Proud of its identity and language, Catalunya is one of Spain’s richest and most highly industrialised regions, and also one of the most independent-minded. With a distinct history stretching back to the early Middle Ages, many Catalans think of themselves as a separate nation from the rest of Spain. However, following the fall of Barcelona to Francisco Franco’s right-wing forces in 1939, Catalan autonomy was revoked, nationalism repressed and use of the language restricted.
Running at the Entitat Memorial Democràtic until February 26th, exhibition Victors and Vanquished takes us back in time to examine the tragic consequences of the Spanish Civil War and Franco’s dictatorship, as Catalunya’s suffering is portrayed with a series of photographs, memorabilia and eye-witness accounts.
Free entry. More information here.