Constitution Plaza

Bda. de la Llibreteria, 7 (Museu d'Història de Barcelona)

Sculptor: Celdoni Guixà, Eduard B. Alentorn
Arquitecte: Josep Mas, coll. Miquel Jeliner
Materials: White marble
Inauguration: November 19, 1840

The Guixà sculptor designed a plate made of two pieces of marble dimensions that fit perfectly with the balcony window frame on which it was placed. The plate was reading "Constitution Square", a direct reference to the enacted in 1837 also gave the square its name is now known as Santiago. We must comment that the lower plate thickness increases in order to support better and prevent it from falling.

The place chosen to put the marble plaque was the central body of the facade between the first and second floor, flanked by two columns and wood under the balustrade that crowns the building. On the occasion of the inauguration of the new square of Santiago, on November 19, 1840 the newspaper the Constitutional distributed among its readers a lithograph reproduced the design Guixà Celdoni plate.

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