The streets of an urbe like Barcelona conceal thousands of stories that have inspired many artists and have also witnessed the evolution of a city.
An example of these is the Passatge de les Manufactures (Manufactory Passage in English). Located between Trafalgar street and Sant Pere Mes Alt street, this passage divides the
Born Quarter from
the Right Eixample Quarter and, with its decadent air,
its transports you to the past.
Its history beggings in 1876 when Joan Cirici, a fabric manufacturer, opened this peculiar passage in a neighborhood that at that time had a clear industrial accent. In fact, this passage was formerly called Industry Passage... although everyone knew it as the Cirici's Passage.
For years this hidden place was abandoned, but thanks to private initiatives, it has been restaured to its old glory. Now we can enjoy the coffered ceilings, the new "Pisadas" sculpture by Antoni Yranzo and the opening of a new bar.
Near the Manufactory Passage, in Sant Pere Mes Alt street number 49 you can find the Sert Passage. Take advantage of its proximity to visit it!