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The Three Kings offering a speech just after arriving at Barcelona's port (by P. Cortina)

05 January 2012 07:56 PM

The Three Wise Men arrive in Catalonia carrying presents and causing excitement

The night of January 5th is the most important and magical nights of the year for thousands of children in Catalonia. It is when the Three Wise Men –or the Three Kings in Catalan– bring presents. Traditionally in Catalonia, presents are not...
The area is home to specialised schools for water sports (by ACN)

29 December 2011 11:36 AM

The Ebro Delta: the new kite surf destination in Catalonia

Ten businessmen in the coastal town of Sant Carles de la Ràpita want to open a new aquatic base in the Trabucador, an area frequently visited by kite surfers and windsurfers

22 December 2011 08:34 PM

Ancient nougat will sweeten the Catalan Christmas with a sales increase

As Christmas approaches, so does the presence of the traditional nougat sweet, found in almost every Catalan home during the festive season. Torró, first introduced in the Iberian Peninsula through Catalonia, has been part of the Christmas...
Children at the Castell d'Aro's Nativity scene (by ACN / Castell d'Aro Nativity Scene Association)

19 December 2011 11:51 PM

Thanks to volunteers Living Nativity Scenes brighten up Catalan towns

Just like every Christmas, traditional Living Nativity Scenes around Catalonia are on show, this year with an expected increase of attendance despite cuts in public subsidies. Towns are unwilling to let budget cuts affect them and they have...
The ice skating ring is covered by a transparent tent and it is the largest of its kind in Europe (by P. Cortina)

05 December 2011 09:48 PM

The largest ice-skating rink in Europe opens in downtown Barcelona to attract shoppers

The ice rink has been fully funded by the private retail sector. It aims to attract locals and visitors to Barcelona city centre in the hope that consumers will spend more in the Christmas period. Catalunya Square is the location for the largest...
Jean Nouvel (centre) has designed the new Moritz's multifunctional space (by J. Molina)

29 November 2011 11:20 PM

Jean Nouvel designs a gastronomy and cultural centre for Barcelona’s beer company Moritz

The Catalan beer company Moritz will open an innovative space at the former factory of the well-known drink and residence of its owners in downtown Barcelona. The 4,500 square metre centre has been designed by renowned French architect Jean...
A group photo after the agreement reached between Barça and the Chinese Internet and IT services provider Tencent (FC Barcelona)

28 November 2011 09:09 PM

Barça link up with Tencent, China’s internet giant

FC Barcelona and Tencent have agreed to develop Barça’s brand in China. The deal will allow FC Barcelona to reach a massive audience as well as generate significant revenue.
The Casamar's team in front of the restaurant's entrance this Friday morning after knowing the news (by T. Tàpia)

25 November 2011 08:35 PM

The Catalan constellation of Michelin stars suffers from the absence of El Bulli and Santi Santamaria

The 2012 Michelin Red Guide has awarded a second star to the Barcelona restaurant Àbac, and a first star to the family restaurant Casamar on the Costa Brava. However, the total number of Michelin stars in Catalonia has dropped due to the untimely...
Works at new Fumanya site's interpretation center are almost finished (by E. Escolà)

22 November 2011 06:38 PM

Exploring dinosaur footprints and fossils in Catalonia

The Fumanya palaeontological site, located in the northern Catalan County of Berguerà, has one of the most important collections of dinosaur fossils in Europe. The remains of more than 3,500 footprints, as well as bones, eggs, and other remains...
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