Barcelona library tour

This item appears on page 65 of the January 2018 issue.

Founded in 1895 as a library for working-class citizens, Biblioteca ArĂºs (Passeig de Sant Joan 26, 08010 Barcelona, Spain; phone, +34 932 565 950) now houses special collections on labor movements, anarchism and other societal campaigns.

Visitors can book a one-hour English-speaking tour of the beautifully appointed library, which is normally open only to card-holding members and researchers. Starting at 11 a.m., the tour, which costs 9 (near $11), is offered most Tuesdays and must be booked in advance. Visit and search for “Biblioteca Arus.”