Title: Guided tour 'The legacy of slavery in Barcelona'. Public history as reparation

Authors: Oriol López-Badell

Addresses: European Observatory on Memories, University of Barcelona, Melcior de Palau 140, 08014 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Abstract: This text exposes the experience of the first guided tour in Barcelona specifically addressed to explain the connections of the city with an awkward past unknown by many locals and visitors: the role of slave traders in the development of the city. The aim of this tour is showing the traces left by the slave trade and colonial fortunes in Barcelona, such as distinguished buildings, monuments and street names. Ultimately, the tour aims to contribute to the process of public recognition of those groups affected by slavery in the past.

Keywords: Barcelona; historical tours; memory; cultural heritage; slavery; guided tours; public history; reparation; Gaudí; Spain; slave traders; slave trade; colonial fortunes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTA.2016.081786

International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, 2016 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.270 - 275

Received: 05 Oct 2016
Accepted: 06 Oct 2016

Published online: 20 Jan 2017 *

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