Torres Venecianes

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“Torres Venecianes” (The Venetian Towers) are an iconic par of towers located on Avinguda de La Reína Maria Cristina and in Plaça d’Espanya, Barcelona.

In each side of these streets, making the junction of them, you can find this monument of the 20th century. With 47m high, divided in three sections: each bottom section built of artificial stone, the main section built of red brick and the top, that is a colonnaded viewing gallery, is built of artificial stone with a pyramidal copper roof on top.

Designed by the architect Ramon Reventó that was also involved in a number of other projects featured in the exhibition, such as the Greek Theatre (Teatre Grec), the Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol), and the buildings of the Montjuïc Funicular on the nearby hill of Montjuïc. These Towers were originally envisaged in Léon Jaussely’s city expansion plan of 1907 and were built in the period 1927 to 1929, as part of the redevelopment of the area for the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition.

Modelled on the campanile of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, they are Known as “Fira de Barcelona”, serving as an ornamental function and marking the entrance to the exhibition district and serving also as the start of the grand avenue leading up to the Palau Nacional on Montjuic, housing the National Art Museum of Catalonia.

With a protection level of B:B, a structure of local interest, the towers are registered as protected structures by Barcelona city council.

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Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina 08004