• 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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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,...

Girona's Cathedral, with its impressive stairs (by G. Ribugent)

03.06.15 - 21:51

'Game of Thrones' coming to Catalonia: Season 6 to be partly shot in Girona

American television network HBO has confirmed that season six of the popular television series 'Game of Thrones' will be partly shot in the historic city of Girona, located in north-eastern Catalonia. With its enchanting medieval city walls,...

Barcelona's Nova Icaria beach this Wednesday (by P. Solà)

13.05.15 - 21:04

Pre-summer mode engaged for Barcelona’s beaches as temperatures rise, but few dare to swim

On Wednesday morning, Barcelona’s beaches were well and truly in pre-summer mode, with hundreds of people sunbathing or playing in the sand, although few dared to swim as the water is still a bit cold. The temperature was almost 30...

Rosa Clarà's catwalk at the 2015 Barcelona Bridal Week (by BBW / ACN)

08.05.15 - 12:57

25th Barcelona Bridal Week focuses on internationalisation and has the US as guest country

Barcelona Bridal Week is both the most important convention of the bridal industry in Europe and an international benchmark. This year, the Catalan capital’s event opened its doors on Tuesday with its bridal dress catwalk, the Paserela...

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...

The Roca brothers in their restaurant in Girona on Tuesday morning (by ACN)

02.06.15 - 16:51

World’s Best Restaurant award goes to Girona’s El Celler de Can Roca once again

Catalan cuisine is continuing to gather top international distinctions and the restaurant run by the 3 Roca brothers, El Celler de Can Roca, is the flagship of this trend, following the path opened by Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli in the...

The cloister of Girona's Sant Daniel Monastery is hosting one of the 164 'Temps de Flors' exhibitions (by N. Guisasola)

11.05.15 - 23:00

Girona turns into Catalan Capital of spring as 60th edition of 'Temps de Flors' flower festival kicks off

The 60th edition of the 'Girona, Temps de Flors' flower festival kicked off on Saturday and will run until the 17th of May. For the event, around 1,000 students, volunteers, designers and florists have come together,...

The Montserrat Basilica, located next to the monastery (by M. Martí)

27.04.15 - 23:05

The feast of Our Lady of Montserrat: A Catholic celebration with a Catalan nationalist twist

The 27th of April is the feast day of the Mare de Déu deMontserrat,Our Lady of Montserrat, or as she is more affectionately called in Catalonia, la Moreneta, "the little dark-skinned one". One of the only black...

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...
The Allure of the Seas, on Tuesday in Barcelona (by E. Rosanas)

19.05.15 - 21:32

World's largest cruise ship begins operating from Barcelona, its base for the summer season

The 'Allure of the Seas' is going to be based in the Catalan capital for the entire summer season, from where it will start and end 25 trips. At 362 metres long, it is the world's largest cruise ship, and the equivalent to 4 football pitches....

The winners of the 2015 Mies van der Roher Award for EU Contemporary Architecture on Friday (by ACN)

09.05.15 - 12:35

Szczecin's Philharmonic Hall designed by two Barcelona-based architects wins EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture

The Mies van der Rohe Award is the Catalan capital-based European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture, which is among the world's most prestigious awards in this field. It is named after the architect who designed the German Pavilion for...

Sant Jordi Day in Tarragona (by ACN)

23.04.15 - 20:53

Sant Jordi 2015: the sun shines as loved ones exchange roses and books

Like in 11 other countries around the world, Catalans celebrate their national patron saint, St. George the dragon-slayer, on the 23rd of April every year. In Catalonia, however, rather than an occasion entrenched in patriotism, Sant Jordi is...

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