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Into the valley

You can’t drive to Nuria. You either hike in or take the scenic train. And this is ultimately the beauty of the place – it’s cut off from the outside world.

Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, Spain

Cycling in the Pyrenees

One of the best ways to see the countryside of the Pyrenees is on the back of a bicycle. In photos: a journey through Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park.

La Boqueria Markets, Barcelona, Spain

Shopping at La Boqueria

La Boqueria market in Barcelona, Spain, is one of the oldest markets in the country, where tourists mingle with chefs. This photo essay takes you inside.

Catalonian independence, Spain

Breaking away under a bloody flag

The stage is set for the people of Catalonia to take the next step towards independence from Spain. But it’s not likely to be an easy path for anyone.

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The melody of Barcelona

The Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe song, Barcelona, is as relevant today as it was twenty years ago. It still captures the mood of the city.