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Parc de Montjuic

Parc de Montjuïc is the upper station of the Funicular de Montjuïc, which is as part of the Barcelona Metro. The station serves the hill of Montjuïc and the various sporting and other facilities there. The station has twin platforms, one on each side of the terminal track.

Palau Guell

Palau Güell was one of the first important commissions Antoni Gaudí received at the start of his career. It is situated in the district of Raval and was built in 1886. Parts of the façade of the Palau Güell resemble a Venetian palace. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage list in works of Antoni Gaudí.

Museo Picasso

The Museu Picasso houses one of the most extensive collections of Pablo Picasso. With 4,251 works exhibited by the painter, the museum has one of the most complete permanent collections of works. It opened to the public on 9 March 1963, becoming the first museum dedicated to Picasso's work.

Barceloneta Beach

Barceloneta Beach is located in the traditional fishing district, this is one of Barcelona's oldest and best-loved beaches. The beach is known for its sandy beach and its many restaurants and nightclubs along the boardwalk. This beach is linked to the fishing quarter of the same name, Barceloneta.

Barcelona Cathedral

Catedral de Barcelona is a Gothic Cathedral, which is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. Construction commenced in 1298, during the time of Aragon kingdom. The Catedral is dedicated to Eulalia, the saint of Barcelona, a young virgin who suffered martyrdom during Roman times.

Tibidabo Amusement Park

Tibidabo is a mountain overlooking Barcelona. At 512 metres, it is the tallest mountain in the Serra de Collserola and affords spectacular views over the city and the surrounding coastline. The summit of the mountain is occupied by the Sagrat Cor church and adjacent Tibidabo Amusement Park.

Parc de la Ciutadella

The Parc de la Ciutadella is very idyllic and probably the greenest oasis in the megacity of Barcelona. It invites to relax, to rebound and to go for long walks, as well as for a picnic. On the grounds of the Parc de la Ciutadella, there are several attractions, the zoo and the Catalan Parliament.

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC

The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is located in the Palau Nacional of Montjuïc, constructed in 1929. The major strength and quality of the collection allows you to have a 360º experience. Visitors see collections of Romanesque mural paintings the most representative arts of Catalan Modernism.

L’Aquarium de Barcelona

The Barcelona Aquarium is Europe's most important recreational and educational marine center, but also the richest in the world for Mediterranean fish species. It includes 21 large aquariums, 11,000 animals of 450 different species, an underwater tunnel and an immense Oceanarium, the only one in Europe.

Placa Espanya

Placa Espanya is one of Barcelona's most important and biggest squares, which is a crossroad of several major thoroughfares. There is a fountain at the centre of the square, rich in architecture and design. It is called “Magic Fountain” that has fantastic display of water, light and music.

Plaza de Cataluna

Plaça de Catalunya is a large square in central Barcelona. Some of the city's most important streets and avenues meet at Plaça Catalunya. It is especially known for its fountains, statues and Barcelona's most popular attractions. The square is full of cafes, shopping centers and hotels.

Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau

Hospital de Sant Pau is a former hospital in the neighborhood of El Guinardó. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hospital de Sant Pau is a highly complex hospital which dates back six centuries, making it the oldest hospital in Spain. Its activities focus on Barcelona but extend to the rest of Catalonia.

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