Pla del Palau
|The street lamp project for the public
illumination of the city was the first official commission
that Gaudí received from Barcelona Town Council.
The architect submitted his proposal in June with the
title: Candelabro. Apuntes descriptivos del proyecto
de candelabros de grupo para plazas y paseos de la ciudad
de Barcelona (Candelabrum. Descriptive Notes of Set
Candelabra for Squares and Boulevards of the City of Barcelona).
His proposal included street lamps with three and six
arms with an elaborate design that received municipal
approval and were manufactured at once, with an iron cast
for the structure and glass plates for the protection
of the gaslight. In September 1879, two copies of the
model of six arms were installed in Reial Square and,
one year later, four copies of the model of three arms,
of which two remain in Pla del Palau.