Today we’ll talk about one of the neighborhoods located in the Eixample district of Barcelona, ??the Fort Pienc. Fort Pienc born as an area of ??fortifications that were installed by order of King Felipe V, as part of the monitoring system of the city, in the eighteenth century. Today the Fort Pienc is a quiet residential neighborhood, where you can find several points of interest. Renting apartments in Fort Pienc is an ideal choice for those who want to stay in a quiet area, but at the same time close to the main attractions of the city.

If you come on vacation or for business matters to Barcelona, ??and you’re looking for a quiet neighborhood where to stay in Barcelona, you may be interested in renting apartments for days in Fort Pienc.

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Interesting places in Fort Pienc of Barcelona:

  • Arc de Triomphe: (metro station Arc de Triomf, L1 red) Just on the edge where the Fort Pienc starts, between  Paseo Sant Joan and Paseo Lluis Companys, you’ll find the Arc de Triomphe in Barcelona. This is a unique neo-Mudejar arch, built of brick. It does not commemorate any military victory, on the contrary this arch celebrates arts and sciences. It was the gateway to the World Expo 1888.
  • Estación del Nord or North Station: (metro station L1 Arc de Triomf red) This is one of the most important bus stations in the city of Barcelona, ??with regional, national and international routes. Formerly it was the railway station.
  • Fort Pienc Market (Square Fort Pienc 3, metro Arc de Triomf, L1 red) Like the rest of the neighborhoods of the city, Fort Pienc has its own market, where you can buy very fresh food with great quality.
  • Plaza de Toros Monumental de Barcelona (metro station Monumental, L2 purple) is the main bullring in Barcelona, ??where you can go to bullfights until 2012, date on which they are banned in Barcelona; then this building will be destined for concerts and circuses. Its architecture is neo-Mudejar and Byzantine.
  • L’Auditori de Barcelona (Street Lepanto, 150. (Metro station Marina, L1 red). This is one of main auditoriums in Barcelona, ??and also the seat of the Catalonian School of Music and the Museum of the Music. Its program includes musical performances with different types of music and has a very good acoustics.
  • Teatro Nacional de Cataluña – Catalonia National Theatre:  (Plaza de les Arts 1; Metro station Marina, L1 red and Monumental, L2 purple).

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