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There’s really something for everyone on Barcelona’s beaches, from early morning yoga, water sports and volleyball, to trendy beachside bars and traditional restaurants for a hearty paella. Read more

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Sailing, surfing and sand ... Catalunya is celebrated for its beautiful beaches, but it offers so much more. Discover five of our favorite places to kayak in the region and where to go to get on the water. Read more


Don’t just sweat it out at the beach this summer—cool off in one of the city’s outdoor pools. Read more

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Treat yourself to a trip outside the city and venture to these regional town holiday markets to find gifts for everyone on your list. Read more

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English bookstores in Barcelona

No matter how good your Castilian or Catalan is, at some point you're probably going to find yourself hankering for a good read in your mother tongue. Whether your style is more Hemingway or “Hunger Games,” you'll be able to find something to please Read more

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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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Pastisseria Jansana

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Delve into the city’s best baked goods, from fresh bread and gluten-free pastries to traditional Catalan treats. Read more

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Get the most out of your metro ticket. Read more

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The city's most popular LGBTI-focused venues. Read more

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While away the balmy summer evenings on some of Barcelona's loveliest terraces. Here are some of our favourite places to chill out and sip on a cool cocktail when the city gets too hot. Read more

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Treat yourself to a long, leisurely brunch this weekend at one of our favourite brunch spots in Barcelona. Read more


Every pre-loved item has a story behind it. Read more

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Where to grab a good read in the city. Read more

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Lunch the local way with this selection of tasty set menus Read more

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The best spots in the city to get a 360-degree panorama. Read more

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Juice your way to health and start the year toxin-free. Read more

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Warm up with a cup of the city's best hot chocolate. Read more

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Barcelona's best pizzerias value authenticity and flavour. Read more

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Twenty-first-century architecture in Barcelona. Read more


Barcelona has a rich history of jazz music and some legendary venues to go with it. Read more

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  • Platja de Gavà

    Photo by J.M. Izquierdo.

    Platja de Gavà

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