Videos of Domènec Balet

Domingo Balet & Auto Garage Términus - Va passar aquí! Betevé

On December 30, 2021, Betevé made a report in its usual 5-minute format where the story of the mythical Auto Garage Terminus dealership owned by the sons of Domingo Balet Nadal will be told, as well as a brief explanation of the master builder.

*Includes english subtitles

The legend of Alhambra building in Barcelona - Betevé

Every great history must have a legend and this is that of the Alhambra building in Barcelona, designed in 1875 by Domènec Balet i Nadal.

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History of the Barcelona Wax Museum

The day Darwin divided the Ateneo Barcelonés - Va passar aquí! Betevé

Domènec Balet was a member of the Ateneo Barcelonés and this video explains part of its history and a very interesting event. For more information, access the Exhibitions and Life sections of this website.

Videos of Barcelona

Paseo de Gracia, the bourgeois scene - Sense Ficció TV3

This chronicle by Lluís Permanyer recovers a time when Passeig de Gràcia was filled with gardens, cafes, luxury theaters and all kinds of attractions for all audiences.

* English subtitles available

Cerdà's plans - Sense ficció TV3

Creator of the Eixample, Ildefons Cerdà was a revolutionary who changed Barcelona forever

Ildefons Cerdà was a giant ahead of his time. Like Karl Marx and Charles Darwin, he sought in reason and science the way to face the problems of the end of the old regime and the beginning of the modern era. He was part of the first promotion of engineers in the state. A forerunner of town planning, he had a vision and dedicated his life to making it a reality. His plans still resonate around the world today.

Forgotten and despised, his remains were years in a box, under an office table. In Catalonia, Noucentisme, to assert itself, had to renounce the past. It has taken a hundred years to recover his figure and get an idea of ​​the influence of his thought and work.

In the documentary, the actor Francesc Orella undertakes a search to get to know Ildefons Cerdà and to be able to play him. With the help of sages and experts, he visits the places where he lived and worked, and travels around Barcelona delving into various archives to understand the character, put himself in his shoes and give him life.

Through fiction, the protagonists of this story speak. Not only Ildefons Cerdà, but also the voice of Josep Bosch i Mustick, his father-in-law banker who encouraged him to leave the body of engineers to dedicate himself to making the Eixample of Barcelona; Miquel Garriga, municipal architect and contemporary antagonist of Cerdà, and Isabel Serra, working woman and widow of one of the workers of the Eixample whom Cerdà recognized in his will. They all help to understand how people lived in Barcelona in 1850.

Anna Chàvez, the researcher who has worked most on Cerdà's personal archives, also takes part in this journey of discovery; Daniel Cortijo, a historian who shows the problems of Barcelona 200 years ago; Teresa Navas, professor of urbanism, who talks about the academic and political side of Ildefons Cerdà; the engineer Francesc Magrinyà, who discovers the most relevant contributions of his work, and the architect Vicente Guallart, who shows the real scope of Cerdà's plans.

Chronicles of Barcelona - The golden bourgeoisie. Beyond luxury - betevé

In this video we will see with the new bourgeoisie of the late nineteenth century and their money promoted modernism. Art and refinement that coexisted with the strong social tensions that were brewing in the factories.

* English subtitles available

Secret Barcelona - History Channel

Few cities in Europe have as many secrets in their streets as Barcelona. A city where the past left hidden dozens of surprising enigmas, traces that today allow us to delve into its history in a fascinating way.

The journalist Lluís Permanyer, the historian Josep Martí Bonet and the writer Javier Coria will discover us places such as, for example, the church that keeps one of the most powerful machines in the world between columns and stained glass, a medieval throne coveted by Hitler or a corridor that keeps one of the great secrets of the city.