Express Recommendation: App Barcelona 1714
Our best recommendation if you want to discover the history of Barcelona in a pleasant and entertaining way is to download the application Barcelona 1714 (available for apple and android). If we have earlier recommended an application with routes and resources all over Catalunya, this one will let you discover the role of the city during the Spanish Succession War and... View Article
If we have earlier recommended an application with routes and resources all over Catalunya, this one will let you discover the role of the city during the Spanish Succession War and the most important places in Barcelona in 1714. Unusual places, historic sites and the secrets they hide … If you already live in the city or if you are just in Barcelona for a few days, this software won’t disappoint you. You will discover places you didn’t know they exists and some of the stories hidden in streets an alleys will amaze you.
The route, available in six languages, has been recorded for six famous characters, according to their native language. For those of you choosing English, the voice of Matthew Tree will guide you around places such as the Parc de la Ciutadella or the Centre Cultural del Born, explaining details of the daily live in the eighteenth century, using modern references.
If you want to practice or improve your comprehension of any other language, you will be happy to know that the routes are also available in Catalan with the voice of Toni Soler, Spanish with Santi Millán, French narrated by Sergi López, Italian with Benedetta Tagliabue and even Japanese by Hideki Matsuhisa.
This application includes also an interactive game, where you will have to solve a series of questions, looking carefully your surroundings during the route. If your answer is correct, you will win virtual medals, each one of them based in a famous character or an habit of that time, until you reach the final medal, the Castellví Medal, which you will get only if you answer correctly all the previous questions at you first attempt.