Catalunya’s annual romantic tradition returns, with rose sales expected to be higher than ever. more

Apr 21, 2016 10:57 AM In the City 5 Comments

On April 23rd, the streets of Barcelona fill with books and flowers as Catalans celebrate their patron saint, Sant Jordi, and a day of romance more

Apr 14, 2016 10:00 AM IN THE CITY 5 Comments

With the annual medieval market taking place this month, Melissa Leighty takes a walk through Vic, past and present. more

Nov 30, 2015 7:54 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

Autumn treats

Photo by Pablo Pariente de Torre

Everything you need to know about these delicious little marzipan treats that are filling the city's pastry shops right now. more


Between September and November, there are a whole host of cultural and gastronomic happenings that make this a great time to be in the city. more

VISITING 5 Comments

Barcelona for free: Catalan culture

Photo by Jesús Sancho

Barcelona for free: Catalan culture

Guest blogger Chris Ciolli rounds off her time with us with a briefing about the Catalan traditions you can enjoy each weekend in front of Barcelona's cathedral more

Jun 15, 2012 1:37 PM Guest blogger 5 Comments

Barcelona for free: Palau de la Virreina

Our current guest blogger Chris Ciolli continues her look at spots around the city that you can enjoy for (next to) nothing—this week, a classic on La Rambla you may have overlooked more

Jun 7, 2012 2:07 PM Guest blogger 5 Comments

Impress your friends with these facts and figures about Catalunya's patron saint more

Apr 1, 2012 12:00 AM IN THE CITY 5 Comments

Learn about Catalunya's varied past by attending one of its historical reenactments taking place this season more

Mar 30, 2012 12:00 AM THINGS TO DO 5 Comments

El Home dels Nassos

Don't miss out on the appearance of one of Catalunya's most famous traditional characters, El Home dels Nassos on December 31st more

Dec 27, 2011 12:00 AM MET INSIDER KNOWLEDGE 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

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

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

Pep Guardiola

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Thursday 8th September

Politicians' wealth information starts to appear on internet - Guardiola awarded Medalla d'Or from Catalan parliament - Spain seeks ways to get more tax from the rich more

Sep 8, 2011 10:22 AM THE INFORMER NEWS BLOG 5 Comments

El Fossar de les Moreres

Photo by Iseult Larkin

Discover key Catalan landmarks and find out how September 11th (the National Day of Catalunya) is remembered more

Aug 29, 2011 1:19 PM THINGS TO DO 5 Comments

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 5 Comments

Have you bought your ticket for 'the fat one' yet? more

Nov 12, 2010 12:30 PM LIVING 5 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 5 Comments

Human Castles: Genevieve Shaw investigates the adrenaline junkie's folk activity more

Jul 20, 2010 10:16 AM VISITING 5 Comments

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