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Un rincón de concordia

By Eddy Lara de www.destinosactuales.com

There are hidden parts of Barcelona capable of surprising even those of us who live in this city. One of those concealed treasures is the Plaça de la Concordia.

Far from the tourism bustle of the city emerges a place whose location camouflages the treasure it can represent. Right next to one of the vibrant financial centres of Barcelona (the western end of Avenida Diagonal) and the district of Les Corts (famous for being the home of the Camp Nou football stadium) we come across the Plaça de la Concòrdia.

It seems as if the name of this square (Harmony Square) was given to it for a reason because, although a significant part of the tourism and financial work in the city takes part around it, time passes at a different pace within the square itself. Tranquillity oozes from all four sides of this square and therefore makes it the perfect place to spend a summer’s afternoon on a terrace with a beer or a glass of wine while observing a lifestyle among the inhabitants that would perhaps be better suited to a small village than a large city such as Barcelona.

One of the iconic places in this square is the Centro Cívico Can de Deu, created especially to promote jazz together with the importance of a sustainable environment in the city. It has a garden and a bar in which to enjoy a vermouth while soaking up the sun and tranquillity of this spot.

If what you’re after is something to eat, the Fragments Café restaurant offers one of the most varied selections of tapas in the city. The ‘patatas bravas’ (chips in a spicy sauce) are especially good and the most popular dish among the patrons. Other delights to be had here, whether on its terrace, in the garden, at the bar or sat at a table inside or out, include the ‘gildas’, parmesan cheese with modena vinegar, anchovies with confit onion, scrambled eggs with mushrooms and foie… all to be washed down with an excellent selection of Spanish wines. And why not top it off with Belgian chocolate cake?

In one of the streets off of the square you will find Infussion Bar, perfect for spending an afternoon while enjoying teas of the Mediterranean, Middle East and beyond. The décor evokes the atmosphere of a souk in Marrakech… the perfect place when visiting the square in the depths of winter.

Life in the square can also be appreciated at weekends, thanks to the market that adds colour and sounds to the place. However, every place that calls this square home has its own charm: the cake shop, the chemist’s and the Florentine Cup&Cakes – somewhere to enjoy freshly baked cakes, biscuits and cupcakes.

By Eddy Lara de www.destinosactuales.com

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