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22 April 2014 02:33 PM

Catalan Rumba, the soundtrack of Barcelona

Catalan Rumba is part of the Catalan cultural heritage as much as the traditional folk dance Sardana or the famous human towers known as Castellers. This musical genre, born on the streets of Barcelona during the Sixties, is...

09 April 2014 07:08 PM

Sagrada Familia's main sculptor Josep Maria Subirachs has died aged 87

Josep Maria Subirachs died in Barcelona after a neurodegenerative illness aged 87. Subirachs had a long career in several artistic disciplines but he will be mostly remembered at international level for the work he created in the Sagrada...

Manresa's Florentine frontal altar (by E. Escolà)

21 March 2014 08:56 PM

Manresa's Cathedral to unveil unique Florentine altar frontal from mid-14th century

The History Museum of Manresa’s Cathedral (Central Catalonia), which was closed to the public until now, will reveal among its most valuable pieces a Florentine altar frontal dating back to the mid-14th century. Such a work is...

Some of the robotic devices on show (by P. Cortina)

18 March 2014 08:28 PM

Co-founder of Catalan theatre company ‘La Fura dels Baus’ exhibits his unique robotic dramaturgy

Marcel·lí Antúnez Roca, one of the founders of the Catalan theatrical group ‘La Fura dels Baus’ has presented an exhibition in Arts Santa Mònica, a cultural centre run by the Catalan Government in...

The director of the Institut Ramon Llull, Alex Susanna, and the Catalan Minister for Culture, Ferran Mascarell (by ACN)

18 March 2014 12:47 AM

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies to offer Catalan language and culture studies

From April 2014, thanks to an agreement signed with the Institut Ramon Llull (IRL), the public body in charge of promoting Catalan culture abroad, the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) will offer a comprehensive course dedicated to the...
Barcelona duo Sílvia Pérez Cruz and Raül Fernández Miró (by ACN)

18 March 2014 12:33 AM

Sílvia Pérez Cruz and Raül Fernández Miró treat London audience to moving concert

With all tickets sold out months ahead, the audience which gathered Saturday in the Sadler 's Wells Theatre listened with much emotion to Barcelona Singer Sílvia Pérez Cruz and Guitarist Raül Fernández Miró, during the closing concert of the...
The director of the festival, Roberto Barrueco (by ACN)

17 March 2014 03:42 PM

International Mecal Short-film Festival screens 350 works throughout Barcelona

The 16th International Festival of Short Films and Animation of Catalonia opened with a presentation led by director Roberto Barrueco. This year Barcelona’s festival received 5,300 projects from 110 different countries, of which 350 will be...
The human chain formed around Lleida's Seu Vella Cathedral (by X. Lozano)

11 March 2014 08:53 PM

Joining hands to name Lleida's 13th century cathedral UNESCO World Heritage

Some 250 people have joined hands around the old Cathedral of Lleida (Western Catalonia) for the third consecutive year, urging the monument and its surroundings to be declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the heart of the Catalan city, the...

A picture from the 'Barcelona Postwar' exhibition at the Montjuïc Castle (by P. Francesch)

03 March 2014 08:49 PM

Entrance to Montjuïc Castle and exhibitions now costs €5

From this Monday onwards, visiting the fortress at the top of Barcelona’s Montjuïc hill will cost €5. Special discounts will be available as well as free admissions on special days, like the other museums in the city. Within...

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