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29 May 2017 11:09 AM

Raimon’s emotional farewell concert

One of the most important singer-writers in the Catalan language took the stage for the last time on Sunday at the iconic Palau de la Música in Barcelona. Raimon, leading voice of the Nova Cançó cultural and protest movement, said good bye with...
Representatives of the prize-winning architecture studios NL Architects and XVW architectuur (by Pau Cortina)

26 May 2017 03:37 PM

The 2017 EU Mies Award winners praise Barcelona's “incredible richness” in architecture

The Dutch architecture studios NL architects and XVW architectuur, received the EU Mies Award 2017 (Contemporary Architecture prize of the European Union – Mies van der Rohe) on Friday in Barcelona for the rehabilitation of a big apartment...
Catalan representatives of culture and politics at the SGAE headquarters in Barcelona (by Sara Miñana)

18 May 2017 02:27 PM

Reduce VAT on cinema tickets, urge Catalan parties and movie sector

Global support in Catalonia to reduce VAT on cinema tickets from the current 21% to 10%. Compared to other EU countries, in which cultural activities including the movie sector benefit from reduced VAT, Spanish citizens have to live with high...
The human tower built in front of the Sagrada Família, at the same time than those in the rest of Europe (by M. Martí)

17 May 2017 07:58 PM

Last works on the human towers museum of Catalonia

“Strength, balance, courage, and sanity” are the four key elements that guide the new Human Tower Museum of Catalonia in Valls, 100 km south of Barcelona. This ambitious project, aims to become a reference for the human tower...

Loop festival organizers with Carolina Ciuti at the Royal Medical Academy of Catalonia (by Pere Francesc)

16 May 2017 10:11 AM

Barcelona Loop Festival pays tribute to the pioneers of video art

The 15th edition of the Barcelona LOOP festival opens its doors from May 18–27, presenting a retro-perspective of international video art production. The festival will show the works of video artists from the 60s, 70s, and 80s in different...
RCR Arquitectes Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta (by ACN)

12 May 2017 06:29 PM

The Pritzker Architecture Prize winner in charge of the Catalan pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018

The winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered the Nobel Prize of Architecture, will represent Catalonia at the Venice Biennale 2018. The Catalan Minister of Culture, Santi Vila, and the manager of the Institut Ramon Llull (IRL), Manuel...
The coastal village of Arenys de Mar, which inspired the myth of Sinera (by ACN)

11 May 2017 11:13 AM

Sinera: Arenys de Mar and the literary myth of Salvador Espriu

Salvador Espriu was one of Catalonia’s most significant writers of the 20th century. He was proposed as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in 1971 and 1983, and won the highest award of Catalan Literature in 1972. His works,...

Björk has cancelled her concert at Barcelona's Primaver Sound (by Björk / Primavera Sound)

10 May 2017 11:51 PM

Björk to open Barcelona’s ‘Sónar’ music festival

Björk, the famous Icelandic singer, will perform an exclusive four-hour DJ session for Sónar festival’s opening night on June 14. The same day, an ‘immersive’ exhibition dedicated to the artist (‘Digital Björk’) will open its doors at...
Close-up of Solsona's baptismal book, which ates back to 1565 (by ACN)

08 May 2017 01:36 PM

Solsona restores its first baptismal book, that dates back to 1565

In 1545 the Catholic Church in Catalonia ordered the keeping of register of all the baptisms and deaths in local parishes. This way, the Church was the pioneer in the register of persons, since the current civil registry was not established...

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