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Pre-20th century

Protecting Barcelona precious urban plan is one of the main issues the city faces today. So to assess Barcelona’s present, we must look to how it is maintaining it’s past. Read more

History

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18th Century French engraving of Barcelona Port published in Historia de Barcelona by Josep L. Roig.

In the first of a trilogy on Barcelona’s fascinating urban plan, we take a look at an online tool which lets you view Barna’s history through a series of interactive maps; the insight it gives you into the city’s past is truly remarkable. Read more

History

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

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Catedral de Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia. Pjhoto by Pierre Gronau (Wikimedia).

Long before her name became associated with a 175-year-old Barcelona-based fashion brand, Santa Eulàlia was widely known as young Christian martyr. Read more

History

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Aqüeducte de les Ferreres (Pont del Diable). Photo by Tara Shain.

There’s Tarragona the city and Tarragona the municipality, but how much do you know about Tarragonès the county? Read more

Weekend away

Entrada and Salida signs in Barcleona

Photo by Tara Shain

Usually found on the corners of buildings and placed at a height of over two metres, these plaques remind us of a time when traffic control was quite a hectic proposal. Read more

History

Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Poblet

Photo by Mattana

This picturesque route—a 105 kilometer, circular section of the GR 175 hiking trail—takes you through rural countryside and ancient villages against a backdrop of the soaring Prades Mountains. Read more

TRAVEL

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

FEATURES

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

TRAVEL

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Photo by Carol Moran.

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

TRAVEL

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

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. Read more

FEATURES

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

VISITING

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

FEATURES

Submarine

Photo by Tashoma Lemard

The modern submarine was created by a Catalan socialist. Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

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. Read more

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 Read more

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 Read more

FEATURES

  • Entrada sign in Barcelona

    Photo by Tara Shain

    Entrada sign in Barcelona

  • Entrada sign in Barcelona

    Photo by Tara Shain

    Entrada sign in Barcelona

  • Salida sign in Barcelona

    Photo by Tara Shain

    Salida sign in Barcelona

  • Reial Monestir de Santes Creus

    Photo by Kriegerkalle

    Reial Monestir de Santes Creus

    Reial Monestir de Santes Creus

  • Reial Monestir de Santes Creus

    Photo by Roverto Al

    Reial Monestir de Santes Creus

    Reial Monestir de Santes Creus

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