• Konair, Seta and El Xupet Negre on the graffiti spot on the corner of Carrer de la Selva Mar and Carrer del Perú (by ACN)

    Barcelona Street Art: A Free 24 Hour Open Art Gallery

    The Barcelona street art scene has been active for 30 years. Thanks to its diversity Barcelona street art distinguishes itself from other cities around the world. During recent years street art has become more popular, which has resulted in more art on the streets, a commercial focus and more legal walls around town. According to the street artist Debens, it was hard for artists in the 90s to find places to make street art because of strict conditions. But such authority also had a positive impact on the street artists in the beginning since it produced a “rebel spirit that is very important for them to create”, Debens states. 

Life & Style

Danish dj Kasper Marott during his performance at Sónar 2016 (by ACN)

17.06.16 - 21:45

Sónar 2016 kicks off in the Barcelona sunshine

Sónar Festival began its 23rd edition on Thursday with its first daytime sessions, welcoming the acts The Black Madonna, Kenny Dope (formerly Masters at Work), Mad Professor, sharing the stage with The Spanish Dub...

Image of the Gulf of Roses, the most northeastern bay on the Catalan coast (by ACN)

07.06.16 - 17:23

Beaches and ports in Catalonia receive 122 Blue Flag distinctions

 The quality of Catalan beaches and ports has increased. This year the International Jury awarded Catalonia 9 more flags than last year and the area now has 98 distinctions for beaches and 24 for ports. The province with...

A hotel terrace in Barcelona, overviewing the city (by ACN)

03.06.16 - 15:47

Enjoying Barcelona from the rooftop

Barcelona Hotel Terrace Week begins this Friday, inviting Barcelona residents to the signature opening weeks of summer. In this week-long event, a record-breaking 66 roof terraces will open their doors for free, offering a total of...

Visitors at Barcelona International Comic Fair (by Sergio Segura)

09.05.16 - 20:45

34th Barcelona International Comic Fair closed successfully last Sunday with a record 118,000 visitors

A record 118,000 visitors attended Barcelona International Comic Fair, 5,000 more than in 2015. One of the main attractions of this edition was he 80th anniversary of Spanish comic book artist Francisco Ibáñez, who...

Chef Joan Roca together with winning 'Osteria Franciscana's owner, Massimo Bottura (by ACN)

14.06.16 - 14:33

‘El Celler de Can Roca’ ranked world’s second-best restaurant, down from first place in 2015

Girona’s ‘El Celler de Can Roca’ is considered the world’s second-best restaurant by ‘Restaurant’ magazine. Thus, the establishment run by the three Roca brothers has ceded its crown, which it obtained in...

The 'Harmony of the Seas', the world's biggest cruiser ship (by Royal Caribbean)

06.06.16 - 18:44

Barcelona’s port welcomes the largest cruise ship in the world

The largest cruise ship in the whole world, the ‘Harmony of the Seas’, has set sail in the Mediterranean from the Port of Barcelona. Indeed, the Royal Caribbean cruise company has selected the Catalan capital as the base for its...

'Disfrutar' chefs Mateu Casañas, Oriol castro i Eduard Xatruch (by ACN)

24.05.16 - 19:29

Barcelona’s restaurant Disfrutar awarded Best New European Restaurant 2016

‘Disfrutar’ restaurant in Barcelona has been awarded Best New European Restaurant 2016 in the prestigious Opinionated About Dining (OAD) rankings. The restaurant has also made a breakthrough appearance in the Best European...

Screenshot of 'Game of Thrones' Season 6 where the stairway of Girona's cathedral is perfectly recognizable (by ACN)

25.04.16 - 08:53

The romance between Girona and ‘Game of Thrones’ series

In just minutes, tickets to the free screening of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ season 6 premiere on the 25th of April sold out in Girona. Just...

A group of tourists attending the program ‘From Bark to Bottle' (by ACN)

13.06.16 - 18:54

‘From Bark to Bottle’: First tourism program around the culture of cork

This Monday, the first American tourist group of the ‘From Bark to Bottle’ program arrived in Catalonia. About ten people saw the extraction of cork from a tree in the north-eastern Catalan region of Baix Empordà.  The...

Man about to repair a clock (by ACN)

03.06.16 - 19:29

Catalonia is working on timetable reform

The Timetable Reform Initiative is a Catalan organisation created to achieve more reasonable working hours and greater reconciliation between work and family. Last year, a Catalan...

One of Girona's historic centre sights decorated according to HBO' series 'Game of Thrones' during 'Temps de Flors' festival (by ACN)

12.05.16 - 13:16

Girona celebrates ‘Temps de Flors’, Catalonia’s most important flower exhibition

Thousands of people are expected to visit the 61st edition of Girona’s ‘Temps de Flors’, which sees the exhibition of a wide range of flower artwork featuring different spots of this medieval city located 80...

Students doing a test at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (by ACN)

07.04.16 - 18:29

Four Catalan universities ranked among the top 150 schools under 50 years old

Four out of the ten Spanish universities included on the 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) list of the top 150 universities under 50 years old are native to Catalonia. The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona...

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