Lleó Fontova

Parc de la Ciutadella

Sculptor: Pau Gargallo, signed
Materials: White marble over a column made of stones from Montjuïc
Inauguration: June 19, 1910

The custom transform the Parque de la Ciutadella in a hall of distinguished citizens, driven by the movement of the Floral Games for a few years, he attracted other people and Ignasi Iglesias, who was a councilor of the City of Barcelona and also a playwright rather famous , proposed to dedicate a bust actor Leon Fontova and Mareca (Barcelona, 1838-1890), which had been one of those who had most publicized works of Frederic Soler Pitarra Serafí pseudonym. At twenty years after his death, he was erected in Ciutadella a bust and pedestal, youth works by sculptor Pablo Gargallo. It was inaugurated on June 19, 1910 in the presence of the granddaughter of Fontova, Star Planas. Five years later, the Buenos Aires Group Fontova (the children of Fontova residing in the capital of Argentina) dedicated a tribute to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of the actor, at the monument park.

  • S. Pere, S. Caterina i La Ribera
  • Parc de La Ciutadella


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