Barcelona has always been a cosmopolitan city and at the forefront of social advances. Women have had a great influence on the history of the city.
Learn about five different stories of five women who have left their mark in Barcelona.
Santa Eulàlia, saint and martyr, patroness of Barcelona. A strong woman who confronted the Governor of Barcino in the 7th century due to the persecution of Christians, for which she was imprisoned, brutally tortured and crucified.
Anna Murià is one of the most important Catalan journalists of the 20th century. Committed feminist to the training of working-class women. She was a restless woman active in politics, activist of several parties, and collaborated in publications such as “La Rambla”, “Diari de Catalunya” or “La Dona catalana”.
Carmen Laforet, one of the best writers of the 20th century. At the age of 23 she won the Nadal Prize with “Nada”, her first novel. She came to Barcelona to study Philosophy and Letters, an experience that would inspire her to create her best-known work. Its pages cover Las Ramblas, Chinatown, Aribau, Drassanes and the Gothic Quarter.
Ana María Moix, sister of the novelist Terenci Moix, she was born in a destabilized family environment, with her parents with 18 divorce papers raised, living amidst shouting and brawling. To survive it, Ana María decided to shut herself in the silence, to make herself more invisible. Of exceptional intelligence, at only 7 years old she was raised in school with those who were twice her age and, at 12 years old he began to write poetry with the influence of writers such as Bécquer, Azorín and Ana María Matute. Known by her brother’s friends as “La Nena”, for her young age, she was introduced in circles of the “gauche divine”, an atmosphere of rebellious writers, filmmakers, architects, artists, journalists, etc. admirers of the French 68, who would be portrayed in her book “24 hours with the Gauche Divine”. Her latest work, “Personal Manifesto” (2011), is a report of all the “evils” of Spain at that time, poorly educated young people, trash TV, consumerism, collapse of the welfare state, poverty, racism, classism and exploitation. Because of her intelligence, hypersensitivity and shyness, writing was her way of escape throughout her life. We recommend “24 hours with the Gauche Divine“, an ironic, ruthless, humorous portrait of that Barcelona of the seventies and of those men and women so intelligent and brilliant. Terenci called her the Babe and so she was also known among the divine, much older than her.
Teresa Claramunt dreamt with a fairer, more beautiful and more human society. Daughter of a proletarian couple, she dropped out of school to work in a textile factory. At 21, she took part in the seven-week strike to demand more decent wages and working hours. Because of the strike, Teresa was fired, and she would never set foot in a factory again. Soon, she got married and had two daughters, Proletaria Libre and Acracia, stating her declaration of intentions. She was founder of the “Sección de Oficios Varios de Anarcocolectivisas” of Sabadell and, later, the Autonomous Society of Women, the first Spanish feminist society. Her main report was the degradation of women workers before men workers. Teresa was unjustly imprisoned for being connected with the attacks of the Liceo (1893) and Canvis Nous Street (1896), in which she had had nothing to do. Teresa’s last years were spent in Barcelona, ill because of the treatment she received in prison, but always surrounded by friends and family. Teresa never lost the love that surrounded her and that was a big part of her life.
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Duration: At least 3 hours.
Transportation from pick up point and back.
Extras: Aperitif or lunch.
How to get to our offices in Public Transport?
You can get to our offices in “Ferrocarriles”, Metro and Bus. These are the closest lines:
FGC (Barcelona – Vallès Line): L6, L7, S1, S2, S5, S6, S7. Station: Provença
Metro: L3, L5. Station: Diagonal
Bus: 7, 67 (Station: Balmes – Rosselló) / 6, 33, 34, H8 (Station: Diagonal – Balmes)
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