Photo by David Berkowitz

With Halloween creeping up on us at the end of this month, here are a few urban legends that will keep you up at night. more

Oct 1, 2016 4:18 PM IN THE CITY

The 1992 Olympics created several lasting impacts on the city, from infrastructure to its status as one of the top destinations for tourists. more

Aug 22, 2016 4:17 PM IN THE CITY

Catch a glimpse of our prehistoric past with these ancient cave paintings. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:12 PM Travel


Photo by Aron Penczu.

The evolution of Barceloneta's beachfront barrio, from its formation in the 15th century to the present day. more

May 26, 2016 11:37 AM IN THE CITY


Photo by Carol Moran.

Follow the Roman Via Augusta and discover the historical treasures that span Catalunya. more

Apr 28, 2016 5:08 PM THINGS TO DO


Photo by Sam Zucker

A look at the history and culture of Barcelona's Pakistani community. more

Apr 28, 2016 4:00 PM IN THE CITY

A tour of the Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter reveals a dark side to Barcelona’s history. more

Apr 19, 2016 9:26 AM In the City

This 16th-century historic wall can now be seen up close and personal. more

Apr 6, 2016 9:00 AM In the City


Photo by Sam Zucker.

Discovering the artisanal process alive and well in the traditional sweet shops of Barcelona. more

Jan 29, 2016 5:32 PM EATING AND DRINKING

A conversation with Joan Armengol, a pioneer of Spanish journalism, and his son Senen, music journalist and TV presenter. more

Nov 26, 2015 3:38 PM IN THE CITY

This year marks the Hospital del Mar’s 100th birthday, and the city has been celebrating the centenary with a variety of institutional, scientific and cultural events since last November. more

Oct 28, 2015 3:41 PM IN THE CITY


Photo by Josep Maria Contel i Ruiz

Another Civil War shelter is discovered beneath the barri of Sant Andreu. more

Mar 31, 2015 4:27 PM IN THE CITY

Of the countless steps that can be taken through the alleyways and avenues of Barcelona, how many are contemplated in terms of their historical significance? more

Sep 30, 2014 4:57 PM IN THE CITY 2 Comments

97-year-old Ernesto Carratalá recounts his memories of the Spanish Civil War. By Jamie Melbourne-Hayward more

Sep 4, 2014 12:28 PM IN THE CITY

Hospital Sant Pau

Photo by Lorenzo Vecchia

After four years of painstaking restoration work, the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau finally reopened its elaborate gates to the public in March this year. more

Jun 30, 2014 10:30 PM IN THE CITY

A contentious urban renewal process in the Casc Antic involving the demolition old buildings left a 5,000 square metre hole of rubble in the middle of the neighborhood which forced residents to fight back. more


Recent excavations at the Maritime Museum have cast a new light on the building’s past and uncovered more of the city’s Roman heritage. By Xavier Macia more

Feb 1, 2014 9:40 PM IN THE CITY

Barcelona after the Spanish Civil War

Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona. Photographer: Pérez de Rosas

Barcelona has embarked on a major project to show life as it was here after the Spanish Civil War more

Oct 31, 2013 12:00 AM IN THE CITY

Take a trip around some of the emblematic 18th-century sites of Barcelona more

Oct 7, 2013 10:21 PM VISITING

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