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Traditions

Treat yourself to a trip outside the city and venture to these regional town holiday markets to find gifts for everyone on your list. more

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Caga Tió

Photo by Joan C. G.

Two reasons why Christmas in Catalunya is the sh*t more

History

As the Bing Crosby classic song goes, “It’s Christmas time in the city ...” but he probably wasn’t talking about the Catalan capital. Here’s a handful of local traditions that you’ll encounter this time of year (“Nadal”) in Barcelona. more

Things To Do

Ratafia

Photo by Anna Fuster.

With origins that date back two hundred years, ratafia's mysterious blend of fruit, nuts and herbs is now cemented into Catalan culture. We hear from those who are working hard to keep the tradition alive and brewing. more

EATING AND DRINKING

Tortell de Reis (Kings' Cake)

Photo by Rebecca T Caro.

Commonly believed to have originated in Old World France and Spain, the "tortell de Reis" (kings’ cake) is a much-loved holiday tradition in Catalunya and beyond. more

Recipes

Santa Maria del Pi

Photo by Alessandro Cani.

Behind Barcelona's real history of buildings and kings, there is another secret city of legends and myths. more

History

Chestnut illustration

Illustration by Tara Shain

There are a few delicious autumn treats that take center stage in Catalunya, especially during the Tots Sants celebrations (All Saints’ Day) on October 31st. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait until then to enjoy them. more

Things To Do

Capgrossos

Illustration by Tara Shain.

Barcelona takes on a new life towards the end of the month, when its streets and plazas are awash with festivities in celebration of the city’s patron saint. more

Things To Do

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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