Itineraries along Barcelona

Since 1998, the Barcelona Libraries Consortium has been organising Literary Itineraries, an invitation to discover Barcelona through its literary landscapes. This initiative aims to promote writers through spaces related to them or that have featured in fictitious scenes in their novels, and to attract new users to libraries.

These itineraries, which in 2003 received the international prize IFLA - 3M for library marketing activities, are now in virtual format so that you can do them at home or, if you wish, follow them on your own by downloading the dossiers in PDF format.
 

TRAVELLING BUILDINGS

A stroll through the history of Barcelona following the trail of some of its most well-travelled buildings.

TRAGIC WEEK

A tour that will take us from the Via Laietana to Montjuïc castle, passing through the Gothic neighbourhood, La Rambla and El Raval.

GRÀCIA, A LITERARY UNIVERSE

An itinerary through the cultural and political history of Vila de Gràcia with Juli Vallmitjana, Mercè Rodoreda and Salvador Espriu.

BARCELONA, THE SCIENCE CITY

Stemming from Barcelona Science year 2007, the Libraries Consortium brings you an itinerary that follows the footprints left by different scientific disciplines on the city's history.

POBLE SEC, AN ACCOUNT OF THE RESISTANCE

A journey through the history and literary landscape of Poble Sec with Francisco González Ledesma, Antonio Rabinad and Eduardo Mendoza.

INCREDIBLE LIBRARIES

A tour of the history of Barcelona through archives and little-known libraries that hide some of the city's bibliographical treasures.

THE CITY OF MANUEL VÁZQUEZ MONTALBAN

A route through the memorable settings of Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s desire.

DALÍ’S FOOTSTEPS IN BARCELONA

A walk that follows Dalí's trail and the sources of inspiration the artist found in the city-county of Barcelona.

GEORGE ORWELL’S BARCELONA

An itinerary that takes us to a city ravaged by war and divisions in the anti-Franco rearguard.

BARCELONA AND THE SEA

A tour through La Barceloneta, the Old Port and Drassanes (the medieval shipyards) with Salvat Papasseit, Tomàs Garcés, Cervantes, Verdaguer and Enrique Vila-Matas.

CITY WRITERS

Mercè Rodoreda, Maria Aurèlia Capmany, Montserrat Roig and Barcelona. A tribute to three women writers who offer us three different views of the same city.

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