Il·lustració © Ana Yael Zareceansky. Una ciutat al centre de la imatge voltada de catifes. Una persona desplega cada catifa en l'extrem més allunyat de la ciutat.
Building the metropolisFrom the right to the city to the right to the metropolis

Most of the world’s population is urban, and cities are where all the tensions and challenges of the 21st century are expressed today. With a new municipalism, we can...

Il·lustració © Ana Yael Zareceansky. Una carretera circular tancada com una pista de tren d'un joc infantil. Per l'interior hi passeja un home i un cotxe cap per avall. El tub d'escapament treu fum que alhora sembla que dibuixi un núvol.
Building the metropolisThe ring roads, yesterday and today

From the beginning, the ring roads defined a new urban reality that confirmed Barcelona’s change of scale, its transformation from a city...

La cantant Rosalía © Berta Pfirsich
Rosalía in the Plaça del Dubte

Rosalía studied in the classrooms in the Taller de Músics, as well as on the patio, and in the street, with artists, teachers and students. She was always sure about...

Llibres oberts © Vicente Zambrano
Between languages and literatures

We have asked Barcelona authors who write in Catalan and/or in Spanish whether they believe that the Barcelona in novels differs at all if one language or the...

Una dona penja una pancarta al balcó de casa seva en la qual es llegeix: banca estafa engaña © Pere Virgili
Home, much more than just real estate

“All housing is political” asserted David Madden on his recent visit to Barcelona to present his book In Defense of Housing, co-authored with Peter Marcuse....

Patrullatge de la Guàrdia Urbana a la Plaça del Pedró al Raval © Pere Virgili
Understanding problems, thinking about policies, promoting security

The significant rise in minor offences in Barcelona highlights a series of circumstances that have affected security: globalisation, the 2017 terrorist attack, the...

Barcelona in numbers: crimes, victims and safety

Barcelona residents rate safety in the city with a score of 6.2 and give high marks to the police force, according to the latest victimisation survey. Victims of...

Il·lustració d'uns micos en un parc vestits com científics © Ana Yael Zareceansky
The hundredth monkey effect

Similar: we see the little hands and little fingers (oh, the defining opposable thumb) and they seem so human. Then we look them in the eyes and the familiarity is...


The city in images, seen through the eyes of a photographer.

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© Leo García. Barri de la Trinitat Nova: Un nen amb una pilota travessa el pont de la Meridiana i darrera es veu una dona amb un cotxet.

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Leo García Méndez

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1987, Leo García was trained as a journalist. He received a Master’s degree in Film Direction from the Cinema and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC) and studied artistic, documentary and advertising photography at IDEP. 

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‘A short century’

Exhibitions. A chronological tour through the MACBA collection from 1929 through to the present day.

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Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

La Model opens up to the city

Routes. La Model opens up to the public with open days on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Edifici de La Model

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Revista Barcelona Metròpolis 111 - Construir la metròpoli N111 - Apr 19
Revista Barcelona Metròpolis 110 - Ciutat digital N110 - Jan 19
Portada de la revista Metròpolis Barcelona número 109. N109 - Oct 18
Portada de la revista Metròpolis Barcelona número 108 N108 - May 18

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