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The Venetian towers in the Spain's Square are known by this name because they are depicting the belltower of the Venetian Cathedral. They were designed by Ramón Reventós in 1928 as an entrance gate to the International Exhibition of 1929, and while they are now the entrance of the Barcelona Trade Fair. They are 47 metres high and they frame the María Cristina Avenue. All along this avenue, as a corridor in the Fair area, there are a succession of small fountains and columns of light. From the entrance to the Fair enclosure there is a spectacular view of the avenue forming the base of the Montjuic Palace. There are different Fair pavilions, as the Communications and Metalurgy Pavilions, in Spain's square or the Alphonso XIII and Victoria Eugenia Pavilions in Marquis de Foronda Square, where the Magic Fountain is placed.

Las Torres Venecianas en la Plaza de España son conocidas por ese nombre porque representan el campanario de la Catedral de Venecia. Fueron diseñados por Ramón Reventós en 1928 como entrada a la Exposición Internacional de 1929, mientras que ahora forman la entrada de la Feria de Exposiciones de Barcelona. Tienen 47 metros de altura y enmarcan la Avenida de María Cristina. A todo lo largo de ella, como si fuera un pasillo de la Feria, hay una sucesión de pequeñas fuentes y columnas de luz. Desde la entrada al recinto de la Feria hay una espectacular vista de la avenida sirviendo de base al Palacio de Montjuic. Hay diferentes pabellones de la Feria, como los Pabellones de las Comunicaciones y la Metalurgia, en la Plaza de España o los Pabellones de ALfonso XIII y Victoria Eugenia en la plaza del Marqués de Foronda, donde se encuentra la Fuente Mágica.

Address: Avingudade la Reina María Cristina
Directions: Metro: Espanya
othercontact: 93 233 20 00
Phone: 902 233 200
Website: http://www.firabcn.es/

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  • Written Jul 20, 2006
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