Anchoring one border of Plaça de Catalunya is El Corte Inglés. This branch of Europe’s largest department store carries 86,000 square feet of merchandise. Even if you are disinterested in shopping, consider eating at the La Rotonda restaurant on the ninth floor. Spectacular views of the city are served with every meal. The people in the foreground are enjoying a quiet respite along the square’s fountain decorate with statues. On the right is Pastor de Pau. The Peaceful Shepard was created by Spanish avant-garde sculptor Pablo Gargallo.