Tetuan Square or Doctor Robert Gardens

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Updated: 11/11/2019

Plaça Tetuan, s/n
08010 Barcelona
Barcelona

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Cultural productions:
Barcelona Film Commission
(+34) 93 454 80 66
filmcommission@bcn.cat

(You can also manage the permit by filling the forms in this website)

Commercial Productions:
Medi Ambient - Parcs i Jardins
(+34) 93 256 20 34 / (+34) 93 256 20 35
permisos_masu@bcn.cat

The square, like an oasis with many plants, is at the intersection of two main high traffic streets. A green garden located at the crossing of Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes and Passeig de Sant Joan. If we observe the square from the sky, we would discover that this place has an eye-shape, because “Tetuan” –the original name was Tittawin- means “eyes” in Berber language.

The square's central area contains the Doctor Bartomeu Robert i Yarzábal monument. Josep Llimona conceived the sculpture as a great stone fountain, where on top stands Doctor Robert’s bust, a representation of Glory- made of stone-, and seven bronze statues. Llimona was helped by the famous architect Lluís Domenech i Montaner, who at that time was inspired by Gaudí, specifically by his new building, La Pedrera. 

Symbol of Catalan nationalism: Dr. Bartomeu Robert, the mayor who led the protest movement of Catalan merchants and industrialists, against the Spanish tax law in 1899, known as “the closing of the cashboxes”.