Mare de Déu del Roser
La Rambla (Palau de la Virreina)
Sculptress: Luisa Granero
Materials: White marble on architecture
Inauguration: October 1, 1967
This image of the Virgen del Rosario, work of Luisa Granero, is not the first there in the outer wall of the Palau de la Virreina. Within the restoration and improvement were made in public buildings the months before the Eucharistic Congress, he had already put one in the dividing wall to the right, ie, the opposite of which is now the image. Adolf Florensa explains a municipal publication in 1953, "one of the medians has placed a niche containing the image of the Virgen del Rosario, the Rambla Our florists have always adorned care." A photograph of the book shows that the niche referred to is the right looking at the facade and that underneath there as a grid-lattice where flowers were placed.
Reform in the mid-sixties, the shrine moved to the opposite wall and the old image, for some reason we could not figure out, disappeared. In 1967 the City Council commissioned Enric Monjo performing a new image; but as paid very little, Monk turned the custom Luisa Granero. This used his son Henry as a model for the child Jesus and a photograph of his dead sister did little to make the face of the Virgin. He made the clay model that a specialist was responsible for executing in stone. The opening of the picture was the October 1, 1967, festive date at that time was celebrated in Spain because the "Caudillo Exaltation of the Head of State" with a floral tribute. This image has always been closely linked to the florists of the Rambla.
The dividing wall to the right, where there had been another image of the Virgen del Rosario, was restored in the "Barcelona, ponte guapa" campaign, and put on a lattice so that a bougainvillea bower tribute to Mary Santpere. A plaque recalls. The two things (restoration of the wall and plate) opened on January 5, 1993.
- La Rambla, 99