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Valley of the Fallen: “A symbol of the Franco dictatorship or a religious site?”

With the Spanish government now pondering what to do with the Valley of the Fallen, freelance journalist and Iberosphere contributor Nick Lyne visits the site of General Franco's tomb outside Madrid and questions its status in modern Spain.


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Published: Jun 20 2011
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2 Comments for “Valley of the Fallen: “A symbol of the Franco dictatorship or a religious site?””

  1. 100% a symbol of the Franco dictatorship. There’s no getting around it.

    • Spain’s fascist dictatorship and the Catholic church – inextricably linked.

      They should build a museum showing examples both of the atrocities and of the acts of humanity committed during the civil war. Anyone visiting the mausoleum should have to pass through the museum first.

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