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Sagrada Família star lights up, altering Barcelona's skyline forever

08 December 2021 09:00 PM

Sagrada Família's 12-point star atop tower of Virgin Mary lights up Barcelona skyline

5.5-tonne ornament sits at the peak of what will be the second-tallest of the basilica's 18 towers

The new star on top of the Sagrada Família's Virgin Mary tower (Courtesy of the Sagrada Família)

08 December 2021 01:49 PM

Watch live: Sagrada Família’s Virgin Mary tower lights up for the first time

The event, featuring an initial mass and then a lighting ceremony, kicks off on Wednesday evening around 6 pm
Barcelona's Contemporary Culture Center (Courtesy of Adrià Goula/CCCB)

04 December 2021 12:02 PM

Mental health, the human condition, and cities make up CCCB’s 2022 program

Budget at Catalan capital’s cultural center increases 9.5% to over €11 million
A scene from the 2021 Vida festival (by Violeta Gumà)

02 December 2021 11:56 AM

Vida adds The Avalanches, Toro y Moi, Cat Power and more to 2022 line-up

Next summer’s music festival in Vilanova i la Geltrú will also feature Belle & Sebastian, Alt-J, Parcels and others
Joan Manuel Serrat performs on stage in Barcelona's Auditori del Fòrum in 2018 (by Mar Vila)

02 December 2021 11:37 AM

Joan Manuel Serrat announces final world tour finishing in Barcelona

Revered Catalan singer-songwriter wants to say goodbye to fans “personally” after “forced inactivity” due to pandemic
The Chemical Brothers during their performance at Sónar 2010 (by Sónar)

30 November 2021 05:07 PM

Sónar announces C. Tangana, Lyra Pramuk, and Bonobo for its 2022 edition

Barcelona’s music festival releases its third line-up before June’s event

Javier Bardem in The Good Boss, directed by Fernando León de Aranoa and nominated for a record 20 Goya Awards (Mediapro)

29 November 2021 05:35 PM

'The Good Boss' makes history with 20 nominations for 2022 Goya Awards

Movie directed by Fernando León de Aranoa and starring Javier Bardem was co-produced by Catalan company Mediapro

The Sagrada Família, somewhat closer to completion

29 November 2021 01:05 PM

5.5-tonne star crowns Sagrada Família's second-tallest tower

Newest addition to Gaudí basilica will illuminate Barcelona skyline on December 8

Freddie Mercury's timeless classic 'Barcelona'

24 November 2021 07:30 AM

Freddie Mercury’s timeless ‘Barcelona’ remembered on the singer’s 30th death anniversary

Queen frontman had varied musical interests and talents and operatic duet with Catalan soprano was one of his last recordings
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