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Tibidabo Amusement Park

View of Tibidabo from the Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor Tibidabo is a mountain of 512 metres (1,680 ft) overlooking Barcelona, the tallest in the Collserola range. Sagrat Cor church and Tibidabo amusement park share the top and the Torre de Collserola telecommunications tower is a short walk away. Tibidabo amusement park has existed for over […]

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Güell Pavilions

Pavellons de la Finca Güell

The Porta del Drac (Dragon’s Gate) used to be the private entrance for the Güell family. Industrialist Eusebi Güell owned an estate in the Les Corts district with a Caribbean-style mansion called Torre Satalia, which is situated roughly where the Palau Reial de Pedralbes now stands. Güell contracted Antoni Gaudí to remodel the entrance lodges and gardens for the estate. […]

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Plaça Reial

Plaça Reial

Plaça Reial (Royal Square), honoring King Ferdinand VII, is situated in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, next to La Rambla. It was completed in 1848 and was formerly the site of a convent. Confiscated in 1835, the convent was one of several destroyed along La Rambla as a result of laws that forced the Church […]

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