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Spain - Barcelona - Placa de Catalunya Fountain

This fountain is one of the most attractive features of the Plaça Catalunya, seen here a Modernisme building behind at the start of the Passeig de Gràcia.

 

From Wikipedia : "Plaça Catalunya (or Plaça de Catalunya, both being the official Catalan language names) is a large square in central Barcelona that is generally considered to be both its city centre and the place where the old city (see Barri Gòtic and Raval, in Ciutat Vella) and the 19th century-built Eixample meet.

 

Some of the city's most important streets and avenues meet in Plaça Catalunya: Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya, La Rambla or Portal de l'Àngel, in addition to Ronda de Sant Pere, Carrer de Vergara or Carrer de Pelai. It has an area of about 50,000 square metres. It is especially known for its fountains and statues, its proximity to some of Barcelona's most popular attractions, and for the numerous flocks of pigeons that gather in the centre."

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Taken on October 8, 2009