The Vilapicina area at the top end of the neighbourhood is based around the old parish of Santa Eulàlia de Vilapicina, much of which is on the other side of Passeig Fabra i Puig and is now part of Turó de la Peira.
Incidentally, the name Vilapicina derives from the Latin pix and picis meaning glue and comes from the resin that oozed from the local pine trees and was used to seal boats.
Further down the hill, just off Passeig Maragall, you come to La Torre Llobeta centred on a 15th century masia of the same, which is still standing.
The surrounding area was developed as council housing between 1952 and 1955 and, while not being at all attractive, the location makes the area a pretty decent place to live.
However, for me at least, the centre of Vilapicina i La Torre Llobeta is
Plaça Virrei Amat (shown at night below) and Carrer d'Escocia is the main street entirely
within the limits of the neighbourhood.
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