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Once the UCLG Retreat is over, and for those staying in Barcelona for the weekend, we propose to have a walk around to discover the 22@ district and its unique combination of the past, present and future.  

  1. Glòries Tower. Formerly known as the Agbar Tower, it has become an indispensable element of Barcelona’s skyline and gateway to the 22@ district (Diagonal Avenue #211). 
  1. Disseny Hub Barcelona. A space to visit the Barcelona Design Museum collections, the Design Museum’s Documentation Centre, the El Clot-Josep Benet Library, and various temporary exhibitions. (Plaza de les Glories Catalanes, #37-38). 
  1. Mediapro Tower. It hosts the most important company production in the country with the same name (Diagonal Avenue #177). 
  1. UPF Communication Campus. The Pompeu Fabra University campus includes Ca l’Aranyó, considered one of the most representative constructions of the Catalan industrial heritage. (Roc Boronat Street #138). 
  1. Media-TIC building. An incubator for IT companies, which hosts the Digital Cibernàrium (Roc Boronat Street #117). 
  1. Superblock. The so-called superblock is a space that drastically reduces the area’s motor traffic and creates a greener space, without noise and with sites dedicated to citizens’ recreation. The superblock embraces the streets of Almogàvers, Badajoz, Pallars, de la Llacuna, Roc Boronat, Ciutat de Granada and Tanger.  
  1. Can Ricart. It is one of the three large industrial complexes of the 19th century that remain in Barcelona (Emília Coranty Street #5). 
  1. Ca l’Alier. An old factory from the 19th century where Cisco and Schneider Electric have their research centers. You can stroll along the central street of the grounds, which connects Pere IV with Cristóbal de Moura and is for public use. (Pere IV Street #362). 
  1. Parc del Centre. Over five hectares of greenery were designed by the French architect Jean Nouvel in 2008. Nouvel is also the architect of the first stop of the urban walk, Torre Glòries. (Avinguda Diagonal #130). 
  1. Can Recasens Restaurant. Located in an emblematic modernist building of the Poblenou neighbourhood, it was founded at the beginning of the 20th century (Rambla del Poblenou #102).