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A viewpoint, a medieval castle and the legend of the Taj Mahal in Barcelona

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Views of Barcelona from the viewpoint of Torre Baró

The viewpoint and castle of Torre Baró

There are places in Barcelona that stay away from tourist routes. Intact persist to the changes that the center of the city undergoes and to the hordes of travelers who seem to queue for the love of art or eat mediocre paellas at lobster prices included. Obviously there is everything.

The viewpoint of Torre Baró is one of those places. Away from the center of Barcelona, ​​this enclave is very close to the place where the Fifth Forca once stood, whose appearance warned at that time of thugs before entering the city and that gave rise to the expression of remoteness that today we use in Catalan.

Between Trinitat Nova, Ciudad Meridiana and Vallbona, this edged hill rises with the so-called Torre Baró Castle and a viewpoint with privileged views of the city of Barcelona and the Besós valley. We are in full nature, in one of the vertices of the Collserola mountain range that separates the city of Barcelona with the interior regions.

Constructions that can be seen in Torre Baró from the castle

The immigration of the sixties motivated self-construction and barracks. Although the city council has already done a face lift during the last decades, we can still breathe an atmosphere far removed from the usual stamp that we want to sell from Barcelona from the institutions. Very close to the neighborhoods where more evictions occur, where unemployment strikes hardest and many locals and immigrants manage as best they can, stands one of the most beautiful and least decorated viewpoints of the city.

The Torre Baró viewpoint is located in the most northeastern area of ​​the city, very close to the Besos River that delimits the border of the city of the Olympics with the periphery that until recently has been omitted in tourist brochures.

Also, at the top of the hill Torre Baró Castle displays a legend that the writer David Izquierdo did not hesitate to catalog it as the Taj Mahal of Barcelona. To locate ourselves, we must change the emperor of India who built that great monument and infinite expression of love in Agra for the baron of Sivatte in the early twentieth century in Barcelona and an incipient bourgeoisie who sought the remedies of incurable diseases away from the unhealthy streets from the city center, upside down with the construction of the Eixample.

Mountain views from Torre Baró

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