The statue of Columbus is one of the city’s most famous landmarks. Built in homage to the explorer, Christopher Columbus, it rises above Plaça del Portal de la Pau, at the point where the bottom of La Rambla and Passeig de Colom meet, in front of the port of Barcelona. Inside the column there is a lift which takes you up to the hemisphere just beneath the statue’s feet and from where you can enjoy stunning views of the city.
El Poble Espanyol was built on the occasion of the International Exhibition of Barcelona that took place in 1929. Today it is one of the main tourist attractions of the city and the mountain of de Montjuïc.
Twenty-three shops related to the world of science fiction and video games located between Passeig de Sant Joan, Ronda de Sant Pere, Plaça Tetuán and Carrer Ali Bei, set against the backdrop of the Arc de Triomf, go to make up the famous Geek Triangle of Barcelona.
As unbelievable as it may sound, Barcelona is home to a building that is a replica of the famous Alhambra in Granada, located in Carrer Berlinès, 5 in the Sant Gervasi neighbourhood.
Saint John’s Eve is celebrated throughout Catalonia, Valencia and the Balearic Islands, commemorating the summer solstice, an event of pagan origin.
Every summer for over 16 years the mountain of Montjuïc is converted into an outdoor cinema in order to offer film lovers the chance to enjoy the seventh art at the Fossat de Santa Eulàlia, at Montjuic Castle.
Can Borrell reservoir was once a dam that today is no longer in use, and which collects water from the torrent that flows down from Collserola Park in the region of Sant Cugat del Vallès, Vallès Occidental.