Historic University Vandalism
What at first seems to be confusing symbols painted in red, they are actually words that keep secrets from a long time ago.
While walking through the crowded streets of the historic downtown of Barcelona in the Stories and legends of the Gothic Quarter Tour, our most curious customers tend to stop in front of what in first sight seems a confusing set of symbols painted in red. However, when they look closely they realize that those are words with a specific meaning despite their apparent disorder.
Although they could remind us about the modern graffiti art, the so-called Academic Victors (Víctores Universitarios in Spanish) are of Renaissance origin and used to be inscriptions that celebrated the graduation of University students. Therefore, the remaining Victors are usually located nearby Academic buildings. One can always find the word ‘Victor’ written in capitals as an anagram, which is usually followed by the name or surname of the graduate to whom this inscription gave honor.