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Barcelona offers a wide range of interesting options all year round and opens its doors to everyone. Make the most of the sunshine to go for a stroll and take a dip in the sea on one of the city’s accessible beaches. Experience Gaudí’s nature with your hands, add a sign-language tour or an audiodescribed show to your plans… Do you need any more ideas? You’ll find them with the SEARCH FACILITY or on the SUMMARY for accessible places of interest!

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MUHBA - Refugi 307

MUHBA - Refugi 307

On 13th February 1937, Barcelona was subjected to the first of the 192 bombing raids by Franco"s army. This attack made the civilian population the unwitting protagonists of the war. The Passive Defence Board was set up in order to tackle the situation and save the lives of the local residents. The first shelters were set up in the basements of houses and in metro stations. However, as the bombings intensified, people joined together to build air-raid shelters.

Arts Santa Mònica

A convent of Barefoot Augustinians had stood at the end of Barcelona"s La Rambla since 1626. The present Centre d"Art Santa Mònica is a Renaissance building that had suffered the vicissitudes of the French occupation in 1811, and, after that, it had many different uses that altered its original layout. It was used as a straw warehouse, a gendarmerie, a centre for military operations, etc. In 1984, it was refurbished and converted into an Arts and Culture Centre of Barcelona by the architects Helio Piñón and Albert Viaplana. The centre opened in 1988 and in 2003, Viaplana continued with the refurbishment project, with the opening of a new entrance on the Rambla, a new entrance to the cloister and the creation of a second gallery.
MUHBA - Turó de la Rovira

MUHBA - Turó de la Rovira

Standing 262 metres above sea level, the Turó de la Rovira is a natural viewing point that boasts 360º views of the city. It was also a strategic site for the defence of Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War.
La Virreina. Centre de la Imatge

La Virreina. Centre de la Imatge

A baroque building welcomes you in Barcelona"s Rambla, past Carme street, and it will awaken your curiosity because its highly-decorated façade and the interior courtyard and staircases give a glimpse of wealth and power. Go inside Palau de la Virreina and maybe you will be surprised by some art exhibition organised there.

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

The CCCB, which is housed in the former workhouse building, the "Casa de la Caritat", is one of the major infrastructures from the 1990s. All its activities focus on the theme of the city and urban phenomena, analysed from every point of view and cultural discipline.
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