Commemorates the events of 1714

Commemorates the events of 1714

In the year 1700 Carlos II died without descendants. This fact triggered a great international conflict. European powers vied for control of the vast Hispanic empire by proposing their candidates for the crown.

The warlike conflict was reflected in the Spanish Monarchy when the Catalans and most of the kingdoms of the Crown of Aragon supported Archduke Carlos of Austria and the countries of the Hague Alliance. For his part, Felipe de Anjou, grandson of Louis XIV of France, received the support of Castile and France. Thus began in 1702 an international warlike conflict around the succession of the Hispanic monarchy.

Catalonia managed to prolong the resistance until September 11, 1714, when Barcelona fell definitively. More than 20,000 soldiers began the definitive assault on Barcelona. The resistance of the Catalan people forced the Bourbon Army to even use the reserve troops, who had to fight street by street to subdue the city. Finally, after more than 4,000 victims, the Catalan capital surrendered to the invading troops. And a week later, the Castle of Cardona capitulates. The victory of Felipe V supposed the suppression of the governing bodies of the Principality and the imposition of the institutions and laws of Castilla, by the Decree of Nueva Planta, of 1716.

Throughout Catalonia you will find routes and didactic resources to learn and relive the most notable historical episodes of the War of Succession in Catalonia (1702-1714). Are you with us?

The Vigatans' Covenant

After Felipe V in 1702 are proclaimed as king of the Spanish monarchy and disagreeing various territories, including Catalonia, England, Holland, Portugal and the…

Route of the Battle of Prats de Rei

This route includes the main historical areas of the battle of Els Prats de Rei , which occurred in 1711 during the War of the Succession. The route can be done…

1714 Route

Since 1980 Catalonia is celebrated National Day on September 11. This holiday commemorates the defeat suffered by the Catalan people against the troops of Philip…

The coronelas and their battalions in 1714

The defending army Austrian faction that fought during the War of Succession was formed by different regiments. There were some who took orders from the coronelas…

Barcelona defenders Guilds in 1714 (Part II) already has a dedicated path to the guilds who defended the city of Barcelona during the siege of September 11, 1714: Supporters guilds Barcelona…

Route of Catalan art in the 18th century

Since ancient times, know different ways of living, as well as ways to express and experience the artistic reactions of people. We can travel to the cave, where…

Trying the 1714 food

The 1714 was a year that marked the Catalan region: culture, traditions, people and also gastronomy. This was important because it was the fuel that gave strength…

The battles of 1714

On this route offers a journey through the countries that suffered the most significant battles occurred during the year 1714. These are spread throughout…

Barcelona's defenders guilds in 1714 (Part I)

The defense of the city of Barcelona during the Bourbon's 1714 was not only carried out by the army and the military, but the people of the city that had other…

The Academy of the Distrustfuls

During the early eighteenth century the Catalan aristocracy educated talent was organized to defend and deepen their history and culture. This was common practice…

After the Nova Planta laws

After a war there are always catastrophic: people killed, injured, destruction of buildings, etc. But we should not consider only tangible harm. Also keep in mind…

Catalonia before 1714

This route we go into the historical background of the War of Succession, the reactions caused and institutions that Catalonia had at the time. This…

The main characters in the the siege of 1714

The story is not written on paper with the help of a pen. The story is drawn with the facts, actions, decisions and actions that people do. And the site of Barcelona…

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