Historic Building under construction

View of central Eixample in about 1865.

In the foreground, the Historic Building of the University of Barcelona during the construction process. In the background, Passeig de Gràcia, which still has only a few buildings. The construction of the Historic Building was very important for the urban development of the city, as it was one of the first significant buildings constructed outside the old walls and the most important works carried out by the State in Barcelona. It was built between 1863, when the first stone was laid, and 1892-1893.

Image: © Photographic Archive of Barcelona. Author: Marco Sala.