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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I don't get why this merits a TripAdvisor listing. It's a plaza on the side of the church, with a curved piece of metal and fire on top. Okay. What's next?

Thank LSUdad4
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

The symbolism is beautiful. The fire on top of this piece is always lit. It never goes out. Besides this monument, there really is nothing much here. It is near the Santa Maria Del Mar and a really tasty donut and pastry shop! That is...More

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Reviewed May 30, 2018

The square is stark and has nothing other than this red thin curved spire which in itself is not that interesting but its simplicity had some resonance as it symbolised Catalonian independence. It is probably misunderstood and neglected by most tourists but worth a look...More

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

This is an interesting and somehow moving monument, symbolizing all the lives lost when Catalonia lost its independence centuries ago. Taking in mind the current tension in the region, this is an important monument to visit while in Barcelona, but alas, it is somehow overlooked...More

Thank TheShis
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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

The are is simply stunning! The square is so nice, on the side of Santa maria del mar ( one of the most amazing cathedrals of Barcelone).

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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Hearing about the meaning behind this monument offered a great insight into the Catalonian spirit. The fire never goes out.

Thank Michelle H
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

For the time being Catalonia is still part of Spain. They lost their independence in 1714 and Catalonians was both suppressed then and even more by the Franco-dictatorship after the defeat in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930’s. This site commemorate the martyrs of...More

Thank Gunnar G
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

This sculpture is a memorial square in a side of basilia of Santa Maria del Mar. The plaza where this memorial was built over a cemetery where defenders of the city were buried following the Siege of Barcelona at the end of the War of...More

Thank magtner
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Reviewed May 8, 2017

This is a monument with an eternal flame to commemorate those fallen in the war of 1713, when King of Spain Charles II died without an heir and the French Louis XIV's grandson was expected to rule. As the French had taken so many territories...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

This place was build on a former cementary, where the defenders of Barcelona were buried after the leaguer during the war of the Spanish Succession. Today a torch with an eternal flame is reminding thes people.

Thank Michael P
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