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Freixenet workers packing cava bottles (by ACN)

22 February 2012 12:01 AM

Cava wine sales abroad grow by 2.07% in 2011

The total amount of sales of the Catalan wine fell by 2.14% last year, due to poor results in the domestic market. The record of 152 million cava bottles sold abroad does not compensate for the fall at home.
People dressed as seahorses in Platja d'Aro last weekend (by J. Philippe)

16 February 2012 09:18 PM

‘Carnestoltes’, an old but always eagerly awaited tradition

Carnival celebrations in small towns around Girona remain a huge social event and a great occasion for having fun with friends. Throughout this whole week small villages in the province of Girona celebrate the ‘Carnestoltes’, a whole set of...
The winning picture of the 2012 World Press Photo, made by Catalan photographer (by S. Aranda / World Press Photo)

10 February 2012 11:46 PM

Catalan photographer Samuel Aranda wins the World Press Photo of the Year

Samuel Aranda’s photograph of a fully-veiled woman holding a wounded relative in her arms in Yemen has been awarded the World Press Photo of the Year. Aranda was working in the Arabian country for the ‘New York Times’. During his career he...
A human statue in Barcelona's Les Rambles (by R. Paggano)

10 February 2012 09:41 PM

Human statues will move to the lowest part of Barcelona’s Rambla

Barcelona City Council will apply a tax in order to exercise the profession, aiming for more professionalism. The reform also wants to regulate an activity that on some occasions blocks the circulation of pedestrians in the middle parts of Les...
The Vietnamese 'Love in Spring' will perform at the Figueres' International Circus Festival (by Love in Spring / FICF)

09 February 2012 03:54 PM

Figueres will showcase one of the best circus shows in the world

The Catalan town of Figueres will host the first edition of the International Circus Festival from March 1st to 4th. Three special trains have been arranged to bring viewers from París and Milan. The International Circus Festival includes 52...
Custo Barcelona showed its collection at the Brandery (by O. Campuzano)

01 February 2012 07:54 PM

The Brandery 2012 showed Barcelona's urban trends

The Brandery is an urban fashion trade show which holds two editions every year, one in summer and the other in winter. The Brandery winter edition was held from the 27th through to the 29th of January 2012 at the Montjuïc fair trade complex.
The Font Màgica, in Montjuïc, has been renovated this last year (by N. Pérez)

31 January 2012 10:31 PM

Barcelona for free

A quick guide for the foreign visitor to the Catalan capital where the only thing you spend is…energy. Going to the CCCB art centre, walking across the Boqueria Market, or discover Barcelona's Cathedral are some of the suggested activities.
Celia Vela showed her new collection (by J. Serra Mingot)

31 January 2012 02:57 PM

Pierre Cardin, Mango and Desigual, the major figures of the 080 Barcelona Fashion Week

During four intense days, the ceremonial hall of the old Palau del Rei (King’s Palace) of Barcelona, the Saló del Tinell, became a catwalk full of glitter, aromas and, above all, glamour.
A Japanese tourist eating a 'calçot' with romesco sauce (by A. Ferràs)

30 January 2012 07:47 PM

Valls welcomes the annual Catalan gastronomic tradition of the ‘Calçotada’

Among the many culinary traditions Catalonia can boast about, the ‘Calçotada’ is one of the most beloved among Catalans. People from all over the territory and in particular those from southern towns such as Valls, eat ‘calçots’ (similar...
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