Barcelona is history
Back in the time, on San Cornelius Day - according to oral tradition - all husbands of the city would at least visit this saint’s chapel on Calle Capellans. People said that cuckolds, that is, men whose wives were unfaithful to them, used to feel a kind of itching on their forehead as they passed by the image. This was the saint who sheltered them from the abuse that their wives were committing. It was said that husbands who had made the visit to the patron saint on that day for seven consecutive years would be freed from the infidelity of their wives.
*Stories and Legends of Barcelona, written by Joan Amades.
Night walk through Ciutat Vella: Legends
Be careful with the proportions: 25% alchemist; 18% wizard; 11% inquisition; 7% midwife; 5% soul; 2% executioner; 1% legend.
The step of the devil. The perfume of the alchemist. Mobbing in the Jewish Quarter. The tower of storms. The witch-master…
Every Wednesday night the hotel offers this walk to its guests free of charge.
Walk through Ciutat Vella: Secrets
The most intimate corners of our city are small squares, often hidden, full of history and tradition, as you’d expect from a city where the first stones date from distant centuries. Discover its secrets and idiosyncrasies. Delve deep into this ancient city.