Tarrés’ works still decorates the facades of some buildings in the historical center of Barcelona. This master was famous for creating sculptural terracotta masterpieces. Over time, Tarrés’ workshop was converted into the first factory to manufacture ornamental embellishments for the city’s architectural projects.
As Josep Maria Gurt, the excavations coordinator, explains, the students’ excavation works will be conducted with consideration for research begun two years ago, when researchers discovered the mill used for grinding clay for the workshop as well as another round-shaped construction, the purpose of which still remains a mystery.
The unique location of the Geography and History Department of the UB enables these students to practice adjacent to their alma mater, as there are also many other archeological sites in Raval district, including those dating back to the XIV century.