Víctor Balaguer

Parc de la Ciutadella

Sculptor: Manel Fuxà, signed
Architect: Josep Puig i Cadafalch
Materials: White marble stone column on Montjuïc
Inauguration: May 1, 1910

Between 1908 and 1913, the Ciutadella Park was the venue chosen to put busts of prominent people of Catalan culture, always leaving the party of the Floral Games which took place on the first Sunday of May. The idea, promoted by Francisco Matheu, director of the weekly Illustration Catalana, encouraged similar initiatives.

In 1910, the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch designed the pedestal, holding a bust of the writer and Minister Victor Balaguer (Barcelona, ​​1824 - Madrid, 1901) and authored by sculptor Manuel Fuxà. Following the custom of incorporating a phrase honoree, this time repeated "Dead say that I think s more alive," was the judgment that survives, written before the rules of Pompeu Fabra Catalan. Needless to say, referring to the Catalan language in the recovery than as a literary vehicle had participated Balaguer. The inauguration took place on Sunday 1 May 1910 and the offering was in charge of the promoter of the idea, the editor Francisco Matheu.

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