The “Temps Raval” initiative aims to make people aware of the culture and history of the neighbourhood by means of a QR code system installed on the doors of different commercial establishments in the Raval.
A total of 25 emblematic locations in the neighbourhood have been chosen, including monuments, former factories, bars and cafés, hotels, houses, streets and even little nooks and corners in the Raval.
The most emblematic sites include the Hospital de la Santa Creu and Sant Pau complex, the Convent dels Àngels, the Capella de Sant Llàtzer and the Font de Santa Eulàlia. We can also find out about the history of other emblematic sites in the Raval, including the Cafè Marsella, the Fàbrica Clavé i Fabra and the Teatre Romea.
Anyone with a mobile device with a QR-code reader installed can take part in the route. On reading the code, a webpage is accessed where there is a description of the historical point nearest the shop, with its location on a map and a photo gallery.
The project has been carried out by the Barcelona History Museum (MUHBA), the City Council’s Departments of Archaeology and Heritage, and the Ciutat Vella district.