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Pl. Catalunya - Av. Tibidabo  (see L6)


PLAÇA CATALUNYA (1863- 1929) - Huge central square built as a bridge between old and new town and obviously named after the country of which Barcelona is the Capital. There are actually 4 stations underground: L1, L3, the terminus station for the FGC urban and suburban lines (5 platforms) and a RENFE Suburban Rail station parallel to L1. [L1, L3, Renfe]

L6 L7 Pl. Catalunya

PROVENÇA (1882 - 1929) - Street named after Southern French region 'Provence'. In 2003, temporary platform screen doors were installed along half of the outbound platform due to overcrowding during peak hours. [L3, L5]

L6 L7 Provença

GRÀCIA (1863- 1929) - District of Barcelona [L6]

PLAÇA MOLINA (1954) - Square named after a 19th century architect, Francesc Daniel Molina i Casamajor.

PÀDUA (1954) - Street named after a town in Italy, Padova.

EL PUTXET (1954) - actually means low hill, and there is one with that name.

AVINGUDA TIBIDABO (1954) - Tibidabo is the name of the mountain you can go up from here. First take the 'Blue Tramway' and then the funicular and you'll get the best view over Barcelona. The name actually is Latin for 'I shall give you' ... this piece of land - legend has it that a bishop of Barcelona said so to a monk who wanted to build his hermitage up on the mountain.

L1 L2 L3 L4 L5 L6 L7 L8 L11

2004 © Robert Schwandl

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