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Archivo para enero, 2014

Winter in Barcelona

 

 

Different styles of Architecture under the winter sun in Barcelona … Come and enjoy the city!  Let The Loft Barcelona  to welcome you.

 

 

Squares of Barcelona, urban oases: Plaza Reial

 

Plaça Reial (In Spanish Plaza Real, meaning “Royal Plaza”) is a square in the Barri Gòtic of BarcelonaSpain. It lies next to La Rambla and constitutes a well-known touristic attraction, especially at night. On the plaza are a large number of restaurants and some of the city’s most famous nightclubs including Sidecar, Jamboree, Ocaña or Karma. It is also known for its many outdoor venues and is a popular meeting place during the summer and the annual La Mercè festival in September, when open air concerts take place, and during other celebrations such as New Year’s Eve, often being very crowded.

The Plaça Reial was designed by Francesc Daniel Molina i Casamajó in the 19th century. The square is twinned with Plaza Garibaldi, in Mexico City. Thelanterns there were designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.

Magic Fountain – Fountains of Montjuic – BARCELONA

 

Fonts de Montjuic

Barcelona’s biggest ornamental fountain, which was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, offers a spectacular display of music, water acrobatics and lights which generate over 50 kinds of shades and hues. The Montjuïc Magic Fountain has become one of Barcelona’s most popular attractions and is where the “Piromusical” is held, a true balletic spectacle of water and light.

It could be said that the Montjuïc Magic Fountain remains true to its name: during the displays, the moving water jets, illuminated in shifting shades and hues and synchronised with light and music, look like a magic dance which unfolds, subsides, rises and falls, is concealed and bursts forth before our eyes. The Magic Fountain, a masterpiece designed by the engineer Carles Buigas, was one of the great successes of the 1929 International Exhibition. The fountain was painstakingly restored for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games so that it could continue to offer a unique display to delight all age groups.