The Museum of the History of Immigration of Catalonia (Sant Adrià de Besòs, Barcelona) tells the story of the many immigrations that left their homes in other parts of Spain to come to this region in search of work and happiness.
Especially in the 1950s and 60s men and women from Murcia and Andalucía made this trip by train to Barcelona and surroundings. Famous (or notorious) was the ‘Sevillano‘, the line that connected Sevilla with the Catalan capital.
One of these trains is part of the museum now. You can read and hear the stories of the immigrants, see how they traveled and what they took with them on their journey to an uncertain future. A very moving exhibition.
The Museum itself is part of a cultural centre that includes a library and vegetable gardens for the neighbours. On the photo you see part of the train compartment with the belongings of the immigrants, in the background the kitchen gardens. Below the exterior of the train.
My contribution to this week’s Monday Window.