Pre-20th century

During the Industrial Revolution, low wages and bad living conditions forced some families to leave their children at the orphanage. more

May 8, 2017 3:33 PM FEATURES

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:12 PM TRAVEL


Photo by Carol Moran.

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

Apr 28, 2016 5:08 PM TRAVEL

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

Apr 6, 2016 9:00 AM In the City

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. more

Feb 1, 2014 9:40 PM FEATURES

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

Oct 7, 2013 10:21 PM VISITING

Sant Andreu parish church

Photo courtesy of Centre d’Estudis Ignasi Iglésias.

Sant Andreu is today a peaceful area of Barcelona, but its past is filled with conflict and rebellion. more

Jun 3, 2013 1:00 PM FEATURES

Barcelona’s faded scar of terror, blame, and death. more

Feb 27, 2013 12:00 AM FEATURES


Photo by Tashoma Lemard

The modern submarine was created by a Catalan socialist. more

May 31, 2012 12:00 AM FEATURES

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 FEATURES

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 FEATURES

Dr Farreras i Framis tomb

Photo by Amanda August

They can send a shiver down your spine but cemeteries also reveal much about a city’s history and its people more

Sep 28, 2011 12:00 AM FEATURES

El Fossar de les Moreres

Photo by Iseult Larkin

Discover key Catalan landmarks and find out how September 11th (the National Day of Catalunya) is remembered more

Aug 29, 2011 1:19 PM Things To Do

We all know about Ildefons Cerdà’s Eixample design, but other plans including a metro system, electric clocks at every crossroads and large-scale sewers were ignored by authorities more

Jul 29, 2011 11:46 PM FEATURES

Child catalan flag

Photo by Patricia Esteve

From the archive: Back in 2008, we found out why Catalunya celebrates September 11th more

Sep 10, 2010 12:00 AM FEATURES 6 Comments