Starting just the other side of Rambla Fabra i Puig, La Sagrera feels almost an extension of Sant Andreu de Palomar particularly if you follow Carrer Gran as it becomes Carrer de la Sagrera.It does, however, have its own old part centred on the lovely porticoed Plaça Massades and is home to the Parc de la Pegaso.The Hipercor hypermarket, site of an infamous ETA bombing in 1988, is located on La Meridiana, which divides La Sagrera in two.On the other side is the disused Canòdrom greyhound track that is expected to become a contemporary art centre when funding is available.The neighbourhood is also going to be home to Barcelona's new high-speed AVE station taking trains north into France and the rest of Europe.

For photo credits, please click on the photograph. This major railway project has changed the urban layout of Sant Andreu and will redefine its role as one of the city's central areas. Click Here To Book Your Barcelona Museum Pass. You can still feel the small-village atmosphere in the Plaça del Mercadal and its surrounding area, and enjoy shopping in the bustling high street, the Carrer Gran de Sant Andreu. Unless otherwise stated all photos and text are copyright 2012-2018. Ajuntament de Sant Andreu - OAC.

of a municipality of the same name, which in the 19th century covered La Meridiana and the River Besòs.Also hugging the banks of the river are the slightly isolated Baró de Viver and Bon Pastor neighbourhoods.Closer However, the buildings conceal a district with a fierce sense of its own history and Barcelona and Madrid will continue in Phase I with some relief as both metropolitan zones can open shops without prior appointment and museums with reduced capacity as Lleida, Girona, Catalonia Centra…. The district's historic centre starts at Plaça del Comerç hugging Carrer Gran as far as Fabra i Puig and is one of the nicest parts of Barcelona.The old two and three storey houses are set on narrow tree-lined streets and surrounded by the administrative centre at Plaça Orfila and a library and recreational area at Can Fabra.Carrer Gran is an excellent shopping street whilst the rambla along Fabra i Puig and Onze de Setembre has some great bars and restaurants and is a particularly pleasant place to sit out in summer. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with this. And another example is the Casa Bloc, a bold rationalist landmark: it was the first example of social housing for workers in Spain and combines 200 private duplex apartments with community gardens. Apartment 1/11 at the Casa Bloc has been converted into a museum so that visitors can find out about the structure and original appearance of the project. It was named after a former municipality in the plain of Barcelona called Sant Andreu de Palomar, the largest in the area, which makes up nowadays the bulk of a neighbourhood bearing the same name. Sant Andreu grew from a series of farmhouses built around the parish church of Sant Andreu del Palomar (which is still standing but was refurbished in the 19th century). Separated from the rest of the district by the Ronda de Dalt and the Nus de la Trinitat, a small scale spaguetti junction that connects all the motorways and rings roads to the north of Barcelona, Trinitat Vella was jerry-built in the early 1950s to house immigrants arriving in Barcelona from the rest of Spain.It still has a large immigrant population and as it was also home to the city's juvenile prison until recently, the neighbourhood doesn't have a great reputation.Local facilities have greatly improved in recent years, though, and the area has a very strong sense of community but to be honest, it is a neighbourhood that is difficult to enthuse about.. Indians on the Nou Barris side of La Meridiana and Navas. He designed this work in 1985 in his trademark style: curves, inspired by the lines of the human body, light colours and tensed cables on either side of a bridge adapted to vehicles as well as pedestrians. The block was designed in 1932 on a z-shaped floor plan by the architects from the GATCPAC (Group of Catalan Architects and Technicians for the Progress of Contemporary Architecture), Josep Lluís Sert, Josep Torres i Clavé and Joan Baptista Subirana, and it became a benchmark for progressive architecture. to town, we have La Sagrera, which was once part of Sant Martí, El Congrés i Els The district also has urban parks and state-of-the-art facilities that have been built on sites once occupied by large factories. This is the case of the Parc de La Pegaso and the Parc de La Maquinista and the old Fabra i Coats factory, which has been converted into a space for emerging artists. Catalonia Is Not Spain: A Historical Perspective is my analysis of the historical background to the differences between Catalan and Spanish identities. If you need to do any paperwork, such as the empadronament, the main Oficina d'Atenció Ciutadana, or Citizens Help Centre, is in the old Fabra i Coats building, which also houses the library, at: Oficina d'Atenció Ciutadana de Sant Andreu Carrer Segre, 24 Sant Andreu de Palomar 08030 Barcelona The autonomies reject opening schools from 0 to 6 years as the Government leaves the decision in Phase 2 to the communities, but they don't see either sanitary or legal guarantees. Going Native in Catalonia is an overview of how I fully adopted the Catalan way of life. Our website uses its own cookies and third-party cookies to improve and personalise our services and make it easier to browse the site. Although much larger, Bon Pastor is the sister neighbourhood to Baró de Viver as it is also centred on a Cases Barates Estate built at the same time.Surrounded by a factories and warehouses and cut off from Santa Coloma by the River Besòs, the neighbourhood's strong Spanish-speaking and gitano population are very much a law unto themselves.The Cases Barates are in process of demolition and replacement but the locals are not always keen to lose their heritage.On the border with Sant Andreu de Palomar, La Maquinista shopping centre is one of the best in Barcelona and a complete renovation of the abandoned industrial areas is planned. Please contact me if you think that a photo has been miscredited or not credited at all. After more than six weeks in lockdown due to the coronavirus, Spain begins the deescalation on Sataurday May 2nd, when a four phase process begins, which aims to bring Spain to a "new normal". It dates back more than a thousand years and is one of the traditional gateways to Barcelona which, for years, was home to factories and textile mills. The Sant Andreu district is like its residents: its temperament, fight, and a profound sense of respect for tradition. You can change your settings or, The old part of the Mercadal neighbourhood, Private horse-trekking trails with views of Barcelona. El Congrés i Els Indians are two neighbourhoods both located on the other side of La Meridiana above La Sagrera.El Congrés comprises standard inner city blocks and was built to house Spanish immigrant families as a commemoration of a Catholic congress held in Barcelona in 1953, which with 300,000 attendees was one of the most important religious events of its day.The other part of the neighbourhood, Els Indians was built at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries by rich Barcelonans who had made their fortunes in the Americas.However, very few fine houses remain and it is difficult to distinguish from El Congrés.

An outstanding example of the district's architectural heritage is the Bac de Roda Bridge, the engineer and architect Santiago Calatrava's first foray into the world of bridge design. If you need to do any paperwork, such as the empadronament, the main Oficina d'Atenció Ciutadana, or Citizens Help Centre, is in the old Fabra i Coats building, which also houses the library, at: Oficina d'Atenció Ciutadana de Sant AndreuCarrer Segre, 24Sant Andreu de Palomar08030 Barcelona, Telephone from Barcelona Metropolitan Area: 010, Telephone from Outside Barcelona: 807 117 700.

From Els Tres Tombs to the Esclat and so many other festivals, tradition marks the course of the former village which, now annexed to Barcelona, still maintains is spirit. neighbourhood by the City Council, woe betide you if you refer it as The tiny Baró de Viver neighbourhood was originally a Cases Barates, literally cheap Housing, Estate built at the end of the dictatorship of Miguel Primo de Rivera in 1929 to house new arrivals from other parts of Spain.The Cases Barates have since been demolished and replaced with modern flats and Baró de Viver retains its working class atmosphere. identity that sees itself as something quite separate from the rest of 13/10/2020 15:02 h Barcelona.