Plaça Goya

Plaça Goya, bordered by Ronda de Sant Antoni, Carrer de Muntaner, and Carrer de Sepúlveda, is triangular, modestly-sized, and named after lauded painter Francisco Goya, as it sits across from eponymous Teatre Goya. The plaza is nicely shaded thanks to a number of trees, and it’s a place for locals in the Sant Antoni neighborhood to sit a while. Most curious is the fact that the statue, which is the central feature of the plaza, is a monument to Francesc Layret i Foix, a lawyer and politician assassinated in 1920, during a period of state-sanctioned murder in the city known as Pistolerisme. In the Catalunya Barcelona film series, this period, as well as Layret’s assassination, are discussed in Episode 2: La Rosa de Foc.