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The Sucre

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The Sucre41.927291, 2.246350The SucreVic Catalunya, España (Directions)

The Sucre factory is located on Historiador Ramon d’Abadal i de Vinyals Street, on the outskirts of the city centre of Vic.

This factory was built at the end of the 19th century by a Zaragoza company that wanted to produce sugar from beet. This business was unproductive, and soon a factory was established that produced soup jars. Throughout its history, different industries have been established here, and it is currently the headquarters of the Regional Council of Osona.

This building is rectangular, and has a ground floor and two floors. It is built with exposed brickwork and, along its facades, we can see different reliefs. All the openings are of lowered arch.

A few meters from the building, we can still see a large chimney related to the factory.

Some people say the name Sucre was given because there are glazed tile elements on the roof.

During the Spanish Civil War, the Government of the Generalitat created a dense network of war industries. In Vic was the industry called SAF-24, and it was supposedly located in the Sucre building.

In this building was established a factory of Polikarpov I-15 fighter planes, popularly known as “Fly ” airplanes. At first, the rear wings of the airplanes were mounted in Sucre, but quickly the placement of engines was also made and finally, the complete construction of the “Fly” airplanes was done.

During the four aerial bombardments that the city of Vic suffered at the end of the Civil War, the building of the Sucre was one of the main objectives. When Franco’s troops occupied the city of Vic on February 1, 1939, Franco’s troops recovered six planes ready to fly, twelve planes in the process of assembly and sixty airplane engines.