Monday, December 2, 2019

SPAIN ~ Plaza de San Felip Neri - Barcelona ~

... Beautiful view of a hidden gem in the heart of the Gothic quarter... a very small square full of history... tranquil space where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city... with a fountain surrounded by Catalan Renaissance buildings, a school and a baroque church... this place witnessed one of the cruellest massacres of the Spanish Civil War... here died 42 people, the majority children due to the actions of Franco’s airforce in January 1938... one of the most interesting things about the square, is that unlike in other cities, where buildings and monuments that showed any traces of the passage of war were removed long ago, here you can actually still perfectly see the damage and marks caused during the bombings in the Civil War... another little known fact about this place is that Gaudi regularly attended the church in Plaza San Felip Neri... apparently he was running to get to this church when he fatally hit by a tram in 1928... Thanks so much Josep & Assumpta! (✿ ♥‿♥)
Photo: © Pere Vivas

Plaza de San Felip Neri is a square located in the Gothic Quarter in the district of Ciutat Vella.

This square was built on the site of a cemetery, like many of the squares in the old part of Barcelona. In this case it was the ancient cemetery of Montjuïc del Bisbe. The square was named after an Italian Jesuit preacher who was made a saint.


EUROMED Issue - Traditional Costumes
(Issued 08-07-2019)

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