The French Consul
The Lesseps square receives its name in honour of Ferdinand-Marie de Lesseps i Crevinyi, who lived in a tower located in this square during his stay in the city. He was born in Versalles in 1805 and from 1842 to 1848 he was the Consul of France in Barcelona. In 1842 when Espartero, at that time the city’s regent, ordered the bombing of Barcelona, the diplomat interceded on the city’s behalf.
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|The neighbours recommend
LA TABERNA DE LESSEPS
carrer de Septimània, 23
Phone 932 184 215
More than 30 years offering their clients one of the best grilled meat, Iberian ham, tartare steak and lamb roast… everything delicious!
carrer de Nil Fabra, 11
Phone 627 724 976
Stuzzichini (the Italian word for snacks) is a very original restaurant that offers a varied menu of Italian homemade dishes, appetizers, cocktails…
Restaurant EL JARDÍ DE L’ÀPAT
carrer d’Albert Llanas, 2
Phone 932 857 750
Catalan and Mediterranean restaurant-brasserie with excellent views to the city.
carrer Saragossa, 89
Phone 932 008 597
A very original crepe shop where they offer a great variety of crepes drawn on Catalan and international cuisine… also gluten free!
|Places of Interest
PARRÒQUIA DE VERGE DE GRÀCIA I SANT JOSEP
( ELS JOSEPETS CHURCH )
plaça de Lesseps, 25
The Discalced Carmelites, known as “els Josepets” in Catalonia, established in 1926 in the old road to San Cugat and they consecrated the church of Mare de Déu de Gràcia. The Baroque building that we can observe today was designed by Brother Josep de la Concepció and it started to be built in 1658.
SANT JOSEP DE LA MUNTANYA SHRINE
avinguda del Santuari de Sant Josep de la Muntanya, 25
This neo-Romanesque sanctuary with Modernist elements was created in 1902. Since then it is the home of the Congregation of the Mares dels Desamparats, which currently manages a charity residence for children.
plaça de Lesseps, 6
This original residential building of Modernist style stands just next to the metro entrance. The architect Jaume Torres i Graudesigned it in 1906.
BARCELONA IN MINIATURE
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.
carrer Verdi, 152
Phone 934 151 801
Architecture, design, photography, contemporary art is collected in this room, that opens from Tuesday to Friday 16.00-20.00 p.m. and on Saturday morning. You will enjoy even the furniture.
JAUME FUSTER LIBRARY
plaça de Lesseps, 20-22
Phone 933 684 564
This is a contemporary and modern three-storey building, with a good infrastructure. It accommodates the municipal archive of Gràcia district.
SUSTAINABLE BARCELONA RESOURCE CENTER
carrer de Nil Fabra, 20
Phone 932 374 743
Information, awareness and environmental education.