Masonic Barcelona

Many important figures in the history of Barcelona are known to have been Freemasons. These include Ildefons Cerdà, who designed the 19th-century extension of Barcelona called the Eixample and Lluís Companys who was President of Catalonia during the Civil War.

Vintage Photos of Barcelona

Tibidabo La Boqueria, 1928. By Wolfgang Weber. Las Golondrinas Palau de la Virreina, 1935 Paseo de Gracia 1916 Barcelona, Plaça Catalunya 1888 1858, one of the first photos taken in the city. We see the ramp that led to the sea wall, Palau de la Llotja to the left and Porxos d’en Xifré on the … Read more

Antoni Gaudí Biography

Antoni Gaudí i Cornet was born in 1852 in either Riudoms or Reus, the youngest of five children. His father, Francesc Gaudí i Serra (1813–1906) was a coppersmith. The family lived in Ruidoms in a house called Mas de la Calderera. Gaudí suffered from poor health and became a vegetarian early in his life. He … Read more

Self-Guided Tours

Take these historic and beautiful Barcelona walks at your own convenience and pace.