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The water tower

Download date: 10/04/2024


The Gràcia water tower is a vestige of the area’s rural past. From being little more than a small farming community, it became the most important town on the Barcelona plain.

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At a time when crops were the mainstay of the economy of pre-urban Gràcia, this rough plastered-brick cylindrical tower was erected to control the pressure of the water to be distributed.
It is a practical construction in which the only decorative liberties taken are the wrought-iron trident of Poseidon, the Greek king of the sea, who crowns the tower, and the blind arches running round it below him.

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The water tower

C Santa Àgata, 6*8
la Vila de Gràcia

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En un moment en què els cultius eren el motor de l'economia gracienca preurbana, garantir-ne el rec era vital. Per això, a mitjans segle XIX, es va decidir aixecar aquesta tosca torre cilíndrica d´obra arrebossada destinada a controlar la pressió de l'aigua per a la distribució.

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