Memory

The city’s democratic and popular memory is heritage which must be valued, preserved and promoted. All too often, social movements and popular struggles get forgotten while those responsible for repression are present in street names and through medals and other recognition. This is changing, with spaces filling the city with names such as Plaça de la República and Plaça del Cinc d’Oros, and medals awarded to Franco and his dictatorship now revoked, forty years afterwards. Our historical heritage depends on the recovery of memory in the neighbourhoods, republican values and major events which rocked the city, such as the Fascist bombardments in the Spanish Civil War or the Hipercor attack.

  • We want peace, not oblivion

    An extensive programme to mark the 80th anniversary of the three days of non-stop air raids over Barcelona.

  • Acts to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Hipercor terrorist attack

    An institutional act on 17 June at the Can Dragó sports park and an exhibition on the facts and the historical context for the attack are being organised in memory of the victims and their families.

  • The doors of La Model open, never to be closed again

    The former prison is to be transformed into a space for public use, with a stable programme of activities.

  • Popular history in the neighbourhoods is Barcelona’s history

    Thirty projects are under way to regain popular memory relating to local struggles, movements and everyday accounts explaining city transformations.

  • Nou Barris marks the Republican Spring

    Wreath-laying and a procession in Plaça de le República on the anniversary of the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic on 14 April 1931.

  • No honours for the slave trade

    Public act celebrating the removal of the statue of Antonio López.