August 2014

August 2014

Cala d'Aiguablava near Begur. Photo by Myriam Thyes (CC-BY-SA-4.0).

In the second installment of our 12 favorite coves along the Costa Brava, we share six unmissable coves starting at Palamós and work our way up the coast to to the wild and remote Cala Taballera near Port de la Selva. Read more


It’s no secret that Peruvian is the hottest thing to hit the European dining scene since sushi. It’s just taken Barcelona a little while to catch up. Read more


We talk to Dan Wilde, a tour guide, originally from Sheffield in the UK. Read more

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If you can’t face another trip to the Sagrada Familia with visiting family, it’s time to take them off the beaten track and explore some of the city’s lesser-known Modernista architecture. Read more

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It’s August and it’s hot. If there were ever something less obvious to say about Barcelona, I’ve yet to hear it. That’s why this column is about rosé. Read more


Toc al Mar is the kind of place that makes you feel sorry for everywhere else. Situated in one of the Costa Brava’s prettiest calas, I first went on a foul day at the start of June when nobody in their right minds would be out and about... Read more


It’s certainly been a triumphant year for the selfie and this new store in Carrer Ample takes the snap-happy hobby one step further. Read more

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The battle to be able to share your apartment with some of the eight million tourists visiting Barcelona this year is on: the authorities are pursuing some hosts with a 2007 law that sanctions fines of between €9,000 and €90,000... Read more

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It’s not often local news events in Barcelona filter out into the international press, but the violent protests that took place in the district of Sants at the end of May during the eviction of the Can Vies squat shook Barcelona to its foundations. Read more


Barcelona has long been a sun-drenched magnet for physical activities, and right now the city is experiencing a resurgence of interest in yoga and pilates. Read more

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When the August rays get a little too hot for comfort, check out these places around the city Read more

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English-born Phil and Irish-born Fiona first met at a work conference in Prague. Ten years of marriage, two children and a dog later, they now call this spacious and charismatic apartment in the Eixample their family home. Read more

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