Catalan Culture

Hundreds of thousands turned out for the pro-independence demonstration in Barcelona on September 11th. more

Sep 13, 2017 4:05 PM In the City

A guide to Catalunya’s national day on September 11th. more

Sep 3, 2017 5:46 PM Culture

Whatever your reasons for relocating to Catalunya, the more you understand about local business culture, the more successful and professionally fulfilling your work experience will be. Here are our top DOs and DON'Ts for doing business here. more

Oct 8, 2016 8:52 PM Business & Working

Calçots home

Photo by David Montgomery

Get your grill on and eat them while you can! more


September 11th, 2014 is a big date in the Catalan diary. This will be 300 years to the day when a besieged Barcelona (and with it an independent Catalunya) fell to the Spanish. more

Sep 4, 2014 12:41 PM FEATURES

Fresh, seasonal and local, Catalan cuisine has withstood a turbulent history and owes much to the region's immigrants. more


Barcelona launches Historic Novel festival

Barcelona Novel·la Històrica has awarded its first prize to British author Lindsey Davis, creator of the Roman detective Marcus Didius Falco more


Take a trip around some of the emblematic 18th-century sites of Barcelona more

Oct 7, 2013 10:21 PM VISITING


Photo by Victor P. de Óbanos

A voice that could not be silenced celebrates its 90th year. more

Aug 12, 2013 10:31 AM FEATURES

Each summer, the streets of Gràcia are restyled into an imaginative dreamscape, the work inspired by neighbourhood pride and the creative energy of ordinary people. more

Aug 9, 2013 1:38 PM FEATURES

You don’t need to travel far to discover the heart of Flamenco more

Feb 27, 2013 12:00 AM FEATURES

The future of Barça in an independent Catalunya. more

Feb 27, 2013 12:00 AM FEATURES

There is democracy and grace imbued in each step of the sardana, Catalunya's traditional dance. more

Jan 2, 2013 12:00 AM FEATURES

Lace-making thumbnail

Photo by Petra Barnby

More than a craft, lace-making is a way to connect with the past and maintain some perspective in these hectic, changing times more

Dec 1, 2012 12:00 AM FEATURES


Photo by Vanessa Murray

A year after Catalunya held its last official bullfight, some people are still hoping for a reverse of the ban more

Aug 29, 2012 12:00 AM FEATURES 4 Comments


Courtesy of German Federal Archive

Heinrich Himmler thought that he could find immortality and victory for Germany at Catalunya’s sacred setting of Montserrat more

Aug 29, 2012 12:00 AM FEATURES 1 Comments

Exhibition organised for Sant Jordi 1974

Image coutest of Òmnium Cultural

For almost 40 years, Catalan language, culture and institutions were officially suppressed by the Franco regime. How did they survive? more

Mar 29, 2011 1:14 PM FEATURES

Learning Catalan

Illustration by Kat Cameron

Learning Catalan doesn't have to mean being stuck in a classroom more

Mar 29, 2011 1:13 PM LIVING 1 Comments


Photo by Lee Woolcock

They are a common feature of the Catalan Christmas but what is the history behind the traditional 'pessebre' and who makes them? more

Nov 30, 2010 5:29 PM FEATURES

Child catalan flag

Photo by Patricia Esteve

From the archive: Back in 2008, we found out why Catalunya celebrates September 11th more

Sep 10, 2010 12:00 AM FEATURES 6 Comments