• The Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, and the Business Minister, Jordi Baiget, during the inauguration of the 080 Barcelona Fashion (by ACN)

    Catalan fashion on stage at the National Theatre as 080 Barcelona Fashion kicks off with Pierre Cardin

    French designer Pierre Cardin’s musical show ‘Dorian Gray, beauty knows no mercy’ opened on Monday the 19th edition of 080 Barcelona Fashion, which will run until the 3rd of February. This year the Catalan fashion fair has chosen the National Theatre of Catalonia (TNC) as its special location in an attempt to boost the synergies between fashion and theatre. Cardin’s exceptional musical was one of the main events of the opening day, during which the French designer, an exceptional patron of 080 Barcelona Fashion, was awarded a special prize by Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont. The first to open the catwalk were childrenswear brands such as Boboli and CND by Cóndor, which were followed by last year’s winners Blame and Miquel Suay, and by TCN.

Life & Style

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"...

'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...

Two visitors at the Manga Fair in Barcelona (by ACN)

29.10.15 - 18:49

Super Mario Bros, guest star at the Manga Fair’s 21st edition

The Manga Fair opened its doors this Thursday in Barcelona and will be the meeting point for comic and Japanese culture lovers until Sunday. This year the event has increased both the number of visitors and that of...

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...

Tourists in Sant Pere de Rodes, in the north of Catalonia (by ACN)

22.10.15 - 19:02

1.8 million international tourists visited Catalonia in September

Catalonia is still the leading Autonomous Community in Spain in terms of tourism, even before the Balearic Islands, and accounts for 25.1% of the overall total of visits by foreigners. 1,797,966 tourists from all over the world visited...

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