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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.
Josep Pous in his microbrewery where he produces the artisan beer Lybica (by F. Garcia)

30 August 2011 04:02 PM

Lybica, the first artisan beer from the Cerdanya county

The former mayor of Llívia, Josep Pous, has left politics and dedicated himself to artisan beer with his microbrewery. Lybica is the first artisan beer produced in the Cerdanya county, in the Pyrenees. It joins the boom of artisan beers in Catalonia.
Legal services such as umbrella renting are offered at Barcelona beaches (by C. Smith)

26 August 2011 08:31 PM

How to escape city life in Barcelona? The beach

Escaping city life in a metropolitan area the size of Barcelona is easy thanks to the beaches, which were the result of a profound urban reform. 4,5 kilometres of nature, open to the sea, the are the biggest recreational area in Barcelona. Despite...
Harvesting in Corbera d'Ebre, in the Terra Alta wine region (by A. Mayor)

26 August 2011 04:35 PM

The Terra Alta wine making region expects to collect about 36 million kilos of grapes

Seven wineries that are part of the Terra Alta protected geographical indication (PGI) have begun the harvest of white varieties. This is the second harvest with the distinguished Terra Alta Garnatxa Blanca (white Grenache) label in place, to...
One side of La Llotja Theatre and Conference Centre in Lleida (by Hermínia Sirvent / Paeria)

24 August 2011 10:34 PM

Lleida’s theatre and congress centre La Llotja gets Chicago’s International Architecture Award

Lleida’s unique building receives one of the world’s most prestigious architecture awards. The city’s Mayor, Àngel Ros, is said to be proud and highlighted that 75,000 people have already gone through the cultural and business facility...
Barcelona takes the opportunity during the summer to renovate its ornamental flowering plants (by J. Casado)

24 August 2011 10:25 PM

The City Council is renewing Barcelona's flora, planting 156,000 seedlings

Flowers of varying species, size and colour have been chosen based on their ability endure the climate of the city.
Specimens of Catalan goats (by ACN)

24 August 2011 01:46 PM

Saving Catalan traditional agriculture

The project ‘Cultures Trobades’ has already avoided the extinction of 300 varieties of seeds, 50 ancient vineyards and the last living specimens of the Catalan goats. The initiative aims to preserve traditional Catalan agriculture, "the...

18 August 2011 10:42 PM

The annual ‘Festa Major de Gràcia’ once again proves to be a highlight of Barcelona's summer

The neighbourhood of Gràcia launches into its week long festival, with its famous decorations occupying streets and squares throughout the area. The CNA talked to residents of Carrer de Progrés about their 'Intergalactic' themed street.
Lagravera cellar has been awarded for its innovative techiniques and design (by S. Miret)

16 August 2011 09:53 PM

Cellar Lagravera Alfarràs, the wine that come from stones

The vineyards grow in a stony land and the grapes are produced by organic agriculture. The small and young company aims to kick off its third vintage, which is expected to produce 50,000 bottles of organically certified wine.
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