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Vistes des del turó de la Rovira. Llibre 'Barcelona
hora màgica'.
foto: Jordi Play
27 July, 2015 - 13:57

Guidebooks for discovering Barcelona at a leisurely pace

Guidebooks. Some for the daytime and some for the night. On foot, running or by metro. Streets, parks and passages. But always in a leisurely, relaxed way. Barcelona is a city that you can enjoy at your leisure and these guides will...

17 June, 2015 - 18:17

Mid-19th century Barcelona, in a web

Historical memory. The original maps can now be consulted. Known as Quarterons Garriga i Roca, they were made by the architect between 1858 and 1860.

El port de Barcelona. Dibuix de Sagar
11 June, 2015 - 15:09

Sagar's Barcelona

Now you can stroll round Barcelona with the help of sketches and illustrations. This time drawn by the artist Sagar in his Barcelona. Travel Notebook, which will take you to a mysterious city.

10 June, 2015 - 17:19

‘eBiblio’, a new loan service for e-books

Literature. The service means users can access over 1,900 digital titles.

5 June, 2015 - 09:19

Diez años de fútbol 7 para personas con parálisis cerebral

Fútbol. El Trofeo Internacional Ciudad de Barcelona celebra la 10.ª edición hasta el 7 de junio en el Campo Municipal de Fútbol Agapito Fernández.

18 May, 2015 - 16:59

100 passages in Barcelona you can't miss

Urban planning The 100 unmissable passages distributed throughout all the districts of Barcelona are explained in this guide which reveals some of the city's secrets.

27 April, 2015 - 08:40

A city packed with legends and oddities

Historical memory. The book ‘Curioses històries de Barcelona’ brings together thirty facts, rumours and historical city anecdotes.

17 April, 2015 - 16:01

Women’s names in Barcelona’s street nomenclature

Literature. The book ‘Barcelona amb nom de dona’ presents the biographies of 53 women who feature in the city’s street nomenclature.

17 April, 2015 - 14:21

The new catalogue for the Municipal Archives is now available online

Heritage. Almost one million images have been digitalised, and a further 150,000 will be added each year.

15 April, 2015 - 16:19

A book vindicating Nèstor Luján’s journalism for social justice

Books. ‘La Barcelona dels tramvies i altres textos’ recuperates articles published by the journalist in ‘Destino’ magazine between 1940 and 1956.

Presentació candidatura al Saló de Cent a càrrec de Xavier Trias
13 April, 2015 - 21:03

Barcelona, a candidate to be a UNESCO City of Literature

Literature. The Mayor presided over the act by the Promotion Council to officially present Barcelona as a candidate.

Teresa Gimpera
© Antoni Bernad
8 April, 2015 - 15:25

Catalans “portrayed” by Antoni Bernad

Photography. A new edition of Catalans.Retrats is out, a collection from the works of the photographer Antoni Bernad, who caught snapshots of people from all walks of Catalan life over a period of three decades.

16 March, 2015 - 21:41

García Márquez, a posthumous gold medal award from the city

City. The Colombian writer has been recognised for his contribution to the city’s literary heritage.

Maria Canals, de jove, aprèn a tocar el piano
12 March, 2015 - 13:09

The piano that unites Maria Canals and Barcelona

Music. Barcelona is currently filling with pianos, thanks to Maria Canals, whose biography is being published in her memory.

10 March, 2015 - 16:38

"Futbolnet", values through football

Sport. A book and an exhibition show the experience of "Futbolnet", which transmits values through playing football in Barcelona and Catalonia, but also in countries such as Oman, Senegal, Argentina and Brazil.

La col·lecció de guies 'Barcelona, barri a barri'
26 February, 2015 - 14:20

Barcelona, neighbourhood by neighbourhood

DistrictsThe ten volumes of the 'Barcelona, barri a barri' guidebook collection encourage city residents to do some urban tourism and discover the city's neighbourhoods.

17 February, 2015 - 08:12

El Coll launches a book that illustrates the neighbourhood

Architecture. Its sales will help to fund a work where it is the residents who tell the history of the neighbourhood.

31 January, 2015 - 08:51

Barcelona’s most private, personal libraries

Books. A new publication describes the 12 most important private literary collections in the city.

27 January, 2015 - 08:32

Discover the symbolism of Gothic Barcelona

Architecture. The book ‘Barcelona gòtica’ (‘Gothic Barcelona’) explains the symbolism behind these great architectural works.

24 January, 2015 - 08:56

A portrait of the city in 300 photos

Publications. The book ‘Barcelona’ features images by 70 Barcelonan and international photographers from 1855 to the present.

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