Brava Fabrics isn’t about fashion, but passion

Brava Fabrics isn’t about fashion, but passion With its endless streets full of fashion stores, Barcelona is a mecca for shopaholics. While we tend to buy at the obvious Spanish retail chains over and over again, it’s a breath of fresh air to find a small local brand hidden in one of the side streets of the city. Meet Brava Fabrics: creating honest apparel with … Continue reading Brava Fabrics isn’t about fashion, but passion

Casa Vicens Gaudí opens after 130 years

Casa Vicens Gaudí opens after 130 years Text: Romee van Klaveren Photos: Pol viladoms People who visit Barcelona can now put another highlight on their list. The special and mysterious Casa Vicens, one of the first works by Gaudí, opened to the public after 130 years. With this, all Gaudí fans and city dwellers have seen a long-cherished wish fulfilled: to see the magical Casa … Continue reading Casa Vicens Gaudí opens after 130 years

‘We Need to Refresh the Art Scene’

By: Rachel Douglass Should art always reflect politics? This question is a concern for the art world in Barcelona. Art galleries could play a part in the current political conflicts in Catalonia and the world, as a medium to debate and discuss. But others focus more on artistic developments and the works of a new generation of Catalan painters and sculptors. Barcelona is famous for … Continue reading ‘We Need to Refresh the Art Scene’

‘You’re not the first tourist to be surprised by this’

By: Sam van Royen  In central Barcelona, there is a huge building with a magnificent, mirrored, golden roof. An architectural landmark. People were constantly walking in and out, one would assume that there would be some type of food court. Unknowingly, you find yourself in the Mercat Dels Encants de Barcelona. A plethora of items, ranging from antiques to textures, are chaotically spread over the … Continue reading ‘You’re not the first tourist to be surprised by this’

Sunshine and Startups: Barcelona’s Rise as an International Startup Hub

By Megan Whitfield   Long regarded for its innovation in architecture and creative spirit, Barcelona has now cemented this reputation into business as well. Although the broader economy feels the impact of the recent political unrest, the Catalonian capital is rising up the ranks to become one of the top startup hubs in Europe. Well and truly established as an important international competitor, this bustly … Continue reading Sunshine and Startups: Barcelona’s Rise as an International Startup Hub

Busking: “We play music for the people”

By Roselin Walgien Street musicians in Europe’s big cities are under pressure. While playing in the streets is still allowed and some places, music in the subway is often forbidden. Still, buskers keep trying to make money underground, for example on the subway in Barcelona. ‘We want to wake them up and get them interested in music again.’ When you travel by metro in Barcelona you … Continue reading Busking: “We play music for the people”