Map: Gabinetes fonográficos in Barcelona, 1899-1904

The map shows the location of gabinetes fonográficos in Barcelona between 1899 and 1904, before recording multinationals (Gramophone, Odeon, Pathé, etc.) arrived in Spain. Gabinetes produced and sold their own recordings. Generally speaking, Barcelona gabinetes were less thriving than those in Madrid. Click on each of the gabinetes to see press advertisements.

The following image shows the Barcelona gabinetes in a historical map of Barcelona. Whereas the gabinetes were located around the Rambla, at the time the bourgeois and commercial centre of Barcelona was moving towards the Eixample in the North; this might partly explain the reason why the Barcelona gabinetes, now in a disadvantageous geographical location, were not as strong commercially as the Madrid ones.