El Fossar de les Moreres, Barcelona

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The Fossar de les Moreres is a memorial square in Barcelona of Catalonia as well as institutions that dated back to the time of the Crown of Aragon and beyond. At a later date the public use of the Catalan language was banned for public documents. These actions by Philip V have two interpretations. First there was an obvious desire to punish for the support that was offered to Archduke Charles. Territories in Spain that supported Philip V had a less severe restriction of their historical fueros. Second, Philip V was initiating in Spain a greater concentration and centralization of power that was occurring simultaneously in the other major European monarchies, namely Great Britain, France, and Austria. The Decretos dealt not only with Catalonia, but also with other parts of Spain and the empire as a whole. Philip V sought to regulate what had been a complex and sometimes conflicting polysynodal system of governance that characterized the first two centuries of the unified Spanish monarchy.
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  • A bit of a surprise when one turns the corner into this Square but then Barcelona is known for it's artful surprises. The Square - Placa del Fosser Moreres is the memorial to the defenders of the city...  more »
  • The Fossar de les Moreres is a memorial that stands in tribute to the defenders of the city in Siege of Barcelona in 1714 during War of the Spanish Succession. A war that result in a great loss of aut...  more »
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