The Endless Sagrada Familia

By Marion Caspar After over 135 years of construction work, he Basilica Sagrada Familia is almost finished. According to the communication and press department of the most famous church in Barcelona, it will be finished in 2026. It will not be completed entirely, just architecturally; there will be some sculptures left to build. We will not be able to see the entire Gaudí’s creation before … Continue reading The Endless Sagrada Familia

A shared economy is the new thing in Barcelona

By Christina Hanson A new trend has arrived in Barcelona – the shared economy. The average household income and the power of consumer purchasing has dropped, which means that more and more people living in Spain are forced to find additional ways to supplement their income. To get more value for money, two workspaces in the city of Barcelona offer the opportunity of a shared … Continue reading A shared economy is the new thing in Barcelona

Gaudi: A Cultural Icon for Tourism

By Marion Caspar Antoni Gaudí is a legacy for Barcelona, and Barcelona is an art gallery for Gaudí. However, it took one hundred years before the architect was fully appreciated and became an icon, especially for foreign tourists. ‘He is promoted by the city, but other architects are extremely good too.’ As the face of the ‘Catalan Modernism’ art movement, which is a part of … Continue reading Gaudi: A Cultural Icon for Tourism

Tattoo Talent in the Gothic Quarter

By Megan Whitfield Long recognised for its vibrant artistic flair, the creative spirit of Barcelona is not restricted to it’s unique architecture. One only needs to take a quick look around the bustly streets of the city to notice this creativity reflected on the skin of it’s passionate citizens. “I spent 15 years cooking, but the kitchen is boring. And hot. The menus would only … Continue reading Tattoo Talent in the Gothic Quarter

How the terrorist attack changed Las Ramblas

By Roxanne Hendrickx On August 17th time stood still in Barcelona. A white van entered the busy boulevard Las Ramblas and zigzagged over the sidewalk for almost half a kilometre, killing 13 people and wounding many more. It was a tragic event that affected a lot of people living, working and visiting the city. But how does Las Ramblas look now, five months after the … Continue reading How the terrorist attack changed Las Ramblas

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