Masonic Barcelona

Many important figures in the history of Barcelona are known to have been Freemasons. These include Ildefons Cerdà, who designed the 19th-century extension of Barcelona called the Eixample and Lluís Companys who was President of Catalonia during the Civil War.

Antoni Gaudí Biography

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was born in 1852 in either Riudoms or Reus, the youngest of five children. His father, Francesc Gaudí i Serra (1813–1906) was a coppersmith. The family lived in Ruidoms in a house called Mas de la Calderera. Gaudí suffered from poor health and became a vegetarian early in his life. He … Read more