Palau Nacional

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This enchanting palace and historic monument was built for the 1929 International Exhibition, which was held on the flank of Montjuïc. The original designer, Catalan architect Josep Puig i Cadalfach, was removed from the project by then dictator Primo de Rivera and the design was completed by architects Enric Català and Pedro Cendoya in a more 'nationalist' style. The expansive structure is now home to the National Art Museum of Catalonia.

"I fell in love with the Palau Nacional, a castle which rests at the top of Montjuic, a hill overlooking Barcelona's harbor. The walk up to the castle is beautiful because it is surrounded by fountains, also known as Font Mágica. The architecture of the castle is amazing and I would love coming here at night to see the fountain shows!" -Saran O., Hampton University

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Barcelona