Nick Lloyd

Nick Lloyd takes a trip to Montjuïc to explore a memorial to victims of the Franco dictatorship and Nazi concentration camps more

Apr 1, 2013 12:00 AM IN THE CITY 1 Comments

While the Spanish Civil War raged on, foreign journalists joined forces to tell the story of the destruction more

Oct 30, 2012 12:00 AM IN THE CITY


Courtesy of German Federal Archive

Heinrich Himmler thought that he could find immortality and victory for Germany at Catalunya’s sacred setting of Montserrat more

Aug 29, 2012 12:00 AM IN THE CITY 1 Comments


Photo by Tashoma Lemard

The modern submarine was created by a Catalan socialist more

May 31, 2012 12:00 AM IN THE CITY

It is 40 years since one of Barcelona's most famous fictional characters, detective Pepe Carvalho, came into being at the hand of writer Manuel Vázquez Montalbán more

Mar 30, 2012 12:00 AM IN THE CITY

US sailors from the Sixth Fleet buying souvenirs in Barcelona

Photo by Nat Farbman for 'Life' magazine and taken from the book 'La Sisena Flota a Barcelona' by Xavier Theros

Barcelona's fortunes changed in the Franco-governed Fifties thanks to the arrival of the US Navy more

Mar 1, 2012 12:00 AM IN THE CITY 4 Comments

Air Raid

Photo courtesy of Arxiu fotogràfic del Centre d'Història Contemporània de Catalunya

This month marks the 75th anniversary since air raids started on Barcelona, and a new strategy of modern warfare was born more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 AM IN THE CITY 2 Comments

Carrer Marlet

Photo by Mónica Navarro

Once at the heart of Catalan intellectual and economic life, the Jewish population of medieval Barcelona became a target for kings and commoners alike more

Oct 28, 2011 12:00 AM IN THE CITY

Plaça del Rei

Photo by Mónica Navarro

Take a trip through Barcelona’s past with stories and customs from the city’s old town more

Sep 28, 2011 12:00 AM IN THE CITY

In the early confusion of the Spanish Civil War, FC Barcelona’s president Josep Sunyol became one of its first victims more

Jul 28, 2011 9:19 PM IN THE CITY

Poster for the People’s Olympiad

Source: Biblioteca del Pavelló de la República-CRAI (Universitat de Barcelona)

Exactly 75 years ago, Barcelona was due to host a People’s Olympiad in protest at the Nazi regime’s staging of the Olympic Games. But then history intervened more

Jun 30, 2011 10:35 AM IN THE CITY 1 Comments


Photo by Frederic Ballell

Over the years, Avinguda Paral·lel has hosted an eclectic mix of cafés, erotic shows and political radicals more

May 30, 2011 1:26 PM IN THE CITY 1 Comments

Marshlands in the Delta del Llobregat

Photo by Lucy Brzoska

News of celebrities contracting malaria while visiting foreign climes keeps hitting the headlines, but it's not so long ago that the disease was a major problem in Spain more

Feb 28, 2011 1:28 PM IN THE CITY

Joan Pujol has been described as the greatest double agent of World War II, proving wars are won with brains as well as bombs more

Jan 3, 2011 1:22 PM IN THE CITY

Sometimes the red squirrels of the Palau de Pedralbes park come to ground, especially in the afternoon when the army of gardeners has gone home more

Dec 21, 2010 2:43 PM , IN THE CITY

Autumn is the best time of year to observe the praying mantis in and around Barcelona more

Dec 21, 2010 2:35 PM , IN THE CITY

Wild Barcelona: Seeds worth their weight in gold

Photo by Lucy Brzoska

The fruit of the eccentric-looking carob tree has been cultivated for thousands of years more

Dec 21, 2010 2:26 PM , IN THE CITY

Wild Barcelona: Summer Sounds home

Photo by Lucy Brzoska

Barcelona's skies quieten down in August but you can still hear the unmistakable bubbling call of the bee-eaters more

Dec 21, 2010 2:08 PM , IN THE CITY

Wild Barcelona City Raptors home

Photo by Lucy Brzoska

Montjuic's Camí del Mar is a prime spot to observe Barcelona's peregrine falcons indulging in a spot of aerial acrobatics more

Dec 21, 2010 1:54 PM , LIVING

Watch the leaves change colour and rustle through them as they fall in Collserola during December more

Dec 13, 2010 2:39 PM , IN THE CITY

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