espanya, Barcelona

(4.4/5 based on 4,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Before you head to Barcelona, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Barcelona trip builder, to make sure you see all that Barcelona has to offer, including Placa Espanya.
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  • A wonderful place that extends the art gallery with all the gardens and fountains coming down towards the roundabout. This is best viewed from the top of the art gallery.  more »
  • אזור מאד יפה ארכיטקטונית ומאד מרשים. צריך לקחת בחשבון לפחות שעה של ביקור - מדובר בהליכה לא קצרה. שווה  more »
  • The square is magnificent with the combination of the modern and traditional and it also offers gorgeous nature sight . Definitely a must see  more »
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  • This is one of those surreal places in the world that escapes perfect description. It's a very busy plaza with ever changing expositions, events, and shopping. The National Palace looms over the plaza and the Magic Fountain light show brightens the entire sky when it's on. Highly recommended for everyone.
  • I took some photos from the best observation place. The elavator to top of the old Arena. That was fantastic.
  • Historical place and one of the most important meeting points in Barcelona. You can go to the plaça espanya metro station and go to Montjuïc historical conjunct to see the beautiful monuments it has. Usually crowded by cars and tourists.
  • Beautiful place.. I love here.. I suggest to go to on the top of Arenas Shopping..Amazing view!
  • Great place to see the fountains at night. Also the old bull fighter plaza has become a nice mall.