Barcelona seen from the Plaza del Nord

“The sunrise from the Plaza del Nord in Barcelona”. This is how Vicenç Casas i Nadal describes the photograph he wanted to share in The Photos of the Readers of La Vanguardia.

In the perspective of the city that the reader shows, the two great towers of the Vila Olímpica can be distinguished. “A well-framed sun”, details the author of the snapshot, referring to the two skyscrapers that are located right in the middle of the sun at dawn.

The Nord square, one of the quietest in Gràcia, still maintains the appearance and authenticity of the old town squares.

During the Civil War, it was called Plaça de Joan Fusté, in memory of a member of the Catalan Parliament who died at the beginning of the armed conflict.

The owners of the land, Ramon Martí and Pau Vilaregut, commissioned the urbanization of this square around the year 1851 to the architect and urban planner Antoni Rovira i Trias.

In Plaça del Nord is the Lluïsos de Gràcia building, a historical entity of the neighborhood founded in 1855. Next to it, there is also the La Salle de Gràcia school.

Sunrise in Barcelona seen from the Plaza del Nord de Gràcia.

Vicenç Casas and Nadal

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