La plaça de la Sedeta

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La plaça de la Sedeta

A symbol of work and combat for many local residents, due to its close connection with industry, Plaça de la Sedeta occupies a large plot in the neighbourhood known as Camp d’en Grassot and Gràcia Nova which was formerly a factory area. The old Pujol i Casacuberta factory, known locally as la Sedeta, is now a civic centre that embodies the spirit of its local residents.

Industry and popular struggle

As a clear symbol of the community and popular spirit which has always been characteristic of the neighbourhood of Gràcia, Plaça de la Sedeta houses the civic centre of the same name which has been organising most of the cultural life of the area since 1984, with workshops, courses, concerts, etc.

In historical terms, the industrial brick building occupying 7,000 square metres that now houses the civic centre was formerly a textile factory that was officially called Pujol i Casacuberta, even though it was known locally as La Sedeta, a name which was later given to the square that housed it.

An emblematic civic centre

Framed within a spirit of the struggle for rights, the square was always linked to this factory, and during the tram strike in 1951 it was the first to stop production. In 1978, the square also bore witness to an intense local residents' campaign to save the factory building, which was to be demolished to make way for flats. Eventually the City Council bought it and it was destined for public use.

It is worth paying a visit to the centre of Camp d’en Grassot, which is filled with local residents and young people taking part in the civic centre activities, and discovering one of the most interesting squares in Barcelona in historical terms.

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