Plaça de Tetuan
History and museums
Plaça de Tetuan (Catalan pronunciation: ˈpɫasə ðə tətuˈan) is a major square in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). It is in Fort Pienc, in the central district of Eixample, at the busy intersection of Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes and Passeig de Sant Joan. The square is named after the siege and occupation of the Moroccan city of Tetuan by general Joan Prim and Catalan volunteers. It was formerly called Hermenegildo Giner de los Ríos.
The square's central area contains the Doctor Robert monument by the sculptor Josep Llimona. Robert was a professor of internal pathology at the University of Barcelona. He was appointed mayor of Barcelona in 1899 and elected to the Spanish Parliament in 1901.
The monument was built in Plaça de la Universitat between 1904 and 1910, commissioned by mayor Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The monument was dismantled in 1940 during the Franco dictatorship and moved to Plaça de Tetuan in 1985.
The station Tetuan is served by Barcelona Metro line L2 (purple).