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Barcelona in Barcelonès, Catalonia, Spain
 

Sant Felip Neri Bombing Memorial

 
 
Sant Felip Neri Bombing Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 19, 2019
1. Sant Felip Neri Bombing Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
(Catalan:)

En memòria de les
víctimes del bombardeig
de Sant Felip Neri

Aquí varen morir 42 persones
-la majoria infants-
per l'acció de l'aviació franquista
el 30 de gener de 1938

-

(English translation:)

In memory of the victims of the bombing of Sant Felip Neri. Forty-two persons died here - the majority of them children - by the actions of the Francoist planes on January 30, 1938.
 
Erected 2007 by Ajuntament de Barcelona.
 
Location. 41° 23.01′ N, 2° 10.501′ E. Marker is in Barcelona, Catalonia, in Barcelonès. Memorial is on Plaça de Sant Felip Neri. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, 2, Barcelona, Catalonia 08002, Spain. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Aerial Bombing of the Plaza / El Bombardeo de la Plaza / El Bombardeig de la Plaça (within shouting distance of this marker); El Call: Carrer de Sant Sever (within shouting distance of this marker); Roman Aqueduct and Gate: Plaça Nova (within shouting distance of this marker);

Sant Felip Neri Bombing Memorial - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 19, 2019
2. Sant Felip Neri Bombing Memorial - wide view
The memorial plaque is visible here on the far wall of the church. (The crowd visible in the picture is a school tour.)
Collegi Sant Jordi / College of Sant Jordi (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); El Call: Placeta de Manuel Ribé (about 90 meters away); Memorial to the Victims of the Bombing of January 30, 1938 (about 90 meters away); El Call: Carrer de Sant Honorat (about 90 meters away); El Call: Carrer de Sant Domènec (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barcelona.
 
Also see . . .  The Dark History of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri (Barcelona Lowdown). "During the civil war the convent was used as a home for evacuated children. On the 30th of January 1938 a bomb dropped by Franco’s air force exploded directly in front of the church killing 30 of the children who were sheltering inside. Shortly afterwards, while people were trying to rescue survivors, a second bomb exploded in the square bringing the death toll to 42." (Submitted on October 17, 2019.) 
 
Categories. Wars, Non-US
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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