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The Cemetery Route is an activity that reminds us that Barcelona is not just a city, but many cities, a journey into the past and the present in which we find historical, popular and adventure characters, wealth, poverty, love and death.
Poblenou Cemetery Route
The Poblenou Cemetery Route is a journey to nineteenth-century Barcelona through the different pantheons and the characters of the most interesting, historical and cultural burials. A brief but fantastic and evocative reconstruction of a hundred years of history through 30 tombs, most of them, in neoclassical style.
Montjuïc Cemetery Route
The Montjuïc Cemetery Route is focused chronologically between the years 1883 and 1936. The route includes 37 graves and is conceived as a sample of the rich heritage of the cemetery. It combines graves of artistic interest with graves of historical interest, all of them included in the two main routes.
Route of the Fossar de la Pedrera of the Montjuïc Cemetery
The Ruta del Fossar is a memorial space with the mortal remains of the victims of Franco's repression and bombing, as well as a good number of people who were shot dead in Barcelona during the post-war period. It was reopened in 1985 as an architectural ensemble of great historical interest, where, among other monuments, are the tomb of President Lluís Companys.
The Muhba -Museum of the History of Barcelona- has made available a series of digital and online resources so that everybody can discover 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 Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona presents the photographs and travel notebooks compiled by the team of specialists in charge of building the Poble Espanyol. A selection of 96 digitised copies taken from the thousands of negatives dating from before and during the building of the famous visitor attraction.
The Barcelona Cathedral is organizing two guided tours to show visitors one of its most fascinating features: the stained glass windows. Led by two expert guides, you can discover all the secrets of the medieval stained glass that surrounds the ambulatory and fills the daily life of the Cathedral with light and color.
Open for works: the Gothic stained glass windows of Barcelona Cathedral: March 20, at 11:30 am.
The stained glass windows of the Cathedral: April 17, at midday.
A scenographic journey revealing the key moments in the history of education during the 20th century and the historical and political context in which it was set.
The exhibition begins in 1908, when Barcelona City Council approved the Extraordinary Budget for Culture, a plan for the comprehensive reform of education in the city, emphasizing education that was of high quality, public, free, in Catalan, secular, and with both boys and girls sharing the classrooms. The project was inspired by experiences of teaching reforms and brought a debate to the table that is still very much in existence today.
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.
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