Old Protected Spaces
The name of this station derives from the neighborhood in which it is located, reminding us of the existence of a sagrera or sacred area, which in the past surrounded the church of Sant Martí de Provenςals.
In the old days, sagreres was the sacred land that surrounded consecrated churches. The origin of this name dates back to the eleventh century, when Abbot Oliba reached an agreement with the nobles to create a space thirty feet long where the peasants and their belongings could be preserved under the protection and ecclesiastical immunity, from abuse and aggression which the nobility inflicted on them. < /br>In this protected space of the sagrera, peasants built sagrers, also called cellars, to keep the crops, and in time, population centers sprung around these edifications which progressively grew till industrialization, when this area turned into an industrial enclave, with a clear predominance for textiles and metallurgy sectors.
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|The neighbors recommend
avinguda Meridiana, 233
Phone 933 526 165
Mediterranean seasonal cuisine, lobster rice, rabbit rice… Sunday evenings closed.
avinguda Meridiana, 305
Phone 933 499 071
It’s a neighborhood classic, specializing in all sorts of fresh sea-food. There is a set menu at lunch time. Closed on Wednesdays.
Restaurant LÚA NOVA
carrer Garcilaso, 33
Phone 934 080 234
A well-established restaurant that offers a great variety of dishes, from tapas to grilled meat or seafood.
|Places of Interest
carrer d’Hondures, 30
Phone 933 407 468
An old paint factory built in 1967 that has recently been refurbished and turned into a multipurpose space for all sorts of cultural activities. If you want to be up on the latest, you must check it out! For schedule and programming go to their website.
carrer Juan de Garay, 116-118
Phone 932 562 959
Apart from having a library, this center organizes all sorts of activities, such as alternative film cycles or the VisualSound festival.
PLAÇA DE MASADAS
(between carrer de Coll / de Monlau / de Cortit
A beautiful square with portico, that took inspiration from the French neoclassic art, where you can taste a vermut in one of the nice terraces. Until recently in this square there was the market of toys’ collectors, that now is in the near square of Assamblea de Catalunya, the first Sunday of every month at the morning.
FELIP II MARKET
carrer de Felip II, 118
Phone 933 408 880
Lots of stands and a very nice environment.
LA SAGRERA – MARINA CLOTET LIBRARY
Carrer del Camp del Ferro, 1-3
Phone 933 408 675
A very particular and active library where lots of activities are organized like literary gatherings, exhibitions, etc…
Sagrera’s grand festivity usually falls on the third week in November. On those days, parks, squares and streets become the scene for a myriad of activities. If you like the fiesta, don’t miss out on it! You will find further information at:www.festesdelasagrera.com