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A caption from 'La Plaga' (by El Kinògraf)

13 February 2013 07:25 PM

Catalan film director Neus Ballús presents ‘La Plaga’ at the Berlin International Film Festival

The 63rd International Film Festival in Berlin is taking place at the moment through to the 17th of February. This year a film made by Catalan production company El Kinògraf is on show: ‘La Plaga’ (‘The Plague’ in English), a film shot by...
The space for the Sónar Village at Fira de Barcelona's Montjuic venue (by Sónar)

12 February 2013 11:24 PM

Barcelona’s Sónar music festival goes to Montjuic and abandons the city centre

The 20th event of the most important electronic music festival in Southern Europe has been announced, unveiling new names in its line-up and announcing a change in location. For the first time, the morning and afternoon sessions of Sónar...
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds are one of the next Barcelona festival's top artists (by Primavera Sound)

11 February 2013 07:47 PM

Blur, Nick Cave, My Bloody Valentine, The Postal Service and Animal Collective will perform at Barcelona’s 2013 Primavera Sound

The music festival will celebrate its 13th anniversary with an impressive lineup and the participation of a long-list of prestigious artists. The Primavera Sound Music Festival, which takes place every year in late May in the city of Barcelona, is...
An exhibition in CaixaForum Girona (by M. López)

05 February 2013 08:29 PM

CaixaForum Girona received more than 131,000 visitors in 2012

CaixaForum Girona, the social and cultural centre of “La Caixa” savings bank in the Catalan city of Girona played host to 131,158 visitors in its second year of existence. Among the different activities that took place during last year, the...
The winner of the 5th Gaudí Awards, organised by the Catalan Film Academy (by P. Francesch)

04 February 2013 11:36 PM

‘The Impossible’ triumphs at Catalan ‘Gaudí’ Film Awards

The Catalan ‘Gaudi’ Film Awards had a true international feel this year as ‘The Imposible’, directed by Barcelona-born moviemaker Juan Antonio Bayona, came out on top. Starring Ewan McGregor and Oscar-nominated Naomi Watts, the film won...
Salvador Dalí's house in Portlligat, in the Catalan Costa Brava (by ACN)

01 February 2013 08:23 PM

Salvador Dalí Museums closed 2012 with 2% more visitors

The three Dalí museums managed by the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation were visited by 1.46 million people, 1.82% more visitors than in 2011. The Teatre Museu Dalí in Figueres, the Gala Dalí castle in Púbol and the Salvador Dalí house in...
A skater in front of Barcelona's MACBA (by O. Campuzano)

29 January 2013 09:31 PM

The Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona (MACBA) received 19,000 more visitors in 2012 compared to last year

The Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona (MACBA) increased its number of visitors by 2.8% in 2012 with respect to the previous year. In 2011 the museum received the visit of 690,865 people, while in 2012 this figure grew to 710,435 visitors. The...
The National Theatre of Catalonia (TNC) close to Barcelona's Glòries Square (by R. Pagano)

25 January 2013 11:10 PM

Catalonia’s National Theatre closes its third auditorium for two years due to budget cuts

Despite having a balanced budget in 2012, the National Theatre of Catalonia has decided to close the most alternative auditorium of the three it has since it will have smaller funds in 2013. The theatre expects a reduction in the occupancy rate...
Two of Santa Maria del Mar's gargoyles, the church portrayed in Falcones' first book: 'The Cathedral of the Sea' (by E. Rosanas)

25 January 2013 07:10 PM

Ildefonso Falcones’ new novel ‘La reina descalza’ will be on sale the 21st of February

Ildefonso Falcones, the writer from Barcelona who rose to fame thanks to his best-selling debut ‘Cathedral of the Sea’, will publish his third novel on the 21st of February. The book, which will be on sale at the same time in Spain, Latin...
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