The First Photograph Ever Taken in Barcelona, 1839

It was not only the first photograph ever taken in Barcelona, but in the whole of the Iberian peninsula. It was taken on November 10, 1839 from a terrace of Pla de Palau, in an act open to the public. The photograph was then raffled to raise funds, and this is when it became lost.Continue reading “The First Photograph Ever Taken in Barcelona, 1839”

37 Rare and Amazing Photographs of Barcelona, Spain From the 1870s

Barcelona is a city on the coast of northeastern Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of BarcelonaContinue reading “37 Rare and Amazing Photographs of Barcelona, Spain From the 1870s”

Marina Ginesta, a 17-Year-Old Communist Militant, Overlooking Barcelona From Hotel Colón During the Spanish Civil War

The Spanish Civil War was a civil war in Spain fought from 1936 to 1939. Republicans loyal to the left-leaning Popular Front government of the unstable Second Spanish Republic, in alliance with both communist and syndicalist anarchists, fought against an insurrection by the Nationalists, an alliance of Falangists, monarchists, conservatives and traditionalists, led by aContinue reading “Marina Ginesta, a 17-Year-Old Communist Militant, Overlooking Barcelona From Hotel Colón During the Spanish Civil War”

25 Wonderful Black and White Photographs Showing Life in Barcelona During the 1960s and 1970s

Barcelona is a city on the coast of northeastern Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of BarcelonaContinue reading “25 Wonderful Black and White Photographs Showing Life in Barcelona During the 1960s and 1970s”

30 Amazing Photographs Showing Life in Barcelona’s Red-light District During the 1950s and 1960s

The most acclaimed chronicler of Catalan culture, Joan Colom (born 1921) is one of the most important Spanish photographers of the second half of the twentieth century. Here’s a collection of 30 amazing black and white photographs, including his best known images of the 1950s and ’60s, taken somewhat clandestinely in the red-light district ofContinue reading “30 Amazing Photographs Showing Life in Barcelona’s Red-light District During the 1950s and 1960s”