Its location, near the port and dominating the city was ideal
as a defensive site.
At the present time, this is a large area with gardens, museums
and sport facilities.
The International Expo of 1929 initiated the urbanization of
the mountain with avenues, green areas and museums.
The 92 Olympics consolidated the Anella Olímpica for sports and
major public events.
At the top we find the Castle of Montjuïc, built in the XVII
view overlooking Barcelona from the fortress is excellent.
The Miró Foundation, a building of great interest and one of
the most visited museums, offers an exceptional collection of
In close proximity we find the Anella Olímpica, with the most
important sport structures of the 1992 events, such as the Estadi
Olímpic built in 1929 and whose interior was totally renovated for
the Olympiads, allowing larger capacity for spectators and
mantaining the original and interesting neoclassical facade.
In the opposed side of the monumental square, the Palau
Jordi is situated. Designed by Arata Isozaki, it is a masterpiece
of modern design and contemporary engineering, ideal for indoor
sports, concerts and other events.
All this area offers an idea of how important the Olympics were
Further down we find the Poble Espanyol, built in 1929 to show
visitors the different architectural styles of Spain. In this area
you can enjoy walking through a typical street of Andalucía,
appreciate Castillan architecture or discover what Catalunya and
other Spanish regions can offer.
The impressive Palau Nacional, built for 1929 Exhibition of, is
the home of the MNAC Museu National d´Art de Catalunya, offering
an extraordinary collection of Romanesque and Gothic art.
below is located the Magic Fountain, a beautiful combination of
water, music, light and colours. This fountain, designed by Carles
Buhigas was built for the International Exhibition and offers a
fascinating show of light and water which captivates.
The Plaça Espanya square, with its beautiful fountain, the old
Bull Ring and its two Venetian towers is the entrance to the
spectacular Avenue of Mª Cristina, where the Trade Fair is located.
When the laterals of this avenue, the Palau Nacional and the
Magic fountain are illuminated, it becomes an unforgettable
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