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Barcelona’s popular culture

Giants, human castles (castellers), craft markets, fairs... Check out the calendar of the most deeply rooted popular and traditional acts, learn about the manifestations of popular culture and search the entities involved.  

Parc del Laberint d'Horta

Discover Barcelona

Step into the city’s districts and neighbourhoods, and enjoy its attractions. Make the most of all Barcelona has to offer: urban areas, cultural and architectural heritage, nature areas, leisure, study centres, museums, recommendations on where to go shopping or practice sports, and much more.

Sala Ciutat

The City Hall’s Sala Ciutat is reinventing itself as a bookshop specialising in books on Barcelona and as a space for displaying the work of the illustration sector.

Open video 30 years since the attack at Hipercor

30 years since the attack at Hipercor

Barcelona wishes to pay tribute to the memory of the victims of the terrorist attack at Hipercor, through a commemorative event and exhibition.

Visitors looking at the archaeological remains at the Born Centre for Culture and Memory.

El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria

Housed in the former Born Market building, this centre encourages and promotes reflection on local and national memory as well as global events, through encounters, debates and areas dedicated to learning and exhibitions. 

Old photos of La Barceloneta’s beach

La Barceloneta’s graphic memories

The  Communal Photographic Collection (CAT) is a collaborative local residents’ project, to reconstruct the neighbourhood’s graphic on a website. The project represents a window to la Barceloneta’s memory and history.

 

Detail of the cloister of the Sant Pau del Camp Benedictine monastery

Cultural spaces in Raval

Discover the varied range of cultural spaces on offer in Raval: libraries, document and research centres, associations, bookshops, heritage, academies and plenty more.

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Step into the city’s districts and neighbourhoods, and enjoy its attractions. Make the most of all Barcelona has to offer: urban areas, cultural and architectural heritage, nature areas, leisure, study centres, museums, recommendations on where to go shopping or practice sports, and much more.

Lose yourself in the infinite charming corners of the city and discover squares, cloisters and alleyways that belong to another era and which maintain the essence of the town or village that every city neighbourhood used to be.

Join in the various themed routes and enjoy the guided tours and proposed walks for exploring the wealth and diversity of Barcelona’s urban landscape.

Observe and identify sculptures and works of art situated in public spaces. Visit them at the Barcelona Virtual Museum of Public Art and discover historical chapters like the artistic contributions present in the infrastructure of the Metro.

Discover Barcelona’s history, corners, agenda and attractions from a new perspective: its metro stations.

Patio of the Sant Agustí convent at night with red lights
Interior of a Modernista building
Iron sculpture at Barcelona beach
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Open the gateway to the origins of the city, rediscovering the people, facts and events that have shaped the city from ancient Barcino to modern day Barcelona.

Giants, human constructions, craft markets, fairs… Check out the agenda of the city’s most deeply rooted public events, learn about all the manifestations of popular culture in Barcelona and search for the entities involved.

Thanks to an initiative called Barcelona Llibres, the City Council is putting an extensive catalogue of publications on a range of subjects and in various formats at your disposal. These include publications on culture, art, sports, history, the city, politics, urban planning and economics.

Archeological ruins of the city located at El Born Centre Cultural
Boy sittng next to cabezudos

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The blog centre

Want to know what else is on the Internet? We have compiled a collection of websites and blogs to help you make the most of the city.

Ruta del disseny

Guide to bars, restaurants, shops and buildings connected with design and architecture.

Murs Lliures

Is legally authorised to manage public spaces so artists can paint their works on Barcelona’s exposed walls.

Spotted by locals

Experience Barcelona like a local.

Ir barcelona

The corners of the city you can visit and a wide range of options for enjoying Barcelona.

Mi barcelona

Photo-commentary on emblematic parks, buildings and routes around the city. (ES)

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The blog centre

Want to know what else is on the Internet? We have compiled a collection of websites and blogs to help you make the most of the city.

Memòria bcn

Routes around the city's districts to discover Barcelona's history in the 20th century.

Route for everyone

A social initiative for families of every type where we seek out the best leisure routes and plans for Barcelona. (ES)

What was there

Geolocalized old photos of the city.

Altres barcelones

Travel through Barcelona's history by walking its streets. (CAT)

Barcelofília

Reviving city spaces that have disappeared. (CAT)

Bcn blanc i negre

Commemorating the city in black and white. (CAT)

Vestigios de bcn

Explore the charming corners of the city's ten districts. (ES)

La meva barcelona

Barcelona corners and activities to enjoy. (ES)

Bcn metropolis

Reflections on the city of Barcelona.

Barcelonasfera

Directory of blogs on Barcelona and its ancient villas (CAT)

Murs Lliures

Is legally authorised to manage public spaces so artists can paint their works on Barcelona’s exposed walls.

La Barceloneta’s Communal Photographic Collection

A collaborative local residents’ project that features La Barcelona’s graphic memories on a website. (CAT)

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