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.


Photo by Michael Mawson Photography

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

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM IN THE CITY 5 Comments

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

Aug 2, 2016 4:54 PM Travel 5 Comments

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

Apr 6, 2016 5:57 PM IN THE CITY 5 Comments

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 IN THE CITY 5 Comments

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

May 25, 2015 7:04 PM IN THE CITY 5 Comments

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

Apr 29, 2015 4:54 PM IN THE CITY 5 Comments

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

Feb 4, 2015 5:37 PM IN THE CITY 5 Comments

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 THINGS TO DO 5 Comments

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 THINGS TO DO 5 Comments

We might have more vocabulary than the Spanish, but sometimes culture and language are so inextricably entwined that the right word in English just can’t be found. Verema—meaning grape harvest or wine harvest—is one such example. more

Aug 29, 2014 1:24 PM THINGS TO DO 5 Comments

“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 IN THE CITY 5 Comments

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

Aug 1, 2014 11:07 AM THINGS TO DO 5 Comments

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 THINGS TO DO 5 Comments

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

THINGS TO DO 5 Comments


Photo by Carol Moran

Hot on the heels of Sant Jordi, this month’s flower-based festivities are focused on the city of Girona, where from May 7th-15th the streets will be filled with the blossoming joys of spring. more

May 2, 2014 12:36 PM IN THE CITY 5 Comments

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

IN THE CITY 5 Comments

How Irish footballer Paddy O'Connell kept FC Barcelona going through the Spanish Civil War. more

Aug 12, 2013 10:18 AM IN THE CITY 5 Comments

Another Point of View

Photo by Carol Moran

Far from the city centre, Turó de la Rovira has provided both shelter and security to Barcelona residents more

Jun 3, 2013 1:16 PM IN THE CITY 5 Comments

Thanks to an early cold snap, the Pyrenean ski stations kicked off the season on December 1st, and will continue until late April, giving you plenty of time to head to the mountains for some winter fun. more

Dec 28, 2012 12:56 PM THINGS TO DO 5 Comments

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