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On May 10th, the beach in Badalona fills up for the traditional burning of the devil. more

Culture

Hundreds of thousands turned out for the pro-independence demonstration in Barcelona on September 11th. more

In the City

A guide to Catalunya’s national day on September 11th. more

Culture

Whatever your reasons for relocating to Catalunya, the more you understand about local business culture, the more successful and professionally fulfilling your work experience will be. Here are our top DOs and DON'Ts for doing business here. more

Business & Working

Calçots home

Photo by David Montgomery

Get your grill on and eat them while you can! more

EATING AND DRINKING

September 11th, 2014 is a big date in the Catalan diary. This will be 300 years to the day when a besieged Barcelona (and with it an independent Catalunya) fell to the Spanish. more

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Fresh, seasonal and local, Catalan cuisine has withstood a turbulent history and owes much to the region's immigrants. more

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Barcelona launches Historic Novel festival

Barcelona Novel·la Històrica has awarded its first prize to British author Lindsey Davis, creator of the Roman detective Marcus Didius Falco more

Nov 4, 2013 12:00 AM MET INSIDER KNOWLEDGE

Take a trip around some of the emblematic 18th-century sites of Barcelona more

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Photo by Victor P. de Óbanos

A voice that could not be silenced celebrates its 90th year. more

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Each summer, the streets of Gràcia are restyled into an imaginative dreamscape, the work inspired by neighbourhood pride and the creative energy of ordinary people. more

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You don’t need to travel far to discover the heart of Flamenco more

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The future of Barça in an independent Catalunya. more

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There is democracy and grace imbued in each step of the sardana, Catalunya's traditional dance. more

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Photo by Petra Barnby

More than a craft, lace-making is a way to connect with the past and maintain some perspective in these hectic, changing times more

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Himmler

Courtesy of German Federal Archive

Heinrich Himmler thought that he could find immortality and victory for Germany at Catalunya’s sacred setting of Montserrat more

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Bullfight

Photo by Vanessa Murray

A year after Catalunya held its last official bullfight, some people are still hoping for a reverse of the ban more

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Exhibition organised for Sant Jordi 1974

Image coutest of Òmnium Cultural

For almost 40 years, Catalan language, culture and institutions were officially suppressed by the Franco regime. How did they survive? more

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Learning Catalan

Illustration by Kat Cameron

Learning Catalan doesn't have to mean being stuck in a classroom more

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Pessebre

Photo by Lee Woolcock

They are a common feature of the Catalan Christmas but what is the history behind the traditional 'pessebre' and who makes them? more

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