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Streetlife: Carrer de Badajoz

Streetlife: Carrer de Badajoz. Illustration by Tara Shain.

You know you’re on Carrer de Badajoz because you can see the obelisk for the Nova Icària beach looking towards the sea and Torre Glòries (or as my friends call it, el pepino as in “cucumber” among other things...) Read more

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Back in the Middle Ages, this romantic stretch of El Born near the water was where Barcelona’s "canvistes" (money changers) did their business. Since then, the area has undergone many "canvis" (changes) of its own and now it’s home to fine leather sh Read more

Streetlife

A stone’s throw from the bustling intersection at Plaça de Tetuan, these neighboring passatges (“passages”) offer a little place to amble along quiet sidewalks as people perch to ponder on outdoor steps. Read more

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Santa Maria del Pi

Photo by Alessandro Cani.

Behind Barcelona's real history of buildings and kings, there is another secret city of legends and myths. Read more

History

A Tomb in Montjuïc Cemetery

Photo by Wes-Neuenschwander.

According to the guidebooks and glossy weekend reads, Barcelona’s a shiny, happy and vibrant city and in many ways, it is. But just like most places, it’s also witnessed a significant amount of death, doom and destruction. Read more

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Streetlife Passatge Sert

Illustrated by Tara Shain.

Steps away from Urquinaona is a narrow pedestrian pathway — a quiet oasis from the traffic of Trafalgar and tourists of the city center — that dates back to a 19th-century textile factory. Read more

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Street Life: Carrer de Salvà map

Illustration by Tara Shain.

A quiet, residential street at the base of Montjuïc bursting with a sustainable conscience and colorful, creative spaces. Read more

Streetlife

Entrada and Salida signs in Barcleona

Photo by Tara Shain

Usually found on the corners of buildings and placed at a height of over two metres, these plaques remind us of a time when traffic control was quite a hectic proposal. Read more

History

This quiet street in the Born follows the route of a former water course that transported water from the Besòs river to the city. Read more

Streetlife

Hefty fines now deter many street artists, but Barcelona is still home to many iconic pieces of street art that communicate with the inhabitants and wider society, eliciting thoughts and reactions. Read more

FEATURES

KRAM

Art - Kram, Photo - Tori Sparks

Barcelona street artists explain how their work is different from graffiti Read more

FEATURES

An online documentary film about Barcelona's street art scene Read more

Things To Do

Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada

Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada

Cuban American contemporary artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada creates large scale images that challenge the way we perceive time, space and relevance Read more

FEATURES

Almost a mile long, Nou de la Rambla is a mix of old and new Read more

IN THE CITY

Carrer de la Palla is a glorious mix of old-fashioned shops, antique dealers and little boutiques Read more

IN THE CITY

There's more to Passeig de Picasso than just park life Read more

IN THE CITY

For our Streetlife series, we get all arty in Carrer d'Enric Granados, force down Argentinean steak, cupcakes and coffee and lust after bespoke shoes Read more

IN THE CITY

In the sixth of our Street life series we take a look at a lesser known street in Poblenou Read more

IN THE CITY

Continuing our series on different streets of Barcelona, we turn to our attention to Carrer Ample in Barcelona's historic Gòtic neighbourhood Read more

Things To Do

Patatas bravas

Photo by Sara Blaylock

Continuing our series focusing on Barcelona streets, discover this thoroughfare that is the centre of life in the neighbourhood of Sarrià Read more

, IN THE CITY

  • La Federica

    Photo courtesy of La Federica.

    La Federica

  • Street Life: Carrer de Salvà map

    Illustration by Tara Shain.

    Street Life: Carrer de Salvà map

  • Street Life: La Federica

    Photo courtesy of La Federica

    Street Life: La Federica

  • Entrada sign in Barcelona

    Photo by Tara Shain

    Entrada sign in Barcelona

  • Entrada sign in Barcelona

    Photo by Tara Shain

    Entrada sign in Barcelona

  • Salida sign in Barcelona

    Photo by Tara Shain

    Salida sign in Barcelona