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Girona in the modern age, from workshop to stronghold

<p>View of the exhibition room. Photography: Mart&iacute; Artalejo</p>

View of the exhibition room. Photography: Martí Artalejo

During the modern era, Girona was always one of the main cities in the Principality of Catalonia, although during this period it lost some of its relative importance, at least in terms of population. From the second half of the 17th century the city became a strategic stronghold, mainly as a result of the periodic wars with France. Thus the busy city of the 16th century, which specialised on the production of woollen fabrics, turned into a military capital by the second half of the 18th century. From workshop to stronghold, with the history shown here.

OBJECTS

<p>Imperial escutcheon, 18th century, embroidered. Mart&iacute; Artalejo</p>
Imperial escutcheon
Imperial escutcheon
<p>Portrait of Bishop Lorenzana, Manuel Tremulles Roig (Barcelona 1715-1791), 1790, oil on canvas, 144 &times; 119 cm. Ceded by the Institut Jaume Vicens Vives de Girona</p>
Portrait of Bishop Lorenzana
Portrait of Bishop Lorenzana
<p>Our Lady of El Roser, anonymous, late 16th century, polychrome wood. On permanent loan from Anna and N&uacute;ria Boutin Ramon, daughters of Miquel Boutin Moreno</p>
Our Lady of El Roser
Our Lady of El Roser
<p>Bronze sculpture of the Angel of the Cathedral, by Ramon Salvatella (18th century). Photography: Mart&iacute; Artalejo.</p>
The Angel of the Cathedral
The Angel of the Cathedral
<p>Cathedral clock, Joan Agust&iacute; and Juli&agrave; Juli&agrave;, 15th-18th centuries.</p>
Cathedral clock
Cathedral clock
<p>Portrait of Raimunda Nouvilas de Pag&egrave;s. Photography: Clara Oliveras.</p>
Raimunda Nouvilas de Pagès
Raimunda Nouvilas de Pagès
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