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Plaça Sant Jaume, Barcelona

Catalan Square Design – Public Realm in Spain : Spanish Urban Landscape

post updated 10 May 2024

Plaça Sant Jaume

Barri Gotic, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona

Placa St Jaume Barcelona square
photo © Adrian Welch

with Palau de Generalitat, 1596, in background

Place of St Jaume

Image of Plaza Sant Jaume available: photos 1280×1024 pixels, 72dpi

The Square takes its modern name from the church of Church of Sant Jaume, which had been located at the site of the square since medieval times. Formerly, the city council of Barcelona met in the porch at the front of that church, until it bought a number of nearby homes that would house the future headquarters of the institution on the neighboring street.

The old church was demolished in 1823 when Ferran Street was being built; its demolition also allowed for the Square to be rebuilt as it exists today. Note that prior to these demolitions, the square was limited to a small angular space, with the rest of the future plaza being occupied by the same church, its cemetery, and the houses of the Magistracy and the General Court of the Veguer.

Barcelona building near Placa St Jaume

Barcelona Cathedral
Barri Gotic, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona

Barcelona Cathedral
photo © Adrian Welch

Location: Placa Sant Jaume, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Catalunya, Northeast Spain, southwestern Europe

Barcelona Architectural Designs

Contemporary Architecture in Barcelona – architectural selection below:

Barcelona Parks + Squares

Barcelona Architecture Walking Tours by e-architect for groups
Barcelona Pavilion building
picture © Adrian Welch

Barcelona Architecture

Barcelona Architect

Barcelona Cathedral

Squares in the Ciutat Vella

Placa Reial Barcelona

Placa de Catalunya Barcelona
Placa de Catalunya Barcelona
photo © Adrian Welch

Placa Sant Jaume, Barcelona: Photo © Adrian Welch

Santa Caterina Market – located just to the east of this square

Architectural Walking Tours

GSS Security Mataró Office Interior, Mataró
Design: Alex March Studio
GSS Security Mataró office design Barcelona
photo : Eugeni Pons
GSS Security Mataró
Just entering the reception area, our retina already obtains the hallmarks of the entire project: a sharp style with an industrial character, very welcoming and with a futuristic point, which harmonizes with the cutting-edge technology offered by the company GSS Security.

Hall BSM-Pompeu Fabra University
Architects: deardesign Studio
Hall BSM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
photo : Aitor Estevez
Hall BSM-Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
By highlighting the new educational model with a disruptive spirit, the BSM-Pompeu Fabra University, has created a new brand with artistic and urban flair. A new visual and spatial identity that connects with users, reflects the differential truths of the new model, stands out from the competition and allows its disruptive discourse.

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