The old Guinardó House
The neighbourhood of Guinardó belonged to the old municipality of Sant Martí de Provençals, which bordered with Horta and Gràcia. This area received the name of an old of fifteen century house, built when these lands were for grazing and farming and which belonged to Salvador Riera. The house is already mentioned in several documents of that period.
As far as the second term is concerned, the station, just as another one on the blue line, takes its name from Sant Pau, a hospital that is in the area. Saint Peter lived in the area in the first century AD and after having persecuted those who professed the Christian faith, ended up converting himself.
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|The neighbours recommend
|Restaurant LA CUINA DEL GUINARDÓ
carrer de Varsòvia, 148
Phone 934 360 919
This culinary store has opened a restaurant on the first floor where you enjoy a delicious meal.
|Places of Interest
Next to the metro’s exit you will find the new Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau of Barcelona, which was inaugurated in 2009 as a substitution to the historic hospital building of Domènech i Montaner. This centre is equipped with the latest technology and has many more outpatient areas than the old hospital.
avinguda Mare de Déu de Montserrat / carrer de Budapest / plaça de la Mitja Lluna
This park is located on the hill of la Rovira, and it borders on the Guinardó district. Its 16 hectares are divided in three different areas: at the bottom, where the main entrance is, you can find the square del Nen de la Rutlla and other terraces at different levels, surrounded by trees and bushes. In the middle of the park, you’ll find the garden designed in 1916 by the Frenchman Jean C. Forestier, and Nicolau Rubió i Tudurí, both experts in gardens. The font (fountain) font del cuento, The font (fountain) del Cuento stands out encircled by the typical Mediterranean forest in this middle area. On the top of the hill you can take a walk through a gravel path and enjoy the magnificent views of the city. If you wish, you can actually walk from thisparK del Carmel and the park Güell.
plaça de salvador Riera, 2
Phone 934 369 736
Built originally in the fifteenth century, this house ended-up giving name to this whole area. It’s located within the gardens ofFrederica Montseny and will become a hotel for civic and cultural organizations of the neighbourhood. From the terrace of this building you can enjoy beautiful views of Barcelona.
Av. Mare de Déu de Montserrat, 114-132
Phone 933 622 651
This building designed by the architect Adolf Florensa was a centre for tuberculosis research. Today, it houses many antiques and it hosts exhibitions. The gardens will be renovated since they are destinated to become a public park. If you book the visit on the web, you can enter for free three days per week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the morning.
CENTRE CÍVIC DEL GUINARDÓ
ronda del Guinardó, 113
Phone 934 503 987
This civic centre is located in a building formerly known as the Can Mèlic and later as the Can Planes.