February 2020


The gegants are brought from Sant Cugat to l'ermita de Sant Medir for the Sant Medir's Day celebrations. Photo by Jordi Garcia (CC BY NC 2.0)

Every year on March 3rd the Barcelona neighborhoods of Gràcia, Sarrià, Sant Gervasi and La Bordeta explode in what has come to be known as "la festa més dolça"—the sweetest festival. Read more


Along with gorgeous weather, springtime in Barcelona brings a flurry of international film festivals cram packed with screenings, seminars and workshops for cinefiles and professionals alike! Read more



Jim Gaffigan. Photo by Vanessa Hodgkinson.

Ahead of his two live shows in Barcelona on February 29, we spoke with the all-conquering US comic about being typecast, acting vs. stand up and the things he finds absurd about Spanish culture. Read more



"The Wall Disappears" photo © Felix Rettberg.

The Goethe-Institut is the German cultural institute in the world—we spoke to its director here in Barcelona to learn some more about how they’re merging German culture with Spanish ones. Read more


Rattle’s rendition of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and “Christ on the Mount of Olives” is a compelling, thrilling education. Read more

Previews and reviews


Arribo del Rei Carnestoltes. Photo by Pere Virgili.

Our pick of the best places to celebrate carnival around Catalunya. Read more

Things To Do 1 Comments


Leave supporter at Brexit march, photo by Chiral Jon (CC BY-SA 2.0).

Britain has left the European Union, and not everyone is very happy about it. Here’s a look on how Britain got here, and what to expect from the negotiations coming this year. Read more


Startups make a number of common mistakes that reduce the effectiveness of their content marketing efforts. But luckily, just a few small tweaks can get you back on track. Read more

Business & Working

Let February's festivities raise your spirit (and your voice) this month! Read more

Things To Do

When it comes to work, can you live in Barcelona and still focus on building your professional career? Read more

Business & Working


Photo by Language Surfing.

Language Surfing has unconventional courses to help you learn Spanish in no time at all. Here’s how it’s done. Read more

Settling In


Photo courtesy of John Cleese.

Ahead of his new tour, “Last Time To See Me Before I Die,” which arrives in Barcelona on April 13, we chatted to the Goliath of British comedy about his status in Spain, online offense culture and what to expect from his final live shows. Read more



Catedral de Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia. Pjhoto by Pierre Gronau (Wikimedia).

Long before her name became associated with a 175-year-old Barcelona-based fashion brand, Santa Eulàlia was widely known as young Christian martyr. Read more


Bains Saint Thomas

Courtesy Bains Saint Thomas

Forget the cold with a trip out of town to one of these spots offering a real break from the city. Read more


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