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  • Vzzg
    Lake Bluff IL36 contributions
    Each facade of the basilica is different, highlighting a phase of Christ’s life. Inside is surprisingly contemporary; the pillars that support the roof are reminiscent of trees. Gaudi’ s fascination with the natural world is illustrated throughout this masterpiece. I am so glad we visited the Sagrada.
    Written 4 October 2022
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  • Annabel L
    Bridgend, UK133 contributions
    My husband and I visited Casa Batllo on a whim after a friend of a friend had suggested visiting as it was her favourite landmark in Barcelona.

    As it was only a short walk from our hotel, we thought we may as well.

    We bought tickets online 15 minutes ahead of time. We treated ourselves to Gold tickets as we were able to jump the queue and there were a few added extras which included a tablet guided tour and a tour of the private residences of the Batllos. For the queue jump alone, I thought it was worth it.

    Casa Batllo itself is very special. The architecture and design, by Gaudi, is so interesting and so beautiful. The explanations as you walk through the building via the audio tour were well explained and made it very enjoyable.

    The building is just beautiful on the inside, just as it is on the outside, so I would definitely recommend visiting, especially if you're interested in the works of Antoni Gaudi.
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • H og S H
    2 contributions
    Perfect audio guide in English. Clear and slowly voice. Very interesting tour, and we were lucky with sunny weather so we could visit the roof. Not possible in rainy weather.
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • James S
    Toronto, Canada251 contributions
    There are two things to know about the Font Magica de Montjuic, or Magic Fountain in Barcelona. The first is it’s one of those attractions you must see while there. The second is when to go. The fountains are turned on only at certain times and days usually once in the morning and again in the afternoon for about two hours each. There is also usually an evening show as well.

    We missed the Saturday evening show. While eating dinner we realised we wouldn’t finish in time and get there prior to the 9:00pm ending. What was worse is the website said that was the last night show. There was only one show on Sunday in ending at 3:00pm and the attraction was closed on Monday. As we were leaving on Tuesday morning, we had to reschedule our Sunday plans to see the one remaining show, and it was worth it.

    The fountains were constructed in 1929 for the Barcelona International Exposition and are located at the base of the Palau Nacional, National Palace which now houses the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. There are several fountains, between the Palace and Avinguda Maria Cristina.

    Closet to the Avenue is a small series of cascading falls. Behind them is the actual Magic Fountain of Montjuic. Finally moving uphill is the Placa de las Cascades, a series of waterfalls flowing down from the Palace. The whole are is surrounded by a large plaza and gardens and there are cafes on the perimeter.

    The light and music show in the evenings were added in the 1980s. They tend to draw larger crowd, so arrive early to get a good vantage point. If going in the day this isn’t as important as there is sufficient space to hold the crowds and get a good view from all angles. The walks and stairs up the hill to the National Palace is steep but there escalators to help with this.

    Access to the Fountains is free and it is easy to get to from anywhere in Barcelona. Placa Espanya with its Metro Station is a 5 to 10 minute stroll away.
    Written 4 October 2022
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  • orange tiger
    Makati, Philippines28 contributions
    Its Pwd friendly as most of the pavements are even. Everything is there!
    The buses are everywhere and it would be nice if you can travel between May and June as its not so hot.
    Its bounded by the Gothic Quarters as well as La Rambla.
    Written 12 September 2022
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  • gacllc1997
    Columbus, OH6 contributions
    We feel this site does not get the love it deserves! We saw almost all the Gaudi sites in Barcelona, and this was one of the top ones for us. Just stunning. Great audioguide.
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia14,720 contributions
    Placa de Espana is Barcelona's biggest square. It's set just beneath the Monjuic hill and Museum of Catalonian art (MNAC) on a huge roundabout. Driving around it is pretty hectic and stressful with several traffic lights around it.
    The middle of the square is adorned by a nice monumental fountain representing the Guadalquivir, Ebro and Tagus rivers as the biggest on the Iberian Peninsula.
    The huge circular edifice, now the Arenas shopping mall, used to be Barcelona's first bullring, until it was moved to another location and then finally banned. Great views of the square and MNAC from the mall's top floor.
    The twin Venetian towers are replicas of Venezia San Marco's bell tower. They were put here in 1929 for the World expo marking the entrance to fair grounds, Palace museum, and today for the highly popular magic fountain.
    Written 11 September 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia14,720 contributions
    Placa Real seems like Placa Mayor (old main square) in the rest of Spain.
    It's a rectangular square with many bars and restaurants at the ground level of the circling old residential buildings around it. The central part is dotted with palm trees and it is a popular meeting point.
    However, I wouldn't consider having my drink or meal here, as it's a high tourist area.
    Imo, it's rather a pass by, 10 min stop visit.
    Written 11 September 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia14,720 contributions
    One of the biggest and most beautiful European old towns.
    It is divided in several sections, each one with its own attractions.
    You need several days to explore it properly. Don't focus just on the prime attractions, wander around and get lost, you'll be amazed how picturesque it is.
    Not to frighten you, but watch your belongings - 10 years ago I was brutally robbed steps away from the Picasso museum.
    Written 11 September 2022
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  • B1714D
    Belgrade, Serbia14,720 contributions
    Plaza de Catalunya is Barcelona's main square and huge transport hub. It is set in the very city center and serves as the starting point for exploring the city.
    North from it is the famous Passeig de Gracia Av with high end shops and Casa Batllo and Pedrera, while south from it is Rambla and Barro Gotico old town.
    The square is always full of people (and pigeons), very live.
    Written 12 September 2022
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  • Jana C
    Prague, Czech Republic4,619 contributions
    You have to do this with a guide which in a way was great. We had to wait until the tour started and it was only the two of us. Tours in English have certain times so you have to turn up for them.
    The guide was great, his English was excellent and we learnt so many things we wouldn't have otherwise. Like that the top of the tower has 4 dragon faces, each side has one and some are not finished. We took a bus from La Ramblas and it was an easy way to get here with a short walk.
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • Carol A
    Potton, UK338 contributions
    Fortunately a friend recommended this place as we have been past on tourist the buses before and ignored it.

    A stunning array of buildings giving a wonderful insight into how the sick were cared for not that many years ago. The wards are amazing with all the tiling and brightness, unlike our current hospital wards.

    The audio tour could have been more co-ordinated as once you get outside the main building it’s confusing, with the pavilions being similar, to pick out which one the commentary is referring to. As a result I found the audio to be repetitive.

    Amazing buildings and theory about what helps the sick recover. A very enlightening tour.

    Well worth the entrance fee.
    Written 10 March 2022
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  • Sarah B
    Colchester, UK3 contributions
    One of the most popular places to see. This can be reached by the Metro. As always take care on the Metro/Underground. If you're not watching your values someone else is..
    Beware of the restaurants along the Las Ramblas. Not always value for money, try the little side roads or the market place
    Written 6 September 2022
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  • alisdair t
    Workington, UK6,162 contributions
    Its meant to be one of the great streets in Europe, but I was just a little underwhelmed by it. Only here for a day on a cruise stopover, it is still one of the highlights of Barcelona, but doesn't really justify the hype. Spent an hour or so walking the length up to the top square, the pedestrian street is full of small cafes, bars, stalls, and the few performing artists, and street vendors. Still worth a visit ...
    Written 24 June 2022
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