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Firecrakers are set off for Saint John's

24 June 2011 01:45 AM

Less cake but the same fun as always to celebrate the Eve of Saint John's Day

Bakers expect a 5% drop in the sale of cakes due to the economic crisis. Families have chosen smaller and cheaper sweets to celebrate the night, while the tradition of setting off firecrackers appears to be as strong as ever
A reconstruction of Peter the Great's face (by ACN)

22 June 2011 11:04 PM

Unveiling the secrets of Catalan Kings

A scientific investigation on the four royal tombs and mummies buried in the Santes Creus Monastery confirms some beliefs, corrects others and unveils some secrets. Peter the Great, who conquered the Kingdom of Sicily in 1282, was dying his hair...
Catalonia is also leader in percentage of Internet users with 66% of the population connected within Spain (by A. Gordils)

22 June 2011 01:09 AM

94% of Catalan teenagers use the Internet, 11 points higher than the Spanish average

Catalonia is also leader in percentage of Internet users with 66% of the population connected, two percentage points above the Spanish figure, according to a report by Telefónica.
The kitchen of El Bulli with Ferran Adrià (left) (by V. Gumà)

18 June 2011 02:38 PM

Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli will be opened again to clients for two months in 2012 or 2013 because of a Hollywood film

The Catalan restaurant has been considered the best restaurant in the world for five consecutive years. Chef Ferran Adrià announced he would close his restaurant definitively this July, and will be transformed into the ‘elBulli Foundation’ in...
The terminal of Lleida Alguaire Airport (by ACN)

14 June 2011 08:25 PM

16,500 British skiers to go to the Pyrenees through Lleida-Alguaire airport

Thanks to a five-year contract, the Catalan Government undertakes the enlargement of the airport terminal and Neilson-Thomas Cook agrees to include ski resorts in the Lleida Pyrenees as part of its winter holiday offer.
FC Barcelona to be frontpage of 'Newsweek' (by FC Barcelona / Newsweek)

06 June 2011 06:49 PM

Barça on the cover of ‘Newsweek’

The prestigious US magazine ‘Newsweek’ features the FC Barcelona football team on the front of next week’s edition, asking the question to its readers –“is this the best team of all time?”
A cruise ship at the Port of Barcelona (by ACN)

03 June 2011 09:20 PM

Barcelona Port receives 27,200 passengers in only one day with seven cruise ships

It is the second busiest day of the year for cruise ships after August 20th, when nine ships with 31,000 passengers are expected. Barcelona is the first European and Mediterranean cruise port and fourth in the world, after three Florida ports.
One of Fundació Alícia's cooks teaches how to properly use a knife (by E. Escolà)

30 May 2011 11:29 PM

Harvard students investigate the relation between food and health in Central Catalonia

The five top students of Harvard University course ‘Cuisine and Science’ are spending three weeks in the Fundació Alícia, a reference and unique centre exploring the link between food, health and innovation. The course is organised by Ferran...
A moment of the wine tasting during the two-day workshop (by ACN)

27 May 2011 04:29 PM

Priorat wine showcased to 40 international distributors and 20 foreign specialised journalists

45 cellars from Priorat, one of Catalonia’s most famous and prestigious geographical indications, participated in a two day workshop for international wine distributors and specialised journalists from 10 different countries, such as China, the...
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