Tag Archives: walks

A route around the vestiges of Barcelona’s history

15 February, 2018 | Barcelona People, Unknown City
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What exactly is the graó barceloní? Any megaliths in Barcelona? Any dolmens or menhirs? Anything left of the Rec Comtal waterway, apart from the street name? Any medieval bridges left? Where do some street names come from, like Creu Coberta? What were the barraques in Av. Paral·lel? What went on there? Why do the Sant Pau, Sant Antoni, Universitat and Sant Pere ring roads surround Ciutat Vella? Where were the … Read more…

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…

A stroll through the Horta neighbourhood

28 June, 2013 | Barcelona People, Networking, Unknown City
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Today’s Barcelona has several territories among its neighbourhoods that were once independent municipalities until the end of the 19th century and even the first quarter of the 20th century. One of these old municipalities, which remained independent until 1904, happens to be Horta. This post offers you a stroll through its streets, care of the El Pou, Grup d’Estudis de la Vall d’Horta i la Muntanya Pelada, in whose company … Read more…

Tragic Week and Civil War Walks

22 March, 2012 | Unknown City

Five local organisations and study centres, the Ramon Muntaner Institute and Barcelona City Council have joined forces to create some nine historical itineraries featuring key points for understanding two exceptional events, the Tragic Week of 1909 and the Civil War. Their aim is to bring the city’s history closer to both local school children and adults. At a local level, the Ignasi Iglésias Studies Centre in Sant Andreu del Palomar, … Read more…