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Plaza de España, Barselona

The actual Plaza de España is a beautiful round-about with a grand ornate fountain being the centrepiece for this is a large 6-way intersection, where major streets such as Gran Via and Paral·lel pass through. Also, it is a major hub for buses that travel to all other parts of the city and beyond. The great passage of stairs (and escalators) leading up the face of Montjuic toward the MNAC - Museu National d' Art Catalunya (National Modern Art Museum of Catalunya) is where one will find the Magic Fountain of Montjuic, where on weekend nights takes place a fabulous show of water, lights, and music. The neighbourhood of Sants historically began as a resting post for travellers heading into Barcelona which was once surrounded by a huge city wall, whose gates closed shortly after dark. Even to this day, the area still serves as a point of entry for travellers whom now come enter through the city's international train station, Estació Barcelona-Sants. The area is largely inhabited by locals and boasts a busy commercial area featuring narrow streets, plazas, and a large park where factories once stood. Sants itself has an eclectic display of colourful political graffiti, lots of bars, cafes and restaurants scattered around its streets.

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