Within Walking Distance

The January diet may have gone awry, and the gym membership might be burning more Euros than calories, but fear not—we take a look at how living in the city is good for you, your pocket, and the environment.

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Head for the hills

The Montseny Natural Park lies about 40 kilometres northeast of Barcelona and makes for an easy day or weekend trip from the city. The area has been a Natural Park since 1987, although some years earlier, in 1978, the UNESCO designated the 30,000 more »


Documenting the city

Barcelona’s scrap metal collectors, migrants and the marginalised are some of the themes of OTOXO Productions’ documentaries. Marius Stankiewicz talks to co-founder Tom Garner. Photos by Aimee McLachlan more »

Feb 28, 2014 12:00 AM LIVING

A kind of magic: Wild mushrooms in Catalunya

Take a trip to the countryside between October and December and it’s more than likely that you’ll come across many small groups of families and friends, carrying wicker baskets and earnestly poking their way through trees and shrubs. more »


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A Tale to Tell

Photo by Lee Woolcock

Read about the experiences of other foreign residents in Barcelona

Getting your papers

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We give you the essential breakdown on the different paperwork you might need while living in Barcelona

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