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Reconsidering Columbus: colonialism’s thorny heritage in Barcelona

18 June 2020 03:52 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

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At first glance, Barcelona’s colonial legacy is anything but subtle. One of the city’s most emblematic monuments is dedicated to Cristopher Columbus, a man whose actions led to millions of deaths by kickstarting the colonization of the American continent. But the true legacy of colonialism in the city is more profound, serving as the very foundation of the wealth that fueled its development during the 19th century.

  • Reconsidering Columbus: colonialism’s thorny heritage in Barcelona