La Feria Modernista de Terrasa

By: wearywanderer64

Mar 18 2012

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La Feria Modernista de Terrasa began in 2003 and has recently  become one of the most important cultural event in the Catalonian diary. Every year in May hundreds of thousands of tourists come to see the cultural events, spectacles, expositions and to taste the local gastronomy. The festival celebrates Art Nouveau  – a  reaction to academic art of the 19th century. Art Nouveau was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants but also in curved lines. Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment. It is also considered a philosophy of design of furniture, which was designed according to the whole building and made part of ordinary life. The city has preserved its architecture public buildings and factories from this age.

History: In 1228, King Jaume I granted Terrassa permission to hold a festival every May to celebrate the festival of  Santa Creu. In 1338, King Pedro IV of Aragon, extended the privilege of holding the festival. It has continued in various forms until today.  Terrasa officially became a city in 1877 and a year later celebrated its festival on the first Sunday in May and the third Sunday in November. Citizens of Terrassa wear costumes from the golden age of the Industrial Revolution and can be seen strolling through the city.

It is a must-see in your cultural calendar.

2 comments on “La Feria Modernista de Terrasa”

  1. Excellent captures!

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