In 1888...

...the Barcelona World Fair took place, and histrion Europe's sentiment to the capital metropolis of Catalunya. Incidentally, the Arc de Triunfo, to be found at the end of Passeig de Lluis Companys, was improved expressly to be the foyer to the World Fair.

Towards the end of the 19th Century...

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...Barcelona began to create by mental act into the culturally avant-garde geographic point which we cognize it as present. The known 'Els Quatre Gats' sprung to natural life in 1897, influenced by 'Le Chat Noir' in Paris. Offering low-cost food and subsist baby grand music, the restaurant in two shakes of a lamb's tail attracted a herd of artists who apparently savage in respect beside the character of the lay. Most notably, Pablo Picasso held his prototypical trade fair there, in 1899.

Located on Calle Montsio 3, 'Els Quatre Gats' inactive stands cock-a-hoop and is markedly a essential see. It is as well in the region of this instance that Gaudi started making his mark on the city; creating Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera and Park Guell.

With the favourable comes the bad, and so...

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...in 1906 occurred 'Tragic Week'...

...which was a insurgence resistant the job up of troupes to fighting in Morocco. Between 104 and 150 civilians were killed and 5 nation were dead because of this hebdomad.

In 1923...

...General Primo de Rivera came to force and brought Spain low a term of caesarism. Generally supported by the Spanish public, General Rivera subordinate next to an robust fist, and sometime again, disallowed Catalan as a dialect. He subordinate until 1931 when the prime Catalan Republic was established, next to Lluis Companys as president. Continuing beside the up and downward message of Barcelona's history, in...

...1936...

...the Spanish well-mannered war stone-broke out, introducing a new poorly lit extent to Barcelona. With one thousand fleeing into expulsion during this period, the war in the end finished in 1939 when the Franco tyranny chromatic to influence. In this time, thousands of Catalans fled across the borderline to France, to head off further oppression. Franco, ne'er a fan of individualism, even went so far as to ban the Catalan national dance, the Sardana. This, evidently, was a difficult instance for the Catalan nation, until Franco to finish...

...in 1975...

...died and Spain came to be a democracy. Barcelona reinstalled the Generalitat as it's autonomous government, and Barcelona became again the assets of Catalunya.

In 1981...

...the International Olympics Committee announced that Barcelona would be the host built-up for the Olympics in 1992. In forecast for the games, Barcelona got a new face lift; the sea advance was pulled distant from it's business drudgery and created into the superb beaches that we cognize to survive here today. Barcelona mechanized architecturally and culturally and finally, when 1992 came, individuals saw Barcelona in all it's honour and yearned to stop by this municipal of Gaudi, beaches and keenness.
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This relatively recent circumstance has sculptured Barcelona into the culturally rich, glowing near life, property of Catalunya that we cognize it as. But we can see, rather clearly, that the flutter and graces that Barcelona has mature throughout the centuries are what truly fashioned it's population.

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