The square takes its name from the Church of Saint Philip Neri , which presides over the square. To the right of the church is the School of Saint Felip Neri which uses the square as a playground. In the centre of the square is an octagonal fountain, dedicated as a symbol of life. The architecture of the square and surrounding buildings is in the medieval Baroque -style. The square was once home to the Palace of Neri built in In the midth century, Gothic buildings from other areas of the city were moved stone by stone to the square, instead of demolishing them to make room for urban developments.
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During the Spanish Civil War , on January 30, , it was bombarded by Franco 's air forces the effects of the explosion can be seen on the facade. The church has a convent annex belonging to the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri. The composer Francesc Queralt produced a number of oratorios for performance at the church. This article about a Catalan building or structure is a stub.