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The castle's remains, looking at the Mediterranean Sea (by X. Pi)

07 October 2011 11:25 PM

The medieval castle of La Fosca beach in the Costa Brava town of Palamós is to be re-opened to the public late next year

The works to the monument, which dates back to the 12th century and is at risk of ruin, have been delayed two years over a dispute with owner. The Castle is located over the beach of La Fosca, in Palamós. This town is at the centre of...
From left to right, Rosell, Ruiz, Fuster, Adrià, Fandos, Pont, and Vilarrubí (by M. Bélmez)

23 September 2011 12:12 AM

FC Barcelona, chef Ferran Adrià and doctor Valentí Fuster united to promote healthy eating

The campaign “We Are What We Eat” has been presented. The project, promoted by the FC Barcelona Foundation, fosters healthy habits and Barça players participate in the ads. It will offer culinary workshops, educational debates and sports...
Victoria working at the Banys Orientals front desk (by C. Smith)

21 September 2011 11:17 PM

Catalonia is a top Erasmus destination

Thousands of Erasmus students choose Catalonia each year as their exchange destination. The students, from across Europe, started either their work or study placements, last week. The CNA interviewed two of the new arrivals about their reasons for...
Regina Santamaria (left) and her mother Angels Serra (right) (by ACN)

19 September 2011 02:31 PM

Santi Santamaria’s daughter in charge of her father’s restaurants

The Catalan chef Santi Santamaria, whose restaurant ‘Can Fabes’ has been awarded three Michelin stars uninterruptedly since 1994, died last February in Singapore, when he was unveiling his new restaurant ‘Santi’. At the time, Santi...
Jewels by Niki Stylianou, made out from washing up gloves (by Niki Stylianou)

16 September 2011 10:57 PM

International contemporary jewelry on show in Barcelona

The German Pforzheim School has been invited this year in the Week of Contemporary Jewelry of Barcelona. Twenty designers and five galleries are participating.
Barça's goalkeeper Víctor Valdés (left) and Ranbir Kapoor (right) this Thursday at Barça's training facilities (by FC Barcelona)

15 September 2011 09:03 PM

Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor is a Barça fan

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor has declared himself a FC Barcelona fan and visited Barça players. Ranbir Kapoor is one of the biggest Bollywood stars. And FC Barcelona is also becoming more and more popular in India.
Poboleda hosted the Wine and Vineyard Old-Fashion Festival (by DOQ Priorat)

12 September 2011 09:00 PM

Priorat wines from 2011 will be scarcer but of greater quality

The strong heat diminishes the production of grapes of the wine region Priorat, but their quality is better. Priorat’s Protected Geographical Indication, which brings together some 600 farmers, expects a fall in grape production of around 15%,...
Wine from the DO Empordà (by ACN)

05 September 2011 09:00 PM

The DO Empordà begins its harvest, for the production of high quality wines

Production this year is expected to exceed last year by 15%. The traditional pressing of the first grapes, held in Palamós, officially opened the harvest

03 September 2011 12:06 AM

Catalan traditions remain a mystery to tourists

The CNA went to the streets to ask tourists what they thought of some of the traditions that live on here. Tourists appear unaware of Catalan culture suggesting that it is not sufficiently promoted internationally.
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