DATE: February 26th at 17-19h

Vallcarca i Els Penitents is a neighborhood of contrasts and rugged terrain, wedged between the hills of El Putxet and El Coll and open to the north towards the Collserola mountain range. It was formerly part of Horta, and the first houses were built in the mid-nineteenth century around the Hostal de la Farigola, an obligatory stop before reaching the sanctuary of El Coll. The construction of the Vallcarca viaduct (1923) and the Military Hospital (1945), together with the urbanization of the river, marked a turning point in the history of the neighborhood.

The neighborhood of La Salut, known for its main attraction, Park Güell, owes its name to the arrival in the area in the 19th century of people from Barcelona fleeing epidemics and looking for healthier air. The first residents were people from Barcelona who settled here to live more safely. The pioneer was Antoni Maria Morera, who had the sanctuary of La Salut built. Soon after, small houses and towers began to be built, many of which still survive between blocks of apartments.

An interesting tour through two of the lesser-known neighborhoods of the district of Gracia.



DEPARTURE PLACE Plaza Lesseps (in front of the Jaume Fuster library)
DAY AND HOUR Friday, February 26, 2021. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
HOW TO FIND US Plaza Lesseps (in front of the Jaume Fuster library)
Tour with official guide 21% VAT

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