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Little local joy on football’s return

The presenter of El Punt Avui’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, runs the rule over Catalonia’s leading football clubs as they returned to action in June

Black lives matter in Barcelona

Unlike the UK or USA, one of the more visible ways that many Europeans are used to seeing black people is at work as street sellers, especially during summer in the bigger cities. These are the so-called...

The Catalan Bonsai

A common trait among hierarchical societies is the purposeful infantilisation of servants. Slaves, housemaids and wives are treated as mentally deficient, denied any education beyond the most basic and...

Girona’s ’hidden’ nooks and crannies

More than 2,000 plane trees make up Girona’s Devesa park, which occupies 40 hectares and is the largest urban park in Catalonia. The mass of foliage can be seen from just about any high point in the...

Romanesque, between plains, hills and water

The Pla de Martís extends to the north of the Pla de l’Estany like a tapestry of all shades of green, and the whole plain is connected by an extensive network of paths and trails that run between fields...