Urban planning has never been easy, especially when ongoing projects are of massive scale such as the case of Via Laietana in Barcelona. The street is called after the Iberian tribe who lived in the city’s area: the Laietani. When the Roman Empire arrived to the peninsula, they settled the military camp that became the… Read More


Dona i Ocell Miro's artwork in Sants

There is in almost every city an area that has a special appreciation from nearly all citizens foreigners. If such is the case in Barcelona, I would dare to say that the district of Sants Montjuic is the one that makes everyone in town feel right at home. Sants combines the charm of the village… Read More


Every year there are more people that have the chance to enjoy some holidays and travel. But that also means it increases the pressure on the locals and on the environment. We often think about being a sustainable or responsible traveller when we are in the middle of nature or in a remote area, but… Read More


Locals and tourist enjoying in terrace

Catalan is one of the official languages of Barcelona and, although you can survive knowing a little Spanish or even English, knowing a few basic expressions in Catalan brings you much closer to the local culture. We challenge you to pronunce your first words in this language? The city of Barcelona is known by the local media… Read More


While visiting Barcelona, you can’t miss the Park Güell –it’s a must! No other work by Antoni Gaudí better reflects the complete and perfect harmony of nature and architecture than Barcelona’s Park Güell. Initially designed as an English-style garden-city–hence the official name Park– it finally became Barcelona’s most unusual public park. The best way to enjoy every detail of… Read More


Bolets (mushrooms)

Many people celebrate the arrival of Autumn because it is time for ‘Bolets’! Find mushrooms in the woods is close to a sport in Catalonia (there are even official competitions about it), and in order to succeed you need some certain skills, knowledge, intuition, and also, a little bit of luck. So much so that instead of… Read More


During the past years, many citizens from Barcelona have started enjoying el Born, one of the most special places in Barcelona. El Born is the Catalan name for the street enclosure dedicated to the medieval jousts between knights during the beloved tournaments, the traditional celebrations across Europe in the middle ages. Passeig del Born was the… Read More


Every September 24th and during a whole week, Barcelona celebrates its “Festa Major” – Barcelona’s festival of festivals, a celebration which goes back more than two-hundred years. La Mercè captures the character of the city itself, and transforms Barcelona into a grand stage bursting with fantasy and imagination. Over 600 activities and shows go on… Read More


Sant Antoni market underconstruction

In the heart of Barcelona, on the left side of the Eixample disctrict (known by locals as ‘Eixample Esquerre’), but away from the hustle and bustle of other areas like el Raval or Las Ramblas, there is the neighbourhood of Sant Antoni. Almost 40,000 people live there, in a local atmosphere that is gradually transforming… Read More