Tag Archives: Tricentenary

Sant Andreu de Palomar and the War of the Spanish Succession

21 October, 2014 | Barcelona People, Unknown City | Post a comment
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Three hundred years ago, Barcelona’s boundaries were clearly marked by a medieval wall, so when we speak about 1714, the events described were basically confined to what today is the district of Ciutat Vella. The plain over which the city spreads, called the Barcelona plain, was populated by a few small towns and villages such as Horta, Sarrià, Sant Gervasi de Cassoles, Sant Martí de Provençals and Sant Andreu de … Read more…

An exhibition of prints that offers a new perspective on 1700

1 July, 2014 | Barcelona People, Unknown City, Your City Council | Post a comment
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For many centuries prints provided the principal social means for communicating graphic images. Portraits of important people, shown in solemn postures, were a means of demonstrating power and, during periods of war, depictions and maps of specific cities gained an important military use. In June a new exhibition opened at the Museu Frederic Marès: it is a display of prints from the period of the War of Succession with a … Read more…

Convents in times of war

10 June, 2014 | Barcelona People, Unknown City, Your City Council | Post a comment
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Two communities of nuns lived through the War of Succession on the front line. The bastions of Sant Pere and Santa Clara took their names from two Benedictine convents, which were founded next to the city walls, at two of the points where the Bourbon troops would enter the city in September 1714. The exhibition Urban Convents in Times of War, which is being shown at the Chapel of Santa … Read more…

Learning history from original sources

26 February, 2014 | Barcelona People, Unknown City, Your City Council | Post a comment
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Some thirty people have signed up to a series of workshops on writing history, organised by the City’s History Archives, which began this Tuesday, 11 February. Participants will be delving deeply in the 18th-century history of the city, in 15 sessions, through various documents and works of the period, above all Antoni de Capmany’s work, Memorias históricas sobre la marina, comercio y artes de la antigua ciudad de Barcelona [Historical … Read more…