Catalonia Today


More than just a book dispenser

It has been less than a month since Jordi Souto and his brother, Ramon, inaugurated this bookshop, a cultural space that avoids “elitism and pedantry”

Montsant - Fonts. LLIBRERIA GAUDÍ

Above business, activism

Gaudí is more than just a bookshop. Since its founding in 1965, it has played an active role in fostering Catalan culture and the anti-Franco struggle

Anna Nicolau. LES VOLTES

Culture as a tool to make a country

Les Voltes continues its commitment to Catalan culture, as it did during the times of Franco

Mariana Sarrias. BYRON LLIBRERIA,

A broad concept with space to relax

One of the latest bookstores to open in Barcelona, Byron offers a wide range of literature, events, local cuisine, exchange and reading club, and even has a fireplace

“America hails return of beer”

The “dry era” was not yet completely over – only 19 states and Washington DC had proclaimed liquor legal – but the “great thirst”, as this newspaper branded it, was about to be legally quenched...

History and fun

Roses Tour Familiar is a new tourist proposal designed to show off the main attractions of the Costa Brava town through games for the whole family

European Super League shambles

Led by Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez, a handful of Europe’s top clubs announced a breakaway Super League in April. Presenter of El Punt Avui’s The Week in Football Barney Griffiths takes a look at how they got it so wrong

Rotten apples

Released in 2012, the British series Line of Duty has become a cult series for lovers of police drama. The first season aired on BBC Two and immediately became a favourite of critics and audiences alike....


You could call me one of the lucky ones; one of the chosen few.A week ago, I had my second dose of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine at Bellvitge Hospital in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat just outside Barcelona....