We see them everyday, all the time: on the fronts of buildings, on shop signs, on old torn posters, on the warnings of authority. The skin of a city is tattooed with words.
Paraules de Barcelona offers you a way to celebrate, criticise, share or remember this unique city using its own words, those you’d find walking down its streets.
You’ll be shown 30 random images of Barcelona and you can choose the ones you like. Each image will translate into a word. From then on, it’s up to your creativity. Enjoy!
Barcelona, the treasure-house of courtesy, haven of strangers, asylum of the poor, home of the valiant, champion of the wronged, pleasant exchange of firm friendships, and city unrivalled in site and beauty.
- Miguel de Cervantes
Barcelona, for instance, is not Catalonia. And neither is it Spain. In this sense, Barcelona is the weirdest thing to have ever been built down here.
- Guillem Martínez
Sometimes, an old and unique city, such as Barcelona, ends up being generic because it simplifies its identity too much. It becomes transparent, like a logo.
- Rem Koolhaas
- Freddy Mercury and Montserrat Caballé
The worst of being wanted by the police in a town like Barcelona is that everything opens so late. When you sleep out of doors you always wake about dawn, and none of the Barcelona cafés opens much before nine.