History

The transformation of the neighbourhood

The decline of the textile industry was lethal to the neighbourhood and by the 1980s it was deep in crisis. Factories and workshops lay abandoned and once mighty companies were ruined. But with the cry of "the Ville de Barcelona" came the resurrection of the district. And meanwhile, old Plaça Prim, sitting on so much history, looks out at the sea wearing a half smile and a cigar between his lips.