Monday, 11 February 2008

Walking tour - Montjuïc

A vehicle or public transport (cable car, tram or bus) is recommended for a tour of the entire mountain. Partial tours might be made on foot. Approximate duration: 2 to 5 hours. Our itinerary begins in the Plaça de Espanya.

1- Torres de Exposició
47-meter high, these towers line the Avenue María Cristina.
2- Fira de Barcelona (Barcelona Fair)
The exhibition area covers 250,000 m2.

3- Illuminated fountains
The masterpiece of the engineer Carles Buhígas. Water and coloured lights are combined in 50 different formations.

4- Pavello Mies van der Rohe
Reconstruction of the German lodge which Ludwing Mies van der Rohe built for the Internacional Exhibition in 1929.

5- Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
Collections of Romanesque art (unique of their kind for their range of mural paintings), Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque and Modern Art, including important collections of drawings, engravings, posters, numismatics and photography. Temporary exhibitions.

6- Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village)
The most characteristics aspects of spanish achitecture from all over Spain are shown in this magnificient replica village. Craft workshops in glass, ceramics, etc.

7- Caixa Forum
Multipurpose Cultural Center, located in the ancient Casaramona, awork of art of Industrial Modernism.

8- Piscinas "Picornell"
Swimming pool

9- Institut i jardí Botànic

10- Palauet Albéniz
It is a royal residence and the Town Hall Holds gala receptions here.

11- Joan Maragall Gardens
"Palauet Albéniz" gardens. Open to the public on Sundays.

12- Olympic Circle
Olimpic Stadium; inaugurated in 1929, Palau Sant Jordi; its designer, the architect Arata Isozaki. Galeria Olímpica; Permanent exhibition on the Games of Barcelona 92.

13- Fundació Miró
The artist's permanent collection is exhibited in this building.Museu EtnològicTeatre GrecReproduction of an ancient Greek theatre which can hold up to 2,000 people.

14- Museu Arqueològic

15- Mercat de les Flors
Former Agricultural House of the 1929 Exhibition. The vault of the hallway is the work of Miquel Barceló.
You can rent an apartment from walking distance of all these points of interest.

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