Memorial wall plaque in Plaça de George Orwell (Barcelona)
Photo taken by Philip Lench in January 2006
This square is located at the end of Carrer Escudellers, in the middle of the Mercé neighbourhood. For quite some time now, the entire old town has been going through a lot of renovations and improvements, and these include the "cleaning up" of this area. This area is now a popular place for young people who come to hang out at the many cafés and restaurants found both here and on Escudellers. What was once considered a rather grungy area has changed radically, although it still has a rather alternative feel. In the centre of the square stands a sculpture by the surrealist Leandre Cristòfol.