Plaça Espanya

España

Plaça Espanya is one of Barcelona’s most important and biggest squares, located at the foot of Montjuïc in the Sants-Montjuïc district. The plaza was designed in 1915 and built in 1929 to hold the 1929 Universal Exposition. Astonishingly enough, the square was previously used for public hangings. The square is now a booming tourist center due to its architectural beauty and popular structures. Among these structures are the 154 foot Venetian Towers, the Arenas de Barcelona (an old bull-fighting ring that is now a commercial center) the Museu National d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC) and the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. This fountain preforms a free spectacle of lights and music around 8 or 9 p.m., which is always enjoyed by hundreds of locals and tourists. Plaça Espanya hosts a vast array of spectacular sculptures, artistic architecture, a fabulous fountain and historical hot spots.

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