Cité Cienfuegos


Address

Cienfuegos 30

Towards the end of the 20th century, a number of tenement housing complexes began to be built, mainly in Santiago, as dwellings for working class families at a time when the capital city underwent a massive population growth.

Locally called cités, these were terraced houses sharing a central courtyard or alley used by the residents for community life.

One of the dwellings in this cité was inhabited by the renowned Chilean poet and writer Vicente Huidobro, the founder of the avant-garde poetic movement known as Creationism, in the early 20th century.

A mosaic memorial plaque commemorates the fact that Huidobro lived in this location in the 1930s, and that this was the meeting place of young poets who were to form the Literary Generation of 1938.

 

Carrer de Cienfuegos, 30, Barcelona.