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Can Peguera

The Cheap Houses in Nou Barris

Located at the foot of the northern slopes of Turó de la Peira just off Passeig Fabra i Puig next to Parc de la Guineueta, the tiny Can Peguera neighbourhood takes its name from an old glue factory that used to be in the area.

However, it commonly is known as Les Cases Barates, literally the Cheap Houses, after the simple single storey houses that make up the neighbourhood.

The Cases Barates were built in the 1930s to house people dislodged from Montjuïc due to the 1929 Universal Exposition that was held there and the urbanisation comprises only 650 houses.

The low-rise white dwellings make this one of the most picturesque neighbourhoods in Nou Barris, and following the demolition of Eduard Aunós in Zona Franca and Baró de Viver, along with Milans del Bosch in Bon Pastor, Can Peguera is the only urbanisation of its kind left in Barcelona.



The neighbourhood also contains a school building not currently in use, the church of Sant Francesc Xavier and a single block of flats, which is home to around 30 families.


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