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Arribada a c/ Llan: Casa Fajol The Fajol house, better known as the butterfly house (la Casa de la Papallona in Catalan) is a modernist building. It was built between 1911 and 1929 by Josep Graner Prat, but the owner was Salvio Fajol. The butterfly was made with lots of little coloured glass pieces. Sortida a Gran Via: Las Arenas The original building was a bull ring. It was built in 1900 and 77 years later it closed down because not many people in Barcelona were interested in bullfighting. In 2011 it reopened as a shopping centre known as Las Arenas. This shopping centre has a lot of different shops, a gym, a big supermarket, cinemas, a Rock Museum, a very big music shop (FNAC), and it also has a viewpoint on the top floor, so you can see amazing views of Barcelona there. Creuar Gran Via Parada a Torres Venecianes i la columnata Avinguda de la Reina Maria is an avenue in the Sants-Montjuc district of Barcelona linking Plaa d'Espanya with Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya on Montjuc hill. It is named after Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, queen consort and regent of Spain. Part of the Fira de Barcelona is based here, with a number of yearly trade, technology and fashion fairs and festivals being held in this location. It's also the starting point of the Barcelona Marathon. The twin Venetian Towers are a major landmark at the junction of this avenue with Plaa d'Espanya. Magic fountain It was built for the World Fair in 1929. It is a spectacular display of colour, light, motion, music and water acrobatics. If you are lucky youll see it work. Pujada cap al MNAC The Four Columns The Four Columns, also known as Puig i Cadafalchs columns are a replica of those that were placed in 1919 by the architect Puig i Cadafalch where there is the Magic Fountain of Montjuic in Barcelona. They symbolize the four stripes of the flag of Catalonia and were initially intended to become a symbol of Catalan nationalism. The original were demolished in 1928 during the dictatorship of Primo de Rivera, a year before the opening of the 1929 world fair. In 2010 they were rebuilt a few meters away from its original site.

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Pavellons de la fira The exhibition grounds are at the foot of Montjuc mountain, in a beautiful park and it is part of the history of the city. Built for the World Fair in 1929, the site was expanded and modernized over the years. Now it offers services and facilities to host more than 60 fairs and exhibitions a year. It not only has a very good location in the city center, but also the exhibition center is located in a spectacular setting, in front of the National Palace and the Magic Fountain of Montjuic Park. It is 5600 square meters big. At the beginning of the stairs we can see Alfonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia palaces. They were the first buildings that were built by Puig i Cadafalc. Until now the pavilions are used for exhibitions. They will become museums in the future. In the pavilion number 5(congress palace) is where more events are celebrated for its size and practicality. Mirador de la ciutat Palau Nacional (entrada al hall) After the lobby of the National Art Museum of Catalonia. , the Great Hall or Oval Room is found. Due to its large dimensions it was conceived as a space for the hosting of great events; from the official ceremony to the opening of the Exhibition, as well as concerts, balls, galas and conferences. [9] It measures 2.300 square meters and capacity for 1300 people. The Great Hall is covered by an oval shaped coffered vault, with large columns dominating the decoration. The columns shafts are adorned with a Renaissance grotesque style decoration. The decoration is simple, consisting of ornamental borders and basic vegetation motifs, which line both the arches and the coves of the vault. Another design element of the Salon is he fifty-six small heraldic shields which occupy the space between the arches and represent the fifty Spanish provinces which existed in 1929. The six remaining shields depict musical instruments and are located in the part of the Salon where the organ is found. For the Universal Exhibition of 1888 in Barcelona two electric organs were installed in the Salon of the Queen of Regent of the Palace of the Fine Arts; this initiative being faithful to the tradition undertaken in other Exhibitions. From the National Palace of Catalan art, you can see the entire city of Barcelona and many of the most important monuments of the city. Baixada per les escales

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Ciutat del Teatre . Teatre Lliure The Teatre Lliure is a theatre in Barcelona considered one of the most prestigious in Catalonia. It was created in 1976 in the neighborhood of Grcia by a group of professionals from Barcelona's independent theater scene. It became distinguished for its practice of presenting theater in Catalan, its revisiting of classics, and its penchant for contemporary theater. The Teatre Lliure is not only a place of exhibition, but also a cooperative society that makes its own productions, many of which have been exported to other cities across Europe and America. From the beginning, theater productions were performed as well as music and dance. In 1989, it was one of the founding members of the Union of the Theatres of Europe. In 2001, the theater opened at its new location in the old Palace of Agriculture on the mountain of Montjuc of Barcelona. The theater is a member theater of the Union of the Theatres of Europe. Jardins de Lariabal / Escales del Generalife This garden is one of the most amazing places to visit in Montjuc. Theres a lot of vegetation with beautiful and colourful flowers and trees. If you walk through this garden, youll also see Les escales del Generalife. Generalife is the name of summer palace in Granada, built by the Arabs in the fourteenth century. Teatre Grec It was designed and built in 1929 for the World Fair held in Barcelona, inspired by the Theatre of Epidaurus. The architects were Ramon Revents and Nicolau Maria Rubi and Tudur. It's located in an old quarry on the mountain, carved wall which serves as the stage of the theater. The area is 460m2 and has a capacity of 1,900 spectators. Art performances are held sporadically, especially in summer. The rest of the year, is in a state that quite qualifies as semi abandonment. The Sculpture gardens It was in the old Plaza del Sol where you could see the sculpture of Manelic the character of the play Terra Baixa, written by a well-known Catalan playwright, Angel Guimer. In 1990, the Joan Mir Foundation and Barcelona City hall planned to make a garden with contemporary sculptures in an open air area as an extension of Mir Foundation. Manelic and other sculptures were put here. At that time we had the campaign"Barcelona posat guapa": Barcelona, look nice!. As the park was degrading quickly, that helped a lot with the renovation.

