El Camp de l'Arpa del Clot

A Lovely Neighbourhood close to the City Centre

Camp de l'Arpa was once part of a larger neighbourhood known as La Muntanya, which extended up the hill from El Clot and also included neighbouring El Guinardó.

Located in the corner of Sant Martí de Provençals and delimited by Dos de Maig, Sant Antoni Maria Claret, Navas de Tolosa, Meridiana and Aragón, the area was agricultural until the mid-19th century.

The neighbourhood's name is a deformation thatalmost certainly refers to a dolmen located here mentioned in the Cartulari de Sant Cugat in 1037 as ad ipsa archa.

Despite being cut across by Carrer de l'Independència and Carrer Mallorca most of the neighbourhood wasn't included in the Pla Cerdà for the Eixample in 1859.

It seems the local owners influence was too strong and it is for this reason that Carrers Roselló, Provença and Valencia finish at the junction with Carrer Rogent.





This means that some of the 19th century passages such as Passatge del Sospir, Passatge del Trinxant and Passatge del Pistó have survived giving the neighbourhood a lovely feel.


Another example of the agricultural past is the masia Can Miralletes while the recently reformed Plaça de Can Robacols and the pedestrianised Carrer Rogent provide the main focus for neighbourhood life.

Public Transport

Furthermore, Clot-Aragó is the main Barcelona Local Trains Station for this part of Barcelona until the completion of La Sagrera.



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