An icon's 250th anniversary
An ancient symbol, the Port of Barcelona's Clock Tower is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year. In 1751, construction began on a light tower on the tip of the seawall that was being built in the Port of Barcelona, which at that time stretched as far as this point.
Once work was completed, the new lighthouse entered service in 1772. At the time, it was one of only three stone lighthouses in operation in Spain.
The celebration of the historic site coincides with the refurbishment of the Fishermen's Wharf. With a EUR 8 million budget, the works in this project will begin this year and include building the future fish market, a building covering almost 3,250 sqm, the new ice factory, which entered service at the end of 2016, and the urban development of the surrounding area, measuring 24,000 sqm. (sh)