Glòries in the daytime.
Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, most often shortened to Glòries, is a large square in Barcelona, first designed by Ildefons Cerdà to serve as the city centre in his original urban plan (Pla Cerdà), but nowadays relegated to quite a secondary position. Barcelona ( Catalan bəɾsəˈlonə Spanish baɾθeˈlona is the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia Ildefons Cerdà i Sunyer (in Catalan or Ildefonso Cerdá Suñer (in Spanish ( December 23, 1815 - August 21, 1876) was the progressive It is located in the Sant Martí district, bordering Eixample, at the junction of three of the city's most important thoroughfares: Avinguda Diagonal, Avinguda Meridiana and Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes. Sant Martí, is a district of Barcelona located on its eastern side usually numbered 10 out of the ten districts of the city The Eixample ( Catalan for "extension" Spanish: Ensanche) is a district of Barcelona between the old city ( Ciutat Vella) Avinguda Diagonal is the name of one of Barcelona 's most important avenues Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, often popularly known as just Gran Via, is one of Barcelona 's major avenues Currently it serves largely as a roundabout of elevated highways. However, beginning in the early 2000s, and as of 2007, revamping project for Glòries has started, which is aimed to give the square a new role in Barcelona and revitalize the northern districts of the city. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. These plans supplement other large-scale plans in Sagrera and the Fòrum area. The Universal Forum of Cultures ( Catalan: Fòrum de les Cultures, Spanish: Fórum de las culturas) is an The first installment of this project was the construction of the controversial Torre Agbar skyscraper. The Torre Agbar, or Agbar Tower is a 21st-century Skyscraper at Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
The square nowadays
Resembling nothing of what it was intended to be, most of what Glòries looks like nowadays was built in the 1960s, with further additions in the 1990s, and during the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 The 1990s collectively refers to the years between and including 1990 and 1999 The 1992 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held in Barcelona, Large portions of it are occupied by parking lots and its central area is surrounded by concrete walls, part of the not very aesthetic elevated highways. The rest of the square hosts a shopping centre - Centre Comercial Glòries - the secondary school IES Salvador Espriu, and the Torre Agbar. The Torre Agbar, or Agbar Tower is a 21st-century Skyscraper at Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The square also serves as the vanue for one of the city's most renowned traditional open-air marketplaces, Els Encants Vells.
Glòries and its immediate area is planned to become a park with a multitude of services including a public library, a major underground train station (served by RENFE and Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya), a public clinic, a sports centre as well as a museum of design. Renfe Operadora is the State-owned company which operates freight and passenger Trains on the 1668-mm " Iberian gauge " and 1435-mm " Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan Government Railways or FGC, is a Railway company which operates several unconnected lines in Catalonia Integration with other buildings already completed in the area (Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, L'Auditori and Mercat dels Encants) is a key component of proposed redevelopment. L'Auditori is a modern building of 42000 square metres designed by the architect Rafael Moneo, opened on 22nd March 1999, in Barcelona, Catalonia
Fruthermore, the three major thoroughfares that cross Glòries partially laid underground to make room for open green space. Els Encants will be moved to a new location in the square.
Buildings and structures
- Torre Agbar by Jean Nouvel
- La Farinera del Clot, a cultural centre. The Torre Agbar, or Agbar Tower is a 21st-century Skyscraper at Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Jean Nouvel (born 12 August 1945) is a French Architect. Nouvel studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was a founding The building, a former factory, was recently rebuilt.
- Complex de Cinemes-Plaça de les Arts, by Zaha Hadid
- Edifici Ona, and administrative building for the city council. Zaha Hadid (زها حديد CBE (born October 31 1950 Baghdad, Iraq) is a notable British Iraqi deconstructivist Architect
- Centre del Disseny
- Glòries (Trambesòs routes T4 and T5). Glòries is the name of a station in the Barcelona metro system located underground of Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, and served by L1. — Line 1, shortened to L1 and currently known as "Hospital de Bellvitge - Fondo" coloured red and often simply called Línia vermella ("Red Line" The Trambesòs is a Light rail ( Tram) system connecting Sant Adrià de Besòs and Badalona with the city of Barcelona in Spain The Trambesòs is a Light rail ( Tram) system connecting Sant Adrià de Besòs and Badalona with the city of Barcelona in Spain The Trambesòs is a Light rail ( Tram) system connecting Sant Adrià de Besòs and Badalona with the city of Barcelona in Spain
- La Farinera (Trambesòs route T5)
- Line 7 Diagonal Mar - Zona Universitària
- Line 56 Collblanc - Besòs/Verneda
- Line 60 Pl. The Trambesòs is a Light rail ( Tram) system connecting Sant Adrià de Besòs and Badalona with the city of Barcelona in Spain The Trambesòs is a Light rail ( Tram) system connecting Sant Adrià de Besòs and Badalona with the city of Barcelona in Spain Glòries - Zona Universitària
- Line 92 Pg. Marítim - Gràcia
- Line B21 Barcelona (Rda. St. Pere) - Sta. Coloma (Av. Ramon Berenguer IV)
- Line 192 Hospital de Sant Pau - Poblenou
- N0 Pl. Portal de la Pau - Pl. Portal de la Pau
- N2 Hospitalet (Av. Carrilet) - Badalona (Via Augusta)
- N7 Pl. Pedralbes - Pl. Llevant (Fòrum)
A new large station joining the different rail systems of Barcelona has been proposed, but is still under consideration.
- A controversial FGC rail and metro station planned by the Barcelona city council but still not approved by Generalitat de Catalunya.
- A Renfe train station which will probably replace Arc de Triomf train station. Renfe Operadora is the State-owned company which operates freight and passenger Trains on the 1668-mm " Iberian gauge " and 1435-mm " Arc de Triomf is an underground Railway station in Eixample, Barcelona named after the adjacent triumphal arch of the same name. It will be served by R1, R3 and R4 Rodalies lines. Cercanías (θeɾkaˈnias is the name given to the Commuter rail systems of Spain 's major metropolitan areas
- A disputed extension into Avinguda Diagonal of Trambesòs. Avinguda Diagonal is the name of one of Barcelona 's most important avenues The Trambesòs is a Light rail ( Tram) system connecting Sant Adrià de Besòs and Badalona with the city of Barcelona in Spain Convergència i Unió approved the project but Partit dels Socialistes de Catalunya deemed it too expensive. Convergence and Union (Convergència i Unió CiU) is a Political party in Catalonia, Spain. Socialists' Party of Catalonia (Partit dels Socialistes de Catalunya PSC is a Political party in Catalonia, Spain.
- Centre Cultural la Farinera del Clot, a theatre.
- Versus Teatre
- Barcelona Visual Sound, a multimedia festival held in February in different parts of the city, hosts in Glòries its most important acts.
- Hotel Diagonal Barcelona
- Hotel Glories, Padilla 173 - 08013 Barcelona
- ^ http://w3.bcn.es/fitxers/home/noticies/esquemaglories.878.pdf
- ^ Bloc de n'Isaac Garcia
External links Poblenou ( Pueblo Nuevo Spanish New Village, English is an extensive neighborhood of Barcelona ( Sant Martí district that borders the This is a full list of streets and squares in L'Eixample, a district of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Glòries is the name of a station in the Barcelona metro system located underground of Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, and served by L1.
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