Josep Torras i Bages was born in 1846 in Sant Valentí of Cabanyes, town of the Alt Penedès. As a young man he studied philosophy at the University of Barcelona and theology at the seminary of Vic and Barcelona. He excelled as a writer, philosopher and ecclesiastic. In 1877 he was ordained as a priest of the city of Girona, and a year later he was a delegate to the Catalan entities in charge of drafting the Principles of Manresa (Bases de Manresa), which claimed the devolution of the Catalan constitutions. Later on, he addressed a communiqué to the Catalan bishops recommending the establishment of the use of Catalan in churches, which at the time used Spanish as the lingua franca. In 1892, he published what would become his most important book, Catalan Tradition (La Tradició Catalana), of a moderately conservative text in which the soul of Catalonia is analyzed from a historic and philosophic point of view, examining the leading figures of Catalan culture, such as Ramon Llull, Francesc Eiximenis, Ausìas Marc or Jaume Balmes.
|The neighbors recommend|
|EL BURRO CHILANGO
carrer del Cinca, 86
Phone 933 458 008
Traditional Mexican food made with imported goods, in a coloured and original place.
|Places of interest|
|JARDINS DE LA CASA BLOC
carrer d’Eiximenis / carrer de Valentí Iglésias
A cluster of homes with a gardened area in the center which was inaugurated in 1932. This cluster of houses, a work done by the architect Josep Lluís Sert and Josep Torres Clavé, is one of the best examples of Rationalist Architecture that can be found in the city.
PIS-MUSEU DE LA CASA BLOC
CASAL DE JOVES DE PROSPERITAT