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Plaza España is one of the most important places in Barcelona. Gateway to the Magic Fountain of Montjuic and a major transport hub. It’s one of the biggest touristic places of the city, featuring many attractions and places of interest.

 

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Things to do in Plaza España

Magic Fountain of Montjuic

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To begin with, the Magic Fountain is one of the greatest shows in town. A beautiful display of water, lights and music and a free entrance. It’s one of the highlights in Plaza España.

German Pavillion

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Designed by renowned architect Mies van der Rohe for the 1929 International Exhibition, it became a model for the International Style, which turned into the most popular architectural trend in the 20th century. It’s one of the biggest architectural landmarks in the world.

Arenas de Barcelona

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A former bullring left to oblivion, Arenas de Barcelona was turned into a modern shopping centre, while retaining the original facade on the outside. Besides the large array of shops and restaurants, there is a high profile gym, a cinema and the terrace on the rooftop overlooking the square.

MNAC

Located in Montjüic, the MNAC was originally built for the 1929 Exhibition as well, and today it displays a large amount of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque and Renaissance collections, definitely one of the best museums in Barcelona. Free entrance with the Art Ticket.


Discover the Barcelona Pass

The Barcelona Pass is the ultimate key to Barcelona’s biggest attractions. This tourist card, available for 2 or 3 days, includes free entrance to more than 20 top attractions and an optional travelcard for unlimited transportation around the city.  


 

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Poble Espanyol

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Poble Espanyol is an open air museum of Spanish architecture, reproducing famous buildings and streets from all over Spain, all packed in the same location. The museum is filled with typical Spanish handcrafts stores, souvenirs, and from time to time, concerts and exhibitions.

 

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Caixa Forum

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Finally, this art museum features exhibits ranging from classic paintings, to avant garde installations. It also hosts music concerts and alternative cinema. It was designed by architect Arata Isosaki.

How to get to Plaza España

By Metro

The Plaza España square is served by two Metro lines with direct access from the city center. L1 (red) is just 4 stations away from Plaza Cataluña and L3 (green) is just 3 stations away from Maremagnum.

By Bus

Buses 13, 50, 91 and H12 take you directly to Plaza España. For example, you can take bus #50 if you’re in Sagrada Familia for example and bus H12 is also a great option as it connects Plaza España with many other Barcelona landmarks such as Agbar Tower.

 

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The best tours in Barcelona


Full Day tour: Torres Cellars, Montserrat & Sitges with Brunch

Join this full day guided tour that includes a brunch and wine tasting at the Torres Cellars in the Penedés region, plus the breathtaking landscape of Montserrat and the stunning city of Sitges.

Sagrada Familia guided tour + fast track entrance and towers

Admire the most famous monument in Barcelona, the Sagrada Familia through this 1,5 hour guided tour that includes fast track entrance and visit to the towers for extraordinary views of Barcelona.

Day trip to Girona and Figueres with Dalí Museum

Enjoy Girona and Figueres, Salvador Dalí’s hometown in this guided full day tour. Walk through the picturesque streets of medieval Girona and visit the Dalí-Theater Museum in Figueres, the biggest collection of the surrealist artist.

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Entrance and guided tour to Sagrada Familia and Park Güell plus Casa Batlló and La Pedrera

Get the best of Gaudí in Barcelona in one single tour. Experience the creative genius of Gaudí with this 4,5 hour guided tour that includes entrance to Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, plus an exterior visit to La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.

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Park Güell Fast Track Entrance and Guided Tour

Visit one of Barcelona’s most amazing landmarks in this 1,5 hour guided tour of Park Güell. Learn all about this magnificent modernist work by Gaudi, one of the places that make Barcelona a unique city.

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Montserrat morning tour from Barcelona

Immerse yourself in the magic of Montserrat, one of the most special locations near Barcelona. This morning guided tour invites you to explore this mountain retreat, as well as its monastery, funiculars and mountain paths leading to spectacular views.

Highlights of Barcelona morning tour

Enjoy Barcelona to the fullest with this guided morning tour, featuring the best of Barcelona. Explore the Gothic Quarter, the Gothic Cathedral, Montjuïc, Poble Espanyol and much more.

Game of Thrones Girona guided tour

Experience the magic of the fabulous Girona’s historical center through the scenarios of Game of Thrones. Explore the medieval city, one of the settings of the famous hit TV show, in this 6 hour guided tour from Barcelona.

Sagrada Familia guided tour - Fast Track entrance

This 1,5 hour guided tour will give you instant access to Barcelona’s biggest landmark: Sagrada Familia. Enjoy the most impressive architecture and ornaments with a Fast Track entrance, no queues.

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