About Duncan

Duncan established Barcelona Life in 2009, whilst freelancing for the likes of Conde Nast, The Guardian, Easyjet Magazine, CNN Traveller and many more. From interviews with Ferran Adria to revealing the secrets of the city’s poetry brothels, he knows the city inside out… and shares all his best tips right here.

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We tell you about so many great things to do here in Barcelona, from rambling around, visiting the top tourist sites, and checking out new restaurants. But none of this is much fun if you’re dragging suitcases behind you or you feel weighed down by a heavy pack strapped to your back...

Not all balls are round… indeed sophisticated sports lovers are known to prefer the elegant ellipsoid scrummed over by two savage packs of eight. If you’re one of them, here is our list of bars that will be screening the […]

Nothing quite marks the festive season like the smell of pine trees and mulled wine, the sight of merry children gambolling around free from their term time studies, the sensation of crisp cold air on your cheekbones, and a figurine […]

things to do in barcelona at night

Those who go to bed early in Spain miss half the fun! We share 22 of our favourite things to do in Barcelona at night, from classy cultural experiences to alcohol-fuelled nocturnal naughtiness... as well as some fun activities and tours.

Barcelona Precincts is, in the publisher’s own words, a curated list of the very best places to shop, eat and drink in Barcelona’s 12 hottest precincts, including Born, Raval, the Gothic quarter, Eixample and the old fishermen’s quarter of Barceloneta. […]

world cup 2018 barcelona

The Fifa-backed four-year fantastic festival of football is upon us again. And if you didn’t manage to get tickets to any of the games in Mother Russia, no worries you’ll be able to catch all the World Cup 2018 action […]

Easter in Barcelona can be a dull period for an expat, so this year I decided to get out and about and visit a place that I’d been curious about for some time now: The Sakya Tashi Ling Buddhist Monastery […]

As a hint of spring weather arrives in Barcelona, it’s time to shake off the winter ennui and make plans for the good times ahead. Arriving right at the end of spring, Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival acts as a harbinger […]

When I first launched this website from my bedroom cupboard on Casanova street, I didn’t have the ambition or business drive to imagine that 9 years later I would have helped nearly 5 million people plan their Barcelona travels and […]

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