One of the most extensive and emblematic squares of the Catalan Capital, found at the foot of Montjuïc Mountain.
Plaza de España (Plaça d’Espanya) was previously the site used for public hangings in the Barcelona, but it was remodelled and modernised for for the International Exhibition of 1929, designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Guillem Busquets and completed by Antoni Darder. Five of the city’s major roads converge here, not to mention the metro station below the square, making it one of Barcelona’s busiest transport hubs.
There is a large classical-style monumental fountain in the centre, and its total area of 340.00 square metres makes it one of Spain’s biggest squares. Around the edge of the roundabout stand two Venetian Towers marking the main entrance to the square, built by Ramón Reventós for the Exhibition, and the old neo-mudéjar style bullring which now houses a shopping centre. Plaza de España also marks the start of the Montjuïc are of Barcelona where you can find the Catan National Museum of Art (MNAC) and the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, which puts on regular light and water shows.
Plaza de España
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