Tapineria Street and Ramon Berenguer el Grande Square are located between Sant Jaume Square and Via Laietana, in the Ciutat Vella district, in the historic centre of the city of Barcelona.
In this street, as well as in the Ramon Berenguer el Grande square, we can still see the remains of the old Roman wall of Barcelona. This wall was built during the 4th century AD, replacing the founding wall of Barcino in the 1st century BC.
Along this stretch, we can see different towers attached to the wall, which gave a greater defence of Barcino. Most of these towers, as well as the wall, were reused in the construction of houses during the middle Ages.
The Roman wall of Barcelona had a height of about 10 meters, and a moat that was between 5 and 10 meters deep. The moat is where the city’s sewers flowed into. In addition, between the moat and the wall there was a roundabout of the wall.