June 2019


Stevie Van Zandt interviewed by Héctor Cols at Hardrock Cafe Barcelona, June 2019. Photo by Victor Horcasitas.

See Barcelona Metropolitan's interview with Stevie Van Zandt, founder of Disciples of Soul and former member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band Read more



European Parliament. Photo by Guilhem Vellut (Flickr).

The results from the recent elections to the European Parliament saw populists rise and the center just about hold: here’s what happened in Spain and the rest of the EU. Read more


7 tips from Barcelona pet professionals for a healthy, happy, hot season. Read more



Photo courtesy of Language Surfing.

Dynamic new trends in linguistic pedagogy are challenging the status quo and changing the way we learn a second language. Find out how these innovations in education are altering the learning experience. Read more

Settling In


Photo courtesy of Sinergia BCN.

Poor posture and back pain are common ailments for many working people today. The solution? Pilates: an exercise that gives you the tools to re-educate your body. Read more


Economist Raf Jacobs reviews several factors that play in your favor if you are looking to buy property in Spain. Read more

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Image courtesy of Sónar +D.

Sónar +D showcases how the latest technologies are manifesting within music and the arts. With activities, lectures and—new this year—professionally led masterclasses, Sónar +D is the perfect compliment to sister festival, Sónar. Read more


Economist Raf Jacobs reviews several factors that play in your favor if you are looking to buy property in Spain. Read more

Settling In

An homage to Juan Agüero and his guitar. Read more


The banking industry is teetering on the brink of evolution, and a local fintech startup is gearing up to join others giving the banks a run for their money. Read more

Business & Working


Photo courtesy of 8bar bikes.

Cycling in Barcelona is getting better year on year, but there are still problems that all city cyclists face. We take a look at how bike-friendly Barna really is, and the people finding solace from the stress of the city on their bikes. Read more


On June 18th Barcelona will commemorate George Orwell and his efforts to quell social injustice. Read more


A quick guide to this summer's film festivals. Read more



"Jo ja he votat" button, 2011. Photo by Sebastià Beinn (Wikimedia).

A look at the results of the May 26th local elections in Barcelona. Read more



El Camp Nou. Photo by Ayman.antar7 (Wikimedia).

After crashing out of the Champions League and Copa del Rey in quick succession, questions about the soul, identity and future of FC Barcelona are likely to linger over the summer. Read more



Barcelona English Choir. Photo by Samuel Navarrete.

Drawn to the educational and therapeutic side of music, Ed Aldcroft founded the Barcelona English Choir; at 220 voices strong this diverse international group performs two concerts annually for charity. Read more


International speaker and coach Amélie Yan-Gouiffes discusses how to make your elevator pitch an effective business tool and an instrument of purpose. Read more

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