Castell de Torre Baró
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Torre Baró offers some of the best views of Barcelona; from the top, you are able to see Nou Barris, Horta, Sant Andreu, Sant Martí, the River Besòs and the foothills of Collserola, with the towns of Santa Coloma, Sant Adrià and Badalona. This medieval-looking structure, in reality, is not an actual castle. It is named after Baró de Pinos mansion, which was destroyed in 1714 during the war of Spanish succession. The current structure was actually built around 1905, there is much debate about the castles origin story, but the city claims it was part of a hotel project that was abandoned. It was declared a historical heritage site in 1989, and a modern viewpoint was built around the castle. There are guided tours of the castle, but the viewpoint and structure can be experienced well without it.
Ctra Alta de les Roquetes, 309
|Transport:||Roquetes (M: L3)|