Explore the history of Catalonia and its attempts to achieve independence in our infographic.
The Confrontation Between Madrid and Barcelona
18:22 GMT 10.10.2017 (Updated: 18:23 GMT 10.10.2017)
The Catalans voted for independence from Spain on October 1 at a referendum. Following the historic result of the voting, Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont said on October 10 he wanted to follow the people's will for Catalonia to become a sovereign state.