Vía Laietana was built in 1907 to link the Ensanche with the port
It ia a straight road to relieve the labyrinth of streets which
led from Plaza Urquinaona to the port.
The first section to be inaugurated, corresponding to the upper
part, was originally called Carrer de Bilbao. It was adorned by
the modernist Caixa de Pensions building.