Casa de los Canónigos (Casa dels Canonges) (Canons House) at Bisbe Irurita street and next to Sant Jaume square is a 14th century Gothic building restored in the 1920s by Rubió i Bellver and Jeroni Martorell. It was at that time that neogothic elements were added to the original building … such as this bridge connecting Palau de la Generalitat premises with the religious house, that until 1980 used to be the Official Residence of the President of La Generalitat. Jordi Pujol, the first elected Catalan government president after the 1978 Constitution, discarded the house as a private residence, as have his successors.


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The Eixample is a district of Barcelona between the old city (Ciutat Vella) and what were once surrounding small towns, constructed in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Eixample is characterized by long straight streets, a strict grid pattern crossed by wide avenues, and square blocks with chamfered corners (named illes in Catalan, manzanas in Spanish). This was a visionary, pioneering design by Ildefons Cerdà, who considered traffic and transport along with sunlight and ventilation in coming up with his characteristic octagonal blocks, where the streets broaden at every intersection making for greater visibility, better ventilation and (today) some short-stay parking space. The grid pattern remains as a hallmark of Barcelona, but many of his other provisions were unfortunately ignored: the four sides of the blocks and the inner space were built instead of the planned two or three sides around a garden; the streets were narrower; only one of the two diagonal avenues was carried out; the inhabitants were of a higher class than the mixed composition dreamed of by Cerdà. The important needs of the inhabitants were incorporated into his plan, which called for markets, schools, hospitals every so many blocks. Today, most of the markets remain open in the spots they have been from the beginning
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