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Did you know that Barcelona is home to the oldest synagogue in Europe? That it is possible to visit a Roman laundry from the 3rd century without leaving the city? That the Industrial Revolution in Spain began in Poble Nou and that you can still visit many of the modernist factories that were built there? Or that Montjuïc cemetery is said to be one of the most beautiful in the world?

Our cultural tours offer educational institutions and companies the chance to explore the city through different themed itineraries related to the history of Barcelona. Because the best way to learn history, art and literature is to experience it in person. These are some of our tours:

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Did you know that Barcelona is home to the oldest synagogue in Europe? That it is possible to visit a Roman laundry from the 3rd century without leaving the city? That the Industrial Revolution in Spain began in Poble Nou and that you can still visit many of the modernist factories that were built there? Or that Montjuïc cemetery is said to be one of the most beautiful in the world?

Our cultural tours offer educational institutions and companies the chance to explore the city through different themed itineraries related to the history of Barcelona. Because the best way to learn history, art and literature is to experience it in person. These are some of our tours:

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Barcino

A journey to Barcelona’s Roman past through its physical remnants: the city’s access gates, the centres of political and religious power, its necropolis, walls and main streets. We will discover what everyday life was like for Barcino’s inhabitants, their political system, their hobbies, what they ate and their most deeply held beliefs. The visit includes entry to visit the Necropolis (Plaça Vila de Madrid).

Barcino

A journey to Barcelona’s Roman past through its physical remnants: the city’s access gates, the centres of political and religious power, its necropolis, walls and main streets. We will discover what everyday life was like for Barcino’s inhabitants, their political system, their hobbies, what they ate and their most deeply held beliefs. The visit includes entry to visit the Necropolis (Plaça Vila de Madrid).

El Call (old jewish quarter)

The Jewish presence in Barcelona dates back to the 9th century. This community played a key role in consolidating Barcelona as a major cultural and economic centre during the Middle Ages. In 1391, El Call was raided and its inhabitants were either killed or forced to convert. This unfortunate event (very common in Europe thereafter) will allow us to reflect on intolerance and the causes of fanaticism, be it ethnic, religious or xenophobic, as we stroll through one of the city’s most beautiful neighbourhoods.

The markets

Barcelona has undoubtedly the most interesting network of markets in the world. Architecturally speaking, we can admire modernist gems such as the Sant Antoni and Galvany markets, post-modern marvels such as the Barceloneta market and spectacular renovations such as the colourful roof of the Santa Caterina market. Not forgetting one of the city’s major tourist attractions: La Boqueria market. We will enter these culinary temples and visit their most iconic establishments, while at the same time learning about their unique history.

The markets

Barcelona has undoubtedly the most interesting network of markets in the world. Architecturally speaking, we can admire modernist gems such as the Sant Antoni and Galvany markets, post-modern marvels such as the Barceloneta market and spectacular renovations such as the colourful roof of the Santa Caterina market. Not forgetting one of the city’s major tourist attractions: La Boqueria market. We will enter these culinary temples and visit their most iconic establishments, while at the same time learning about their unique history.

Poble Nou

Known as the Catalan Manchester, on this tour we will visit some of the factories that played a key role in Barcelona’s Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, turning the area we now call Poble Nou into the first and most important industrial centre in southern Europe. We will analyse the historical context of Barcelona at that time, which will help us to understand how the necessary conditions came about for the city to become Spain’s economic powerhouse. At the same time, we will witness the second great transformation that this neighbourhood is undergoing, becoming a huge area dedicated to the new economy and knowledge: known as 22@, where the most spectacular buildings built in the last decade coexist with remaining factories from the 19th century.

Montjuic cemetery

Opened in 1883, artists as renowned as Puig i Cadafalch and Jujol designed beautiful pantheons for the wealthiest families, turning this cemetery into a veritable museum of outdoor sculptures. By visiting the tombs of its illustrious tenants (Joan Miró, Isaac Albéniz, Joan Gamper, etc.) we can learn about the history of Barcelona’s last century in a unique way. We will also visit the Jewish cemetery (Montjuic means mountain of the Jews) as it is, due to its characteristics, the largest, most significant and representative of the memory and culture of the Jewish community during the medieval period in Catalonia and, most likely, in the western Mediterranean.

Montjuic cemetery

Opened in 1883, artists as renowned as Puig i Cadafalch and Jujol designed beautiful pantheons for the wealthiest families, turning this cemetery into a veritable museum of outdoor sculptures. By visiting the tombs of its illustrious tenants (Joan Miró, Isaac Albéniz, Joan Gamper, etc.) we can learn about the history of Barcelona’s last century in a unique way. We will also visit the Jewish cemetery (Montjuic means mountain of the Jews) as it is, due to its characteristics, the largest, most significant and representative of the memory and culture of the Jewish community during the medieval period in Catalonia and, most likely, in the western Mediterranean.