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Alignments

Various alignments can be found in the city of Barcelona, some of the most striking would obviously have their reason of existence. Some of them are as follows:


- Av. Diagonal (Avenguda Diagonal) and the Sun: this particular alignment occurs on two important dates, on April 27, which is the day of the Virgin Mary of Montserrat (Mare de Déu de Montserrat), and August 15, date that celebrates the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (Mare de Déu d'Agost).

Avenida Avinguda Diagonal Avenue Barcelona
Image: Diagonal Avenue (Avinguda Diagonal) (Barcelona)

- Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family (known as Sagrada Familia) Expiatory Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with Church of Jesuchrist's Sacred Heart (on Tibidabo mountain) and Three Crosses (Tres Creus, Park Güell).
Three crosses Park Guell Barcelona
Imagen: Three Crosses Hill, Park Guell (Tres Creus, Park Güell) (Barcelona)

- Saint Paul`s hospital (Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau), Sagrada Familia, Güell Palace (Palau Güell).
Saint Paul Sant Pau Hospital Barcelona
Imagen: Sant Pau's Hospital (Barcelona)

- Plazoleta Aribau (in Ciutadella Park), Doctor Letamendi square, and Güell Pavilions (Pedralbes Avenue).
Doctor Letamendi square Barcelona
Imagen: Doctor Letamendi's square (Barcelona)

- A right triangle whose vertexes are Plazoleta Aribau (in Ciutadella Park), Park Güell, and Güell Pavilions (Pedralbes Avenue).
Park Guell Barcelona
Imagen: Park Guell (Barcelona)

- Another right triangle whose vertices are: Spain Square (Plaza Espanya), Glories Square (Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes) and the Port Vell Watch. The streets that comprise it are: Paral·lel Avenue (Avenguda Paral•lel), Meridiana Avenue (Avenguda Meridiana) and Gran Via de las Cortes Catalanes.
Plaza España Plaça Espanya square Barcelona
Imagen: Espanya square (Plaça Espanya) (Barcelona)

- Paral·lel Avenue (Avenguda Paral·lel, parallel to the terrestrial Ecuador) and Meridiana Avenue (Avenguda Meridiana, longitude 2 ° 13'45 .38''[East], which crosses the Earth from north to south) converge at the Clock of the Port Vell (old lighthouse of Barcelona), in front of Maremagnum shopping center. On the other hand, if you trace its bisection to the mountain of Tibidabo, it crosses Saint Jame`s square (Plaza de Sant Jaume), the true center of Barcelona, and aligned with Ciutat Street (Carrer de la Ciutat) and del Bisbe Street (Carrer del Bisbe) – former 'Decamunus' of Roman city of Barcino times.


- Much clearer is the urban alignment of the Eixample of Ildefons Cerda, since they are octagons aligned North-South at the junction of the streets.


- In ancient times, 3 menhirs, now disappeared, probably were aligned: one at the Montjuic, the second in the current Padró square (Plaça del Pardó in Raval Quarter), and the third very close to the actual Canaletas fountain (on Rambla Catalunya).
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