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July 2014

July 2014

The charming village of Begur is a wonderful weekend getaway spot, ideally located for exploring some of the most beautiful calas the Costa Brava has to offer. Read more

Weekend away

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Cala Pola, Toss del Mar, photo by VRoig (CC BY 2.0).

From the easily accessible to the remote and secluded, we share our 12 favorite coves along the Costa Brava. In the first installment this week we share six unmissable coves starting at Blanes and work our way up the coast to Sant Antoni de Calonge. Read more

TRAVEL

Most people long ago learned what to do when life gives you lemons, but there are probably few who know what to do when Mother Nature throws hail your way, unless of course you’re a winemaker. Read more

EATING AND DRINKING

AnneLi’s Eixample home is filled with pieces that she has found on the street and lovingly restored. Read more

Community

Hospital Sant Pau

Photo by Lorenzo Vecchia

After four years of painstaking restoration work, the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau finally reopened its elaborate gates to the public in March this year. Read more

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For those of you unfamiliar, Rumba Catalana is a traditional music style that developed in Barcelona’s gypsy community in the fifties. Read more

Things To Do

Barcelona has a growing number of cannabis clubs, where it is legal to smoke marijuana, but all agree that some regulations are urgently needed. Read more

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The weighing scales and stalls may lull you into a false sense of security in this new space in Les Corts but fear not, the place is rather cool. Read more

Things To Do

Fancy a break from Barcelona but short on money and time? Get the most out of your travel card and escape the city without even leaving. Read more

TRAVEL

“Barcelona has as many rainy days as Germany has sunny days,” says Sascha Rado. The 35-year-old Dutch personal trainer moved here seven years ago from Germany, when he realised that his life there wasn’t conducive to pursuing his passion of fitness. Read more

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It seems these gastrobars are all the rage right now, and Baribau (situated on Aribau if you hadn’t already guessed) is one of the newest on the scene. Read more

Things To Do

I love the idea of beach clubs, but have an inbuilt aversion to the try-hard, trendy model of places like Nikki Beach where a heavy-duty side of thumping techno is served up alongside your paella and glass of cava... Read more

EATING AND DRINKING

I’m charging around town one crazy humid Monday, desperately trying to shoehorn five hotel visits for an article and packing for a three-week trip into my day, when suddenly I find myself on Via Laietana outside the Ohla Hotel.. Read more

EATING AND DRINKING

Metropolitan talks to Betty Valentek, an Austrian entrepreneur who started a cakemaking business in Barcelona. Read more

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