Prostíbulo Poético: Barcelona’s poetry brothel

By Elisabeth Ulla Uksnøy Imagine you’re at a bar or a dinner party. Among the regular guests, there are men and women walking around in costumes, some of them quite provocative. If you find their Madame, you can throw two dices, and for the prize that the dices show, one of the men or women is yours for a short moment. This is Barcelona’s poetry … Continue reading Prostíbulo Poético: Barcelona’s poetry brothel

Old but gold: Street art in Barcelona

Article and photos by Kimberly van Dijk Barcelona is known for its artistic delights. If you think of Barcelona, you think immediately about Gaudí and his architecture, Joan Miró and his sculptures and Picasso and his renowned paintings. But there is so much more to be seen. In the little hidden streets of El Born and El Gothic – the two oldest neighbourhoods of Barcelona … Continue reading Old but gold: Street art in Barcelona

Barceloneta Fights Against Tourism

By Anja Gehring You may not notice it on your first walk through the streets of Barceloneta, but the inhabitants of Barcelona’s former fisherman’s quarter are annoyed, not to say angry. In 2017 nearly 8 million people spent their holiday in Barcelona, whereas the number of citizens is only 1,7 million. Higher living expenses, like the rent, drunk vandals and naked couples on the beach … Continue reading Barceloneta Fights Against Tourism

Electric bikes rule Barcelona’s streets

Article by Felix Kostersitz If you’re walking around in Barcelona you’ll see a new, tiny vehicle dominating the bike paths and pedestrian areas. “Patinetes electrics” (electric bikes) are a new way for Barcelonians to swiftly move through heavy traffic. Especially for those who have to go to work or school during rush hour, the patinetes electricos serve a great purpose. But there are also those … Continue reading Electric bikes rule Barcelona’s streets

The last days of La Modelo, the legendary prison in Catalonia

By Romee van Klaveren The oldest and most well-known prison in Catalonia, de Centro Penitenciario de Hombres de Barcelona, also known as La Modelo, officially closed theirits doors in June 2017, just before its their 113th birthday. Part of the prison is now open for the public and soon the complex of almost three hectares in the neighbourhood L’Eixample will be turned into a cultural … Continue reading The last days of La Modelo, the legendary prison in Catalonia