Plaça d'Espanya - Barcelona, Spain
Posted by: razalas
N 41° 22.481 E 002° 09.007
31T E 428929 N 4580699
Quick Description: Plaça d'Espanya is one of Barcelona's most important squares,locatd at the foot of Montjuïc, in the Sants-Montjuïc district.
Location: Cataluña, Spain
Date Posted: 11/10/2011 6:13:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMD2J5
The square was built on a site that had been previously used for public hangings, until the creation of the now demolished Ciutadella fortress in 1715, where the gallows were moved. It was designed in 1915 and built in 1929 so that it could be ready to host the 1929 Universal Exposition. In 1928, the dictator Miguel Primo de Rivera, who led the Spanish government at the time, ordered the pulling down of the four Ionic columns known as Les quatre columnes, built ten years before by Puig i Cadafalch, that symbolised the four bars of the Catalan flag as part of his banning of all Catalan symbols. The square has been in public use since then.
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