With the year-end Christmas festivities fast approaching, my thoughts go to Barcelona, where the winter sun welcomes us Northern Europeans from our grey gloom. Earlier this autumn, I returned to Barcelona after an absence of 20 years. This...

The Catalan town of Figueres is home to the Salvador Dali museum and half an hour from El Celler de Can Roca, the world’s ‘best’ restaurant… two good reasons for a day trip from Barcelona. My...