Poblenou's most emblematic square is the one that also houses the oldest residences. These humble, white 19th-century buildings that line the square were the homes of fishermen when Poblenou was a fishing village. Small and sweet Plaça Prim doesn't need a lot of frills to seduce passers-by. Three fantastic ombú trees, a less-than-spectacular fountain, a few benches and a single restaurant – but what a restaurant! Els Pescadors has the privilege of exclusive terrace rights and, while you can become a part of the elite set with cash or credit card, it's imperative that you order from their selection of fresh seafood dishes to set everything right with the world.
After visiting the square, treat yourself to a refreshing horchata or ice cream at Tío Che, a classic on the Rambla de Poblenou, just a stone's throw from Plaça Prim.