This distinctive building rises out of the sea at one end of a wavy wooden bridge. Its mirrored walls and arched roof reflect the water surrounding it, giving it a shiny blue hue. We’re talking about Maremagnum, a 22,000-square-metre shopping centre that has been at the Port Vell Espanya wharf since 1995.
Skates aren’t a passing trend, they never have been; they’re a fun way to get around that you can use to enjoy beautiful cities like Barcelona. If you like to roll and want to get on some skates during your holiday in the Catalan capital, here are some of the best routes for skating alone, with friends or with a partner.
If you head towards Arc de Triomf and walk down Passeig de Lluís Companys, you reach Ciutadella Park. The first building you find was designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner and is called Castell dels Tres Dragons (Castle of the Three Dragons). It is considered one of the first examples of Catalan Modernism in Barcelona. Castell dels Tres Dragons is the name the people gave this building that was constructed in 1887-1888 as a café for the 1888 Universal Exposition by Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
The Teatre Lliure de Gràcia, built in 1976, is a theatre in Barcelona and it’s considered one of the most prestigious in Spain. Created by a group of professionals from Barcelona’s independent theatre, it stood out for its commitment to theatre in Catalan, the re-reading of the classics and its commitment to contemporary theatre.
The Plaça de Sant Felip Neri is a unique square in Barcelona, named after the Baroque church of the same name that presides over it. It’s located in the Gothic Quarter, in the district of Ciutat Vella, and more specifically in the neighbourhood of Call and Sant Felip Neri. If you pay attention, you can see the holes made by shrapnel from an air bomb the national side threw during the Spanish Civil War.