Barcelona is not afraid

21 August, 2017 | Barcelona People | Post a comment
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Our most heartfelt condolences for all the victims, as well as their friends and families. We condemn these brutal attacks. www.barcelona.cat

Terrorist attack on the Barcelona Rambla

18 August, 2017 | Sin categoría @en | Post a comment
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Barcelona has activated the Basic Emergency Plan and mobilised all the security and emergency services. Minute’s silenci called for Friday, 12 midday, in Plaça Catalunya. News @bcn_ajuntament www.barcelona.cat

A medieval country house which has become a music school

21 July, 2017 | Barcelona People, Unknown City | Post a comment
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On the way up Passeig de Maragall, in the direction of Horta, just before C/ Lisboa there is an imposing country house surrounded by a large garden and a fence consisting of tall cypress bushes and trees. It’s Can Fargues, the property around which the neighbourhood grew and which gave it its name. The building is now the home of the Horta-Guinardó music school. The origins of the masia of … Read more…

Memories of El Born, the first covered market in the city

15 June, 2017 | Barcelona People, Unknown City | Post a comment
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These days the market of El Born is best-known because of the remains from 1714, because of culture and the recovery of historical memory, but the site has a long history which is closely tied to providing for the city. For centuries, the site which is now the Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria was where groceries and provisions were sold and in the Middle Ages a market was held … Read more…

Corpus Christi Barcelona-style

13 June, 2017 | Barcelona People, Unknown City | Post a comment
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The Feast of Corpus Christi, which takes place this Thursday, 15 June, is a festival that would almost have passed unnoticed these days were it not for the decorations and dancing eggs adorning the city centre’s fountains. For centuries it was one of the most important festivals and Barcelona was one of the places where it was particularly important. Besides l’ou com balla – the dancing egg – the festival … Read more…