Fontana Roure


The Gràcia fountain

The name of the Fontana has its origins in an old property of Joaquin Roca i Batlle, that belonged to the district of Gràcia and within there were orchards, a woodland open to the public where neighbours often came to spend time, gardens with sculptures, jets and a lovely fountain which gave the property its name.
This place was popularly known as the snake house, since according to the legend on its porch there was a stuffed snake more than four meters long. The building had a ground floor and two upper levels, with a chapel on the one side and a shining sundial on the exterior façade. The house’s heir, Vicenç Roca i Pi, sold it in the late 19th century. The Prat boulevard was urbanized when several residential buildings were built on the properties’ land. In 1905 the theatre Gran Teatro del Bosque de la Fontana was inaugurated, it was the predecessor to today Bosque cinema. This grand theatre also had a garden, a drinks stand and an ice rink.


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The neighbours recommend

Fontana RoureBAR ROURE
carrer de Lluís Antúnez, 7
Phone 932 187 387
Since 1889, one of the most emblematic bars of Gràcia small town. Sandwiches, snacks and lunch menu. It is one of those which open early and close late…

carrer del Cigne, 14
Phone 934 160 673
This innovative and original concept of store in the heart of Gràcia district: not only can you choose among 100 types of virgin olive oils, vinegars or natural liquors, you can also pick the kind of bottle you want it stored in and the cork you would like to use.

carrer Verdi, 15
Phone 934 153 057
A crepe shops chain with a diversified, beyond crepes, you can also taste biscuits, different kinds of tea, infusions, cocktails…

Places of interest

Walking along Gran de Gràcia, probably one of the most emblematic streets in the neighbourhood, you can find many buildings with great architectural value, such as Casa Francesc Cama, at number 77,Casa Elisa Bremon, at number 61, or Casa Cama i Escurra, with its wonderful iron forged balconies with leaded glasses, at number 15. The district of Gràcia is popular also for the large number of squares and the street life.

Fontana Casavicens

carrer de les Carolines, 24
This spectacular house that hints at an oriental and Mudéjar inspiration, was built in 1883. It is considered the first major assignment undertaken by Antoni Gaudí commissioned by Manuel Vicens, owner of a ceramic and tiles factory, which explains the dominance of tiles on the façade. Today it is open for visitors.

travessía de Sant Antoni, 6-8
Phone 932 184 485
Centre devoted to traditional Catalan culture. Concerts, music workshops and traditional dances are organized.

Barcelona-en-MiniaturaBARCELONA EN MINIATURA
plaça del Nord, 4
A big model of the city that continues growing over the years: buildings and moving trains and cars all in miniature. Open only on Sunday from 11.00 p.m. to 14.00 p.m., the ticket is 3 euros, free entrance for children.

Lluisos de Gracia

plaça del Nord, 7-10
Phone 932 183 372
Social, cultural and sports association with more than 150 years of history, that offers a wide range of activities.



Espai Jove La Fontana

carrer Gran de Gràcia, 190-192
Phone 933 681 004
It is a place where cultural and leisure activities are promoted among not only young people. Exhibits, workshops, concerts, theatre, dance and cinema discussions…lots of activities a stone’s throw from the metro!



Mercat Llibertat

plaça de la Llibertat, 27
Phone 932 170 995
It is probably one of the most emblematic markets after the Boquería market. It is an iron construction of 1888 designed by the architect Miquel Pascual i Tintorer, decorated with creative elements by the Gaudí’s friend Francesc Berenguer i Mestres. The market received this name as a symbol of Gràcia town’s rebellion against the government of the general Prim in 1870.



Sant Medir festival is held on the 3rd of March in Gràcia. This is a popular and sweet festivals, in which 27 groups go about on horses or on different old horse-drawn carriages and trucks through Gràcia streets showering sweets everywhere, to the delight of the little ones.
The grand festivals of Gràcia take place in mid-August one of the most awaited festivals among the people of Barcelona.


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