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Placa Reial

Plaça Reial, which means "Royal square" is a square in the Barri Gòtic. The elegant ambiance of the Plaça Reial is accentuated by the fountain, streetlamps and palm trees, and it is one of Barcelona's busiest, most vibrant spots, particularly at night. This is Barcelona's best-loved porticoed square.

CosmoCaixa Barcelona

CosmoCaixa Barcelona is the Science Museum of Barcelona. It features a variety of exhibitions, that showcase the environment, nature, science, and space. CosmoCaixa also has a planetarium, free public square that allows the public to experience natural science through interactive exhibitions.

El Born
El Born

El Born is part of the Ciutat Vella (old city) of Barcelona and sits within a larger district officially called la Ribera. El Born has grown into one of Barcelona’s most fashionable areas. Today it is where all of the trendy people go to eat, drink and shop. There are also lots of cultural attractions.

Barcelona Zoo

Barcelona Zoo is situated in the Parc de la Ciutadella. The zoo's attractions include Land of Dragons, Terrarium, Aviarium, Farm, Gorillas area, Aquarama, and Gardens of Biodiversity. In the zoo the visitors can enjoy on the terrace or in the Self Service area our entire range of mediterranean dishes.

Fundacio Joan Miro

The Fundació Joan Miró is a museum of modern art, located on the hill called Montjuïc. It was created by Miró himself, at first principally with works from his own private collection, with a desire to set up an internationally recognised centre in Barcelona. The Fundació opened the museum 1975.

Montjuic Castle

Montjuïc Castle is an old military fortress, with roots dating back from 1640. It commands stunning views of the city. In 2007, the government transferred the castle to Barcelona City Council ,so now it belongs to all the citizens of Barcelona. Montjuïc Castle has played a big role in the Barcelona history.

Hospital 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.

Ciutat Vella

Ciutat Vella is a district of Barcelona. The name means "old city" in Catalan and refers to the oldest neighborhoods in the city of Catalonia. It is the historic nucleus of Barcelona and covers a small area of some 500 hectares. Discovering Ciutat Vella, tourists discover the origins of Barcelona.

Arc de Triomf

Arc de Triomf ( triumphal arch) was built as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona World Fair. It is located at the northern end of the promenade, facing the Passeig de Sant Joan. The arch is built in reddish brickwork in the Neo-Mudéjar style.

Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol is an open-air architectural museum in Barcelona. Built for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, the museum consists of 117 full-scale buildings, which recreate an Iberian village. It also contains a theater, restaurants, artisan workshops and a museum of contemporary art.

Museu del Futbol Club Barcelona

Museu del futbol club Barcelona is the museum of the FC Barcelona. It was inaugurated in 1984. It includes a 3D cinema, audiovisual touch-screen, and information on the history of FC Barcelona, photos, documents and trophies detailing the club's history, a private art collection by local artists.

Columbus Monument

Monumento a Cristoforo Colombo is a 60 m tall monument to Christopher Columbus at the lower end of La Rambla. It was constructed in 1888 in honor to Columbus first voyage to the Americas. At the very top of the monument stands a 7.2 m tall bronze statue atop a 40 m tall Corinthian column.

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