An ancient name
Hebron is the city of the West Bank where, according to the Old Testament, David was proclaimed King of Judah. The city’s relationship with this area of Barcelona comes from the history Monastery of Sant Jeroni de la Vall d’Hebron. It was founded in 1393 thanks to Queen Violante de Bar, wife of John the First of Aragon, who had made some monks come from Valencia. The Queen lodged both noblemen and powerful people of Barcelona in the monastery to promote its use, and was instrumental in elevating the monastery’s standing in the centuries that followed.
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|The neighbours recommend
Bar PLAZA CAFÉ
carrer d’Arenys, 14
Phone 934 183 719
A family of fishermen once decided to convert their parking space into a bar, and today they serve tapas of land and sea.
|Places of Interest
VALL D’HEBRON PARK
This huge park is located between Vall d’Hebrón and Montbau metro stops. You can contemplate the city of Barcelona from different heights thanks to different level platforms designed by the artist Joan Brossa. The park includes also several sporting venues such as a municipal pool or rugby, football and tennis fields, and even an archery fields.
MUSEU D’ART PALMERO (MAS FIGUEROLA)
carrer de Judea, 2
Phone 932 126 551
In this museum you have a chance to enjoy the works of the saga of the painters Palmero and Figuerola, known for their expressionism and abstract art with special emphasis on the beauty of the female figure.
OLÍMPICS. MUNICIPAL CENTER OF SPORTS
passeig de la Vall d’Hebrón, 166-176
Phone 934 283 952
In this pavilion the volleyball trainings in the Olympic games of 1992 were carried out. The Tennis Municipal Centre is next to it, where 18 tennis clay courts.
LA VALL D’HEBRÓN MARKET
passeig de la Vall d’Hebrón, 130
One of the most recent markets in Barcelona, it was inaugurated in 1969. In a recent reform the structure was substituted for another one with exposed reinforced concrete.
CENTRE CÍVIC LA TEIXONERA
carrer Arenys, 75
Tel. 932 563 388
A space created to promote artistic, music and performing arts creations… interesting workshops and exhibits, check the web page!