Barcelona by night
Barcelona's city center looks very nice after dark, with many lit fountains and buildings. It is also a city that never sleeps, with busy nightlife and traffic 24 hours a day.
Milà at dark.
These photos were taken another day.
Hotel Majestic at dark. Majestic is a 5-star luxury hotel, one of Barcelona´s
stayed at a hostal (B&B) with my girlfriend for 4 nights and 5 days. It was almost
located between midway between the main hubs Placa d´Espana and
Placa Catalunya, in the
crossing of Gran Via and Comte d´Urgell, 2 of the city's
This was the view from the hostal we were staying at, unfortunately after
the pink sky disapperared.
Placa Catalunya is a major square in Barcelona, between La Rambla and Eixample.
The monuments and facades are especially well lit at Placa Catalunya after dark.
Laietana. A busy street leading from Barri Gotic to Placa Catalunya.
The fountain is called Font Màgica and flushes in pink, yellow, white,
orange, blue and green with different amounts of water and different rhythms to
the tones of Freddie Mercury's "Barcelona" (unfortunately not the evening
we were there) and other opera songs. Font Màgica is situated at the end
Avenida Reina Maria Cristina at the foot of Montjüic were the stairs to Palau
Nacional begins. The avenue is also bordered by lightened fountains. The fountain
in the middle of Placa d'Espana and Palau Nacional's water fall are also lit by night.
The cascade is at most
15 m high. As you can see, many people are crowded to see the spectacle. Note
that Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor is lightened in gold colour after dark!
Already the first day, after reaching Placa Catalunya, we walked along the
whole southern part of the famous pedestrian street La Rambla down to La Rambla
del Mar, the harbour extension of La Rambla and its entertainment complexes. Despite
it was in the middle of the night, everyone was there, and it was hot. After that
night it was sunny almost all the time and at most 34 C(a little bit too hot to
appreciate walking around looking at the sights).
When getting out of the mall, it had already turned dark.
Barcelona Princess Hotel at dark. It opened as late as in March 2004. It is
25 floors and 109m tall. The hotel has 3 panorama elevators and a swimming pool
on the 23rd floor.
Passeig del Taulat showing the shopping mall and AC Hotel that is connected
to Forum Barcelona, a huge brand new exhibition center. Soon we took the bus home,
actually from the place on the photo above. Torre Agbar is not far from Diagonal
Mar, but we were too tired to get there this day. So w3e visited it in the late
afternoon the next day.