• 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.

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One of the rooms of the new casino in Lloret de Mar

24.07.10 - 01:39

The new Gran Casino Costa Brava in Lloret, a new concept for leisure, culture and gambling

A new concept casino has recently opened in Lloret de Mar in Catalonia. The Gran Casino Costa Brava consists of 2,000 square metres of gambling space and a conference centre next to the Mediterranean Sea.
Custo's Spring-Summer collection 2011 showcased at the Berlin Fashion Week

09.07.10 - 23:40

Custo presents his new collection in Berlin

The Catalan fashion designer has participated in ?Berlin Fashion Week?. Custo Dalmau has showcased his 2011 Spring-Summer collection of his brand Custo Barcelona. He states that having used the city?s name has helped him considerably.
A specimen of the European pond terrapin tortoise

26.06.10 - 03:56

Catalonia, haven for endangered tortoises

Ivars i Vila-sana, near to Lleida, will host the European pond terrapin tortoise, threatened with extinction. This semi-aquatic species is threatened by a recently introduced tortoise from North-America, which is stronger and competes in the same...
Vendimy in Priorat's Designation of Origin

22.07.10 - 01:16

Variety of soils a key element in achieving Priorat's extensive gamma in wine production

A new study on soil varieties in the Catalan county of Priorat might change the way wine is cultivated. As a result of this study, farmers will better know which types of wines they can produce on their land.
The stand of the Catalan firm Munich

28.06.10 - 23:27

Fashion showcase 'The Brandery' kicks off in Barcelona

215 international brands will be presenting their designs, including world famous trademarks like Custo, Munich, Sita Murt and Armand Basi.
One of the designs from the Barcelona 080 Fashion Show

14.07.10 - 16:28

The Barcelona 080 Fashion Fair, bigger than ever in its 6th edition

Independent and avant-garde fashion designs are currently being showcased at the 6th edition of Barcelona?s 080 Fashion Fair. 2010?s fair brings 10% more exhibitors than last year.
Some of the boats that clean coastal waters.

27.06.10 - 00:57

Catalan beaches ready to go

Catalan Water Agency gives thumbs-up to coastline waters and notes a decline in jellyfish population
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