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Cradle of Catalan culture, among many other cultures and civilizations, witnessed great changes as the Industrial Revolution and civil war between many others, Barcelona has a fascinating history.

in Neolithic times and there was human presence in the territory of Barcelona. At the end of the first century BC was founded as a Roman colony with the name of Barcino . It had a few thousand people and was surrounded by a wall of defense that remains are still preserved in the old town.

For over 200 years, Barcelona was under Muslim rule, and the Christian reconquest became the Carolingian Empire and county habitual residence of the Crown of Aragon. The fruitful medieval Barcelona turned into a political and economic center of the western Mediterranean. The Gothic Quarter of the city represents the precious witness of the splendor that Barcelona lived from the thirteenth to the fifteenth.

Cradle of Catalan culture, among many other cultures and civilizations, witnessed great changes as the Industrial Revolution and civil war between many others, Barcelona has a fascinating history.

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From then until the eighteenth, Barcelona experienced some decline as he struggled to maintain their economic and political independence. In 1714 , this struggle culminated with the fall of the city in the hands of the Bourbon troops. That year it means the loss of rights and privileges of Catalonia and the Catalans .
In the mid-nineteenth century, with the advent of the Industrial Revolution and the development especially in the textile sector, began a period of cultural recovery. This is the Renaissance, a period in which Catalan is renewed as a literary language .

The twentieth century also inaugurates a major urban transformation in the city of Barcelona , culminating with his characteristic Eixample district , where some of the most distinctive buildings of Catalan Modernism in Barcelona are located. One of the leading architects of this period was the Catalan Antoni Gaudí , author of works such internationally known as the Casa Mila (or La Pedrera), the Casa Batlló and the Sagrada Familia.
The freedoms won during this period were substantially trimmed during the Civil War , in 1936, and dictatorship. With the restoration of democracy in 1978, Barcelona regained his strength on the economy and Catalan. The celebration of the Olympic Games in 1992 led to the revitalization of its potential to Barcelona and reaffirmation of its capital.
In 2004, the organization of the Forum of Cultures led to the recovery of industrial zones, which became Suburbs. An example of the renewed vigor with which the Barcelona look at the XXI century.
More about the history of Barcelona

in Neolithic times and there was human presence in the territory of Barcelona. At the end of the first century BC was founded as a Roman colony with the name of Barcino . It had a few thousand people and was surrounded by a wall of defense that remains are still preserved in the old town.

For over 200 years, Barcelona was under Muslim rule, and the Christian reconquest became the Carolingian Empire and county habitual residence of the Crown of Aragon. The fruitful medieval Barcelona turned into a political and economic center of the western Mediterranean. The Gothic Quarter of the city represents the precious witness of the splendor that Barcelona lived from the thirteenth to the fifteenth.From then until the eighteenth, Barcelona experienced some decline as he struggled to maintain their economic and political independence. In 1714 , this struggle culminated with the fall of the city in the hands of the Bourbon troops. That year it means the loss of rights and privileges of Catalonia and the Catalans .

In the mid-nineteenth century, with the advent of the Industrial Revolution and the development especially in the textile sector, began a period of cultural recovery. This is the Renaissance, a period in which Catalan is renewed as a literary language .

The twentieth century also inaugurates a major urban transformation in the city of Barcelona , culminating with his characteristic Eixample district , where some of the most distinctive buildings of Catalan Modernism in Barcelona are located. One of the leading architects of this period was the Catalan Antoni Gaudí , author of works such internationally known as the Casa Mila (or La Pedrera), the Casa Batlló and the Sagrada Familia.
The freedoms won during this period were substantially trimmed during the Civil War , in 1936, and dictatorship. With the restoration of democracy in 1978, Barcelona regained his strength on the economy and Catalan. The celebration of the Olympic Games in 1992 led to the revitalization of its potential to Barcelona and reaffirmation of its capital.
In 2004, the organization of the Forum of Cultures led to the recovery of industrial zones, which became Suburbs. An example of the renewed vigor with which the Barcelona look at the XXI century.

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