Updated Mar 20 2022
Designed especially for the 1929 International Exhibition held in Barcelona, construction work on the monumental Plaça d’Espanya in Barcelona (“Plaza de España” in Spanish and Square of Spain in English) was started by Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Guillem Busquets and completed by Antoni Darder.
All the information about the Plaça Espanya square in Barcelona
Due to the traffic that surrounds the square from large avenues, there is no access to the square and only when, for various reasons, the traffic is cut off can it be accessed. Even so, this does not stop you from enjoying the wonderful monument erected in the square, a fountain of classical style with enormous proportions, the work of Josep Maria Jujol.
One of the best times to get close to the square is during the closing of the Mercè festivities in Barcelona. The traffic in the area is cut off and you can watch the pyro musical, a spectacle that brings together fireworks and music, and takes place next to the Magic Fountain, located at the foot of the Montjuïc mountain.
If you want to enjoy the best views of Plaça d’Espanya square, the best option is to go up to the viewpoint of the Las Arenes shopping centre (old bullring), where you can enjoy the square from a privileged position.
Where is the Plaça Espanya square in Barcelona? Map and how to get there
Plaça d’Espanya, Barcelona.
Access to the square
As it is surrounded by traffic you cannot cross and access it.
How to get there?
Metro: Espanya (lines 1 and 3).
Autobús: lines 13, 23, 52, 91, 109, D20, H12, L94, N0, N1, N2, N13, N14, N15, N16, N17, N8, N28, V7 and Hop-on Hop-off Bus Barcelona.
Nearby places of interest
Dona i Ocell sculpture by Joan Miró
Barcelona’s Venetian Towers
Barcelona Magic Fountain
Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe