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Area Fous - Platja Barceloneta and W Hotel
The Barceloneta district, an idyllic seaside neighbourhood, was the place of residence for boat crews and fishermen. It sits on a plot of reclaimed land in the shape of a lateen sa[...]
Barcelona: Facing the Sea There is a monument 1 to this emblematic navigator at the end of the Rambla, just where Barcelona meets the sea. There is a lift which takes you to the to[...]
Area Focus - Parallel - Three Chimneys - Pic by LMS
Paral·lel Avenue goes from Plaça de Espanya to the port. On one side lies the neighbourhood of Poble Sec, and on the other, the Eixample. At the end of the 19th century and until t[...]
The Casa Provincial de la Maternidad 5 was built between 1889 and 1898. It consists of a series of great halls and attractive buildings, some of which are in the modernist style. A[...]
The neighbourhood owes its name to the farms and fields that made up the old rural village in the parish of Sarrià. Its medieval past can still be seen today in several large house[...]
Area Focus - Sants and Hostafrancs - CaixaForum Roof pic by LMS
Casimir Casaramona commissioned the famous architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch to design a factory for his textile-production enterprise. In addition to being a widely acknowledged ar[...]
Area Focus - Sants and Hostafrancs - Espanya Industrial Park pic by LMS
Until well into the 20 century, the lands now occupied by this versatile park housed a large textile factory with the same name that the park inherited 13 . Thanks to a neighbourho[...]
Area Focus - Sants and Hostafrancs - Escorxador Park pic by LMS
Joan Miró Park 10 , also known popularly by its former name, Parc de l’Escorxador, is located at the end of Carrer Tarragona, next to the new Arenas 11 shopping centre and ne[...]
Plaça Espanya This is not only the beginning of the Hostafrancs and Sants neighbourhoods, but also the gateway to Barcelona’s convention centres Fira de Barcelona (Montjuic) 5 . It[...]
Carrer de Sants No one would imagine that the streets of Sants and Creu Coberta 4 , whose four kilometres make up one of Europe’s largest commercial hubs, was, until well into the [...]