Esther Jones


Esther is from East Yorkshire in the UK. She moved to Barcelona in 1995 and set up Metropolitan in 1996. Three children and many years later, home is now a small town on the Maresme coast. Having experienced firsthand Barcelona's remarkable transformation since the Olympic games, she enjoys writing about the city and its many challenges and ambitions.

The cohousing concept is gaining ground in Catalunya. more

Jan 1, 2018 12:00 AM FEATURES

Metropolitan visits Pier 01 and talks to Miquel Martí, CEO of Barcelona Tech City. more

Jul 3, 2017 12:10 PM Business & Working

Local and international women join forces for change. more

Feb 28, 2017 10:15 PM FEATURES

The comedy legend talks to Metropolitan about performing in Spanish, politics and the power of logic. more

Feb 1, 2017 3:52 PM FEATURES 1 Comments

Barcelona has become a hub for a new generation of remote workers looking to blend work and lifestyle. more

Dec 22, 2016 12:25 PM FEATURES


Photo by Patricia Esteve

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, Metropolitan founder Esther Jones spoke to Richard Schweid, writer and first editor of Barcelona Metropolitan Magazine. more

Dec 2, 2016 1:30 PM FEATURES

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

Despite the crisis in Spain’s education system, a movement for a more progressive model is gaining momentum. more

Sep 1, 2016 12:00 AM FEATURES

The Barcelona brand has global appeal, but it isn't always easy at the top. more

Feb 29, 2016 8:38 PM FEATURES 3 Comments

Barcelona was named Global Smart City of 2015. But how is technology changing city life? more

Sep 3, 2015 2:58 PM FEATURES

Barcelona has plenty of colourful markets and a greengrocers on every corner. But what’s organic and what’s not? more


A growing number of foreigners are setting up businesses in Barcelona. Photos by Lee Woolcock. more

May 29, 2014 4:44 PM Business & Working