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Interest in open-water swimming is on the rise and Catalunya offers some unique opportunities to take the plunge. Read more


Sailing, surfing and sand ... Catalunya is celebrated for its beautiful beaches, but it offers so much more. Discover five of our favorite places to kayak in the region and where to go to get on the water. Read more


As the last remaining teams get ready to battle it out in the Women’s World Cup final in France this Sunday, interest in "futbol femení" is growing, and a company run by Barcelona expats is offering women new opportunities to get a game. Read more


Don’t just sweat it out at the beach this summer—cool off in one of the city’s outdoor pools. Read more

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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



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


The Rugby World Cup finals are back in September this year, and while the Spanish team won’t be competing, there is one player whose Iberian roots means there will be a touch of Barcelona represented on the world rugby stage. Read more


Half-marathon confessions from a British expat in Barcelona Read more



Barcelona Marathon. Photo by JJ Vico Bretones.

An expat prepares for his first-ever marathon: the Zurich Marató Barcelona. Read more



Super Bowl 2019. Hard Rock Cafe.

This year marks the 53rd Super Bowl and it takes place on Sunday, February 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, where the Los Angeles Rams will take on the New England Patriots. Read more


Located just a mile off the coast from L’Estartit, the Medes Islands archipelago consists of seven islets and forms part of the Montgrí. Read more

Day Trips


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Seven teams, passionate players and the backing of FC Barcelona: Rugby is gaining momentum in the city. Read more



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Outside Camp Nou, a towering bronze statue stands in honour of one of FC Barcelona's greatest players, Ladislau Kubala. Read more


Follow the trail of sporting history through Barcelona's Olympic venues. Read more



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Overcoming common misconceptions, martial arts in Barcelona are attracting more and more practitioners from different walks of life. Read more


Ranked fifth, Nadal beat Austrian Dominic Thiem in straight sets on the clay court of Barcelona on Sunday, April 30th. Read more

In the City


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It’s healthy, fun and good for the soul. And there’s no shortage of beautiful places to ride in Catalunya. Read more


Barça does the unbelievable defeating PSG 6-1 and keeps their hopes of another Champions League victory alive. Read more

In the City

The Kenyan long-distance runner once again took an overwhelming victory at the Mitja Marató Barcelona. Read more

In the City

All the way back in 1986, it was announced that Barcelona would host the 1992 Summer Olympics, but the legacy of this tremendous event lives on. Read more

In the City

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