Photo: Gothic Quarter, © Rachel Sample
Photo: © Davidlohr Bueso
It's no wonder that the buildings themselves were covered with legends and unsolvable riddles. Some of them are, in fact, architectural fakes, a skilful interweaving of fiction and truth, past and present, medieval superstitions and modern exact sciences.
In 2011, academician Agustin Kokola even wrote an article in which he claims that the Gothic Quarter was designed in the middle of the 20th century just for the fun of tourists. Of course, this is not entirely true - it is difficult to completely recreate in the 20th century a city founded BC.
Photo: © Peter Makus
Фото: © Richard Mortel
You will find out exactly how the Gothic Quarter was rebuilt and how the Cathedral of St. Eulalia originally looked like. Compare the real remains of the Roman Barcino and their creative reconstructio, take a photo on the square of 16th century (built in the 20th century).
Discovering the secrets of the Gothic Quarter, you will learn how the dictatorship rewrote history, and how ideology can influence architecture.