Just upper the stairs
starting at main gateway level, an impressive colonnade has the function
to support the big square who is upside. That colonnade is a space formed by 86 massive
Doric columns. The
outside columns are
inclined to compensate the square weight.
On the roof of colonnade four big coloured
place of inexistent columns and fourteen small ones into the concavities
between columns around of four big ones. Heads of lions in stone are there,
all around the limits of the colonnade and big square, to make the
function of water drains.
The big square is placed directly above the colonnade and limited on
the city side by the famous undulating bench (a special page is devoted
This square is used today as an area for popular feasts. The square is
normally full of walkers enjoying nature and relaxing with the soft Mediterranean weather of
Barcelona, surrounded by marvellous Gaudí works.