Plaza España is a major hub in Barcelona. The square is home to many attractions and places of interest and the pathway to Montjuic
Plaza España is one of the most important and interesting places to see in Barcelona. It’s the gateway to top Barcelona sights like the Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Montjuic Mountain and a major transport hub.
Plaza España Barcelona is home to museums like the National Museum of Catalonia, shopping areas like the former bullring of Arenas de Barcelona and overall, one of the top things to do in Barcelona. Find out what to see in Plaza España.
What to see in Plaza España Barcelona
Magic Fountain of Montjuic
The Magic Fountain of Montjuic 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.
The MNAC was originally built for the 1929 Exhibition, held in Barcelona. It displays a large amount of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque and Renaissance collections.
It’s definitely one of the most important museums in Barcelona. Entrance is free with the Art Ticket.
The pavillion was designed by renowned architect Mies van der Rohe, also 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
Arenas de Barcelona is a former fullring that was left to oblivion for decades. It was turned into a modern shopping centre in the early 2010’s, while retaining its original facade.
Besides the large array of shops and restaurants, there is a high profile gym, a cinema and a fantastic rooftop terrace overlooking the square.
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.
Also, the museum is filled with typical Spanish handcrafts stores, souvenirs, and from time to time, concerts and exhibitions.
Last but not least, 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
The Plaza España square features 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 4 stations away from La Rambla (Liceu Station).
Buses 13, 50, 91 and H12 take you directly to Plaza España.
Things to do nearby Plaza España
Check all the attractions and things to close to Plaza España
Barcelona Olympic Park
This complex in Montjuic features all the main facilities that were used for the 1992 Olympics Games.
Montjuic is a prominent hill overlooking the Barcelona harbour. Nowadays, the area is a touristic magnet for Barcelona.
Joan Miró Foundation
This Barcelona museum is dedicated to the world famous Catalan artist Joan Miró, featuring works from every stage of his career.