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  • History of Barcelona

    History of Barcelona

    The cradle of Catalan culture, amongst many other cultures and civilisations, and a witness to major transformations such as the Industrial Revolution or the Civil War amongst many others, Barcelona has a fascinating history. Find out more about it!

  • Roman Route

    Roman Route

    A tour of Roman Barcelona is a box of surprises containing archaeological remains dating from the time the city was established. Barcino, the Roman city founded in the 1st century BC, has left us a valuable legacy, which can be found in the Gothic Quarter, the site of the early walled city.

  • Museums

    Museums

    Art, culture, science and entertainment come together in Barcelona's museums.

  • Wall and gate of the Roman city of Barcino Friezes around the front of the Collegi d'Arquitectes Plaça Nova

    Wall and gate of the Roman city of Barcino Friezes around the front of the Collegi d'Arquitectes Plaça Nova

    A visit to the Plaça Nova brings you face to face with the monumental gateway in the wall of the Roman city of Barcelona, but you'll also discover art, dotted here and there, such as Picasso's friezes along the front of the Col·legi d'Arquitectes.

  • Wall and defence towers of the Roman city of Barcino Plaça Ramon Berenguer

    Wall and defence towers of the Roman city of Barcino Plaça Ramon Berenguer

    The Via Laietana in Barcelona presents a feast for the eyes. In the Plaça Ramón Berenguer, behind the equestrian sculpture depicting the Catalan count, there is a section of the Roman wall crowned by the Gothic chapel of Santa Àgata. The area is a majestic blend of two different Barcelonas: the Roman and the medieval.

  • MUHBA Museu d'Història de Barcelona Temple d'August

    MUHBA Museu d'Història de Barcelona Temple d'August

    As you explore Barcelona's Gothic Quarter you'll come across one of the city's best-kept secrets in a building on Carrer Paradís. Inside a small medieval courtyard, the four columns from the Temple of Augustus have survived despite the passing of the centuries. They are more than 2,000 years old, like Barcelona itself.

  • Roman wall and aqueducts Casa de l'Ardiaca

    Roman wall and aqueducts Casa de l'Ardiaca

    The Roman wall which adjoins Barcelona's Plaça Nova has a secret in store. On the other side, stands the entrance to the Casa de l'Ardiaca, or Archdeacon's House, which contains interesting archaeological remains.

  • Plaça del Rei

    Plaça del Rei

    The Conjunt Monumental de la Plaça del Rei in Barcelona is, arguably, the Gothic architectural ensemble which best exemplifies the city's medieval past.

  • Four days in Barcelona

    Four days in Barcelona

    You can get a lot out of four days in Barcelona if you plan your visit carefully. Here are some suggestions which include the city’s main landmarks and even invite you to discover some of the areas outside Barcelona, so that you can really make the most of your trip.

  • Barcino by Joan Brossa

    Barcino by Joan Brossa

    This visual poem by Joan Brossa stands just in front of Barcelona's Roman wall, where the aqueduct once entered the city. This curious sculpture, which blends in perfectly with the city's most ancient stones, spells out the word Barcino, the Roman name of Barcelona, and is the artist's tribute to the ancient colony.

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