Spanish society in the 19th century

Economy and industrialisation

The industrial was late and slow and only arrived in place like the Basque Country, Catalonia and the large cities.

Most of the population still worked in the fields like Englad or Germany used advanced machinery. The railway didn´t appear until the second half of the century.


The bourgeoisie become rich and dominant social class.

The bourgeoisie were now the upper class. They lived in modern neighbourhoods called ensanches.

The industrial Revolution

The industrial Revolution brought serious social problems such as very dificult working condition and child explon. In rural areas the paesants also lived in extrme poverty. The cities had poor neighbourhoods with bad living conditions. The poorest lower classes.