• A bouquet of 'Freedom' red roses and white flowers on the foreground (by ACN)

    Florists forecast strong sales of roses during Sant Jordi weekend

    Catalonia’s patron saint, Sant Jordi, celebrates love and literature and joins together books and roses in one of Catalans' most beloved traditions. This year, the 23rd of April is on a Sunday and therefore wholesalers expect rose sales to flourish the whole weekend, starting on Friday and lasting until Monday. This will allow them to maintain the same sales levels as last year's and reach the figure of 6 million roses. ‘Freedom’ is expected to be the best-selling variety of rose, distributed in more ecological and original wrappings, reducing the use of cellophane. Although some customers may go away for the weekend, florists expect sales to be compensated by the number of visitors to the city, which will exceptionally open its shops on Sunday.

Life & Style

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...

One of the troupes of Sitges Carnival (by ACN)

12.02.16 - 09:36

Sitges draws in thousands to celebrate Carnival festivities with parades and pageantry

Just 35 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, Sitges draws in tourists every year for its nightlife, beaches, and also for its Carnival celebrations. Starting a week before Ash Wednesday, the city’s streets fill with tourists from all over...

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...

Spain and Portugal’s Michelin Guide 2016 presentation in Santiago de Compostela (by ACN)

26.11.15 - 19:23

Four Catalan restaurants win their first Michelin star

The Spain and Portugal Michelin Guide 2016 added four Catalan restaurants to their prestigious list and awarded them their first Michelin Star. Two of them, Mateu Casañas, Oriol Castro and Eduard Xatruch’s Disfrutar and Albert...

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...

Different baskets full of vegetables (by ACN)

23.03.16 - 18:29

Barcelona pledges to become “veg-friendly” city

Barcelona representatives aimed to make the Catalan capital a “veg-friendly” city this Tuesday in an unexpected proposal. The proposal launched by the city’s economy commission received support across almost all of the city...

Image of the Dry Martini cocktail bar recently opened in London's Meliá White House Hotel (by ACN)

11.11.15 - 18:33

Project 'Dry Martini' arrives in London

'Dry Martini' has opened its first venue outside of Spain and the world's capital of cocktails is the chosen location. The tailor-made project by Catalan businessman Javier de las Muelas aims to take "the bar experience to a higher level"...

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