Barcelona

Tapas and beers are served at a restaurant in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain

What We Got Wrong About Spanish Lunch Breaks

In Spain, time is complicated.

Built-Out Barcelona Makes Space for an Urban Forest

The city is planning a major green makeover to combat the heat island and create a more welcoming place for humans and animals alike.

Cars in Barcelona

Barcelona Says Goodbye to Older Cars

Get ready for Europe’s biggest car ban yet.

Barcelona’s Car-Taming ‘Superblocks’ Meet Resistance

The plan to ban through traffic from much of the city could still be a game-changing model.

A Secret Mural in Spain Is Hidden Across 100 Storefronts

It’s like a 100-foot-wide jigsaw puzzle.

Barcelona Is Targeting Billboards It Sees as 'Pollution'

The new rule is part of a wider city pushback against perceived commercial exploitation.

Tourist-Heavy Barcelona Is Cracking Down on Airbnb

The city just slapped the company with a €60,000 fine, as officials seek control over the short-term housing market.

The Alarming Impact Busy Roads Have on Cognitive Development

Depressing new research on traffic-related pollution near schools is all the more reason to assign a proper price to car-reliance.

Turning Demographic Data Into Delicious Food

To learn the sorry state of affairs of youth employment in Spain, try the "Unemployed Pan con Tomate."

A New Typeface Inspired by the Handwriting of the Homeless

"Homeless Fonts" is a Spanish project to turn hand-scrawled cardboard signs into charitable assistance.

Is Tourism Ruining Barcelona?

A new film makes the case that the city's at risk of losing the very urban vitality that attracts visitors there in the first place. 

Spain's Latest Housing Crisis: Criminals Posing as Fake Landlords

They're getting away with it because the scale of the country's real estate problems is just so big.

Behold, the Bizarre Mash-Up of a Vespa and a Segway

It has all the ridiculousness of the Segway, and none of the romanticism of the classic Italian scooter.

Spires! Cupolas! Here's What the Sagrada Familia Will Look Like When It's Finished

An architectural masterpiece 150 years in the making.

The App That Turns Tourists Into Locals

Urban Buddy helps travelers draw wisdom from veteran city residents in real-time.

Europe's New War on Nightlife

Milan bans ice cream after midnight, Madrid bans noise. Has the continent lost its taste for fun?

How Gaudí's Reputation Was Rehabbed

Taking stock of the once-forgotten architect's surrealist legacy on his 161st birthday.

In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.

Sure, Apple Maps Stinks, But Look at These Crazy Cool Dalí-Esque Scenes

Developer Peder Norrby collects iOS Maps glitches that have an accidental artistry.

After the Olympics, Documenting What's Left

Gary Hustwit and Jon Pack have been photographing former Olympic sites around the world.