The conquering king
Son of Peter the Second of Aragon and Mary of Montpellier, James the First of Aragon was born in 1208 and was Count of Barcelona, King of Aragon, Valencia, Mallorca and Lord of Montpellier. Bernart Desclot describes him in his Chronicles as a tall, blond King with a portly presence. His was a long and prosperous reign. He conquered Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza between 1229 and 1235, with a fleet of ships that wrested the isles from the Saracen. Contiguously, he began the conquest of Valencia, and in 1265 he was able to conquer Murcia, with great tenacity and bravery, always at the head of his troops.
James I is the author of Llibre dels feits, a quasi-autobiographical chronicle of his reign, with a linguistic, literary and historic value such that it is considered one of the most important texts of medieval Catalan literature. James the First died in 1276 and his remains are buried in the Monastery of Poblet.
|The neighbours recommend|
|Restaurant SENYOR PARELLADA
carrer de l’Argenteria, 37
Phone 933 105 094
One of the popular Catalan cuisine landmarks in the city. Located in the heart of the Born, it once was a travellers lodge and still conserves an interior central patio with a glass-roof.
Restaurant MONTIEL Espai Gastronòmic
LA VINYA DEL SENYOR
|Places of Interest|
|MUSEUM OF THE CITY’S HISTORY (MUHBA)
plaça de Pau Vila, 3
Phone 932 254 700
Visiting this interesting museum, you will have the chance to get to know better the city of Barcelona. You will walk on glass panelledcol floors that allow to observe the old Roman Barcino of the 1st B.C. or you can follow a curious and didactic route to go into the high Middle ages.
LA SANTA CREU I SANTA EULALIA CATHEDRAL
LES CULTURES DEL MON MUSEUM
SANTA MARIA DEL MAR CHURCH
COLUMNS OF AUGUSTO’S TEMPLE
CASA DE L’ARDIACA
MIBA. IDEAS AND INVENTIONS MUSEUM OF BARCELONA
MOTORBIKE’S MUSEUM OF BARCELONA
FREDERIC MARÈS MUSEUM
carrer Ciutat, 2
Phone 932 563 990
This building hosts exhibitions and films screening. You can enter for free through the main entrance of the city council located in 2, Ciutat street. Free entrance.
FRANCESCA BONNEMAISON LIBRARY