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Joan Mir Foundation It was opened to public in June 1975. Its origins are linked to the first major exhibition of Joan Mir in Barcelona in 1968 at the old Hospital de la Santa Cruz. Both the artist and the new institution wanted to promote and disseminate the most current art in all its aspects. At a time when artistic and cultural life was certainly minimal, the Joan Mir Foundation brought a new vitality museum concept, more dynamic, in which the creation of Mir lived with the artistic backgrounds. Recently the Museum Foundation has been declared of national interest for the importance of its heritage. Arribada a lAnella Olmpica I Plaa dEuropa. Stadium Formerly known as the Estadi Olmpic de Montjuc or Barcelona Olympic Stadium. Originally it was built in 1927 for the 1929 International Exhibition in the city and it was renovated in 1989 to be the main stadium for the 1992 Summer Olympics. The stadium has a capacity of 55,926 and is located in the Anella Olmpica, in Montjuc, a large hill to the southwest of the city which overlooks the harbour. In 2001 the stadium was renamed after the former president of the Generalitat de Catalunya Llus Companys i Jover, who was executed at the nearby Montjuc Castle in 1940 by the Franco regime. Palau Sant Jordi Palau Sant Jordi is an indoor sporting arena and multi-purpose installation that is part of the Olympic Ring complex located in Barcelona. It was opened in 1990 and designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. The Palau Sant Jordi was one of the main venues of the 1992 Summer Olympics hosting the artistic gymnastics, handball final, and volleyball final. Nowadays, it is used for all kinds of indoor sport events as well as for concerts and other cultural activities, due to its great flexibility. Calatrava Tower The Montjuc Communications Tower popularly known as Torre Calatrava and Torre Telefnica, is a telecommunication tower in the Montjuc neighborhood of Barcelona. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, the building of the tower began in 1989 and was completed in 1992. The white tower was built for Telefnica to transmit television coverage of the 1992 Summer Olympics Games in Barcelona. The 136 meter tower is located in the Olympic park, and represents an athlete holding the Olympic Flame. Because of the tower's orientation, it also works as a giant sundial, which uses the Europe square to indicate the time. (20 temps lliure.) Punt de trobada porta de lEstadi

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Cam de la foixarda La Foixarda is a sports and recreation area next to Montjuc Castle, a field of grass where sports are played outdoors, or people just walk around. It was one of the first sports areas in Barcelona and athletes had to come here to train. There was not public transport in Montjuic at that time. Plaa del cavall The most remarkable of this square is the sculpture in the middle representing St. Jordi naked, riding a horse. It is a work by Josep Llimona made in 1924. It is one of the most beautiful sculptures of Montjuic, admired by a lot of tourists every year. Poble Espanyol The Poble Espanyol (Spanish Town) is an open-air architectural museum, located on the mountain of Montjuc, in the city of Barcelona, Catalonia. It was constructed in 1929, for the Barcelona International Exhibition, that was held in Barcelona that year. Josep Puig i Cadafalch had the idea for the museum: a town in which the architecture, style, and culture of various locations from around Spain were preserved in a single place. The aim was to produce an "ideal model" Spanish village, a synthesis of monumental Spain. The architects that designed the town were Francesc Folguera and Ramon Revents. In total, the town was built in 13 months, and although it was only needed for 6, for the exhibition, it was not demolished and was kept open as a museum. The museum occupies a total area of 42,000 m2 and contains 117 buildings, with streets and squares reproduced to scale. Nearly all autonomous communities are represented there. The facade represents the Towers of Avilas walls. Visita al Pavell Mies van der Rohe Mies van der Rohe Pavilion was built as the German pavilion for the World fair in Barcelona 1929, and it was obviously designed by Mies van der Rohe. As you can see, it's very geometric and it is made with marble among other materials. It's an emblematic building considered as the beginning of modern architecture in the S.XX. Now it is used as a gallery. Creuar el carrer Caixaforum CaixaForum Barcelona is an art gallery in Barcelona. It is sponsored by Barcelona bank "la Caixa", and opened in 2002 in a former factory. The building was originally commissioned as a textile factory by Casimir Casaramona i Puigcercs, and built by the famous Catalan architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Called the "Casaramona factory", it was completed in 1911, and the same year it won the City Council's award for best industrial building. It closed in 1918, but reopened as a warehouse in 1929. In 1940 the building was used as barracks by the Spanish National Police Force, until "la Caixa" bought it in 1963. It opened as a museum in February 2002. There are permanent and temporary exhibitions, workshops for school children, cinema, etc.

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