Descripción o resumen: Barcelona; a fascinating city! But a city with a past that involves cycles of betrayal, conquest, oppression, struggle, expansion, industrialization, mass immigration and the triumphant survival of Catalan culture and language against the odds. In this absorbing and accessible history of the city since 1714, historian and museum curator Daniel Venteo offers visitors a means to deepen their experience of this Mediterranean jewel of a city, to get to know the context behind the places visited and the opportunity to truly understand what Barcelona is all about. The ideal companion to a visit to the city, each chapter gives readers an overview of a period of the citys modern history, before going on to explore that era in depth. An easy to use index allows you to quickly look up the background to any building or monument you may come across while exploring, deepening your knowledge of this captivating metropolis.