With “Barcelona 200 years ago: downtown routes” we will walk around the old town to discover the 18th century city: its people, houses, palazzos, and monuments but also its daily life. The renowned writer Baró de Maldà will be our guide in this stroll. The book is divided into eight routes covering the main quarters of Barcelona in the 18th century: Route I. Pi-Cathedral Route II. Plaça de Sant Jaume-Call or Jewish guetto Route III. Santa Anna Route IV. Les Rambles Route V. El Raval Route VI. The neighbourhood of La Ribera Route VII. Barcelona and the sea. Route VIII. Sant Pere neighbourhood Montserrat Rumbau holds BA degrees in Ancient History and Catalan Literature. She is the author of “La Barcelona de fa 200 anys” (Tibidabo Edicions, 1990). After the success of her first work, now Montserrat Rumbau wants to explain how Barcelona was at the end of the 18th century to an increasing number of foreign visitors.