Behind the walls III

  • Status: DONE
  • Date: 20 October 2016
  • Hours: 10:00 to 13: 00h
  • Deadline day of booking: 19th October 2016
  • Price: € 3
  • Capacity: 12 people
  • Language: English
  • Meeting point: Plaça Ramon Berenguer el Gran, Barcelona

Barcelona was founded by the Romans in the first century BC and lived a tormented history. A story that, however, has elapsed until 1854 behind its walls, as was forbidden to leave their enclosure. This singular fact has meant that all its long history has been printed in a clearly delineated by the walls.

Behind the walls III makes us discover the history of Barcelona through their traces it has left on the streets, buildings and monuments.

The tour is not chronological but adapts to the different milestones it finds in the itinerary. The road, however, is full of surprises.

The content of this 3rd stage is very different from what we’ve seen so far. In the first two we walked through the world of political power (royal palace, city hall, etc.) and church (cathedral, religious and military orders, etc.). Now we enter the medieval Barcelona manufacturing and trade, the Barcelona of the artisans and traders, the structure of the city changes, the streets are organized for offices and landmark buildings respond to economic and commercial functions (Llotja de Mar, the Mint).

The emergence of this activity, the basis of the future bourgeoisie gave Barcelona a great importance in the Mediterranean, so that a counter to the political and ecclesiastical power was established. This counter demanded participate fully in the decisions of the city and the country. Hence they arose not a few conflicts but also placed Catalonia as a pioneer towards democratic forms of power sharing.

Santa María del Mar is emblematic symbol of the strength of the Catalan bourgeoisie as a manifestation of pride and power.

The route will end in Born, symbol of the defense of the right of Catalonia and its will to be.

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Ens oferirà la ruta en Francesc Reguant en anglès.

Entre tots l’ajudarem.

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