Traditions and memory

Barcelona’s popular culture

Giants, human castles (castellers), craft markets, fairs... Check out the calendar of the most deeply rooted popular and traditional acts, learn about the manifestations of popular culture and search the entities involved.  

Visitors taking photos inside the old Model prison

Memory programmes

Discover the memory programmes that are aimed at preserving, conveying, publishing and ensuring the use of the ethical and political heritage made up from the past in all its forms and manifestations.

Information pedestal installed in front of Via Laietana nº. 43, recalling the Franco dictatorship’s repression.

Democratic memory map

An interactive map showing important sites for Barcelona’s democratic memory which feature signs in public spaces explaining episodes linked to the struggle for freedom and equality.

Festa Majors

Find out about the wide range of festa majors taking place in Barcelona’s districts and neighbourhoods and enjoy them.

Visitors looking at the archaeological remains at the Born Centre for Culture and Memory.

El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria

Housed in the former Born Market building, this centre encourages and promotes reflection on local and national memory as well as global events, through encounters, debates and areas dedicated to learning and exhibitions. 

Cover of issue number 109 of the Barcelona Metròpolis magazine

‘Barcelona Metròpolis’

This magazine provides a voice for reflection and debate on the challenges of the global city and urban transformations which affect the lives of local people.

Patio of the Sant Agustí convent at night with red lights

Charming corners

Many of Barcelona's neighbourhoods still preserve the spirit of the past in squares, cloisters and passages. Discover the city’s main charming spots.

Interior of a Modernista Building

Urban landscape

Find out about the various themed routes, guided tours and proposed trips available for exploring the wealth and diversity of Barcelona’s urban landscape.

Old photos of La Barceloneta’s beach

La Barceloneta’s graphic memories

The Communal Photographic Collection is a collaborative local residents’ project, to reconstruct the neighbourhood’s graphic on a website. The project represents a window to la Barceloneta’s memory and history.