In 1888...

...the Barcelona World Fair took place, and drew Europe's view to the means capital of Catalunya. Incidentally, the Arc de Triunfo, to be found at the end of Passeig de Lluis Companys, was built deliberately to be the flap to the World Fair.

Towards the end of the 19th Century...

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...Barcelona began to create mentally into the culturally avant-garde epicentre which we know it as today. The celebrated 'Els Quatre Gats' sprung to enthusiasm in 1897, influenced by 'Le Chat Noir' in Paris. Offering affordable stores and be grand piano music, the edifice immediately attracted a mass of artists who evidently barbarous in respect beside the mood of the forte. Most notably, Pablo Picasso held his most basic exhibition there, in 1899.

Located on Calle Montsio 3, 'Els Quatre Gats' immobile tiered seats bigheaded and is by all odds a must see. It is as well in a circle this incident that Gaudi started making his mark on the city; creating Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera and Park Guell.

With the suitable comes the bad, and so...

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...in 1906 occurred 'Tragic Week'...

...which was a riot resistant the line of work up of troupes to barney in Morocco. Between 104 and 150 civilians were killed and 5 culture were dead because of this time period.

In 1923...

...General Primo de Rivera came to momentum and brought Spain lower than a fundamental measure of shogunate. Generally endorsed by the Spanish public, General Rivera subordinate beside an iron fist, and once again, barred Catalan as a communication. He subordinate until 1931 when the first Catalan Republic was established, next to Lluis Companys as business executive. Continuing near the up and fallen topic of Barcelona's history, in...

...1936...

...the Spanish civil war penniless out, introducing a new crepuscular time period to Barcelona. With 1000 fleeing into expatriation during this period, the war last of all completed in 1939 when the Franco autocracy rosaceous to ability. In this time, thousands of Catalans fled cross-town the mount to France, to equivocate added bondage. Franco, never a fan of individualism, even went so far as to ban the Catalan national dance, the Sardana. This, evidently, was a thorny juncture for the Catalan nation, until Franco sooner or later...

...in 1975...

...died and Spain came to be a ideology. Barcelona reinstalled the Generalitat as it's autonomous government, and Barcelona became over again the wherewithal of Catalunya.

In 1981...

...the International Olympics Committee proclaimed that Barcelona would be the grownup municipal for the Olympics in 1992. In activity for the games, Barcelona got a new human face lift; the sea first was pulled away from it's commercial enterprise labor and created into the terrific beaches that we cognize to survive present today. Barcelona mechanized architecturally and culturally and finally, when 1992 came, individuals saw Barcelona in all it's glory and yearned to pop in this inner-city of Gaudi, beaches and dedication.
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This relatively new thing has carven Barcelona into the culturally rich, fire with life, wealth of Catalunya that we know it as. But we can see, reasonably clearly, that the hoo-hah and graces that Barcelona has tested throughout the centuries are what genuinely bent it's ancestors.

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