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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

TRAVEL

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Illustration by Tara Shain

Carmen Amaya, a flamenco legend born in the the seafront shantytown of Somorrostro in Barcelona. more

Culture

Entrada and Salida signs in Barcleona

Photo by Tara Shain

Usually found on the corners of buildings and placed at a height of over two metres, these plaques remind us of a time when traffic control was quite a hectic proposal. more

History

A mysterious shipwreck figurehead that became a local legend. more

History

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Photo by Marie Martin.

The mysterious disappearance of Andreu Nin. more

History

Gaudí’s proposed redemption for the ‘City of Bombs’. more

History

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Photo by Will Shank

Designed by Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós, the Cemeteri Nou in Igualada is a site of architectural pilgrimage. more

Culture

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Photo by Anna Baxter

Barcelona’s urban dairies once provided fresh milk to the city more

History

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Photo courtesy of Isabel Cocker

An arson attack changed the people's church forever. more

History

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Photo courtesy of Isabel Cocker

The forgotten history of Barceloneta’s beaches. more

City Matters

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© Ville de Carcassonne - Julien Roche

A fortified city unlike any other in Europe. more

TRAVEL

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Photo by Angela Llop

An Iberian settlement that reveals the region’s ancient roots. more

Day Trips

A tribute to Sir Alexander Fleming, the Scottish physician who discovered penicillin. more

History

The assassination of ‘Sugar Boy’, a trade union activist. more

History

This emblem of the old town on Carrer del Bisbe is actually a relatively new addition. more

History

An ode to the versatility of the cannabis plant at sea. more

History

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Illustration by Bruna Valls

Catalan emigrants brought back a rich cultural heritage from the Americas. more

TRAVEL

Graffiti is nothing new in Barcelona. more

History

A fairy tale excursion. more

TRAVEL

There’s no shortage of culture or history in this charming French town. more

Weekend away

  • 259. Carmen Amaya portrait 02

    Illustration by Tara Shain

    259. Carmen Amaya portrait 02

  • 259. Carmen Amaya 03

    Illustration by Tara Shain

    259. Carmen Amaya 03

  • Entrada sign in Barcelona

    Photo by Tara Shain

    Entrada sign in Barcelona

  • Entrada sign in Barcelona

    Photo by Tara Shain

    Entrada sign in Barcelona

  • Salida sign in Barcelona

    Photo by Tara Shain

    Salida sign in Barcelona

  • Entrada and Salida signs in Barcleona

    Photo by Tara Shain

    Entrada and Salida signs in Barcleona