PERMANYER AND TORRE DE LES AIGÜES
to the Hotel Ritz on the Gran Vía is the pretty Passatge Permanyer,
where the famous Catalan pianist Vidiella and the versatile Apel·les
Mestres lived. Opposite the Passatge Permanyer is the Torre de les
Aigües, the only inner courtyard of the Eixample with access for
the public. It is presided over by the tower of a former water deposit,
on the ground floor of which has been built a sort of artificial
beach which children love.
between the years 1862 and 1864, these were the first houses built
in the Eixample designed by Antoni Valls i Galí. They are situated
between the streets Llúria and Consell de Cent, at numbers 340,
369, 371 of the latter. There were originally four houses but one
was knocked down in 1960.
at the junction of Calle Llúria and the wide Calle Aragón, another
of the main arteries of the city. It was transferred from Calle
Jonqueres near Vía Laietana to its present location under the responsibility
of Joan Granell between 1871 and 1888.