Ciutat Meridiana

The city divided by the meridian

The name of Meridiana is given to this “city” because of the large avenue that passes through this area of Barcelona, the Meridiana. It was christened with this name because its layout, which runs from north to the south, coincides partially with the Greenwich Meridian. The Ciutat Meridiana district came into existence in the decade of the 60s at the height of the Franco years. Now It borders on the district of Torre Baró and Vallbona and on the municipality of Montcada i Reixach. It is an area with a lot of slopes, since it was created through many excavation works on the Collserola mountain.

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The neighbours recommend
You will have a hard time finding out where are the restaurants in this area since not even the neighbors recommend me one. They tell me that the majority of bars are popular and that people usually eat at home… We report you the most popular places in the district:

av. dels Rasos de Peguera, 135
The only place in the area that offers a lunch menu. Open every day.

av. dels Rasos de Peguera, 186
Fried fish, roasted kitchen and a lot more. You can take it away or taste it on their terrace.

Places of Interest
Right next to the metro station you will find the la Mare de Déu de Núria market and, in the direction of the city viewpoint of Ciutat Meridiana, the Ciutat Meridiana market in 4, Costabona road. Many escalators and stone steps were built in this area, mainly characterized by steep roads.
Taking the steps that lead to the football field you will see an aqueduct of the nineteenth century. In the past, water was carried thanks to these stone constructions.

carrer Perafita 1-3
Phone 933 594 566
This is an adult education school where they teach basic literacy as well as Catalan and computer science in the evenings.

avinguda Rasos de Peguera 19-25
Phone 932 766 950
This civic centre is located where before the old Palace cinema was. It has a front office and rooms for music and theatre rehearsals. It also hosts workshops and many other activities.

At number 142 on the same avenue, you will find the leaning elevator of the Ciutat Meridiana, a kind of cable car which redeems a 95 meter incline. The ride lasts two minutes and a half and has three stops on its short trajectory. Open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

carrer de Vallcivera, 3 bis
Phone 933 537 519
This building inaugurated in 2009 that stands out for the architectural style as well as for the importance he has within the district, which lacks public and cultural facilities.
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