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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

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…