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The August issue of the magazine hits just as holidays start, so sit back and relax with your English guide to the city – you might find something new to fill those long, hot August days.
Before you look into what to do with all of your free time, however, take a moment to appreciate those people who work in the month of August to make it easier on the rest of us. Katy MacGregor talks to five people who will work hard straight through this typical month of rest.
Elsewhere in the magazine we get an inside peek at the Francisco Godia Foundation thanks to Dani Campi’s exploration of the collection and its home in the beautiful Modernista Casa Garriga Nogués. Gabe Abeyta Canepa then takes us on a tour of Barcelona’s surrounding beaches in an article that is sure to help you decide where to set up your towel and parasol.
You never know who you might pass in the crosswalk on the way to the market, but one of these days it might just be the world champion of stick-fighting, Barcelona’s own Andrea Wheatley, who is interviewed by Nicola Thornton in this issue.
In the On section, we preview the coming Mas i Mas festival and Gracia’s famed festa major, among other August events. If you’re looking for a cool idea for a warm evening, check out our list of museums offering summer night programmes, and if you’re considering a visit just for the air conditioning, we won’t pass judgement.
The Catalan kitchen at L’Auca is the place to go for hearty, soul-satisfying dishes according to food guru Tara Stevens, and she also recommends taking in the views and the barbeque at La Caseta del Migdia on Montjuïc.
In this month’s ‘You the reader’ section we talk to Ron Rosenow, the director of a documentary about learning Castilian, while the ‘On the web’ section features some of the comments posted on the site, as well as the pages that people are surfing most frequently. Click on, and don’t forget to pick up your August issue.