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In the center of Berga we can see the bust dedicated to Ramon Vinyes i Cluet, who also gave its name to the municipal library of the capital of Berguedà.
But, what do you know about Ramon Vinyes? In Las Fotos de los Lectores de La Vanguardia we are going to give some brushstrokes about this character from this series of photographs of the monument in his honor.
Born in Berga on May 8, 1882, he died in Barcelona on May 5, 1952. He was a writer of plays, poetry and short stories.
He lived for many years in Barranquilla, in Colombia, where he directed the magazine Voces. It was there that he became friends with the young journalist Gabriel García Márquez, whom he inspired for the character of the "Catalan wise man" in his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Many years later, García Márquez was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. And One Hundred Years of Solitude is considered one of the best books in the history of Spanish literature.
In 1931, Ramon Vinyes returned to Barcelona, but after the Spanish Civil War he went into exile again in Colombia.