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While the Museum of the History of Barcelona remains closed to the public, a series of digital and online resources have been made available so that everybody can continue their discovery of the city: from the 'Carta Histórica de Barcelona', a complete historical map of the city, to its online collection, also including virtual tours, sacred Jewish texts, the first Neolithic settlements, images from the religious wars... and endless further surprises.
To ensure that culture and remembrance continue to reach you at home, the Born CCM has put together a series of online resources that even go as far as providing ideas to entertain the youngest members of the household. One possibility is to listen to a series of podcasts such as FAae Fiction(s); four lecture sessions that reflect on the complexity of fiction or else the opening lecture of a set entitled "Sons de la Memòria" (Sounds of Remembrance). Another option is to view a series of videos such as one on the illustrator Perich which has a competition run through social media associated with it, or another one that provides a complete tour of the Born neighborhood in just six minutes.
The Sant Pau art nouveau site reopens on 26th June. The specifications of the complex fully comply with the current safety measures.
The former Santa Creu i Sant Pau hospital is one of the world's biggest art nouveau sites and was designed by Domènech i Montaner as a small garden city made up of separate pavilions and set among areas where patients could recuperate and green spaces. During your visit, you'll be able to explore 1 km of underground galleries, four historic buildings now open to the public, exhibition spaces and more than 18,000 m2 of gardens.
Timed tickets will be on sale and feature discounts and free deals for health workers and the unwaged. The new opening times are Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday and public holidays from 10am to 2.30pm. The audioguide service has been temporarily discontinued but you can download the content as a mobile app.
There will be an admission charge on the first Sunday of the month (as part of the 'Solidarity Sundays' initiative) – except for the over 65s and under 12s – to raise funds for projects associated with COVID-19.
Now's the time to enjoy one of Barcelona's most magical spaces!
A stroll through Barcelona's Gothic Quarter brings to light the early Roman city of Barcino and the medieval town with its palazzos, mansions and Gothic churches. This is the style that defines "the heart of Barcelona": a neighbourhood where the splendour of the historic past coexists with the vibrancy of the present.
Barcelona wouldn't be Barcelona without the Rambla. A wander up and down this famous boulevard is a ritual well worth observing. Just soak up the atmosphere and admire the buildings, from the Canaletes fountain to the Columbus Monument, which connect the old and modern city with places like Liceu and Boqueria. A walk through the life and history of the city.
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!
There are two official languages in Catalonia: Catalan and Spanish, and there are more and more people in the region who understand and speak English. You’re sure to get by.
A hotel with views, a tent in a campsite in the countryside, a city-centre apartment… Barcelona offers a wide range of accommodation so that everyone can find their perfect base camp. Here are some great ideas.
Discover the characteristics, charm and the most interesting and attractive places of Barcelona's districts and neighbourhoods!
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.
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