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Les fortunes d’ultramar do not originate just on the coast El Reus dels indians

Antoni Margenat i Fàbregas, Victorino Casas Bley, Josep Canela i Raventós, Sebastià Marimon i Tudó, Josep Maria Mascias Ódena, Josep Guardiola i Grau, Andreu Bru i Punyed, Ferran Ferratges i Ballester or Antoni Beringola i Marcó, are some of the great personages nascuts to Reus and voltants at the beginning of the 19th century that will forge great fortunes in the American adventure and that, returning to the metropolis, will invest in large economic and cultural companies that will help turn Reus into a modern city, the second in importance of Catalonia after Barcelona.

Once repatriated to Catalonia, Margenat, Casas i Canela is going to settle in Barcelona, ​​always feeding the relationship with his native Reus, on Margenat i Casas is going to build monumental pantheons at the first lay cement in Spain by the architects Lluís Domènech i Montaner i Josep Oriol i Mestres, the last author of the facade of the Cathedral of Barcelona. Cinnamon, in canvi, rests in a lateral chapel to the cementiri de l’Est de la ciutat comtal, molt at the prop of the jungle Andreu Bru i Punyed, first occupant and son of Antonio López Marqués de Comillas, the most famous Indian of all the temps. The great mystery that may be revealed is why the Casas Bley pantheon in Reus has always been kept alive. On rest rest of the famous Indian?

The metge Sebastià Marimon together with other Indians, will found the Catalanist Association in Reus and will settle in Seville, with his name recorded in the annals of the history of the city; Both Mascías Ódena and Guardiola and Grau are going to establish themselves in Paris, since they manage the capital accumulated in Argentina, the first in Guatemala, the darrer. I will say that with the capital of Guardiola, the widowed woman, the Roser Segimon reuse, will build La Pedrera to also reuse Antoni Gaudí, donant peu to the dit that the seu segon marit, Pere Milà «is not going to marry with the vídua Guardiola but amb la guardiola de la vídua».

Ferran Ferratges, born in Mont-roig del Camp, is going to build the most colonial-style building that Joan Miró is famous for on the quadre that he is going to sell to the writer Ernest Hemingway, and his son will be the first Marquis of Mont -roig. Because I arrived at the only one on the list that hadn’t escaped from Reus als setze anys to elude the military service, it will become covered by diners and political and economic influences, it will definitively establish itself to promote all ore of companies Among them, the creation of the Plaça Prim such as the coneixem ara, both the colonial porxos, the Teatre Fortuny al mig, the Suqué house a la dreta, and the Beringola house -la seva proper- a l’esquerra stand out.

Antoni Beringola i Marcó is ours Antonio López López, and ours Joan Güell i Ferrer, because he is going to promote the great train station and lines, the Misericòrdia sanctuary, the Hospital, the associations, the Plaça Prim… Aquestes proposals , Beringola developed them from the dynamic company El Círcol. For this reason, the event will host a conference on the Indians of Reus, in which the paper by Beringola i Marcó stands out, as well as the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the Gremi de la Construcció del Baix Camp.
The other great name of the day will be the Indian Victorino Casas Bley, protagonist of the mystery of the pantheon buit of the Reus cementiri on which others, the journalist Josep Cruset will pose in the dark on the Reus pages of the Diari.

* Journalist. With a PhD in Journalism and Communication Sciences and a diploma in Translation and Interpretation, Tate Cabré has worked in press and television. She is Official Tourist Guide of Catalonia.

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