Mario Vargas Llosa

Those years of the Latin American Boom in Barcelona

 11/08/2016 - 10:16

The statue of Columbus pointing to America is probably one of the most emblematic monuments of Barcelona. It is located at the end of the Ramblas, in front of the old port, from where today you can board Las Golondrinas, a popular touristic boat. In that same place, coming from the same direction to which the finger of Columbus is still pointing, the Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa landed for the first time in Barcelona in 1958. On that occasion the author arrived from Lima and was going to Madrid to study at the Complutense.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 10:37am
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An image of Gabriel García Márquez, during the Book Fair in Santo Domingo, 2014. EFE/Archive