Quatre Columnes, Barcelona

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  • It sits near the Magica Fountain. It is an atmosphere that makes you think that this was a Greek colony. It is a maiden only the pillar. Nice sense.
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  • The pillars themselves are not an attraction, however, from each side the pillars approaching it is a beautiful sight. From Plaça d'Espanya You can look through a beautiful avenue with ponds and Parc de Montjuïc to the beautiful pillars on top of the elevation. Through the many stairs you come to the pillars and you have a beautiful sight over the city and with some search you can find Camp Nou.
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  • The four columns was originally erected in 1919 as of a symbol of 4 red bars/stripes of Aragon/Catalan coat of arms. They were demolished in 1928 during Primo de Rivera's dictatorship and were rebuilt in 2010. This is a controversial structure from aesthetic viewpoint. No matter what the viewpoint is, this is the best place to see the magic fountain show in my opinion.
  • The four columns are also known by the name of their architect; the columns of Puig i Cadafalch. They were placed for the first time in 1919 during which time they were located right on top of where you would find the Magic fountain today, close to the neighbourhood of Poble Sec. They represent the four stripes of the Catalan flag.
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