Hi everyone! Today we are here to explain a very peculiar place. What can we find on a walk in Poblenou? History, fantastic places full of life and the past.
Barcelona has many interesting places, some of them are very touristy and others, like this one, are quite far from the heart of the city.
Plaça de Prim
But not for that fact it is worthwhile to discover them.
This is the case of Plaça de Prim. One of the most emblematic squares in the Poblenou neighborhood its history dates back to the mid-19th century.
History of the place
In the 19th century, the square was inhabited by fishermen and workers in the neighborhood. It has the atmosphere of a coastal town, which is not a coincidence. Poblenou had a seafaring vocation before it became an indrustrial zone. Here we can see some of the last fishermen’s houses.
They are the typical low buildings, characteristic of marine districts that were constructed during the 19th century, houses with white calcium walls. Another distinctive element of the square is the three immense trees from the Argentine and Uruguayan Pampa.
Why is it called Plaça de Prim?
The square was called Prim due to the desire of the federalists and Republicans who wanted to honor the monarchical absolutism of Queen Elizabeth II.
So, a place full of history. Has this been helpful in answering the question of ‘What can we find on a walk in Poblenou?’
In addition, in the square we can find a restaurant to eat where you can taste some of the best seafood dishes in Barcelona. The place is called ‘Els pescadors’, (the fishermen) naturally, it does not disappoint. Although their best dishes are fish, they also have ham, rice, fritters, and meat.
Many people in Barcelona do not know about the existence of this place, so you should take advantage of it. Why? Because it is not crowded, because of the possibility of feeling like locals and because it is a beautiful place to go for a walk.
I hope you like it very much, and if you go, take pictures with the hashtag #barcelonaexplorers
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