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The Dalí Museum in Figueres (By ACN)

06 September 2011 08:10 PM

More than one million people have visited the Dalí Museums in the Catalan towns of Figueres, Cadaqués and Púbol this year

Despite the financial crisis, visitors have increased by an average of 9.3% compared to the same period from January to August last year
A special subsection of the festival, the Dalí Canta, was dedicated to the painter Salvador Dalí (by ACN)

05 September 2011 07:18 PM

The 10th edition of the Acústica festival closed last night with a record 40,000 attendees

Amongst the numerous acts, a special tribute, sponsored by Alice Cooper and Amanda Lear, was paid to the painter Salvador Dalí. The festival was held in the town of Figures, in northeast Catalonia. It is the best year that the festival has...
The programme of Tàrrega's Fair was presented in Barcelona (by T. Bardia)

03 September 2011 12:05 AM

Tàrrega’s Theatre and Arts Fair will offer 261 performances, from which 54 with Latin American culture as a theme

Tàrrega, close to Lleida in Western Catalonia, will become the capital of the performing arts from the 8th to the 11th September, during which time the public can enjoy 261 performers. The fair is a mixture of a street festival and professional fair.
The Altar Frontal of the Apostles, from La Seu d'Urgell (by MNAC)

01 September 2011 11:44 PM

Fifty works of Romanesque and Gothic Art from the Alt Urgell County are exhibited in the National Art Museum of Catalonia

The National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) has the greatest collection of Romanesque Art of the world. Highlights from the Alt Urgell series include the altarpiece of St. Michael and St. Peter.
Jaume Cabré some months ago (by ACN)

31 August 2011 09:43 PM

Catalan author Jaume Cabré publishes a new novel after 'Les veus del Pamano'

‘Jo confesso’ (‘I confess’) is the new novel by Catalan author Jaume Cabré (Barcelona, 1947). Seven years after publishing ‘Les veus del Pamano’, which sold more than 100,000 copies in Catalan, 450,000 in German and has sold well in a...
Manuel Huerga in the Sitges Film Festival back in 2009 (by ACN)

30 August 2011 11:00 PM

12 Catalan films will participate in the 59th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival

Isaki Lacuesta will run in the official competition with ‘Los Pasos dobles'. Manuel Huerga will show his movie on the Second Republic and the political fight between Catalonia’s main politicians at the time, Francesc Macià and Lluís Companys.
A room in the old Gothic Palace, just before the renovation (by M. Martí)

30 August 2011 07:24 PM

The Interpretation Centre of Manresa demonstrates life in the 14th century

The new cultural facility explains how was life in Manresa, central Catalonia, during the Middle Age. The new centre aims to generate tourism for the city. It was unveiled last weekend.
Old machines to work with leather (by L. Busquets)

29 August 2011 10:56 PM

Vic’s Museum of Leather Arts renovates its permanent exhibition

Vic, in central Catalonia, unveils a renewed museum focusing on leather crafts, “the best in Europe in its field”, according to the institution’s director. The reform aims to make the museum "more understandable" and approachable to the...
The organisers of Cervera's Aquelarre presenting the party schedule some days ago (by O. Bosch)

26 August 2011 10:40 PM

Cervera already has everything ready for the 34th edition of the Aquelarre party, the “witches' reunion”

On the 26th, 27th and 28th of August the old streets of Cervera will be filled with mysterious figures, magicians and witches in a colorful dark-arts festivals. The capital of the Segarra county (in Western Catalonia) hopes to have 30,000 visitors...
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