The lagoon’s channel
In the fifteen century it was inundated by sea water and hence the name of Llacuna, meaning “Lagoon”. Most likely these stagnant lands were a focal point for epidemics and other types of infections, but they yielded very good results in an abundance of hemp and flax harvests.
In 1716 the lagoon’s channel was built, which was also known a Verboom, to honor the father of the area’s project: the Belgian military engineer George Prospero Verboom. Towards the end of the eighteenth century the lagoon dried up, and well into the twentieth century water ceased running down the channel. The Llacuna, a neighbourhood of Sant Martí, was annexed to Barcelona in 1897.
|The neighbours recommend|
|Restaurant EL XIRINGUITO DE ESCRIBÀ
avinguda del Litoral, 42 (playa Bogatell)
Phone 932 210 729
This family-owned restaurant is famous for its seafood but also for its great pastries, so make sure you leave some room for desert.
Restaurant 22 ALF@
Restaurant ELS PESCADORS
|Places of Interest|
|Old factories rehabilitated…
There are old factories in this area which have been refurbished for cultural and professional use. Some examples of said complexes are the El Vapor Llull, in the carrer de Llull, 13, an old chemical factory nowadays occupied mostly by artists; The Farinera La Asunción, in the carrer Roc Boronat, 41, a sample of the most relevant sector of this area: the flour industry; Can Framis, in the carrer de Roc Boronat, 116-126, a place which has replaced wool for samples of contemporary Catalan art (open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM), or El Cànem, on the carrer de la Llacuna, 14-20, and old hemp and jute factory turned hotel.
ATENEU POPULAR LA FLOR DE MAIG
CIBERNÀRIUM EDIFICI MediaTIC
Av. Icària, s/nº
Phone 932 251 661
It is also known also as the “Vell” (Old) or “de l’Est” (Of the East) and it is the first cemetery of the city where daytime and night visits are organized through the different burial places and the important people that are buried there.