Nestled in a cramped street not far from the crowds on Barcelona’s Ramblas is a humble, holy building for a community far from home. For Sikhs, the Gurdwara is a place to pray, learn and eat – an anchor to hold on to a cultural identity of their own in a foreign and diverse city. But the Gurdwara’s doors are open to all visitors regardless of faith or creed, and every day its free kitchens feed up to 500 people. It’s a crossroads where those of all faiths and those of none mingle alike – part-temple, part-home, part-canteen, and entirely unique.
Text by INto INdustry Programme Co-directors.