Catholics and Protestants in Europe and Barcelona between the 16th and 18th centuries

2 November, 2017 | Barcelona People, Unknown City | Post a comment
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In February 1564, Barcelona was visited by King Felipe II. The monarch was received at the Sant Antoni gate with a representation during which Santa Eulàlia gave him the keys to the city. On the same visit, L’assalt al castell dels luterans, a show in Plaça del Rei re-enacting an assault on a Lutheran castle, with Catholic soldiers laying siege to the heretic stronghold. Before leaving, the King attended an … Read more…

The Contemporary Municipal Archive turns a hundred

14 September, 2017 | Barcelona People, Unknown City, Your City Council | Post a comment
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While it can be said that the origin of Barcelona’s municipal archives date back to when the municipal government was set up in the 8th century, two centres which form part of the archives are celebrating their centenary this year: the History Archive of the City of Barcelona and the Contemporary Municipal Archive. They were both set up in 1917 when the city’s archives were re-organised under the management of … Read more…

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…