The tiny La Teixonera neighbourhood is located on the hills above Barcelona between Vall d'Hebron, La Clota and El Carmel in the Horta-Guinardó District and El Coll in Gràcia to which it is most closely associated.
Between 1915 and 1930 it was known as the Colónia Taxonera after Joaquim Taxonera, who urbanised the area by building one and two storey houses with gardens and in fact, Casa Taxonera on Carrer del Besòs currently houses a geriatric day centre.
Just like other neighbourhoods in the area, the period of mass immigration from 1950 to 1970 left its mark and stretched the capacity of the narrow streets to support new oversized buildings to their limit.
For many years, the parish church of Sant Cebrià functioned as the local community centre until the Centre Cívic de la Teixonera opened in 1995.
The focus of the neighbourhood is Plaça Taxonera and the Mercat del Vall d'Hebron is on the northern limit of the neighbourhood.
El Coll|La Teixonera - Blue L5 Metro Line
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