CATALONIA SQUARE BARCELONA
Plaça de Catalunya (Catalan articulation: [ˈpɫasə ðə kətəˈɫuɲə], which means in English "Catalonia Square"; here and there alluded to as Plaza de Cataluña, its Spanish name) is an extensive square in focal Barcelona that is, for the most part, thought to be the two its downtown area and where the old city (see Barri Gòtic and Raval, in Ciutat Vella) and the nineteenth century-fabricated Eixample meet.
A portion of the city's most imperative roads and roads meet at Plaça Catalunya: Passeig de Gràcia, Rambla de Catalunya, La Rambla or Portal de l'àngel, notwithstanding Ronda de Sant Pere, Carrer de Vergara or Carrer de Pelai. The court involves a region of around 50,000 square meters. It is particularly known for its wellsprings and statues, its vicinity to a portion of Barcelona's most famous attractions, and the groups of pigeons that accumulate in the inside.
After the medieval city dividers were obliterated in the nineteenth century, eager outlines for the city's open spaces were considered under the direction of outstanding urban organizers. Plaça Catalunya was imagined as a major aspect of Placa Rovira in 1859, however, no official authorization from the legislature was given until the 1888 Universal Exposition. It was urbanized without precedent for 1902 and was additionally altered in 1929, on the event of the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, which likewise incorporated the development of a metro station. Planner Francisco Nebot composed the progressions made in 1929.
In May 2011 Plaça Catalunya was the fundamental area where hostile to government dissents and sit-ins were held in Barcelona, reflecting the occasions in other Spanish urban areas.
Plaça Catalunya has many intriguing models illustrative of Noucentisme, Neo-Classicism and diverse cutting-edge developments.
- Deessa, by Josep Clarà.
- Minister de Pau, by Pablo Gargallo.
- Francesc Macià landmark. It peruses: "Catalunya a Francesc Macià".
- Josep Llimona's models.
The mosaics that embellish the dividers of the underground piece of Plaça Catalunya were composed by students of Escola Massana.
A couple of theaters have been built up in Plaça Catalunya since its development, none of which are surviving.
- Teatre del Bon Retir (1876-1885)
- Circ Eqüestre Alegria (1879-1895)
- Eldorado Concert (1887-1929)
- Teatre Barcelona (1923-198-)
There still are, in any case, different auditoriums in the adjacent zone, situated in different roads or squares.
Bistros and eateries
Essentially, a large portion of the bistros and eateries where authors and craftsmen would meet in the city haven't made due, with the prominent special case of Café Zurich, where Fabiola of Belgium's sibling filled in as a piano player. The accompanying ones vanished with the Spanish Civil War:
- Maison Dorée
- Bistro Colón
- La Lluna
- Cafè Suís
Different administration buildings
- El Corte Inglés
- El Triangle, containing a three-story FNAC shop.
- H10 Catalunya Plaza
- Lodging Monegal
- Olivia Plaza Hotel: 4 stars lodging. Olivia Plaza Phone +34933168700
- Lodging urquinaona Hotel Urquinaona
- Banco Español de Crédito (Banesto).
- Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA).
- Banco de España
- Caja Madrid
The square is additionally one of Barcelona's most essential transport center points, both above and underground.
The first Barcelona metro line in Barcelona, known as Gran Metro, had Plaça Catalunya as one of its ends. It went to wind up the present green line, L3, worked by TMB. It's additionally served by two FGC lines.
- Catalunya (L1, L3, L6, L7)
- Passeig de Gràcia (L2, L3, L4).
- Transport 9 Pl. Catalunya - Pg. Zona Franca
- Transport 14 Vil·la Olímpica - Pg. Bonanova
- Transport 16 Urquinaona - Pg. Manuel Girona
- Transport 17 Barceloneta - Av. Jordà
- Transport 24 Av. Paral·lel - Carmel
- Transport 28 Pl. Catalunya - Carmel
- Transport 41 Pl. Francesc Macià - Diagonal Mar
- Transport 42 Pl. Catalunya - Santa Coloma
- Transport 55 Parc de Montjuïc - Plaça Catalana
- Transport 58 Pl. Catalunya - Av. Tibidabo
- Transport 59 Pg. Marítim - Plaça Reina Maria Cristina
- Transport 66 Pl. Catalunya - Sarrià
- Transport 67 Pl. Catalunya - Cornellà
- Transport 68 Pl. Catalunya - Cornellà
- Transport 141 Av. Mistral - Barri del Besòs
Barcelona's night transport is known as Nitbus and the vast majority of its lines serve Plaça Catalunya:
- N1 Zona Franca (Mercabarna) - Pl. Catalunya - Roquetes (Aiguablava)
- N2 Av. Carrilet - Pl. Catalunya - Badalona (Montigalà)
- N3 Collblanc - Montcada I Reixac
- N4 Via Favència - Pl. Catalunya - Gran Vista
- N5 Pl. Catalunya - Gran Vista
- N6 Barcelona (Roquetes) - Santa Coloma (Oliveres)
- N7 Pl. Pedralbes - Pl. Llevant (Fòrum)
- N8 Can Caralleu - Santa Coloma (Can Franquesa)
- N9 Pl. Entrance de la Pau - Tiana (Edith Llaurador)
- N11 Barcelona (Pl. Catalunya) - H. Can Ruti
- Barcelona Plaça Catalunya railroad station
In pop culture
Plaça de Catalunya is an included area in the 2009 computer game Wheelman, distributed by Midway Games.