Plaça d'Espanya

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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia22,930 contributions
The reasons for the popularity of the square of Spain among tourists are banal. Bus 17 from the airport stops here and this is where it is logical to change to the metro. This is all the more convenient because the Plaza de España station is an interchange line 1 and 3. in Addition, the square serves as a transfer point for more than 20 buses, including the night number 0 (Catalonia is original in this also),1, 2, 14, 15, 16. However, it is worth staying here for a while. The center of the square is occupied by a monumental fountain designed by arcitect Josep Maria Jujol. It is executed in the form of a temple with three niches with sculptural groups symbolizing the rivers that flow into the three seas surrounding the Iberian Peninsula, the Ebro, the Guadalquivir and the Tagus. This is the second largest square in Spain after the square of the same name in Madrid. In addition, it is larger than the square of Catalonia. We can say that the unionists won a symbolic victory over the independents. Everyone knows that Spain is a bullfight. And here is just a round red brick building that looks like a stadium or a Roman amphitheater. But! This is, indeed, the old Bullring of Las Arenas, which became a shopping center after the abolition of bullfighting in Catalonia in 2012. A symbolic and not accidental act in the context of the movement towards independence. Two towers, the work of Ramon Reventos, are located on the opposite side. These pencil towers are almost clones of the campanilla in Piazza San Marco in Venice. They were built for the 1929 world's Expo..Behind them, you can see the fountains of Montjuic and the domes Of the national Museum of art of Catalonia, which are inactive late at night. From a distance, at dusk, it looks like the temples of Cambodia's Angkor. If I had had a couple of glasses of cava on the plane, I would have seen this bizarre combination of the Roman amphitheatre, the forked Campanile of San Marco, and the temples of Angkor and said, " Where am I?"
Written November 28, 2020
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Enjoytravelz
France106 contributions
Couples
One of the most beautiful squares I've seen and a landmark in Barcelona. In order to truly appreciate the beauty of that place, I recommend visiting it early in the morning, you'll only encounter a few joggers as opposed to a mass of tourists. We visited it at dawn and could admire the Montjuic castle.
Written August 10, 2021
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jonahNJ
Pennington, NJ10,858 contributions
During my time in Barcelona, I found Plaza de Espana to be the major hub of activity in a city bustling with activity day and night. During my time in Barcelona, I learned that this square was originally built in 1929 as part of the International Exposition.

Today, the plaza is a hub of activity that includes a bullring that has been converted to a shopping & entertainment center, a fountain, a massive avenue as well as the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC). The plaza is also relatively close to the Olympic Complex.

This is not a place to slow down! This is a place where visitors will be a part of the crowds of tourists, local visitors and business people walking and driving around the plaza.
Written April 9, 2020
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Gaurav S
Glasgow, UK364 contributions
Family
What a show... U can't miss this for anything.. 31st December show of fireworks at the place is something extraordinary. We really liked the music, fountain show and then themed fireworks, with social message of sea life... Plastic problem.
Written January 6, 2020
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PaulB27August
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK6,265 contributions
Solo
Bullfighting isn't for everyone, however, it is a part of Spanish history and culture.
This development which overlooks the impressive Placa de Espana, Montjuic and plenty of other important sites due to the wonderful 360° view.
There are numerous shops, restaurants and leisure facilities here, including the world famous Human Bodies exhibition.
I will return and try one of the many eateries. Keep an eye out for forthcoming reviews
Written June 19, 2020
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Arvind Kumar Yerram
Hyderabad, India1,379 contributions
Undoubtedly this is one of the (if not most) busiest squares of Barcelona. Twin towers on either side of the road with a huge monument in the round about and the magical water fountain are the highlights of this area. Can get crowded during the fountain shows.
Written January 6, 2020
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Chung1234
Singapore334 contributions
Solo
You can’t go there close up. You can only see it from opposite the road or from the Arenas of Barcelona. Definitely not worth going there just to view it. But it is just 300 meters from the Magic Fountain so this is worth a look if you are going to the magic fountain.
Written May 12, 2022
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Steviefull
Kidderminster, UK1,427 contributions
Not really a destination but somewhere you are bound to pass by going elsewhere.

Not a lot to say other than the two pillars leading into the statue in the middle of the roundabout are quite impressive and dominate the area long with the shopping centre nearby. A good area to see at night.

Don't go out of your way to go here but theres plenty nearby that you will probably go and see anyway.
Written March 27, 2020
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REDMAN
Egaleo, Greece4,190 contributions
I went there for an expo, but we fell upon the protesting and the Metro didn't have an elevator. That was bad in a central point like that, in a city like Barcelona...
Written December 2, 2019
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Tom
316 contributions
Couples
This square is a good meeting place. There are buses from the airport and taxi rides to the square. There are also a couple of metro stops. There are tall buildings on the square, the El Corte Inglés shopping center and in January there were just no traffic jams. The fountain was beautifully lit. From the street next to La Rambla (Avinguda del Portal de l'Àngel) you will find good shops.
Written February 3, 2019
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