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Tower of Agbar

Dear fans, friends and guests today we bring you information on the Agbar Tower.BARCELONA, Spain: The lights system of the new Agbar (Aguas de Barcelona) Tower is tested, 13 September 2005 before the building's inauguration by Spanish King Juan Carlos on Friday in Barcelona. Like Gaudi before him, French architect Jean Nouvel derived the form from the obtruded rock formations in the mountains of Montserrat, an hour north-west of Barcelona. However, he compares the organic shape to 'a geyser at a constant pressure'. The 35-storey, reinforced-concrete structure has a multicoloured facade that recreates the prismatic effects of a film of water. The cladding is made up of aluminium panels in 25 colours behind glass louvres. AFP PHOTO/LLUIS GENE. (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

Located in the place of the Catalan Glorias, at the confluence of the Av. Diagonal, marks the gateway to the technology district known as 22 @ Barcelona.
It was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, opened in 2005.


Is the third highest tower in the old city with its 144m high, after hotel Arts and Mapfre Tower located on the coast of the city.


It is one of the most modern skyscrapers of the city, has become a landmark building as the house batlló or quarry.

Lighting is one of its most striking and magical properties. As part of the night of Barcelona.
From Hostal Fontanella we encourage you to visit both day and night, because tourism is part of barcelona for its architectural features and spectacular lighting.

Do not miss it!

Montserrat

It is a rocky massif traditionally considered the most important and significant mountain in Catalonia, 50km northwest of Barcelona. On this mountain the sanctuary and Benedictine monastery of Montserrat, dedicated to the Virgin stands Montserrat.massis-montserrat

The word “Mont” means mountain and “serrat” sawed in Catalan. Such name is given because of its peculiar morphology, which looks as if it had tried to saw.

The whimsical shapes of the most emblematic mountain of Catalonia are the result of a geological and geomorphological process of millions of years.

The differential water erosion acting on materials of different strength and composition work facilitated multiple cracks, has led to its relief so distinctive and magical, with needles, valleys, baumas and caves, Montserrat shows magnificently today.

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As good Mediterranean mountain, forest of oak and durillo occupy much of the territory, and although it seems a barren mountain, is a variety of vegetation once we get into it, especially in shady areas and inland valleys, where the bushes and creepers wetter carecterísticas colonize the basement of the oak forests.

MONASTERY

The monastery of Santa Maria de Montserrat is a Benedictine monastery in Montserrat mountain, at an altitude of 720m above sea level. It is a symbol for Catalonia and has become a point of pilgrimage for believers and a must for tourists.

Among the different actions developed in Montserrat highlights the Escolania, which is one of the choirs singing children oldest in Europe.

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Also is the Virgin of moreneta, the patron saint of Catalonia. According to legend, the first image of the Virgin of Montserrat found it shepherds children in 880. After seeing a light in the mountain, the children found the image of the Virgin inside a cave. Upon hearing the news, the bishop of Manresa tried to transfer the image to this city, but the transfer was impossible since the statue was too heavy. The bishop interpreted it as the desire of the Virgin to remain in the place where they had found and ordered the construction of the chapel of Santa Maria, origin of the present monastery.

From Hostal Fontanella we encourage you to visit Montserrat, do not hesitate to ask information.

Montjuic

It is a mountain of Barcelona, ​​with a height of 173 meters above sea level.

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CastellDeMontjuic_600Montjuich etymologically means “Mount of the Jews.” Although the possibility that this name comes from the Latin Mons lovis is also contemplated, is Mount Júpiter.

From Hostal Fontanella we advise you to approach this wonderful hill where you can contemplate Barcelona from the heights, it also offers the possibility to see the castle has a very valuable historical significance, as it has always been a strategic place from which to defend the city , so there has been a fortress on its peak since ancient times. In 1751 the present castle, work of Juan Martin Cermeño, who during the War of Spanish Independence was occupied by the French was built.

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BÚNKERS OF CARMEL

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Located in the Rovira turó offer one of the best views of Barcelona, these anti-aircraft guns were built in 1937, during the Civil War, when Barcelona received almost 200 bombing a day.

From the 50s and the boom of immigration, they were inhabited. barracks were built later succeeded improvements, such as having water, electricity and containers.

With the arrival of the Olympic Games in the Catalan capital, they rehoused the residents of that area floors with better conditions and the area was abandoned bunkers.

Now, thanks to the neighborhood struggle, it has made historical heritage is considered.

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HOW TO GET?

Public transport:

Bus: 24, 92, 114, 119 and V17

Metro: Line 5 (Coll – the Teixonera)

From the hostel Fontanella advise you go by bus.