Pere A. Serra, president of Grupo Serra, the Bulletin's publishing group, received the Grand Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X El Sabio from the hands of Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish Minister of Culture. It is Spain's top civilian honour and it was awarded to Sr Serra for his work on behalf of culture. The presentation took place yesterday evening at a ceremony attended by the leading authorities in La Lonja. Earlier in the afternoon, the authorities and Sr Serra laid the first stone of what will be the city's Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, in the Baluarte de Sant Pere. The Museum, promoted by the Serra Art Foundation, will have works by Miró, Picasso and Kandinski.