The five best Netflix shows to improve your Spanish

Hitting the grammar books isn't the only way to learn a language - you can build it into your leisure time as well! Netflix has some great Spanish shows on at the moment. Watching TV in another language is challenging, but luckily all their shows come with subtitles...

Temps de Flors in Girona: the prettiest festival of primavera

We're only a couple of days away from the start of the one of the most picturesque festivals in Catalunya - Girona's Temps de Flora festival. First celebrated in 1954, the flower festival has been celebrated annually since 1956, with visitors coming from all over the...

Five free things to do in Barcelona in May

Festival season is beginning, and you can still have fun even if you've missed out on Primavera Sound tickets! We have the details of three free festivals happening in and around Barcelona this month, along with some other fun events!  Drink'n'Draw  This massively...

Five tips for job interviews in Spanish

You've moved to Barcelona, you've got yourself an apartment, you've joined the expat Facebook groups and you've started making friends. It's time for the final piece of the puzzle - getting a job! Interviews can be nerve-wracking at the best of times, and many people...

Sant Jordi: a day of books and roses

Our favourite Barcelona festival is coming up this Sunday - El Diada de Sant Jordi, a Catalan celebration of the national patron saint. The legend goes that Sant Jordi slew a dragon to save a princess. Out of the blood of the dragon a rose blossomed, which he offered...

Five free things to do in Barcelona in April

Spring is well and truly here, so get out to enjoy the best cultural events Barcelona has to offer. You can leave your winter coat - and your wallet - at home!  Listen to some classical music As part of the Maria Canals music competition, there is a grand piano...

Five things to do in rainy Barcelona

Barcelona is usually a city of blue skies and sunshine, but the weather forecast for this weekend is looking stormy. When it's overcast, going to the beach or drinking a caña on a terrace just isn't appealing, so if you're stuck for ideas of rainy-day activities we've...

The nine best Barcelona Instagrams to follow

Barcelona is an incredibly photogenic city and it's pretty hot with Instagrammers, with over 26 million photos hashtagged #barcelona on the popular photo-sharing platform. A great way to share images and find inspiration within your community, we thought we'd share...

Spanish vocabulary for the flea market

As well as a permanent flea market - Les Encants - Barcelona has a different market on almost every weekend, with prices ranging from the higher end (Palo Alto, Barcelona Vintage Market) to the flea market prices where you can find some real bargains (El Flea,...

Six free things to do in Barcelona in March

Spring has finally sprung! The sun is out, the temperature is up and what better way to celebrate than getting out and about and enjoying the best of what Barcelona has to offer! Check out these six great events, all absolutely free of charge! Join the International...

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Barcelona

Valentine's Day isn't particularly popular in Barcelona - the Catalans celebrate love and romance on Sant Jordi, a festival where people exchange books and roses. But if you do want to celebrate Valentine's Day with your partner, don't worry - even though Barcelona...

Which Barcelona expat tribe do you belong to?

Barcelona has one of the largest expat populations in Spain, with foreigners making up 17% of the general population. People are drawn to the city for all sorts of reasons - so which Barcelona expat tribe do you belong to? The tech-heads You've come to Barcelona to...