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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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Origins of the town Barcino

The origins of the town of Barcino are somewhat confusing. Before the Roman conquest, they have been able to determine the existence of Neolithic peoples Iberians and even a small Greek settlement, although it is unknown location.

As with almost any puzzle without stirring, they have also been created legends that speak about the origin of Barcelona. More specifically, two legends.

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Bisbe Bridge

To our dear fans and customers, we invite you to meet Bisbe bridge located to the side of the Cathedral of Barcelona and the famous skull beneath the same bridge. No tourist who a photograph of passage not carry, one of the icons of the Gothic Quarter is a marvel watch — point by point.

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Bridge Street Bisbe linking the Generalitat with the Canons house is one of the postcards of Barcelona. Bisbe Street was one of the main streets of the medieval Barcelona.

 

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Sculpture The Face of Barcelona

Did you know that the sculpture Face of Barcelona was designed by the American sculptor Roy Lichtenstein for the Olympics of 92? It is said to be a tribute to Picasso, Dali and Miro. This gem of concrete and ceramic is 19 and a half meters high and represents a woman’s head with hair in the wind. Are located down the Via Laietana (where the Hostal Fontanella) to the sea.
Sure many locals is familiar !!