Palau Nacional

The National Palace of Catalonia is a majestic building, occupying the mountain Montjuïc. It was built on the occasion of the 1929 International Exhibition and signaled the start of Barcelona’s urbanization and its renaissance as Europe’s cultural hub.

The palace is home to the largest Art Museum in the region and houses a rich collection of artworks, including pieces from Gaudi and Casas. The Esplanade in front of the museum offers some of the city’s best views, from Plaza Espanya and beyond.

Font Màgica, or The Magic Fountain, in front of Palau Nacional, is in itself one of the city’s most popular attractions. By day, it adorns and accentuates the building’s beauty; by night, it becomes a site of surreal piromusical light shows.

Apart from all the rich cultural and artistic heritage, a leisurely walk from Plaza Espanya through the Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina, all the way up to the Palau Nacional, and then the Park of Montjuïc is just a fantastic way to spend an evening or a weekend.

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