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A Marie representation located in the gothic Barcelona cathedral. The erection of that cathedrale started in 1298 and one can see many devotion artefacts of Spanish people : the crypt, many statues or religious carvings.

The Barcelona cathedral is located in the historic part, the "Ciutat Vella" in an interesting area called "El Barri Gotic" where romans originally settled under August(around 27BC) the Roman Emperor.

This cathedral also saw some important parts of History. That's where the catholic kings (Isabella 1st of Castilla and Ferdinand II of Aragon) received Christophe Colombus in 1492 when he came back from his Commercial expedition to the Indies. Indeed, these kings where those who financed that expedition which led to the discovery of the American lands. Very close, one can also visit the "Palau Reial Major", the royal palace at that time.

Today, wandering between the local churches and the busy harbour led me to think that even today the Spanish people is still very devotive and still show very good trading skills. Any relationship like Max Weber demonstrated it for the Protestants :) ? That makes the discovery of Barelona very interesting.

Recropped, USM @ 0.8/20%.

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