Cruise ships are playing an increasingly important role in the city's tourism industry

Photo by: Lee Woolcock

Barcelona's cruise-ship trade

Cruise ships and their customers have been a rare bright spot in this year’s tourism picture in Barcelona more »

Sep 29, 2009 12:01 AM VISITING

The current Encants market at Glòries

Photo by Suzannah Larke

The new Encants

These are not the first plans to move the Barcelona Encants flea market, but now it looks like it might really happen more »

Mar 1, 2009 12:50 PM LIVING

This allotment is close to the Sagrada Familia

Nacho Caravia Nogueras

Ah, for a garden

From the archives: Urban space is at a premium here, but some is parcelled out for over-65s to garden more »

Sep 1, 2007 2:43 PM THE ARCHIVE


From the archive: Back in 2008 we spoke to Barcelona's surfing community before they lost their waves more »


Check the oil, please

New York City has banned trans fats in restaurants—fast food and otherwise...what’s Barcelona doing? more »

Apr 1, 2007 1:29 PM THE ARCHIVE

Tantalise and terrify

Veteran US performer Lydia Lunch, based in Barcelona since 2004, enjoys toying with her audiences more »

Mar 1, 2007 12:06 PM LIVING

Trekking through the ages

This article explains the history of the Centre Excursionista de Catalunya, the pioneers of mountaineering in Catalunya more »

Feb 1, 2007 10:00 AM LIVING

Ulva rigida

Lorenze Vecchia

Wild things: foraging for food in the Catalan countryside

Wouldn’t it be great to get good wholesome food for free? Well, it’s easy enough. All it will cost you is time, care and a little effort. Foraging for your own food is all the rage. Top chefs, such as Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz in Guipúzcoa, are more »