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Visitors admire the guitar collection at the Museu de la Música, in Barcelona (by Pau Cortina)

24 July 2013 10:04 AM

Barcelona’s Museu de la Música to exhibit one of the world’s most important guitar collections

From July onwards Barcelona’s music museum will give visitors the chance to view 50 guitars from their collection which is considered to be one of the best in the world according to experts. The collection includes historic guitars such as that...
One of the largest contemporary art works on show at Barcelona's CaixaForum (by P. Cortina)

18 July 2013 08:53 PM

A joint exhibition at Barcelona’s CaixaForum and MACBA to display vast collections of contemporary art

MACBA and CaixaForum unveiled their first joint exhibit on Thursday, which shows one of the most important contemporary art collections in southern Europe. The project is called 'Art dos punts. Barcelona viu l'art contemporani' (Art in two...

Marià Fortuny's exhibition in Reus (by M. Cervelló)

16 July 2013 02:23 PM

Huge tribute exhibition underway for 19th century Catalan painter Marià Fortuny

After Francisco Goya, Marià Fortuny is considered the greatest Spanish painter of the 19th century. He was deeply influenced by Goya and by his trip to Africa. His pictures are characterised by bright colours and intense dynamism. He also began...
The Catalan band has released their new album 'De Ti Sin Mí/De Mí sin Ti' (by Delafé y Las Flores Azules)

09 July 2013 10:09 PM

Delafé y Las Flores Azules: "We don't bring light technicians as […] we can fill the stage ourselves'

The Catalan band Delafé y Las Flores Azules is one of the most unclassifiable groups in Spain. Their style is a mix of hip-hop, pop, indie and rock, and their concerts are an exhibition of movement, music and colour. After ten years on the stage...
Salvador Espriu work has been reprinted in 2013 (by P. Cortina)

25 June 2013 08:46 PM

Salvador Espriu: one of the greatest Catalan writers of the 20th century

Not many Catalan writers present the complexity and multiple facets that Salvador Espriu can offer. An intellectual committed to his nation and language, Espriu (1913-1985) was one of the greatest writers of his time. He left an extensive literary...
Kraftwerk put in a spectacular 3D performance (by P. Cortina)

17 June 2013 10:38 PM

Barcelona's electronic music festival Sonar breaks all records in its 20th anniversary edition

With the Pet Shop Boys, Kraftwerk, 2 ManyDJs, Jurassic 5 and Laurent Garnier as guaranteed crowd pullers, the 20th edition of the Sonar Festival was a success waiting to happen. But the record-breaking attendance figures and the smooth transition...
The Capitulations of Santa Fe on display (by M. Rocabert)

12 June 2013 01:43 AM

The pact between Columbus and the Catholic Monarchs prior to America’s discovery on show in Barcelona

An exhibition, with documents dating from between the 10th century and 1493, displays the oldest preserved copy of the ‘Capitulations of Santa Fe’. This agreement was signed by the Catholic Kings in April 1492 and accepted Christopher...

The awardees together with the Mayor of Barcelona and representatives from the European Commission (by P. Cortina)

08 June 2013 12:02 AM

The European Union's Mies van der Rohe Architecture Award celebrates its 25th anniversary in Barcelona

The Catalan capital hosts the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, which delivers this award with the European Commission every two years. Reykjavik’s new Concert Hall and Conference Centre ‘The Harp’, designed by Henning Larsen Architects, Studio...
Tom Sharpe in Barcelona (by Anagrama / ACN)

07 June 2013 01:17 AM

Tom Sharpe leaves an unfinished autobiography after dying in his Costa Brava house aged 85

The world-famous English satirical writer, author of the ‘Wilt’ series and the novel ‘Porterhouse Blue’, died in the Catalan coastal village of Llafranc, where he had been living since the early 1990s. The writer’s doctor and secretary...
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