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"Placa Rius I Taulet" Gracia Tip by irisbe

Gracia, Barcelona: 5 reviews and 7 photos

Favorite thing: This little square, one of the many in this Gracia area, is named after Francesc de Paula Rius Y Taulet, born in Barcelona in 1833 and deceased in Olerdola in 1890.
He studied at the Barcelona University til 1858 and decided to get himself involved in politics.
As far as I have found information he was very much concerned about urbanization of the city and he preserved parks and area's as the "parque de la Ciudadela".
He also was involved in many museum projects and his masterpiece was his contribution to the World Exposition, that opened at the 20th of May in 1888.
The Queen regente María cristina de Austria honoured him with the title of Marquise de Olérdola.

Fondest memory: When we had our first drink there on our day of our arrival, at 9 pm in the evening, we had no idea that this nice little square was named after such an important person.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 20, 2003
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