9- The Magic Fountain
The fountain is situated below the Palau Nacional on the Montjuic mountain and near the Placa Espanya. The fountain, like most of the surrounding developments, was constructed in the 1929 or Barcelona International Exposition. The first show took place on May 19 the same year a day before the start of the Exposition. The fountain was badly damaged in the Spanish Civil War and did not operate until 1955. In the 1980s, music was incorporated with the light show and the fountain, along with the Museo Nacional, was completely restored prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics held at the Montjuic.
10- museums and exhibitions
In Barcelona, there are numerous remarkable museums and exhibitions. We visited the CCCB (Center De Cultura Contemporania De Barcelona) where we experienced an exhibition called after the end of the world. It is an art installation that is, amongst other things, demonstrating our society responsibility to the generations who will be born and grew up in the 21St Century. An unforgettable experience.
Of course, there are plenty of other sights to see and things to do in Barcelona, for example :
- Casa milà that was also designed by Gaudi. Montjuic Castle with an amazing view of the city.
- The largest football stadium in Europe and the second biggest in the world, Camp Nou.
- Tibidabo, a mountain overlooking Barcelona featuring a church and an amusement park.
- The Columbus monument, built in 1888 World Exposition honoring Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to the Americas.