July 2014

July 2014

Most people long ago learned what to do when life gives you lemons, but there are probably few who know what to do when Mother Nature throws hail your way, unless of course you’re a winemaker. more

Jul 11, 2014 7:35 AM EATING AND DRINKING

AnneLi’s Eixample home is filled with pieces that she has found on the street and lovingly restored. more

Jul 7, 2014 2:19 PM Community

Hospital Sant Pau

Photo by Lorenzo Vecchia

After four years of painstaking restoration work, the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau finally reopened its elaborate gates to the public in March this year. more

Jun 30, 2014 10:30 PM FEATURES

The weighing scales and stalls may lull you into a false sense of security in this new space in Les Corts but fear not, the place is rather cool. more

Jun 30, 2014 9:38 PM Things To Do

Fancy a break from Barcelona but short on money and time? Get the most out of your travel card and escape the city without even leaving. more

Jun 30, 2014 9:38 PM TRAVEL

Barcelona has a growing number of cannabis clubs, where it is legal to smoke marijuana, but all agree that some regulations are urgently needed. more

Jun 30, 2014 9:38 PM FEATURES 1 Comments

For those of you unfamiliar, Rumba Catalana is a traditional music style that developed in Barcelona’s gypsy community in the fifties. more

Jun 30, 2014 9:38 PM Things To Do

A grocery store with a twist, this new concept in the Eixample is ideal for the health conscious with busy schedules. more

Jun 30, 2014 9:38 PM EATING AND DRINKING

“Barcelona has as many rainy days as Germany has sunny days,” says Sascha Rado. The 35-year-old Dutch personal trainer moved here seven years ago from Germany, when he realised that his life there wasn’t conducive to pursuing his passion of fitness. more

Jun 30, 2014 9:38 PM FEATURES

It seems these gastrobars are all the rage right now, and Baribau (situated on Aribau if you hadn’t already guessed) is one of the newest on the scene. more

Jun 30, 2014 9:38 PM Things To Do

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 TRAVEL

I love the idea of beach clubs, but have an inbuilt aversion to the try-hard, trendy model of places like Nikki Beach where a heavy-duty side of thumping techno is served up alongside your paella and glass of cava... more

Jun 30, 2014 9:37 PM EATING AND DRINKING

Metropolitan talks to Betty Valentek, an Austrian entrepreneur who started a cakemaking business in Barcelona. more

Jun 30, 2014 9:37 PM FEATURES 1 Comments

I’m charging around town one crazy humid Monday, desperately trying to shoehorn five hotel visits for an article and packing for a three-week trip into my day, when suddenly I find myself on Via Laietana outside the Ohla Hotel.. more

Jun 30, 2014 9:37 PM EATING AND DRINKING