Spanish Civil War
It was “the golden age of foreign correspondents,” as described by historian Hugh Thomas. The Spanish Civil War. The literary and journalistic elite swarmed to Spain armed with a lust for adventure and belief in a cause. Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell and Martha Gellhorn are just three of many well known writers who came to chronicle the two-and-a-half-year conflict.
The part decorated with bricks is the work of the architect Alí de Gómara. A series of ramps takes visitors up to the bell tower, which offers outstanding views over the city.
The building is located on the site of the old Pretrial Detention and Correctional centre, which had been built in the mid-1950s on the grounds of a former 17th-century military stronghold, known as the Fort of Pardaleras.
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