Catalonia

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We’ve all followed a man with an umbrella around a city’s major sights, but Barcelona now offers a slew of specialist tours. Marissa Tejada signs up for a shopping tour, that incorporates design, fashion and food into its agenda… To block the glare of the Mediterranean sun, personal tour guide…

The mind-bending behemoths of Antoni Gaudi, the street sculptures and stadia of the ’92 Olympics, museums dedicated to genii like Picasso and Joan Miro, beaches full of beautiful bodies bouncing after volleyballs, the chance to nibble on tapas and sip artisan beers in the city’s hip Bohemian barrios… you’re going…

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If you’re wandering through the streets of any Catalan city or town and you suddenly hear loud explosions and see incandescent, spitting flames you could either run for your life… or stay and enjoy the Correfocs! Correfocs literally means “fire runs”, and it’s a fairly apt description. People, dressed up…

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You may have tasted it in a Late Night London bar, but it’s not quite the same… Barcelona-based bloggers Iris and Rocinta give us the lowdown on the best places to sample Cava in the Catalan capital. ‘Cava’ is Catalonia’s very own take on France’s Champagne, a fruity, sparkly, sophisticated treat…

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…not created by Gaudi. Our editor and Barcelona expert highlights five sensational buildings by some of the great man’s contemporaries, lest history – and travellers – overlook them. Although you might find it hard to believe, given the column inches dedicated to our Antoni, Modernisme in Barcelona was far from…