• 080 Barcelona Fashion kicks off with 37 Catalan designers on show

    Up to 37 designers and fashion brands reveal the most popular fashion trends in Barcelona. The 20th edition of the 080 Barcelona Fashion opened on Monday with children’s clothing brands Bóboli and Little Creative Factory first on the catwalk, followed by the designs of Daniel Rosa and Krizia Robustella. Until June 30, visitors will be able to enjoy the latest work by Catalan designers in one of the most iconic venues in the city, the modernist Hospital de Sant Pau. "We support the 080 because it is a very effective way to promote the sector," said Business and Knowledge Minister Jordi Baiget.

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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...

Growing vegetables in Amalurra (by Amalurra Comunidad)

19.06.15 - 16:57

Eco-villages in Catalonia: the rise of new green models in times of crisis

An increasing number of people are fed up with living in concrete jungles. Many think of the countryside as a solution to problems such as stress, a low-paying job and pollution. Due to the start of the economic crisis, this phenomenon boomed,...

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,...

Participants at the Barcelona Design Week's kick off event (by BDW / ACN)

09.06.15 - 21:57

Barcelona Design Week offers more than 70 activities for businesses, professionals and citizens

The 10th edition of Barcelona Design Week started Monday with a programme of more than 70 activities, under the slogan 'Design is here!' ('el Disseny és aquí'). The event is a call for companies, designers and other...

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...
The Catalan President, Artur Mas, with the acting Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, and the chef Ada Parellada

05.06.15 - 18:19

Catalonia promotes its cuisine at Expo Milano with its own stand

The Catalan President, Artur Mas, argued that having a separate stand for Catalonia is an “opportunity” to show to the world the country’s “own personality and identity”. This is the first time that Catalonia is not taking part in an...
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