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2.en.7. Santa Catalina, Jovellanos and Gijón

This is not my first post from the north, in October I sent you some photos from Santander and the beautiful beach of El Sardinero at low tide. These photos are not from Santander but from Asturias. I took them on Chritsmas day in Gijon, my hometown. It does not look like Christmas because the sky is blue and it was a bright sunny day.

You all know that In Palma, there is a neighbourhood called Santa Catalina. Well, in Gijón, my hometown, my favourite place is also called “Cerro de Santa Catalina” which is a park situated at the tip of a peninsula where the old fishing neighbourhood used to be. From the top of that peninsula you can see the coastline, the old fishing port and the long sandy beach of San Lorenzo.

On the 25th , Christmas day, before having lunch with my family,  I went for a walk along the San Lorenzo beach, and then up the hill of Santa Catalina. From the top of the park you can get a nice view of the coastline. It is one of my favourite spots. At the very top, there is a huge concrete sculpture by Chillida, it is called “Elogio del Horizonte” “Praise of the Horizon”. There is a strange echo like effect produced by the sculpture and the roaring sound of the sea that surrounds you. If you stand under the two pillars, you can hear the sea as if it was passing over your head.

A few meters away there is a museum, it is the house where Jovellanos, was born. Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos (1744 – 1811) was a well known Spanish neoclassical statesman, author, philosopher and main figure of the Enlightenment in Spain.

Now, you must do a bit of research:

What is the relationship between Jovellanos and Palma de Mallorca?

Visit this web site and find out. http://www.jovellanos.net/

Enjoy your holidays and do your homework. So far, only a few have started their posts.

If you discover anything about Jovellanos and Mallorca, post your findings to the blog.

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26 Desembre 2009 - Posted by | deures, noticies | ,

15 comentaris »

  1. I’m finded this:The relationship is: Jovellanos was moved to Mallorca bacause the island was truck, he lived one year in Valldemossa and three years at Bellver castle. During the years Jovellanos write his memoris and also he became interested in medieval architecture

    Comentari per llorensete | 7 gener 2010 | Resposta

  2. The relationship is: Jovellanos was moved to Mallorca bacause the island was truck, he lived one year in Valldemossa and three years at Bellver castle. During the years Jovellanos write his memoris and also he became interested in medieval architecture.

    Comentari per guillemfurio | 30 Desembre 2009 | Resposta

    • He don´t live he was imprisioned.

      Comentari per india16 | 2 gener 2010 | Resposta

  3. I like very much many parts of the “Península Ibérica”.

    Comentari per andrea199762 | 29 Desembre 2009 | Resposta

  4. I like Austria and Santader.My cosin live in Santander He says that it is very beautiful.This year I him go to visit and I will see Santader.

    Homework:
    The relationship is:He to stay.remain in Mallorca to imprision in Valldemosa than he to move to Castell de Bellver. When to achieve to go of the jail he do work in Mallorca.

    Comentari per pepe1997 | 28 Desembre 2009 | Resposta

  5. Was imprisoned Valldemossa and the Castle of Bellver.

    Comentari per miguelinramonllull | 27 Desembre 2009 | Resposta

  6. Jovellanos was during the years 1805-1808 in the Bellver Castle, there was writing his memoris which best reflects the interest of Jovellanos by medieval architecture. The Memoris were also a means of escape and entertainment during his imprisonment in Mallorca.

    Comentari per aina | 27 Desembre 2009 | Resposta

  7. Enjoy you halidays and happy merry christmas!!

    Comentari per 1esoiesramonlull | 26 Desembre 2009 | Resposta

  8. What the jovellanos were impresioned in valldemosa and the Bellver castle.

    Comentari per 1esoiesramonlull | 26 Desembre 2009 | Resposta

  9. The relationship is that in December of 1800, following the dismissal of Mariano Luis de Urquijo as minister of state, Godoy back to power, which orders the arrest of Jovellanos 13 March 1801 and his banishment to Mallorca, first at the Royal Carthusian Monastery of Jesus of Nazareth, where he was well treated by the monks(Valldemossa) and then to prison to Bellver Castle.

    Comentari per jlny7288 | 26 Desembre 2009 | Resposta

    • And enjoy your holidays Maria.

      Comentari per jlny7288 | 26 Desembre 2009 | Resposta

  10. The relationship is that Jovellanos in March 1801 he was imprisoned in Palma de Mallorca. First in Valldemossa and then in the Bellver Castle.
    Information:http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaspar_Melchor_de_Jovellanos.

    Comentari per Pilar | 26 Desembre 2009 | Resposta

  11. The relationship is that Jovellanos is was imprisoned on the island of Mallorca, the first time in Valldemosa one year, and then in Bellver Castle, Palma de Mallorca.

    Comentari per zandalie | 26 Desembre 2009 | Resposta

  12. Jovellanos was born in Asturias (Jigon), we moved to Mallorca (Valldemossa), was imprisoned in “Valldemossa Charterhouse” and then at Bellver castle.
    I always liked to go to Asturias, is very nice, very green because there are lots of trees.

    Comentari per peptoni xD | 26 Desembre 2009 | Resposta

  13. The relationship is : he was imprisoned in Valldemossa and
    then in the BEllver Castle and he made the description Belllver Bellver Castle.
    Maria I would be in Gijón and enjoy everything you say

    Comentari per india16 | 26 Desembre 2009 | Resposta


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