That Roman colony
At first this station was called Roquetes, but in 1999 it was rechristened with the name of the avenue where it is situated, Via Júlia. The origin of this name goes all the way back to that small Roman colony, the Julia Augusta Paterna Faventia Barcino colony, which would end up becoming present-day Barcelona. Founded by Emperor Augustus towards the end of the first century BC, this colony is situated on Mount Tabor: the heart of the present-day Gothic Quarter.
The building of the city was carried out following the model of the military colonies of the time, with two main arteries, the Cardo Maxima and the Decumanus Maximus, which intersected in the middle of the city, at the forum, very close to present-day square de Sant Jaume.
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|The neighbours recommend
carrer de les Borges Blanques, 20
Phone 932 762 164
Small restaurant of Catalan cuisine known by the neighbours for the friendliness of the owners. Closed on Mondays.
carrer de Joaquim Valls, 66
Phone 933 548 428
This tavern is always packed and has an indoor patio ideal to have a beer and eat a tapa.
|Places of interest
LA GUINEUETA PARK
From this metro you can reach the southern entrance of Guineueta park. Beyond it has a large athletic complex inside, it is the place where the Andalucía day is celebrated during the first weekend of march. It is organized by the Federació d’Entitats Culturals Andaluses and it is a very folkloric festival with a floral tribute to the monument of Blas Infante. He is considered as the “Father of the Andalusian land”.
ANDALÚS MANUEL DE FALLA CULTURAL CENTRE
carrer del Mas Duran, 26
Phone 933 531 179
This cultural association aims at maintaining and expanding the cultural and social bonds with Andalusia.
ESPAI VIA FAVÈNCIA
via Favència, 217
Phone 933 541 086
This civic centre offers free lessons of computer science and internet at a modest price. Open in the afternoons and evenings.
PROSPERITAT DISTRICT HOUSE
plaça d’Àngel Pestanya, s/nº
Phone 933 538 644
A meeting point of the district where beyond lots of different activities, it is possible to eat at cheap prices. Live music shows are offered almost every weekend.
CASAL DE JOVES DE PROSPERITAT
carrer Rio de Janeiro, 100
Another district house that hosts courses, workshops and concerts of local groups.