Carol Moran


Originally from the northeast of England, Carol is an architect-turned-writer with a passion for travelling and all things design. She first lived in Barcelona in 2008, when she came here to study, and returned in 2012. Since then, she has been a regular contributor to Metropolitan, and is now the magazine's Editor. Each article takes her on a journey through the many facets of this eclectic city, and her position presents the exciting challenge of encouraging the reader to follow.

The charming village of Begur is a wonderful weekend getaway spot, ideally located for exploring some of the most beautiful calas the Costa Brava has to offer. Read more

Weekend away


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



Cala Pola, Toss del Mar, photo by VRoig (CC BY 2.0).

From the easily accessible to the remote and secluded, we share our 12 favorite coves along the Costa Brava. In the first installment this week we share six unmissable coves starting at Blanes and work our way up the coast to Sant Antoni de Calonge. Read more


Located just a mile off the coast from L’Estartit, the Medes Islands archipelago consists of seven islets and forms part of the Montgrí. Read more

Day Trips

Rasmus Bjerngaard explains his vision for feeding the planet. Read more

The Very Present Future


Photo by Carol Moran

The natural beauty of the Ordesa Y Monte Perdido Parque Nacional is the stuff of legends. Read more


Founder of Barcelona Wine Tastings Ambika Kumar talks about the sensorial side of wine. Read more

The Very Present Future

Four years on from the first edition, the director of 4YFN takes stock of progress. Read more

Business & Working

The founder and CEO of drink-subscription app Bida, talks life, love and liquids. Read more

The Very Present Future

Twenty-first-century architecture in Barcelona. Read more



Photo by Michael Mawson Photography

An Irish couple transformed a 19th-century apartment to create their ideal retirement pad in Sitges. Read more


The lesser-known Mediterranean islands where nature rules the roost above and below sea level. Read more


The world's first theme park dedicated to sport opens in the Olympic Park on Montjuïc. Read more


Collaboration is the word as the sharing economy makes its mark on the city. Read more


Franco-Polish couple, Sylvain and Marta, have built their personal slice of paradise to raise their twin girls on the edge of the Parc Natural del Garraf. Read more



Photo by Yan Pekar

We talk to Mars One candidate, Angel Jané, about his quest to go to the Red Planet. Read more


Look up—there’s a revolution happening on the city’s rooftops. Read more

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The Eixample’s prime location prison, La Modelo, finally gets the wrecking ball. Read more



Photo by Yan Pekar

With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, we spoke with two Russian sisters who are bringing the spirit of Ireland to Barcelona. Read more


Craving a bit of green? With spring on our doorstep, it’s time to get planting. Read more

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