This new plaza was created for the 1929 Universal Exhibition in order to develop the space. It was designed by Puig i Cadafalch, who opted for a classic style with Baroque influences, with the intention of impressing visitors coming for the Exhibition.
The plaza became a gateway to the city’s trade fair ground (Fira de Barcelona) and architect Jujol built a fountain filled with sculptures in the centre of it.
The square contains the former bullring, Las Arenas, now converted into a shopping centre. From its viewpoint we have magnificent views of the Fira de Mostres (trade fair ground), which holds some of the biggest fairs in the city; the two Venetian towers, an imitation of those in the Piazza San Marco in Venice; and, at the end of Maria Cristina Avenue, we have the National Palace with the Magic Fountain at its feet.
Address: Intersection of Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Paral.lel, Creu Coberta, and Av. Reina Maria Cristina.
Buses: 9, 13, 23, 26, 37, 46, 50, 56, 61, 79, 91, 109
Metro: Espanya (L1 and L3)
Our hotels are situated in the city centre of Barcelona, strategically located in emblematic buildings from the city, close to the historical monuments from Barcelona and to the main cultural and shopping areas. If you stay in HCC St Moritz hotel you will find just a step away Passeig de Gracia; if you want to visit La Pedrera HCC Regente hotel is close to the building; HCC Montblanc hotel is located just in front the Palau de la Música and a few minutes from Picasso Museum, if you come to Barcelona to attend a fair or to see a concert HCC Lugano hotel is located near the Barcelona Trade Fair and to The Olimpic Ring, from HCC Taber hotel you will last 5 minutes walking to Plaza Catalunya, the best option close to the Sants station is HCC Open hotel; if you want to visit the Camp Nou or the F.C. Barcelona museum stay in HCC Covadonga hotel in Diagonal Avenue.
If you prefer to know other singular places from Catalunya come to the HCC Ciutat de Berga hotel situated in the heart of the city in the middle of the Pre-Pyrenees and HCC Montsia hotel is perfect to enjoy the Ebro Delta.