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Sunday 22 April 2012

Barcelona: the Magic Fountain

This apparent cathedral is the National Palace of Catalonia, set in some beautiful gardens, and now housing the national art museum (impressive Romanesque frescos, big Gothic collection, and a huge central arena that could almost double as a bull-ring, not that Catalonia approves of those now).

For most visitors, though, (and anyone who watched the Barcelona Olympics on TV), it's best known as the backdrop for the Magic Fountain, which puts on a display, to some mostly cheesy music, at weekends. It was too cold to hang around until after dark, when the coloured lights make it really spectacular, but all the same it was impressive:

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