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29 March 2016
There’s more to fiercely independent Catalonia than football. Sure when we mention Catalonia and its capital city of Barcelona, many…
18 October 2015
Nestled high in the jagged, saw-tooth mountains northwest of Barcelona lies Montserrat, a unique and must-see destination for anyone visiting the region.
17 July 2015
On the 79th anniversary of the start of the Spanish Civil War, we look at what led up to this historic time in Spain’s history.
2 January 2015
We survey our docents about their favorite Art Nouveau buildings to show how this truly international style left a lasting legacy across the globe.
1 November 2014
Docent and architectural historian Celia Marin shares some interesting facts about El Raval, Barcelona’s former bohemian center and red light district, now one of the city’s most up-and-coming districts.
27 September 2014
Discovering modernista architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, designer of the Palau de la Musica and UNESCO World Heritage site Hospital Sant Pau, with the help of our Context Barcelona docents.
23 June 2014
We recently sat down with our docent and design journalist Suzanne Wales, who leads our Made in Barcelona walk, to learn more about the Barcelona “school” of design, its roots and the current trends of today.
7 June 2014
We explore the culinary world of Barcelona with cook, food writer, and Context docent Sophie Ruggles.
3 April 2014
Looking for day-trip to escape the bustling barris of Barcelona? Girona may be just the ticket.
27 December 2013
In Spain, the Christian holiday Epiphany (January 6) is fêted with flair. Our Spain specialist explains the tradition of the Roscón de Reyes.
8 December 2013
Ready for the holidays? So are we! We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…
4 October 2013
Barcelona docent Biel Heredero shares five masterpieces of the Picasso museum in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
19 June 2013
A brief history of and recommended tips for celebrating the Festival of Saint Joan in Barcelona.
11 June 2013
Skip that taxi by learning some practical tips for traveling from the airport in Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid.
1 May 2013
A mouthwatering glimpse inside our annotated dinner in Barcelona and contemporary Catalonian cuisine as a whole.