Carol Moran


Originally from the northeast of England, Carol is an architect-turned-writer with a passion for travelling and all things design. She first lived in Barcelona in 2008, when she came here to study, and returned in 2012. Since then, she has been a regular contributor to Metropolitan, and is now the magazine's Editor. Each article takes her on a journey through the many facets of this eclectic city, and her position presents the exciting challenge of encouraging the reader to follow.

Priscilla Lavoie, founder and CEO of drink-subscription app Bida, talks life, love and liquids. more

Jan 1, 2018 3:33 PM FEATURES

Twenty-first-century architecture in Barcelona. more

Oct 1, 2017 12:00 AM IN THE CITY


Photo by Michael Mawson Photography

An Irish couple transformed a 19th-century apartment to create their ideal retirement pad in Sitges. more

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM Community

The lesser-known Mediterranean islands where nature rules the roost above and below sea level. more

Aug 2, 2016 4:54 PM TRAVEL

Collaboration is the word as the sharing economy makes its mark on the city. more

Apr 6, 2016 5:57 PM FEATURES

Franco-Polish couple, Sylvain and Marta, have built their personal slice of paradise to raise their twin girls on the edge of the Parc Natural del Garraf. more

Nov 26, 2015 5:18 PM Community


Photo by Yan Pekar

We talk to Mars One candidate, Angel Jané, about his quest to go to the Red Planet. more

Aug 31, 2015 4:16 PM FEATURES

Look up—there’s a revolution happening on the city’s rooftops. more

May 25, 2015 7:04 PM FEATURES 1 Comments

The Eixample’s prime location prison, La Modelo, finally gets the wrecking ball. more

Apr 29, 2015 4:54 PM FEATURES


Photo by Yan Pekar

With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, we spoke with two Russian sisters who are bringing the spirit of Ireland to Barcelona. more

Mar 3, 2015 4:08 PM FEATURES

Craving a bit of green? With spring on our doorstep, it’s time to get planting. more

Mar 3, 2015 3:44 PM Things To Do

Glòries is changing, and the recently opened Disseny Hub is at the heart of the action. more

Feb 4, 2015 5:37 PM FEATURES

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

Nov 4, 2014 12:23 PM TRAVEL

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

Oct 1, 2014 4:23 PM 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

Aug 29, 2014 1:24 PM TRAVEL

“Otra habitación, sin ventana,” sighs our estate agent, Manuel, as he despondently shows us around yet another flat that has little or no obvious potential. Or does it? more

Aug 29, 2014 12:47 PM FEATURES

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

Aug 1, 2014 11:07 AM TRAVEL

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

Jun 30, 2014 9:37 PM TRAVEL

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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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. more