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Our guide to New Year's Eve 2017 in Barcelona. more

IN THE CITY

Barcelona's long-established Roma community speak to Metropolitan about identity, activism and culture. more

FEATURES

This year, the Festa Major de Gràcia celebrates its 200th anniversary. more

FEATURES

Catalunya’s annual romantic tradition returns, with rose sales expected to be higher than ever. more

In the City

On April 23rd, the streets of Barcelona fill with books and flowers as Catalans celebrate their patron saint, Sant Jordi, and a day of romance more

FEATURES

With the annual medieval market taking place this month, Melissa Leighty takes a walk through Vic, past and present. more

TRAVEL

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to celebrate than in typical Catalan fashion. more

FEATURES

Calçots home

Photo by David Montgomery

Get your grill on and eat them while you can! more

EATING AND DRINKING

A classic calçotada masia in the Collserola hills. more

EATING AND DRINKING

Autumn treats

Photo by Pablo Pariente de Torre

Everything you need to know about these delicious little marzipan treats that are filling the city's pastry shops right now. more

EATING AND DRINKING

Between September and November, there are a whole host of cultural and gastronomic happenings that make this a great time to be in the city. more

VISITING

Bullfight

Photo by Vanessa Murray

A year after Catalunya held its last official bullfight, some people are still hoping for a reverse of the ban more

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Barcelona for free: Catalan culture

Photo by Jesús Sancho

Barcelona for free: Catalan culture

Guest blogger Chris Ciolli rounds off her time with us with a briefing about the Catalan traditions you can enjoy each weekend in front of Barcelona's cathedral more

Jun 15, 2012 1:37 PM Guest blogger

Barcelona for free: Palau de la Virreina

Our current guest blogger Chris Ciolli continues her look at spots around the city that you can enjoy for (next to) nothing—this week, a classic on La Rambla you may have overlooked more

Jun 7, 2012 2:07 PM Guest blogger

Impress your friends with these facts and figures about Catalunya's patron saint more

FEATURES

Learn about Catalunya's varied past by attending one of its historical reenactments taking place this season more

TRAVEL

El Home dels Nassos

Don't miss out on the appearance of one of Catalunya's most famous traditional characters, El Home dels Nassos on December 31st more

Dec 27, 2011 12:00 AM MET INSIDER KNOWLEDGE

Traditional caganer

Courtesy caganer.com

Holiday season in Catalunya

Johanna Bailey celebrates the festive season and discusses some of the controversies around local traditions more

Dec 19, 2011 2:00 PM Family matters

Pessebre Vivent - a 'living' nativity scene

Associació Pessebre Vivent Castell d'Aro

'Live' nativity scenes at Maremagnum this December

If you've always wanted to see one of Catalunya's traditional pessebres vivents, but never made it out of Barcelona to see it, this year you only have to head down to Maremagnum to get an idea of what they're all about more

Dec 1, 2011 12:00 AM MET INSIDER KNOWLEDGE

Mariano Rajoy and Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba

caganer.com

William and Catherine new 'caganer' figurines

With the traditional Christmas market starting tomorrow in front of Barcelona Cathedral, it's worth heading down to see the new 'shitters' that have been produced this year by the company caganer.com more

Nov 25, 2011 10:38 AM MET INSIDER KNOWLEDGE