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Paral·lel Avenue, 1894-1939

Barcelona and the Spectacle of Modernity

Paral·lel avenue, 1894-1939 is an exhibition that revises 40 years of the history of one of the most mythic avenues in Barcelona. From the ending of the XIX century till 1939, when all the theatres in Barcelona closed at the end of the civil war, Paral·lel Avenue became a key place of the city. Paral·lel Avenue was considered as a multicultural and liberal area of spectacles, shows and theatre and, it transformed Barcelona into an authentic spectacle of Modernity.