360º

8 Jun
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Gran Via – heading out of town

As it is a rainy day in Barcelona today (oh yes, we have those too!), I decided to check out a building that has recently reopened. I’ll tell you more about the building soon, but today I want to show you the 360º view from the top of it – hope you like it!

Starting at Plaça Espanya (above) and looking towards Hospitalet, the sequence of images that follow, are placed as if you are turning your head clockwise…

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Carrer de Prìncep Jordi

… glancing over Creu Coberta towards the neighborhood called Sants…

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Carrer Tarragona

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Barri de Sants

… then towards a rather lush park, which has its very own ‘palmeral’, or palm tree grove…

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Parc de Joan Miró

… and a statue by Joan Miró, which is covered in mosaic tiles…

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Joan Miró’s “Lady and Bird”

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Tibidabo

… Tibidabo is almost squashed beneath the heavy clouds, while we continue to rotate towards the Eixample neighborhood…

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Carrer Diputació

… with in the distance (on the left, below) La Sagrada Familia, and on the far right (below) the Mapfre and Arts Hotel towers… (I wonder if on a sunny day the sea would be visible from here?)

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Carrer Llançà + Gran Via

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Gran Via – into town

… one of Barcelona’s main arteries, Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, and (below) Carrer Paral·lel and Fira I, where many trade fairs are held every year.  The hill behind the buildings is Montjuïc – well worth a visit on a sunny day!

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Fira I

And so we return to Plaça Espanya, with the lovely MNAC museum in the background, and the pair of Venetian towers flanking Avinguda Reina Maria Cristina. Hope you enjoyed it! I’ll be back tomorrow, with more Barcelona goodness…

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Plaça Espanya

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