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The presentation took place at the 3 Michelin Star restaurant El Celler de Can Roca (by T. Tàpia)

11 May 2012 10:34 PM

The most luxurious Costa Brava hotels join together to foster their international projection

The initiative aims to strengthen the Costa Brava brand. ‘Costa Brava Hotels de Luxe’ is looking to create synergies between gastronomy, culture and leisure. The association includes sixteen four and five stars establishments.
The views from the top of the Turó de la Rovira (by L. Jansana)

04 May 2012 09:51 PM

The renovated Turó de la Rovira wins the European Prize for Urban Public Space

The project, which aims to restore a historic viewing point of the city of Barcelona, was carried out by a group of Catalan architects in 2011. The prize is shared with the project to renovate the banks of the River Ljubljanica, in Ljubljana...
Joan Roca before entering the Restaurant Magazine gala in London (by L. Pous)

02 May 2012 10:08 PM

The Catalan ‘El Celler de Can Roca’ recognised again as the world’s second best restaurant

For the second year in a row, ‘Restaurant Magazine’ has awarded ‘El Celler de Can Roca’ the second position in the world’s top restaurant ranking. The Catalan chef Joan Roca runs this restaurant in Girona together with his brothers Josep...
A box of the Catalan caviar Nacarii, made in the mountains (by ACN / Caviar Nacarii)

30 April 2012 09:06 PM

Catalan caviar finds its way to Russia

Caviar made in the Catalan Pyrenees, in the Val d’Aran County, is now reaching 11 countries. From this year, the Catalan caviar brand Nacarii is sold in Russia. The business started in 1999, in the Pyrenees mountains, near the French border.
People running at Barcelona's marathon (by G. Sánchez)

20 April 2012 10:08 PM

Where to train for a marathon in Barcelona?

Barcelona is a big city, with a population of 1.6 million inhabitants (its metropolitan area has 4.5 million), living in a small urban area. Consequently, all the traffic and all the local citizens can be annoying for a runner. CNA presents...
An image from Cadaqués' historical centre (by ACN)

19 April 2012 12:36 AM

The last three sous-chefs from Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli to open their own restaurant in Cadaqués

Three deputy chefs of what was recognised for consecutive years as the best restaurant in the world, El Bulli, run by the Catalan chef Ferran Adrià, are now set to open their own restaurant on the Costa Brava. It will be called ‘Compartir’,...
RCD Espanyol has a long tradition of training future footballers (by M. Lacima)

17 April 2012 12:58 AM

The other football factory in Barcelona: RCD Espanyol

RCD Espanyol is the smaller of the two main football clubs in the capital of Catalonia. FC Barcelona’s La Masía football school is famous worldwide, and is where players such as Leo Messi have grown up. However, RCD Espanyol has also its own...
Jordi Roca serving ice-cream next to the cotton candy machine (by T. Tàpia)

14 April 2012 01:08 AM

The Roca brothers owners of the second best restaurant in the world open their ice-cream shop in Girona

The desserts of El Celler de Can Roca, recognised last year as the second best restaurant in the world and run by the Roca brothers, have been moved into ice-cream business. The Roca brothers have opened ‘Rocambolesc’, an ice-cream shop run by...
The vineyards, located only 15 kilometres away from Barcelona's city centre (by K. Zitnanska)

10 April 2012 08:32 PM

Alella DO, one of the oldest wine regions in Spain on Barcelona’s doorstep

Alella offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a wine culture in vineyards just 15 kilometres from Barcelona. One of the smallest and oldest Spanish wine appellations (DO), it is perfectly situated on the Mediterranean coast, protected by the Litoral...
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