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Barcelona City of Literature: Ten Things To see

Barcelona City of Literature
Tue 6 Feb, 2018

As part of our month-long partnership with our fellow UNESCO City of Literature, we asked our friends in Barcelona to tell us ten interesting things about their literary city. They obliged, and it's lovely:

1 Foix

1: This is the bakery where the finest avant-garde Catalan poet, J. V. Foix, worked all his life.

2 Mapa10

2: Our MAP10 Literary Map of Barcelona showing 122 Bookshops, 40 libraries, 44 literary plaques and 24 points of literary interest.

3 Poetry Festival

3: During the Festival Barcelona Poesia, you can read poetry by torchlight.

4 Carnet Biblioteques

4: More than 50% of the people from Barcelona have a library card

5 Orwell

5: This is where George Orwell completed 1984, after 2 days without sleep.

6 Joan Brossa

6: This is Joan Brossa, a poet who had a very special relationship with letters and the city.

Catalan Pen Imprisoned Writer

7: The Catalan Section of the PEN celebrates every November the 15th the “Imprisoned Writer’s day”, which became the “Prosecuted Writer’s day” in 2014.

8 Manga Comic

8: Two great comic festivals receive more than 200,000 visits every year: Saló del Còmic (May) and Saló del Manga (November). Comic Heaven!

9 Flea Market Sant Antoni

9: There is a book flea market every Sunday morning at the Mercat de Sant Antoni. Is there finer way to spend the day?

10 Cervanteshome

10: This is the house where (supposedly) Miguel de Cervantes stayed and was inspired to write the Don Quixote sequel, published in 1616.


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