Plaça de la Universitat, Barcelona

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File:PlacaUniversitat.jpg
The UB campus on Plaça Universitat.

Plaça de la Universitat (official Catalan-language name since 1980; Spanish: Plaza de la Universidad) is one of Barcelona's central squares, split between the districts of Eixample and Ciutat Vella. It's on the intersection of Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, Carrer d'Aribau and Ronda de Sant Antoni, to the west of Plaça de Catalunya, to which it's linked through Ronda de la Universitat and Carrer de Pelai.

It receives its name from the Universitat de Barcelona neo-gothic main campus, which lies on the Gran Via side, and was built between the years 1863-1889 by the architect Elies Rogent, who devised the square as well in 1874, at the time when the Eixample was being built after the complete demolition of the city walls. Along with Plaça d'Urquinaona, it's arguably one of the most usual gathering points for demonstrations in the city, as well as offering a pedestrianised area popular with skaters. There are also a number of shops and restaurants, and a primary school.

Transport

Universitat metro station is located on the square and it is served by Barcelona Metro line 1 and line 2.

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Ronda de la Universitat as seen from Plaça Universitat

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