Tag: Piedras

Montjuïc stone: from extraction to recycling

The mountain of Montjuïc is an important part of Barcelona’s unique skyline. The Romans called it Montem Iovis (mount Jupiter) but its use as a Jewish cemetery for centuries could also have influenced its name. The stone found there has been used for construction since the time of the Iberians and was very important during …

Where do the stones being used to build the Sagrada Família come from?

Like most historical buildings in Barcelona, the Basilica of the Sagrada Família was originally designed to be built mostly with the most suitable stone available, in terms of proximity, strength and resistance to weathering. Chosen, in other words, for its durability. And all of these requirements were met by what is known as Montjuïc stone, …