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20th century

The magic of the Ribera d’Ebre comes alive in the journals of a Catalan exile during the Spanish Civil War. Read more

Culture

Refugi Antiaeri 307 interior

Photo courtesy of Biblioteca MUHBA.

Air raid shelters like Refugi 307 helped protect people from the 194 total air raids carried out over the city during the Spanish Civil War. Read more

History

A tribute to Sir Alexander Fleming, the Scottish physician who discovered penicillin. Read more

History

A previously hidden sign on the church of Santa Maria del Pi survived the dictatorship unnoticed until 2004. Read more

IN THE CITY

After discussing its fate for 40 years, the city has finally decided to shut down La Modelo prison. Read more

In the City

1930's Raval posed a challenge for the city’s developers. Le Corbusier was in favour of a radical solution. Read more

FEATURES

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

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One of the oldest theme parks in the world, the Tibidabo amusement park has been entertaining the inhabitants of Barcelona for generations. Read more

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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. Read more

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Photo by Josep Maria Contel i Ruiz

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

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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? Read more

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

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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. Read more

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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 Read more

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Woman of letters

Photo by Lee Woolcock

Montserrat Abelló is one of Catalunya’s leading poets and writers, with a life story that encapsulates the region’s recent history Read more

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How Irish footballer Paddy O'Connell kept FC Barcelona going through the Spanish Civil War. Read more

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Turo de la Rovira

Photo by Carol Moran

Far from the city centre, Turó de la Rovira has provided both shelter and security to Barcelona residents Read more

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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. Read more

History

Homage to Catalonia

Image courtesy: Penguin Group

Published exactly 75 years ago, George Orwell’s 'Homage to Catalonia' has become a classic but its beginnings were anything but auspicious Read more

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

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  • Refugi Antiaeri 307, interior

    Photo courtesy of Biblioteca MUHBA.

    Refugi Antiaeri 307, interior

  • Refugi Antiaeri 307 interior

    Photo courtesy of Biblioteca MUHBA.

    Refugi Antiaeri 307 interior