Give the crowded high streets a wide berth and fill your bags with locally-produced goodies this December. more

Dec 1, 2016 1:57 PM IN THE CITY 5 Comments

The most festive season is here, so get into the spirit by taking a wander through some of Barcelona’s best Christmas markets. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:55 PM THINGS TO DO 5 Comments

Fill your stockings with some unique, local gifts this year. more

Nov 26, 2015 6:35 PM THINGS TO DO 5 Comments

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to celebrate than in typical Catalan fashion. more

Nov 26, 2015 4:40 PM IN THE CITY 5 Comments

Five of our favourite things to do in December in Barcelona. more

Nov 26, 2014 1:07 PM 5 Comments

Tuck your Christmas list in your pocket and head to Girona, with its seasonal market, historic centre and range of independent shops more

Dec 1, 2013 12:00 AM THINGS TO DO 5 Comments

The autumn months see Catalans doing some serious eating more

Oct 7, 2013 12:39 PM EATING AND DRINKING 5 Comments

Get your facts straight about these peculiar Catalan Christmas characters. more

IN THE CITY 5 Comments

Traditional caganer


Holiday season in Catalunya

Johanna Bailey celebrates the festive season and discusses some of the controversies around local traditions more

Dec 19, 2011 2:00 PM Family matters 5 Comments

Skate with black butter

Photo by Tara Stevens

EAT: Christmas Shopping Favourites

Tara Stevens has a few dining ideas for those of you braving the seasonal shopping crowds more

Dec 14, 2011 2:00 PM Food and drink blog 5 Comments

Gone shopping

Johanna Bailey has some suggestions on where to head for the all-important Christmas presents for your children more

Dec 5, 2011 12:00 PM Family matters 5 Comments

Pessebre Vivent - a 'living' nativity scene

Associació Pessebre Vivent Castell d'Aro

'Live' nativity scenes at Maremagnum this December

If you've always wanted to see one of Catalunya's traditional pessebres vivents, but never made it out of Barcelona to see it, this year you only have to head down to Maremagnum to get an idea of what they're all about more

Dec 1, 2011 12:00 AM MET INSIDER KNOWLEDGE 5 Comments

Max Bentley looks at how you can enjoy an eco-friendly Christmas in Barcelona more

Nov 30, 2011 12:00 AM IN THE CITY 5 Comments

Fashion writer Vera Ciria talks us through what’s on her Barcelona style radar. This month, she gives us some suggestions about where to find special Christmas gifts more

Nov 30, 2011 12:00 AM IN THE CITY 5 Comments

Mariano Rajoy and Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba

William and Catherine new 'caganer' figurines

With the traditional Christmas market starting tomorrow in front of Barcelona Cathedral, it's worth heading down to see the new 'shitters' that have been produced this year by the company more

Nov 25, 2011 10:38 AM MET INSIDER KNOWLEDGE 5 Comments

What do readers want Santa to bring them for Christmas? more

Dec 2, 2010 12:56 PM LIVING 5 Comments

Carrer de la Palla is a glorious mix of old-fashioned shops, antique dealers and little boutiques more

Dec 1, 2010 2:42 PM THINGS TO DO 5 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 IN THE CITY 5 Comments

Barcelona is awash with classical concerts this Christmas and there's everything from popular classics to Catalan carols and contemporary opera more

Nov 29, 2010 12:00 AM WHAT'S ON 5 Comments

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