This stopover on the way to Montjuïc Mountain used to be the gateway to the city, because the creu coberta (covered ... More
Plaza de España
This stopover on the way to Montjuïc Mountain used to be the gateway to the city, because the creu coberta (covered cross) lay in this square. It was a Gothic cross that symbolized arrival in Barcelona. Criminals were once hanged in this part of the city, and they remained on display some time in an attempt to dissuade those who arrived from straying from the "path of righteousness." Urbanization of the area began in 1908 and was completed in 1929, the year of the Universal Exposition of Barcelona. In the middle of the square is a fountain designed by Josep Maria Jujol, a Gaudí disciple.
Plaza de l'Almoina (or Alms Plaza) is a small square situated next to the Cathedral that has gained great importance
for hiding some of the greatest archaeological treasures in the city. Excavation in Plaza de l'Almoina started in 1985. ...
Built by the Terrades Muntañola brothers, this unique, transparent building houses the city's aquarium and has become a major tourist
attraction on the waterfront. The tanks hold the widest possible variety of marine life from all the world's seas. ...
This part of Las Ramblas, which goes from Carrer Carme to Carrer Hospital, is also known as La Rambla de
les Flors (the Rambla of flowers) because of its profusion of floral kiosks. The tradition of these little stands ...