Catalonia

Modernista masterpieces, medieval streets and Mediterranean sands are just three reasons why the Catalan capital is the perfect place for a weekend break. Duncan Rhodes is our local guide.  If Barcelona were a woman she would be a ravishing but rebellious Miss World misfit, one who regularly neglects her beauty sleep for…

Language learning holidays are one of the most authentic and fun ways to slow travel. We take a look at some of the best schools in Barcelona for learning Spanish…. Whether you fancy taking a short crash course in Spanish, while exploring everything Barcelona has to offer (which is a…

Spain’s celebrated art form has a rich tradition here in Barcelona, with dozens of tablaos where you can catch a passionate performance. We’re here to preview the best of them… While the art of flamenco originated in southern Spain, primarily in Andalusia – where the fiery dance, soulful music, and…

There’s no better way of exploring the Catalan capital than on two wheels. We talk to the local guides at Steel Donkeys about the benefits of bike tourism, before running down our top 6 tours in the city… “Riding a bike always provides a great feeling of freedom and joy…

Rock out at Anti-Karaoke, eat lunch with a gangster and enjoy a night of steamy stanzas at a poetry brothel... The Editor assembles his very own eclectic list of top things to do in Barcelona.