Plaza Francesc Macia, Barcelona

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Plaça de Francesc Macià (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈplasə ðə fɾənˈsɛzɡ məsiˈa]) is a square in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. Located in one of the main business areas of the city, it is one of the most transited points of Barcelona. It is crossed by Avinguda Diagonal and several other major thoroughfares: Avinguda de Josep Tarradellas, Travessera de Gràcia, Carrer del Comte d'Urgell and Avinguda de Pau Casals. It is part of the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district, even though it borders two other districts of Barcelona: Les Corts and Eixample.


It is named after Francesc Macià (1859-1933), Catalan president during the Second Spanish Republic who proclaimed a short-lived Catalan Republic.


The central part of the square contains a pond modelled after the shape of Menorca, the birthplace of its architect, Nicolau Rubió i Tudurí, as well as feminine sculpture called Joventut ("youth") designed by Josep Manuel Benedicto, added in 1953.


Spanish-language newspaper La Vanguardia is based in Avinguda Diagonal 477, within square limits.
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  • Plaza Francesc Macia is a public square surrounding a large and I mean large roundabout. It’s named for Francesc Macia, the president of the shorted lived Catalan Republic, which lasted three days...  more »
  • Plaza Francesc Macia is basically a very large traffic roundabout. It is called a "Plaza", but you would be risking your life trying to get to it from the footpath, a long way away! You would have to....  more »
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