It really doesn't matter whether you are on a short trip or have a full week to explore Barcelona, as there are many hidden nooks to pin yourself to the literature mixed in its air. Cafes holding the age-old literary works of famous writers and literary ceremonies and street festivals, Barcelona is always covered within its own literature. For actually understanding Barcelona you need to get out and explore many places. Barcelona was declared the seventeenth city of literature by UNESCO which gave local Barcelona literature lovers a great boost. From old libraries to street book markets, Barcelona literature scene is thriving than ever.
1. The Library Of Catalonia
Walking down the congested and noisy streets of Raval in Barcelona, it only asks for your will to enter a place of tranquility. It is the perfect place for any literature lover to visit this place. From a group of buildings of the 15th Century, this Library of Catalonia has around million books. The Library also proffers guided tours to the tourists to share more about local literature.
2. Cafe Els Quatre Gats
Cafe Els Quatre Gats is one of the most famous and attractive cafes in Barcelona. It is flocked with tourists all year round. Els Quatre is hidden on a small pavement behind the scrambled shopping avenue. The cafe was the congregation place for maestros like Antoni Gaudi and Pablo Picasso.
3. Sant Jordi Day
23rd April is observed as the UNESCO World Book day and stands filled with books and stills filled with roses are seen all over the world. But in this Catalonian Capital, it is observed as the 'The Day of the Rose' from the 1400s. The local residents enjoy it by sharing flowers and books to each other. The bookshops all across the city renounce the dust from volumes of books and line it under the spring sun in the streets of Passeig de Gracia and Rambla de Catalunya.
4. La Central Bookstore
The bookstore is one of the most magnificent places of literature in Barcelona as the two stories of the store is filled with a huge collection of books from literature to architecture. Along with the writing workshops that are held, you can also enjoy cakes and coffee on the quiet terrace while browsing their large collection of the books.