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Barcelona in Barcelonès, Catalonia, Spain
 

Rómulo Gallegos

 
 
Rómulo Gallegos Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
1. Rómulo Gallegos Marker
Inscription.  
(Catalan:)

Aquí visqué i escriví (1930)

Rómulo Gallegos

Novelista eminent
President de la Republica
de Venezuela

Caracas 1884-1969

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(English translation:)

Here lived and wrote (1930) Rómulo Gallegos, eminent novelist and President of the Republica of Venezuela. Caracas 1884-1969.
 
Erected by Ajuntament de Barcelona.
 
Location. 41° 23.104′ N, 2° 10.239′ E. Marker is in Barcelona, Catalonia, in Barcelonès. Marker is on La Rambla just south of Plaça de Catalunya. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: La Rambla, 138, Barcelona, Catalonia 08002, Spain. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andreu Nin (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Roman Sepulchral Way and Vila de Madrid Square (about 150 meters away); "La Solidaridad" (about 150 meters away); Antoni Tàpies i Puig (about 180 meters away); El Torno / El Torn / The Foundling Wheel (about 180 meters away); Roberto Bolaño Ávalos

Rómulo Gallegos Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
2. Rómulo Gallegos Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here to the left of the hotel entrance.
(about 210 meters away); Portaferrissa - La "Porta Ferriça" / Portaferrissa - The Iron Gate (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Lluís Millà i Reig (1921-2005) (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barcelona.
 
Also see . . .  Rómulo Gallegos (Wikipedia). "Rómulo Ángel del Monte Carmelo Gallegos Freire (2 August 1884 – 5 April 1969) was a Venezuelan novelist and politician. For a period of some nine months during 1948, he was the first cleanly elected president in his country's history....He began his work as a schoolteacher, writer, classical music enthusiast, and journalist in 1903. His novel Doña Bárbara was first published in 1929, and it was because of the book's criticisms of the regime of longtime dictator Juan Vicente Gómez that he was forced to flee the country. He took refuge in Spain, where he continued to write: his acclaimed novels Cantaclaro (1934) and Canaima (1935) date from this period. He returned to Venezuela in 1936..." (Submitted on October 5, 2019.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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