Discover untold stories from this part of ‘Ciutat Vella’ on the 21st of February
A city such as ours, with centuries of history, hides a wealth of tales, some of which are true and well documented, and others which have been passed down through the generations by word of mouth, leaving us to speculate and wonder about their origins.
Along these lines, the Centre Cívic Navas is offering a tour of the Ribera district next Thursday, the 21st of February. A stroll around some of the more captivating parts of old city will reveal a wealth of tales and secrets that have survived the test of time. Beginning at 11 am at the Arc de Triomf, the tour will pass along the Carrer del Comerç and down Carrer dels Petons, a dead-end street with the evocative name of the street of kisses. Following this, the route takes in the San Agustí convent, which dates back to the 14th century, before turning down Carrer Princesa, one of the focal points of the district. Like Ferran and Jaume I, this street is a project from the middle of the 19th century, designed to join the Raval and Ciutadella districts and shed some light onto the dark, medieval streets of the area.
The route continues along the streets of Montcada, Flassaders and La Seca, finishing up in Passeig del Born and a visit to the Santa Caterina market which, while it marks the end of the route, will surely just spark the imagination of those who take part in this flight of fancy through the streets of our history.
Publication date: Wednesday, 20 February 2013
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