• 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.

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Two passengers of the Catalan railway service (FGC) attending an English lesson (by ACN)

19.10.15 - 16:37

Pilot experiment to learn English on the train

The Catalan railway service (FGC) has launched a pilot experiment to learn English during train journeys. The trial started this Monday and two passengers received a one-hour long lesson during their journey from Manresa to Barcelona. The...

La Mercè's 'Piromusical', a show in which music and fireworks are synchronised (by ACN)

19.09.15 - 11:21

Barcelona local festival La Mercè kicks off with more than 500 activities programmed

From the 18th to the 24th of September, Barcelona celebrates ‘Mercè’, its...

The Japan-themed decorations in Barcelona's Verdi Street (by A. Zamorano)

18.08.15 - 16:58

Barcelona’s charming Gràcia neighbourhood hosts its traditional street festival

By 21 August thousands of people are expected to have attended Gràcia’s local street festival, organised around its Patron Saint’s day. The programme of 'Festes de Gràcia' includes Catalan traditional human towers...

Joan de Borbó Boulevard in Barceloneta (by ACN)

05.08.15 - 20:52

Barcelona City Council to forgive fines on illegal tourist apartments if owners put them up for social rent

The City Council of the Catalan capital has announced it will remit 80% of the fine on tourist apartments with no licence located in Barcelona's Ciutat Vella district if the owners put the property up for social housing rent for a minimum of 3...

One of the boats exhibited in Barcelona International Boat Show (by ACN)

14.10.15 - 18:48

Barcelona International Boat Show expects 50,000 visitors

From the 14th to the 18th of October, Barcelona will host a new edition of the International Boat...

Olive oil is one of the basis of the Mediterranean Diet

15.09.15 - 10:54

Mediterranean diet may protect women against blindness and breast cancer

The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet have been endorsed by two new research projects as part of the study group PREDIMED (Prevention with Mediterranean Diet). One of the projects concluded that a...

Construction work in the 22@ business and technological district, in Poblenou (by ACN)

07.08.15 - 17:31

Poblenou, from Barcelona's old industrial centre to new business, innovation and tourist district

In the last few years, tourism has boomed in Barcelona. In 2014, the Catalan capital was the 4th most visited city in Europe and 16th in the world, with almost 8 million foreign visitors that year. Especially during high...

A caption of Airbnb's portal (by Airbnb / ACN)

15.07.15 - 21:29

Newer forms of tourist accommodations to be regulated under Catalan Government decree

The Catalan Government has presented a decree, pending approval "in the coming months," that will regulate up to eight types of tourist accommodations, including new types that until now were not contemplated by the law, like motorhome areas,...

Catalan exhibitors in last's Anuga Food and Agriculture Fair (by Catalan Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fishery and Food)

07.10.15 - 16:12

29 Catalan companies to take part in Anuga, the world’s most important Food and Agriculture Fair

From the 10th to the 14th of October, the German city of Cologne will host Anuga, the world’s most important Food and Agriculture Fair which gathered together, in its last edition, nearly 7,000 exhibitors from 100...

Vijazz Penedès is an initiative to promote wine and jazz music (by ACN)

24.08.15 - 17:28

Uruguay to learn from Catalan wine expertise

The Museum of Wine Culture of Catalonia (VINSEUM) is exporting the enotourism model of its Penedès region to the Uruguayan towns of Montevideo and Canelones. The museum is coordinating a collaboration project with these Latin American cities in...
An image from last year's Circuit Festival (by Circuit Festival / ACN)

05.08.15 - 21:20

World's largest LGBT party festival kicks off in Barcelona, with 72,000 expected to attend

Between the 5th and 16th of August, Barcelona will once again become the world's LGBT capital. For the 8th consecutive year, the Catalan capital and its metropolitan area will play host to the Circuit Festival,...

Bonfires are common during the night

23.06.15 - 19:48

Sant Joan's Eve sets Barcelona ablaze with energy

Every year the sounds of fireworks popping and crackling perforate the air in Catalonia in the days leading up to Sant Joan's Eve (Nit de Sant Joan). The yearly festival culminates in a massive party on the night of 23 June, when locals celebrate...
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