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Plaça Urquinaona, Barcelona

Plaça Urquinaona, Barcelona

Torre Urquinaona.
The Plaça d'Urquinaona is one of the principal squares in central Barcelona. It is officially part of Dreta de l'Eixample neighbourhood. The Eixample is characterized by long straight streets, a strict grid pattern crossed by wide avenues, and square blocks with chamfered corners. This was a visionary, pioneering design by Ildefons Cerdà, who considered traffic and transport along with sunlight and ventilation in coming up with his characteristic octagonal blocks, where the streets broaden at every intersection making for greater visibility, better ventilation and (today) some short-term parking areas.

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Photo taken @ B on 9 July 2019 (© Harald Felgner / Flickr)

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