1929 Barcelona International Exposition


1929 Barcelona International Exposition

The 1929 Barcelona International Exposition (also called '1929 Barcelona Universal Exposition' or the 'Barcelona World Fair' was the second World Fair to be held in Barcelona, the first one being in 1888. The 1929 Barcelona International Exposition was opened by King Alfonso XIII of Spain amd welcomed visitors from 20th May 1929 to 15th January 1930. It was located on Montjuïc hill and covered an area of 118 hectares (291.58 acres) and cost an estimated 130 million pesetas ($25,083,921 in United States dollars).

Twenty European nations participatedAs the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 took place simultaneously in Seville, no Spanish American countries participated. From the remaining countries, the official participants were Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs (later Yugoslavia); most of these countries had their own pavilions, except for Austria, Czechoslovakia, Finland and Switzerland. Apart from these countries, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States participated in an unofficial capacity. Each country had a week dedicated to it throughout the course of the event, with a highlight of the German week being the flight of the Graf Zeppelin airship over Barcelona, on 16 May 1929.

 The 1929 World Fair in Barcelona brought extensive renovation of public spaces mostly around Plaça d'Espanya / Plaza Espanya. Some of the structures and pavillions of the fair are still in use today including Palau Nacional de Catalunya, the Font màgica de Montjuïc, the Teatre Grec, Poble Espanyol Spanish Village, the Barcelona Olympic Stadium and the German pavillion by famous Bauhaus architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Below: Map 1929 Barcelona International Exposition

map 1929 Barcelona International Exposition

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