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Archive 2014

Whether it's for the homeless, an animal shelter, elderly people or an international organisation, there are plenty of places in Barcelona that welcome volunteers. more

FEATURES

A quick guide to the region’s 10 ski resorts. more

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Time to open the bubbles. more

EATING AND DRINKING

Chef Xavier Franco keeps things innovative, sophisticated and real. more

EATING AND DRINKING

Enjoy some old-world charm and an altogether quieter pace of life in Catalunya's prettiest medieval villages. more

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The nights are getting longer and most of the tourists are long gone. But there's still plenty to enjoy in Barcelona in November. more

Things To Do

Garrotxa volcanoes home

Photo by Juli Perez, courtesy Turisme Garrotxa

Adorned with autumn colours, now is the perfect time to visit the lava-laden volcanic park of Garrotxa. more

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Rent yourself a scooter for the day and discover the city's uptown neighbourhoods. more

Things To Do

Of the countless steps that can be taken through the alleyways and avenues of Barcelona, how many are contemplated in terms of their historical significance? more

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97-year-old Ernesto Carratalá recounts his memories of the Spanish Civil War. By Jamie Melbourne-Hayward more

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For those used to the open-door, drop-in policy of many cellars around the world, the Priorat way of doing things is very different. While around half of the cellars are officially open for visits, they require appointments ahead of time. more

TRAVEL

This month we’re suggesting a jaunt to one of our fine local wine regions, Priorat, to catch a glimpse of the verema in action. more

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If you can’t face another trip to the Sagrada Familia with visiting family, it’s time to take them off the beaten track and explore some of the city’s lesser-known Modernista architecture. more

Things To Do

Part 2 of our guide to the loveliest coves on the Costa Brava. more

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Fancy a break from Barcelona but short on money and time? Get the most out of your travel card and escape the city without even leaving. more

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Cala—meaning creek, cove or small bay—is a delightful word, bursting with summer sun and turquoise waters, paradise bays and smuggler’s secrets. more

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Beat the crowds to the coast this month and experience the Costa Brava from another perspective, as Carol Moran leads us down a lesser-known, but well-beaten track. more

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Photo by Carol Moran

Hot on the heels of Sant Jordi, this month’s flower-based festivities are focused on the city of Girona. more

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In 2003, Deron Beal was working for a nonprofit recycling project in Tucson, Arizona. His days were spent driving around the city in his truck, collecting donated objects and taking them to new owners. more

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The Noguera Pallaresa river is one of Spain’s top whitewater destinations. more

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