From farm to glass in Barcelona: the story of Estrella Damm and its homegrown, world-class beer

The lager — made from ingredients harvested near the brewery in Barcelona — is known for its distinctive taste that’s savoured in bars, restaurants and homes around the globe. But when it comes to its creation, things remain strictly Mediterranean.

Homage to Catalonia

Culture buffs will lose their hearts on a bike tour of Catalonia — a rugged, pine-scented coastal region that Salvador Dalí called home. Far beyond the hubs of mass tourism this two-wheeled trip reveals hill-top towns, wild beaches and the training paths of Lance Armstrong

Sleep: Barcelona

Who wouldn’t fall in love with this seductive Spanish city, where languid lunches linger until dawn on lively, historic plazas? After hours of hot-to-trot action, you’ll need a decent bed to rest and recuperate in. Take your pick from a Kelly Hoppen-designed retreat, a laid-back billet with rooftop pool, and a beachside property that’s perfect for people-watching

Spain: Towers of strength

The uniquely Catalan tradition of building human towers is more than just a visual spectacle. We join the Castellers of London to find out why

The top 10 things to do in Barcelona

We round up the 10 most unmissable attractions in the thrumming Spanish city, from tiny tapas bars to Michelin-starred restaurants.

Travel video of the week: Catalunya

This week, we're swooping through Catalunya

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