Tag Archives: spanish civil war

The Francoist purge of Barcelona’s municipal civil servants

13 April, 2018 | Barcelona People, Unknown City, Your City Council
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After the civil war finished in 1939, the new Francoist authorities carried out a thorough and far-reaching shakedown of civil servants and others who had worked for the administration, in order to assume complete control. Not only did they weed out anyone who would have identified with the republican flag, but also anyone offering any degree of opposition, whether through action or omission, to the uprisings of 18 July 1936. … Read more…

The last republican mayor of Barcelona

24 March, 2016 | Barcelona People, Unknown City, Your City Council
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On 20 February 1966, Hilari Salvadó died, the mayor who headed City Council during the years when planes from Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany bombed Barcelona in support of Franco’s forces during the Spanish Civil War. The son of a fishing family in the Barceloneta neighbourhood, Salvadó took over from Carles Pi i Sunyer when the latter was named Minister of Culture by president Lluís Companys. Hilari Salvadó was born … Read more…

A privileged vantage point and historical site in the city

17 July, 2015 | Barcelona People, Unknown City, Your City Council
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Various characteristics make the Turó de la Rovira a rather special place. On one hand it’s one of the finest vantage points of Barcelona, with a 360 degree view of the city. On the other, it’s a site where one can trace a historical account of the city which begins with a settlement in the Iberian period, ends up with Barcelona’s slum housing and includes a chapter defending the city … Read more…

Tragic Week and Civil War Walks

22 March, 2012 | Unknown City

Five local organisations and study centres, the Ramon Muntaner Institute and Barcelona City Council have joined forces to create some nine historical itineraries featuring key points for understanding two exceptional events, the Tragic Week of 1909 and the Civil War. Their aim is to bring the city’s history closer to both local school children and adults. At a local level, the Ignasi Iglésias Studies Centre in Sant Andreu del Palomar, … Read more…