Plaça de Ramon Berenguer III el Gran

Barrio Gótico

The square is dominated by a bronze equestrian statue representing Ramón Berenger III.

The square is the result of the transformation and opening of the Vía Layetana in 1907. The opening left a unique landscape in which the old Roman wall coexists with Gothic and Renaissance art.

The statue was installed in the square in 1954, made of bronze and commissioned to the sculptor Frederic Marès, and there were many comments regarding the disproportionate size of the tail of the horse “Dac”. It is a reproduction of the plaster model that the sculptor Josep Llimona made in his youth and that won the gold medal at the Universal Exhibition in Barcelona in 1888.

Ramón Berenguer III the Great (1082- 1131):

He was Count of Barcelona after the death of his father.

He participated in the first conquest of Mallorca.

Upon his death, he left his weapons and horse to the order of the Templars in his will, asking to be named a knight of the order on his deathbed, he was buried in the Monastery of Santa María de Ripoll with the white clothing of the Temple.


Plaça de Ramon Berenguer el Gran, Barcelona

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