Francoist symbols in Barcelona

Journal of a Gadabout (13) by Dr. A. Remesar

In Decembre 2007 it was approved the LAW 52/2007, of December 26, by which rights are recognized and extended and measures are established in favor of those who suffered persecution or violence during the civil war and the dictatorship. This Law is known as Law of Historical Memory.

The Article 15th of the Law under the title Public symbols and monuments states
1. The Public Administrations, in the exercise of their powers, shall take the appropriate measures for the removal of shields, badges, plates and other objects or
commemorative mentions of exaltation, personal or collective, of the military uprising, the Civil War and the repression of the dictatorship. These measures may include the withdrawal of subsidies or public aid.


Less than 50 meters from the headquarters of the Generalitat de Catalunya and Barcelona City Council, in the heart of the Gothic quarter, in the street of Paradís, the presence of Francoist symbols persists.

This time, as we already denounced in 2014, the Franco’s symbology is magnified, since the tile painting has been cleaned, lettering remember us of the Pilar’s Vierge, floral offerings have been made and the alley has been ordered, as if it were a temple dedicated to the exaltation of the Franco regime


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