December 2019


Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, participated in "Volem acolllir," a demonstration in support of Barcelona's efforts to welcome refugees (Feb 2017). Photo courtesy of the Ajuntament de Barcelona (CC BY-ND 2.0).

In the second piece in this series on Spain’s experience of Europe’s migrant crisis, we assess how Barcelona specifically has been affected by it. Read more

City Matters

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SKFK, photo by Inés R.

Barcelona is host to a number of shops offering gifts made by local designers and craftspeople with sustainable or recycled materials—here's our pick of the top six. Read more



Once the holidays have passed, remember to give your tree new life by recycling it!

For years it has seemed that Christmas has gone hand in hand with excessive consumerism, but that doesn't have to be the case—your holidays can be as sustainable as you want to make them! Read more



Photo courtesy of Artte.

Artte is hosting the best party in town this New Year’s, with gourmet food and music on ‘till the early hours. Forget about those resolutions for the night and let your hair down to bring in the New Year. Read more

Things To Do


Smart Cities Expo 2019, photo by Kate Williams.

Previews and reviews


People's Vote March 2018, British in Europe. Photo © UserColin, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0).

In this week’s En Profunditat we speak to three expat groups formed to protect the rights and futures of British citizens living in Europe, as well as look ahead to next week’s election in the UK, a pivotal moment in Britain’s post-Brexit history. Read more



"A Bigger Splash" film still, courtesy of Contemporary Films London 56.

Jack Hazan’s 1974 film on British artist David Hockney blurs the lines between fact and fiction. But does presenting the truth in a documentary matter? Read more

Previews and reviews

Our devices are getting better and better at monopolizing our attention, with detrimental effects on our wellbeing. Fortunately, there’s an increasing number of resources out there to help you take back control. Read more



Amelia Johannsen in her studio.

Amelia Johannsen is a full-time ceramic artist who also supports her local creative community via an online magazine dedicated to the local art scene. Read more

Business & Working

February means it’s time for the Oscars in the U.S. and the Goyas in Spain. Here’s where to watch movies in English on Barcelona’s big screen. Read more

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Fira de l'Avet

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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