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Photo by Vidar Nordli Mathisen.

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

Sport

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

Sport

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Platja de Gavà. Photo by Ferran Pestaña (Flickr).

Gavà Mar is a beautiful town with plenty of things to keep you occupied on a weekend away: beautiful beaches, a fascinating promenade, and amazing restaurants who serve up delicious local food. Read more

Day Trips

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Photo courtesy of Artte.

Cool tunes and vibrant art in a shady oasis for Barcelona's hot summer days. Read more

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February means it’s time for the Oscars in the U.S. and the Goyas in Spain. Here’s where to watch movies in English on Barcelona’s big screen. Read more

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Tres Tombs in Sant Antoni, Barcelona 2014.

The vibrant central barri of Sant Antoni plays host to the city’s first major neighborhood festival of the year, with events happening over a nine-day period. We round up on some of the “must-sees” taking place over the biggest weekend of the festiva Read more

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Chinese New Year. Photo by España Global (Flickr).

The Chinese New Year celebration in Barcelona is not only a harmonious blend of Catalan and Chinese traditions, but also a conveniently condensed representation of what might occur in China over 15 days into one single afternoon near Arc de Triomf. Read more

Culture

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La Nau

More and more international artists are choosing to make a stop in Barcelona as part of their European tour. Here's what's on tap for January and February 2019. Read more

Music

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Like giant macaroni, "galets" are the traditional noodle used in the "escudella" soup. (See #2 for more.)

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. Read more

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Lace up your boots, choose a destination and hit the trails! The brisk autumn weather makes for perfect hiking. Bonus points if you manage to catch these trails just as the leaves are changing! Read more

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A Tomb in Montjuïc Cemetery

Photo by Wes-Neuenschwander.

According to the guidebooks and glossy weekend reads, Barcelona’s a shiny, happy and vibrant city and in many ways, it is. But just like most places, it’s also witnessed a significant amount of death, doom and destruction. Read more

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Prepare for the Christmas season with some traditional festive activities. Read more

IN THE CITY

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

IN THE CITY

Tips for making the summer city heat more bearable. Read more

Health

A quick guide of annual festivals for fans of the silver screen. Read more

WHAT'S ON

With the arrival of summer, there's no better way to relax than soaking up the evening sun on one of these hotel terraces. Read more

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Here's five ways to get your 2017 off to the right start. Read more

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El Rei Carnestoltes i els Set Ambaixadors. Photo by Pere Virgili.

Our pick of the best places to celebrate carnival around Catalunya. Read more

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Barcelona Cathedral

No, not that one. Centuries before Antoni Gaudí even thought about constructing a modern-day temple in Barcelona, a magnificent Gothic cathedral was built in the city centre. Read more

Apr 18, 2013 12:00 AM POSTCARDS FROM BARCELONA

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