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A stroll around Barcelona’s Roman remains

17 April, 2015 | Unknown City
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Among other things, Barcelona is well known for the architectural style of some of its buildings, with Modernism one of the best known and appreciated. Gothic style is also very prominent, both real and recreated between the 19th and 20th centuries, with a neighbourhood even named after this style. The city also has some important Roman remains and among the various styles, this latter, which is so important in Catalonia, … Read more…

Get to know the history of the city by walking its streets

27 March, 2015 | Unknown City, Your City Council
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What is the link between Roman Barcino, the stone by stone transfer of a Gothic building, and the present day city? What process has been used to treat water for human consumption over the city’s history? What legacy was left by the ‘Indianos’ who made their fortune in the Indian Ocean? The answer to all these questions and many more can be found by walking the streets on the routes … Read more…

The history of the city through the lives of women

6 March, 2015 | Barcelona People, Unknown City
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History books and collective memory tend to ignore half of humanity. The vast majority of those who feature in them are men. Writers, philosophers, scientists, politicians etc. There are far fewer female personalities than there are male. A book published in 2011 looks to even out this situation, at least as far as Barcelona is concerned. The book Dones de Barcelona (Barcelona Women), published as part of the Orígens collection … Read more…

A stroll along the western section of Avinguda Diagonal

30 January, 2015 | Unknown City
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Avinguda Diagonal is one of Barcelona’s most iconic avenues. It is also the longest and, in certain sections, the widest in the city. Designed by Ildefons Cerdà, its growth was gradual. Indeed, the avenue was built over a period of 126 years, from the development of the first section – in those days within the municipal boundaries of what was then the separate town of Gràcia – and the moment … Read more…

Traces of oriental styles in Barcelona

18 June, 2014 | Barcelona People, Unknown City
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Casa Vicens in C/ Carolines in Gràcia; Casa de les Altures, the headquarters of Horta-Guinardó District Office; Casa Ferran Guardiola at the junction between C/ Muntaner and C/ Consell de Cent; Pl Monumental and Pl Arenes, a number of the mausoleums in Montjuïc cemetery, the ceiling decoration of the Palauet Albéniz and the sgraffito in the dining rooms of the Fonda Espanya, on C/ Sant Pau, are some of the … Read more…