First Barcelona Trade Fair took place 100 years ago

Gwen Kaufmann - Wednesday, October 28, 2020    

Photo: Fira Barcelona

This October marks the 100th anniversary of the first Barcelona Trade Fair, an event created to promote industry and trade that became the closest precedent of fairs known today. Together with the universal expositions of 1888 and 1929, it forms part of the history of Fira de Barcelona and the city's trade fair tradition. The 1920 Trade Fair was the first major international exhibition event after the First World War and put Barcelona on the European map. Held at the Palau de Belles Arts next to the Parc de la Ciutadella and the Saló de Sant Joan (now the Passeig de Lluís Companys), the Barcelona Trade Fair was inaugurated on October 23, 1920 and opened its doors to the public from October 24 to November 10, 1920. The fair attracted 250,000 visitors and 1,243 exhibitors, including 10% international exhibitors from Italy, France, Sweden, England, Austria, Holland, Belgium, the USA, Argentina, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia. (kf)


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