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La Cascada Fountain
 

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La Cascada Fountain - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

This panorama of La Cascada in the Parc de la Ciutadella was taken from the edge of the small pond into which the waters fall. The gives a central view of the Baroque structure and the staircases leading up either side to the Arch at the top of the fountain. On top of the arch is a horse drawn chariot about to take off. The pond itself is tiered, and numerous winged beasts and griffins guard parts of the fountain.

La Cascada Fountain - FURTHER INFORMATION

La Cascada Fountain - Barcelona visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'La Cascada Fountain' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Catalonia.

The Cascada fountain is in the north east corner of the Parc de la Ciutadella in Barcelona. The Cascada was built in 1888 Universal Exhibition of Barcelona, at the same time as the Arc de Triomf which is nearby. La Cascada is a Baroque fountain with a triumphal arch on top of which is a horse drawn chariot. There are staircases and entries to the structure with various sculptures. In front of the Cascada is a small pond into which the fountains tumble. There is a second panoramic picture taken from the steps of the Cascada fountain.

La Cascada was designed by designed by Josep Fontsère, assisted by Antoni Gaudí, who was still a student at the time. It is loosely based on the Trevi Fountain in Rome.

Travel and Getting There:
Metro: Arc de Triomf metro station. The Parc de la Ciutadella is also very close to the Estacio Terme o de Franca railway station.

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