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Barcelona, Spain
El Born / La Ribera
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Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

El Fossar De Les Moreres was a strange but interesting monument we chanced upon as we were wandering around this part of town and what a great find. Located in a pretty plaza this metal curved structure although quite abstract symbolises Catalonian independence, the eternal...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed 17 June 2018

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?

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank LSUdad4
Reviewed 14 June 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JameAndDare
Reviewed 30 May 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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 10 February 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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 6 February 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).

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank feltsnide_
Reviewed 19 September 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gunnar G
Reviewed 6 September 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank magtner
Reviewed 8 May 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

Date of experience: January 2017
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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent
the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But
this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually
enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few
places that live and breathe such exciting energy
regardless of the time of day. This neighbourhood
seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the
city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants
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