Prim Square is a hidden gem in the middle of Poblenou: a corner to enjoy the time going by… Right in the middle of the city, yet so far at the same time. The square is like having a part of Cadaqués in the middle of Barcelona.
A bit of history…
Prim Square is in the middle of the historic center of Poblenou and was built in 1851 ,although it was urbanized in 1856. It was first named after Isabel II, but its name changed in 1868 to honor General Prim and the end of the absolute monarchy. The surroundings of the square were place of residence of the fishermen and the workers of that time. The small, white facades that are visible nowadays are a sample of the usual fishermen houses from 19th century and,
possibly, the oldest houses in the neighborhood. There are 3 ombú trees that shade the square in the summer and a fountain that stands out in the middle of it.
SLOW DOWN THE PACE
The square its a reminder of the past, an oasis of quietness away from the vortex of frenzy, delirium and impetuosity that lives have become. The place is like going back to the life of a coastal village were delicious, frugal dishes were prepared with the fresh fish of the see.