Hannah Pennell


The autumn months see a lot to celebrate in Barcelona, with no less than six public holidays on the calendar more

Oct 7, 2013 12:49 PM LIVING

The autumn months see Catalans doing some serious eating more

Oct 7, 2013 12:39 PM EATING AND DRINKING

Barcelona's parks are not as verdant as in some other cities but are a good place to enjoy the warmth of spring. more

Apr 17, 2013 12:00 AM VISITING


Photo by Aisling Callinan

These giants have played a key role in Catalan street parties for centuries, here's why more

Aug 29, 2012 12:00 AM IN THE CITY

Gandules 2012

Image courtesy of CCCB

The CCCB presents a new edition of Gandules, its high-brow take on the open-air cinema experience that is now in its 10th year more

Jul 31, 2012 12:00 AM , WHAT'S ON


Photo by Hannah Collins

British photographer Hannah Collins embarked on a global voyage to capture the stories behind some of the key ingredients used by Catalan chef Ferran Adrià more

Jul 31, 2012 12:00 AM IN THE CITY

The age old Spanish tradition of napping is explained. You'll never feel guilty for an afternoon sleep again more

Jul 31, 2012 12:00 AM IN THE CITY

The open-air cinema extravaganza Sala Montjuïc is celebrating its first decade and we asked the festival’s two directors whether they had expected the success of the event, how they choose their films and about plans for the future. more

May 31, 2012 12:00 AM IN THE CITY

Pablo Román, leader of Granada group Elastic Band, answered our questions ahead of their show at Sidecar this month more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 AM IN THE CITY 1 Comments

Marc Collins, one of the men behind Nouvelle Vague, answers our questions about their new show, sexy men and future plans more

Nov 30, 2011 12:00 AM IN THE CITY

CCCB's free film festival kicks off in August with a challenging programme of flicks more

Jul 28, 2011 9:09 PM WHAT'S ON

Outlet shopping

Photo by Melanie Aronson

Outlet shopping is a good alternative to battling the crowds at the January sales more

Dec 29, 2010 1:22 PM LIVING 2 Comments

Isabel Coixet

Photo by Lee Woolcock

From the archive: In 2008, we spoke to Isabel Coixet, one of Spain’s leading film directors more

Nov 22, 2010 5:11 AM IN THE CITY

Perpignan - Town hall with Maillol statue

Photo by David Murano

From the archive: Less than two hours' drive from Barcelona, Perpignan combines the best of France and Catalunya more

Nov 15, 2010 1:00 AM VISITING

Terrassa's mixed genre festival opens at the end of September more

Sep 27, 2010 4:05 PM WHAT'S ON

Race Relations

Image by Rafa Rayes Lopez

From the archive: What Spaniards think of as just good, clean fun may seem overtly racist to people from the UK or the US more

Sep 23, 2010 4:40 PM LIVING 2 Comments

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 IN THE CITY 6 Comments

Blogging in Barcelona is on the rise more

Aug 27, 2010 1:00 AM IN THE CITY 21 Comments

Surviving August 2010

Illustration by Kat Cameron

It’s too hot. Here are some ideas to help you get through the next 31 days more

Jul 30, 2010 1:00 AM THINGS TO DO 1 Comments

The summer festival Grec opens its doors on June 13th and runs until August with music, theatre and dance; something for everyone more

May 28, 2010 1:00 AM WHAT'S ON

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