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Call Street


Basic Information

Location Barcelona, Spain
Country Spain
City Barcelona
Address Barcelona, Spain

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 41.3821,2.17577


The street which lends its name to the district is surprising for its animation and shape; the Roman wall which stands out from a façade reminds us of its origin: a closed cul-de-sac without an exit which led to the Jewish quarter.

At the confluence of Sant Domènec Street with Call Street was the main gate to the Jewish quarter. Call Street, which formed the cardus of the Roman city, underwent changes to its straight layout with the construction in the Middle Ages of Castell Nou, a fortress which was set up on the original Roman gate. Also known as the Tower of Hercules or Cató Tower, the castle suffered a severe collapse in 1553, but its ruins survived until 1848 when they disappeared to make way for Ferran Street.

At number 5 Call Street there are still remains of the Roman wall which was opened to facilitate the thoroughfare to Banys Nous; both his house and that of number 7 maintain their medieval mark after successive restorations.

The crossing of the Call Streets, Avinyó, Boqueria and Banys Nous has been known as «the four corners of call».

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