Two visitors observing Roman remains while listening to the audio guide at the Barcelona History Museum. © Imatges Barcelona / Paola de Grenet
The MUHBA undergoes expansion, beckoning reflection on the city’s history

The Barcelona History Museum (MUHBA) commemorates 80 years of igniting a fascination for contemporary Barcelona, expanding its reach to various locations...

Roses de Foc de Barcelona
Barcelona, a rebellious and insubordinate city

In recent years, the notion has increasingly taken hold that the repeated and violent explosion of social conflict in 19th- and early 20th-century Barcelona...

Construction workers’ demonstration descending Carrer de Ferran in 1976. © Pilar Aymerich
When time makes its presence felt

Can a memoir be written in pictures? On flicking though and reading La Barcelona de Pilar Aymerich [Pilar Aymerich’s Barcelona], the answer is a...

Abdulrazak Gurnah visited Barcelona to take part in the celebration of the 25th anniversary of reading clubs at the Francesca Bonnemaison Library. © Pere Virgili
Abdulrazak Gurnah. The writer from the forgotten Africa

The writer Abdulrazak Gurnah was catapulted to fame when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2021. He was little-known prior to earning this...

Interior of Atlas Muhba
Two thousand years of Barcelona on the map

The Atles MUHBA d’història de Barcelona [MUHBA Atlas of Barcelona History], published by Barcelona City Council and the Museu d’Història de Barcelona (MUHBA...

 © Manuel Medir
“Giving in to technology is making the writer’s craft expendable”

Enrique Vila-Matas

Enrique Vila-Matas (Barcelona, 1949) has created a literary universe of his own. His writing captures and universalises, through subjectivity, the troubled...

© Byung-Chul Han
The political contradictions of contemplative life

All the books by the philosopher Byung-Chul Han call for a return of negativity: instead of excessive transparency, secrecy; instead of an aesthetic of...

The 3D digital space allows visitors to explore each and every one of the construction phases of the monastery grounds. © Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes. 2019
The Monastery of Pedralbes, as never seen before

The exhibition Rere els murs del monestir. Set-cents anys d’una història en femení [Behind the Monastery Walls. Seven Hundred Years of a Female...

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