Retrat de Xavier Theros

Writer and poet

Xavier Theros holds a Degree in Anthropology from the University of Barcelona and co-founder of the sound poetry duet Accidents Polipoètics. 

He is the author of several urban history books, including La Sisena Flota a Barcelona [The Sixth Fleet in Barcelona] (Huertas Claveria Award 2010), Barcelona a cau d’orella [Whispering Barcelona], Tots els meus carrers [All My Streets], Secretos a la vista [Secrets Unveiled], Diumenges a Barcelona [Sundays in Barcelona], Vida i miracles de la plaça Reial [Life and Miracles of the Plaça Reial], and of the novel La fada negra [The Black Fairy] (Josep Pla Award 2017). He has contributed to the newspapers Diari de BarcelonaDeia and El País. He currently has a weekly section in the newspaper Ara and the news on Betevé, Barcelona’s local television channel.

Articles by Xavier Theros

El passatge de Madoz l'any 1980, amb el bar Vivancos a l’esquerra, actualment el restaurant Les Quinze Nits. © José Antonio Sancho
The rise, fall and revival of the Plaça Reial

Few places in Barcelona have been as dynamic and as changing, as central and at the same time as hidden, as the Plaça Reial. It started out as a brothel, to later...

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