Catalan Culture

Chestnut illustration

Illustration by Tara Shain

There are a few delicious autumn treats that take center stage in Catalunya, especially during the Tots Sants celebrations (All Saints’ Day) on October 31st. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait until then to enjoy them. more

Things To Do

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. more



Illustration by Tara Shain.

Barcelona takes on a new life towards the end of the month, when its streets and plazas are awash with festivities in celebration of the city’s patron saint. more

Things To Do

Besalu Bridge

Photo by Miki Pons.

La Garrotxa is arguably one of the most beautiful regions in Catalunya. Located among the foothills of the Pyrenees in the province of Girona, this sparsely populated, fertile land is filled with high ridges, deep valleys, rivers and forests... more

Weekend away

Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Poblet

Photo by Mattana

This picturesque route—a 105 kilometer, circular section of the GR 175 hiking trail—takes you through rural countryside and ancient villages against a backdrop of the soaring Prades Mountains. more


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



Photo by Victor P. de Óbanos

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


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


The future of Barça in an independent Catalunya. more


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


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


Lace-making thumbnail

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


  • Capgrossos

    Illustration by Tara Shain.


  • Lamb shank with rossinyol mushrooms.

    Photo courtesy of Es Casa Teva.

    Lamb shank with rossinyol mushrooms.

  • Vall d'en Bas, La Garrotxa

    Photo by Tara Shain

    Vall d'en Bas, La Garrotxa

  • Besalu Bridge

    Photo by Miki Pons.

    Besalu Bridge

  • La Festa Catalana

  • Pedralbes Monastery

    Pedralbes Monastery