Vida i miracles de la plaça Reial

Xavier Theros

Albertí Editor

The space where Plaça Reial stands today was the site of an old convent, where there had formerly been a mediaeval brothel, and over time it became the place where the upper crust went for a late supper after coming out of the Liceu opera house. It was also the meeting place for sardana dancers and trippers, a lively and popular square before the Civil War, an empty and dirty spot in the postwar, the night-life epicentre in the 1950s and 1960s, an entry point for drugs in the 1970s and 1980s, a showcase for the socialist Administration in the 1990s and one of the best known and most photographed corners by tourists. Rarely can one set foot in a setting with so much history that is still so alive, an iconic place that should be rediscovered by everyone from Barcelona.

  • Catalan

  • 25.00 €





    23 x 23 cm



    • Ciutat Vella

    • Public Space

    • Neighbourhood

    • History

    • Society

    • City