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Scuba divers before going under the ice (by M. Lluvich)

28 March 2012 10:38 PM

Diving under ice at 2,200 meters high is now possible in the Catalan Pyrenees

The Port Ainé ski resort offers diving under a frozen lake. This pioneer activity in the Lleida Pyrenees wants to be a complement to skiing and between 300 to 400 people are expected for this first season.
Two Filipino tourists in front of the Poblet Monastry's reproduction (by B. Cazorla)

19 March 2012 09:40 PM

‘Catalunya en miniatura’, the largest miniature park in the world

Gaudi’s buildings, Dali’s Museum of Figueres, and Montserrat Monastery, usually far away from one another, are some of the emblematic Catalan features that can be seen in ‘Catalunya en miniatura’. Unveiled in 1982, and celebrating its 30th...
The Spanish actor, Juan Echanove, an ambassdor of these olive trees, one thousand years old (by J. Marsal)

16 March 2012 10:18 PM

One-thousand years old olive oil suffers from drought

The harvest of the millenarian olive oil dropped to one fifth compared to the previous season due to drought. This olive oil coming from 1,000 years old trees is a delicatessen from the Ebre Delta, in Southern Catalonia. Locals are pushing for...
A fruit stand at the Boqueria market (by ACN)

09 March 2012 11:55 PM

Vegetarian in Barcelona? A quick survival guide

Meat and fish are basically the most important components of Catalan cuisine. This makes it challenging for vegetarians to cook properly or go out for dinner. Even though there are fruits, vegetables and nuts in abundance you might also want to...
Two specimens of Mediterranean tortoises released at the Garraf Natural Park (by CRAC)

09 March 2012 11:42 PM

The Amphibians and Reptiles Recovery Centre of Catalonia released about 8,000 amphibians and reptiles over the last 13 years

The five species most reintroduced are the Mediterranean, the stream and the spur-thighed tortoise, the green snake and the salamander. Since 1999, the CRARC, based in Masquefa (some 40 km West from Barcelona), has released 7915 reptiles and...
A trapeze artist in Figueres' International Circus Festival (by M. Vicens)

08 March 2012 02:22 PM

The magic of the circus enchants Figueres

Last weekend, Figueres held the final of the first edition of the International Circus Festival Castell de Figueres. The winners were the Troupe Zolà, a Mongolian group who seduced the public with their extraordinary platform jumps. Magic, music,...
Dídac Lee, FC Barcelona Director for New Technologies (by D. Lee / Inspirit)

01 March 2012 09:26 PM

Dídac Lee: “Barça must be number one in everything, be it football, basket or new technologies.”

Dídac Lee is on the FC Barcelona Board of Directors, charged with managing New Technologies. In an exclusive interview with CNA, Lee considers that it is vital for FC Barcelona to be close to the fans, and social networks are the key to reaching...
Dídac Lee (left) and Carles Fradera (right) unveiling FCB Apps (by FC Barcelona)

26 February 2012 07:10 PM

FC Barcelona unveils FCB APPS, a programme aimed at empowering the Catalan mobile sector

The programme is aimed at developers and businesses that create mobile applications. The goal is to leverage FC Barcelona during the creation of a world-wide leading industry, as well as offering up new business opportunities for developers and...
Tourists in front of all the trophees won by FC Barcelona in the 2010-2011 season (by FC Barcelona)

22 February 2012 03:49 PM

Barça Museum ends 2011 with record visitors and turnover

FC Barcelona experienced an increase of 24% in the number of visitors to its museum, and of 59% increase in turnover with respect to 2010. Las year a total of 1,626,990 people visited the Camp Nou Experience, the combined name for the Stadium...
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