El Putget i Farró

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Passatge de Sant Felip
View to the main entrance of the park gardens of the hill of Putget

El Putget i Farró (or el Putxet i el Farró) is a neighbourhood in the Sarrià-Sant Gervasi district of Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain), located on a hill between Vallcarca and Sant Gervasi, urbanised after the 1870s. It is formed by two quarters, the former neighborhoods of el Putget and el Farró.

The primarily residential neighborhood Putget is named after the hill (elevation 178 m (584 ft)) on which it is located (El turó del Putget in Catalan meaning hill of Putget). The uppermost part of the hill is covered by the public park 'gardens of the hill of Putget' (Jardins del Turó del Putget in Catalan, see image).[1] This park was inaugurated in 1970 and covers 3.97 hectares.

The residential neighbourhood of El Farró is considered by its residents to be very family friendly. Several activities are organized throughout the year in one of its squares, such as food markets, music performances and events for kids during important festivities. The atmosphere is similar to the one of a small town, thanks to its small streets and low buildings. Most of its streets have undergone a renovation in the last few years to become more adapted to pedestrians, eliminating parking spots and considerably reducing the circulating traffic.

El Farró is limited by main busy streets and two main squares (Plaça de Lesseps and Plaça Molina), thus making it an oasis in the center of a bustling area of the city. Several transportation options, restaurants and basic stores are available at a very short walking distance.

Fans of modernist architecture can find "Cases Ramos" in Plaça de Lesseps, three lesser known but still very impressive modernist apartment buildings, built in 1906 by the architect Jaume Torras i Grau.

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  1. ^ "The gardens of Turó del Putget". Barcelona City Council. Retrieved 30 August 2014. 

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Coordinates: 41°24′20″N 2°8′43″E / 41.40556°N 2.14528°E / 41.40556; 2.14528