Science and Industry in Gràcia

On July 21 the scientific routes "Science Histories" offer us a different look to the neighborhood of Gracia to explore the significance of the villa in the industrial and scientific history of the city.

 

The itinerary begins with an introduction to the history of Gracia. From there it delves into stories so curious and interesting as those of a Swiss watchmaker or an internationally renowned chemist from Gràcia. The meeting point is the Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia and the price for the tour is 12 €.

Independent from Barcelona for almost 50 years, the Vila de Gràcia has been transformed from a largely agricultural area to an industrial center and, more recently, a commercial area. During this process has seen several scientific, technological and medical events: a reputable chemist that suffered exile and imprisonment, a Swiss clock workshop which clocks still work, the advent of Steam machines in Barcelona, the first aborition law in Spain, the discovery of asteroids and planets.... 

This itinerary is part of a program of scientific routes in Barcelona called "Històries de Ciència" organized by Miquell Carandell.

Further information and bookings: historiesciencies@gmail.com

 

Publication date: Sunday, 19 July 2015
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