Casa Navàs begins 2024 with the opening of the exhibition “Barça ‘Més que un Club’, Montjuïc, ‘un estadi refugi'”. Between the autumn of 1936 and the spring of 1937, in the middle of the Spanish Civil War, the Lluís Companys Stadium in Montjuïc hosted more than 21,000 displaced people from different parts of the country. The Polish-born photographer Margaret Michaelis recorded the daily life of the thousands of families who passed through this sports stadium. Today, the Montjuïc stadium is the provisional home of FC Barcelona, and the club, through its Foundation, wants to vindicate the role of the stadium, which welcomed thousands of people fleeing the Civil War.
The exhibition, which is intended to be itinerant, opened last October in Montjuïc and makes the second stop in Reus, in the old fabric store of Casa Navàs. Precisely this store already has a link with FC Barcelona and is that the current window of this space is the work of Francesc Mitjans, the architect who designed Camp Nou Stadium.
“Barça ‘Més que un Club’, Montjuïc, ‘un estadi refugi'” will be inaugurated on Friday, January 12 and will be open until February 8. Admission is free, and it can be visited from Monday to Friday from 11 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 7 pm, and on Saturdays from 5 pm to 8 pm. With this exhibition, FC Barcelona, its Foundation, UNHCR, and Casa Navàs want to help make visible the situation suffered by more than 110 million refugees and displaced people in the world today.