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

15 June, 2017 | Barcelona People, Unknown City | Post a comment

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…

The legacy of a woman silenced, Sister Eulària Anzizu

15 February, 2017 | Barcelona People, Unknown City | Post a comment

Throughout history there have been characters who have been transcendental for certain themes, but who for one reason or another have ended up practically unknown to a large part of society. Among women the situation is even more common. One such case is that of a religious Catalan woman who lived from the end of the 19th century to the early 20th century and who despite having a street named … Read more…

A colonial metropolis called Barcelona

28 September, 2016 | Barcelona People, Unknown City, Your City Council | Post a comment

In the autumn of 1966 a baby gorilla arrived in Barcelona which had been captured a few weeks before in Guinea, a Spanish colony at the time. The gorilla was named Copito de Nieve (Snowflake), a name which was changed into Catalan with the arrival of democracy and so from the end of the 1970s the creature became known as Floquet de Neu. The albino gorilla became an icon for … Read more…

An insight into 19th century Barcelona via fifty caricatures

15 July, 2016 | Barcelona People, Unknown City | Post a comment

What was Barcelona like in the mid-19th century? Who stood out at the time? Some of their surnames are still relevant today, albeit it for a variety of reasons. Gay, Girona, Güell, Puigmartí, Vidal-Quadras and Xifré are surnames which may sound familiar as they have streets named after them in the city, or because there is still someone from current generations of the same family with a public profile. There … Read more…

Barcelona and its people 7,500 years ago

2 June, 2016 | Barcelona People, Unknown City | Post a comment

Graceful, 1.6 metres tall on average, with few physical differences between men and women. That’s the description made by experts on the first humans to populate the Barcelona plain, according to a study of archaeological remains found at various sites around the city. The exhibition ‘Primers pagesos BCN. La gran innovació fa 7.500 anys’ (First farmers BCN. The major innovation 7,500 years ago), on at the MUHBA in Pl. Rei, … Read more…