Tips and Articles for Barcelona

David Cicconi

It's peak tanning hour on a typical weekend: the public beach is lined with outstretched locals, and in between the sandy towels, a statuesque drag... Read More

Heading to this seaside Mediterranean city?We’ve found pieces that are modern—and travel easily. Stay warm on the plane with a Loro Piana cashmere scarf... Read More

After a decade of adventuring at new-wave restaurants, I recently landed in Spain with a yearning to immerse myself in the country’s most traditional... Read More

When it comes to the sport of divining the next great food trend all bets are off in experiment-driven Spain, where traditional notions of dining are... Read More

With a pair of palace hotels leading the way, Europe delivers a king's ransom of notable debuts this season. The Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace... Read More

For travelers to Barcelona who would never fill their suitcases with Gaudí snow globes or Sagrada Família thimbles, Xocoa (11 Petritxol; 34-93/301-1197;... Read More

Miguel Fluxá Camper ShoesWhich airport makes flying a pleasure?The new Richard Rogers–designed Terminal 4 at Madrid’s Barajas Airport has high, noise... Read More

Ask a sophisticated Barcelona native where he’ll be this weekend, and the answer is often the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB). Since... Read More

Café de la PrincesaThis 14th-century stone palace houses the minimalist dresses and suits of Barcelona designer Julie Sohn (think Jil Sander with an... Read More

MorningCacao SampakaHot cocoa goes haute at this sleek shop and café part-owned by Ferran Adrià’s pastry-chef brother, Albert. Dark and dense, the... Read More

Camisería PonsThis 100-year-old clothing store stocks a slew of Catalán designers for women and men (including Josep Abril’s impeccable linen shirts).... Read More

Bar RavalSlide into a leather booth at this watering hole and you’ll be immersed in the chatty camaraderie of the professors, writers, artists, and... Read More

With one foot in Europe and the other in Spain, Barcelona has always reveled in contradictions: fiercely Catalán-nationalist and defiantly cosmopolitan;... Read More

Haute HospitalityHotelHotel Arts Barcelona 19-21 Marina; 34/93-221-1000; ritzcarlton.com; doubles from $625OverviewHoused in a glittering skyscraper... Read More

See our slideshow of 37 Affordable European Restaurants.Those of you put off by the cost of eating in Europe, fear no more: after spending more days on... Read More

Edgy Spanish shoemaker Camper looked to the streets of Barcelona—literally—for the design of its men’s walking shoe, pictured here. The pattern on the... Read More

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Two women are sitting under a palm tree at a café in Barcelona's Plaça Reial, nibbling listlessly at a shared boule of ice cream and waiting desperately... Read More

Taj MahalEmperor Shah Jahan, in 1632, commissioned this most famous of all mausoleums for his favorite wife, Mumtaz. One of the greatest examples of... Read More

BarcelonaThere's no tastier way to start the day than by prowling the bustling Boqueria market, with its riot of tomatoes, chanterelles, and boutique... Read More

What do Paris, Venice, San Francisco, Rome, Florence, Vienna, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, New York, and Sydney have in common?They're made for love. Watch... Read More

Lower-priced hotels have long been the realm of Muzak-filled lobbies outfitted with worse-for-wear furniture and industrial carpeting. But the genre has... Read More

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