Through the footsteps of the artists of the collection
"In that group of woodcutter ladies, only one showed eagerness to please me. It was a homely and fairly ugly slender lass, who disappeared silently to return loaded with bushes and flowers which offered me without pronouncing a word. She rarely spoke [...]. Her friends called her «Bland». Poor thing!" (Jaume Morera)
Erected in the 16th century, one century later the Villa was acquired by Orazio Falconieri, who commissioned its remodelling to Antonio da Sangallo and Borromini. The gardens date of the 18th century, and in 1900 Gili i Roig represented them during his stay in Rome, which he combined with several visits to Frascati.
" Canyeret is a neighbourhood about to disappear [...] at the Seu Vella hill [...]. Formerly it was a farming neighbourhood, emerged after the systematic destruction of the city by Philip V of Spain. Humble huts and houses were made [...] with reeds and mud, so it was called Canyeret ... " (Josep Vallverdú)
The Ereta Square took its shape in the 13th century, at the Ereta of Santa Cristina. In the 14th century the religious name disappeared, and in the 18th century the Marquis of Blondel remodelled it, adding the fountain. After the Spanish Civil War the place was renovated and currently is a local cultural asset.
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