Everything about visiting Plaça d'Espanya in Barcelona. The 'Spain square' at the base of the Montjuic and near the former bullfighting arena Las Arenas that is now a shopping centre.
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Plaça d'Espanya is a busy square in the south west of Barcelona. It's near a point where major traffic arteries come together; Carrer de la Creu Coberta, Carrer de Tarragona and Avinguda del Parallel. The street Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes runs from the square to the squares Plaça de la Universitat and Plaça de Catalunya. The wide Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina leads to the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) on Montjuïc hill. This is a nice route to take on foot (some escalators) that will first take you past the Venetian towers and then past the magic fountain uphill to get a magnificent view of the city.
Plaça d'Espanya is also where the Las Arenas shopping centre is located. This shopping centre has been built in a former bullfighting arena and the façade remained largely intact after the reconstruction. Behind Las Arenas lies Parc de Joan Miro.