Manzana de la Discordia, Barcelona

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  • Pickpocketed the other day right in front. Found out the same thing happened to several of our friends in this beautiful, but totally un-policed city on more than one occasion. Local police are useles...  more »
  • I was with my husband, not on tour. The area was busy, however we stepped away from where most of the people where, and my wallet & phone were taken from my purse, which I was holding against my body....  more »
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  • Just a beautiful building great architecture but that's it worth a visit for a couple of minutes
  • The name of the block label dates from the turn of the twentieth century, when much of the local press greatly satirized the new architectural styles of Modernisme. The words "illa" and "mansana" both provide a play on words. "Illa de la discòrdia" is a Catalan expression that corresponds with the English expression "bone of contention," but also literally means "block of discord." Similarly, "mansana de la discòrdia" is a pun that means both "block of discord" and "apple of discord," referring to the golden Apple of Discord in the Judgment of Paris, a Greek myth in which three goddesses participate in a competition to determine which of them is the fairest. Calling the area the "Apple of Discord" thus refers to the presence of the major Modernista architects all competing for the most impressive architecture (and their styles clashing) on the very same city block
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