The Four Puig i Cadafalch columns, symbol of Barcelona’s Historical Memory

Posted on 24 February 2011 in Barcelona, always!, Culture, History

Symbol of Barcelona's Historical memory

Symbol of Barcelona's Historical memory

In 1919 the architect Puig i Cadafalch built four columns in Montjuïc symbolising the stripes of the Catalan flag but they were demolished by Primo de Rivera in 1928 are back again opposite the Magic Fountain in Montjuïc.

Now, almost ninety years later, the Puig i Cadalfach columns can be seen again in all of their glory opposite the Magic Fountain in Montjuïc, following the removal of the scaffolding around them.

The columns are 20 metres high and have been erected at their original site in the Plaça del Marquès de la Foronda.

The monument was reconstructed using the architect’s original plans and period photographs.

The project will include improved paving for the surrounding area. What is more, the area underneath the columns will be the site for a new Line 2 metro station connecting the Fira de Montjuïc with Gran Via.

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