What an incredibly historic day here in our village, Viladellops. Today the Marquis Marcelo Desvalls (the owner of the Viladellops estate) opened a museum of his family’s history here in the village. “Els Desvalls i Catalunya . A noble Catalan lineage in history”
“The documentary collection covers 4,529 parchments, 289 file boxes with manuscripts and documentation on paper, 554 images (172 glass plates, 377 positive b / n and 5 positive color) and 203 drawings and drawings on cloth, parchment, paper and vegetable paper.”
The collection dates back to the year 981! How’s that for family history?! And what a history it is!
Marcelo’s family have been at the heart of Catalonia for centuries and the museum shares their historical contributions and stories.
Throughout the ceremony and celebration following I took a lot of photos and videos. So, in order to give myself some time to edit them I will continue this blog in detail tomorrow. 😉