Literature. The book ‘Barcelona: títol provisional’ offers a chance to rediscover the city’s most literary side through writers who have made Barcelona the main character in their work.
City Council. An archive of the most recent images depicting life under lockdown, essential services, neighbourhoods, culture and traditions in the city, all available for citizens to view and make use of.
The goal is also to enable city residents to leave behind a record of what in a few years’ time will be worth remembering, going beyond what the media or official sources say.
COVID-19. This year’s event is highly unusual and supports neighbourhood bookshops.
Culture. Take a stroll around the streets of the city guided by these Barcelona writers, some born here and others adopted by the city.
Covid-19. Open to anyone who wishes to express themselves freely and respectfully, it will be collecting messages sent online and by post.
Economy. Some lessons that we have learned from the 2008 crisis and which we can apply to the current health and social emergency, in the dossiers of the “‘Barcelona Metròpolis” magazine.
Read, from home, the dossiers, articles, and interviews from the Barcelona Metròpolis magazine, which invites you to reflect on and think critically about everything that happens in the city.
Company. We propose a read for reflection. The dossier "The Generational Gap" by Barcelona Metrópolis magazine addresses the challenges faced by young people in comparison with previous generations.
Reading matter. Take advantage of these free downloads and enjoy reading Barcelona City Council’s publications covering diverse themes and for all audiences.
Park Güell. The book stands out for its painstaking research into original sources and the fact that it treats the park as a substantial part of Barcelona's urban fabric.
Journalism. Just when Beirut is the guest city for La Mercè 2019, Barcelona City Council and Diëresis publish ‘Un barceloní a Beirut’, by Tomás Alcoverro, comparing the city of Barcelona with the Lebanese capital.
It’s scheduled for 20 September to 6 October.
Culture. This year’s award winners include the Altell Il·lustrat and the work of Pau Gasol Valls for the re-edited version of ‘Barcelones’, by Vázquez Montalbán.
Culture. A homage to ‘Barcelones’, by Vázquez Montalbán, through the work of Pau Gasol and Carles Murillo.
Report. A presentation of ‘Topografia de la destrucció: Els bombardeigs de Barcelona durant la Guerra Civil (1936-1939)’.
Feminism. The women’s days held in Catalonia in May 1976 provide the starting point for this account.
Sant Jordi. We visited three bookshops to ask them to recommend publications which offer an understanding of human relations and movements.
Sant Jordi. Sant Jordi arrives brimming with activities based around literature, strengthening Barcelona’s position as a frontrunner in publishing and reading.
‘Barcelones’, Vázquez Montalbán’s critical historical account of the city, to be available in bookshops for Sant Jordi
Culture and free time. Reedition of Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s ‘Barcelones’ for Sant Jordi.