Tourism reinvented

Today's holidaymakers are looking for unique experiences and sensations

.  Foto:Lluís Xargay

Toshie Nagashima

Macrobiotic cooking instructor


Japanese delight

Why did you leave Catalonia?I think I wanted to leave Catalonia the day I was born, don't misunderstand me, I love my country but I always wanted to travel and “see the World”. The first chance I had...

Photo:  Foto:ORIOL DURAN

Allison Malinsky



In Dublin's fair city

Why did you leave Catalonia?Because I wanted to improve my English and thought that the quickest way would be to live in an English-speaking countryWhy did you choose Ireland?I had a friend in Ireland,...

Vivienne Westwood and her husband, designer Andreas Kronthaler, at this year's Milan's men's fashion show.   Foto:AFP/ GIUSEPPE CACACE

It's hip to be square

Fashion for men is historically ephemeral but statistics now show that some 40% of the fashion market is geared to men and advertising has rocketed; have things changed?

Matthew Tree
Long-term resident
Matthew Tree

Is it official?

Neil Stokes
Neil Stokes

Sport for all

Tribune. authors
Jordi Vilanova Karlsson, translator and digital communication expert n Krystyna Schreiber, economist, journalist and writer. n Maarten de Jongh, management consultant n Tammy Leung, materials engineer and Phd researcher nOriol Martínez Alòs-Moner, economist. nAll of the above are members of Our future in Catalonia

Our Future in Catalonia: debating the Catalan process since 2014

random thoughts. terry parris

It was the best of times...

viewpoint. brett hetherington

Stretched out agony



The six Catalan candidates (clockwise): Fernández Díaz, Homs, Rufián, Batet, Girauta and Domènech Foto:ANDREU PUIG

A second chance

Scotland seeks EU talks in wake of Brexit vote

Scotland has put the machinery into operation to convoke a second referendum on the country's independence from the UK. The country is keen to open talks with Brussels about a future independent Scotland...

Model Rocío Crusset in a Custo Barcelona show Foto:A. SALAMÉ

New edition of 080 BCN Fashion opens


Norman Vilalta

.  Foto:Lluís Xargay

Toshie Nagashima

Photo:  Foto:ORIOL DURAN

Allison Malinsky

OctoberFest seen from the Ferris Wheel.  Foto:ARNAU NAVARRO
Arnau Navarro

Ten years and not counting


Japanese delight


In Dublin's fair city

Tourism reinvented

In the land where the olive trees grow

The flaming torches of the Pyrenees

Marcos Mandojana and Marcela Topor on El Punt Avui TV
Marcos Mandojana
US Consul General in Barcelona

Friends and allies

Javier Martín-Vide explains a point during the interview in the Geography and History faculty of Barcelona University.  Foto:ORIOL DURAN
Javier Martín-Vide
Climate change expert

Late but still time to act

Neil talking to Dr Cambras on El Punt Avui Televisió
Dr.Trinitat Cambras
UB Physiology professor

High time for a change?

Girona's El Call, the citys' medieval Jewish quarter.  Foto:JORDI SOLER

Secrets of the stones An Entrancing Forest

Fool me Once - Harlan Coben

books of the month recommended by linguae bookshop

A selection by Caroline Earle White, A Holiday in Spain and Norway (Philadelphia, 1895), pp. 11-16Barcelona's famed Rambla at the beginning of last century.  Foto:PERE GIFRA ARCHIVE

The critical eye

BASKET. text. CUINA magazine. PHOTO

Salted delight

King prawns reign

Catalonia's springtime temptations

BASKET. text. CUINA magazine. PHOTO

Sheepish delights

Tesla's Model 3  Foto:EFE
article of the month

The mother of all inventions

Luminescent wearables developed at Eurecat centres

Second skin


Google news

Girona, May, 2016
Photo: quim puig

A city in bloom

Jan 22, 2016 Photo: Josep Losada

What to do with the Born cultural centre?

Christmas is coming
December, 2014 Photo: Albert Salamé

Christmas is coming

Join our ECClub to enjoy English language and culture in Catalonia Whether you are a native English speaker who wants cultural activities in your mother tongue or a Catalan who wants to improve and practise your English, Catalonia Today has just the thing for you. For less than six euros a month, our English Culture Club offers a whole world of activities, resources and reading groups held in Abacus stores around the country. More information at Here are a few of our specials for this month:

  • photo The old Jewish Barcelona

    During this tour, we will wander around the narrow streets of the old Jewish Quarter, explore the ruins of a house owned by a Jewish alchemist, immerse ourselves in the works of Sholomo Ben Adret and learn how the community lived in relative peace until 1391, when a brutal purge brought a dramatic end to their presence in Barcelona.  Thursday July 7 at 7.15pm. Special offer to ECclubbers: FREE For reservation send an email to ECCLUB  

  • Stratford trip now in October

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to postpone our trip to Shakespeare’s birthplace of Stratfordupon-Avon in May. However, the good news is the trip is still on, and will now take place from October 8 to 10. All are welcome, but you need to sign up before July 29 and pay a deposit of 250 euros (including flights, hotel, transport and guide). The rest of the cost of the trip, of around 500 euros, can be paid up to 30 days before we depart.  For further information send an email to ECCLUB.

  • Cinema

    Every Thursday in Cinemes de Palamós, every day in Girona’s Cinema Truffaut and Wednesday to Sundays at Cinemes Girona in Barcelona. Get a great price with your ECClub card.