Plaça d’Espanya

Panoramic view of Spain square, The National Palace and Montjuic mountain from the Arenes bullring turned shopping centre Barcelona

Plaça d’Espanya was built for the 1929 International Exhibition and was originally flanked by purpose-built hotels designed to house people visiting the exhibition. Only one of the hotels remains and nowadays the square is basically a large roundabout with an impressive fountain in the middle and magnificent views of the Palau Nacional and Montjuïc. The …

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3 Charming Art Nouveau Fountains by Josep Campeny

The "Font de la Granota" Art Nouveau Fountain, Barcelona

One of the things that makes Barcelona such a great place to live is the fact that, no matter how long you spend here, there’s always something new to discover. Everyone is familiar with sights such as the Sagrada Familia or the Pedrera, but I suggest you spend a few hours simply exploring and going …

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The Canaletas Fountain (Font de Canaletes)

Close up of the canaletas fountain, Las Ramblas, Barcelona

I’d estimate that 95% of tourists who visit Barcelona walk straight past the Canaletas Fountain without even noticing it which is a shame because this fountain come lamp post at the top of La Rambla is linked to a couple of interesting traditions. Canaletas Traditions #1: Tradition has it that if you drink from the …

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