Barcelona Inside and Out

Our blog with expert views, travel ideas, food news and culture from around Catalonia and beyond

  • Painted figures representing spanish life in a village street

    Art for the People - A Celebration of Rural Spanish Life

    19/10/16 by Anthony Eastwood

    We meet local artist Luis Zafrilla at his studio and home and he talks to us about his current project celebrating rural Spain which he calls el paisaje illustrado - the illustrated landscape

  • Miravet castle

    Miravet. A Templar masterpiece

    03/05/16 by David Agustí

    Miravet castle has played a central role in Catalan history for over 9 centuries. It’s impressive walls and well preserved interior make it one of the best examples of Romanesque Templar fortress architecture in Europe and being near the Priorat it is also a perfect place to visit on a wine tour of Catalonia.

  • Suirana village

    The Priorat. Wine's rags to riches story.

    22/04/16 by Rachel Ritchie

    Thirty years ago, the wines of Priorat were on the verge of extinction, with grape prices so low that this region had become one of the most impoverished in Spain. It took a few forward-thinking adventurers to get the region back on its feet.

  • Roasting calçots on an open fire

    Messy eating - Catalonia's calçots

    09/03/16 by Mary Ann Gallagher

    Learn all about one of Catalonia’s most popular, and messiest, culinary traditions.

  • Hot air balloon in blue skies

    Up, up and away!

    29/02/16 by Anthony Eastwood

    We get a bird’s eye view of Catalonia’s indisputable beauty with a family balloon flight over the coastal region of Emporda.

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