Fountain of Diana

Close up photo of Diana the Huntress in front of leafy trees on Gran Via Barcelona

Located on the intersection of Gran Via and Roger de Lluria, the Fountain of Diana is a six and a half metre tall marble fountain topped by a statue of the Roman goddess Diana the huntress. The Renaissance styled Fountain by Venancio Vallmitjana was commissioned by Barcelona city council in 1913. Apparently, the young goddess …

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Easy Day Trips From Barcelona by Public Transport (and how to get there)

View of Girona from one of the bridges over the Onyar river, you can see the cathedral and the famous colorful houses

If you’re visiting Barcelona for longer than just a weekend, chances are you’ll want to go beyond the city limits and take a day trip. From blue flag beaches and medieval castles to extinct volcanoes and picturesque villages, there’s no shortage of awesome destinations for a quick road trip. If you don’t fancy hiring a …

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Barcelona’s Oldest Fountain: El Font de Santa Ana

Medieval fountain in Barcelona's gothic quarter - El font de Santa Ana

From the narrow streets and alleyways of the Gothic Quarter to the wide boulevards of l’Eixample district, wherever you go in Barcelona you’ll see fountains of all shapes and sizes. The earliest fountains were built during the middle ages to provide water for Barcelona’s inhabitants and livestock. Simple and functional, early fountains were sparsely decorated …

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