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The Rambla de la Llibertat

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The Rambla de la Llibertat is the main avenue of the Barri Vell in Girona. It starts near the Pont de Pedra and runs parallel to the Onyar River. Its origins date back to the 13th century, when an important market was held there, and its most characteristic feature is probably the arcades or porticoes.

Pont de pedra
Pont de pedra

Its name comes from the Tree of Liberty, planted in 1869 during the Democratic Sexennium. Originally, it was composed of a large square that extended from l’Argenteria to Abeuradors Street, and continued through a narrow street to the Pont de Pedra.

The current layout of the Rambla dates back to 1885, resulting from a municipal commission to achieve a wider and more continuous avenue. However, several buildings, such as the arcades and palaces, from the Baroque period and the 18th century, were preserved.

It is one of the most emblematic places in Girona, currently a space for walking and leisure, for both locals and visitors, bordered by historic buildings on both sides.

Rambla de la Llibertat
Rambla de la Llibertat

On the east side, there are medieval and neoclassical style buildings, with arcades on the ground floor. Additionally, some facades feature stone blocks and Gothic windows. For example, no. 36, Can Casadevall, has two interesting Gothic-style windows.

Every Saturday or during long fairs, the artisans of Pont de Pedra set up various stalls with assorted craft products.

Additionally, through the Rambla you can also access the emblematic Pont Eiffel or Pont de les Peixateries Velles, recognizable by its red metal structure.

The Rambla de la Llibertat

Since its inception, the Rambla has been a commercial hub for the city’s inhabitants. Additionally, it houses several monuments of interest, such as the modernist facade of Casa Norat. Don’t miss this essential stop in Girona!

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