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A taster during the first day of competition at the Vinari awards, July 27, 2020 (by Gemma Sánchez)

27 July 2020 05:37 PM

Wine tasting competition gets underway in spirit of 'resistance'

The Vinari awards will judge 900 Catalan wines but expansion plans hit by Covid-19

European Balloon Festival pays tribute to healthcare workers

10 July 2020 12:56 PM

Up, up and away: 25 hot air balloons take flight in tribute to Igualada health workers

City that suffered one of Europe's most severe Covid-19 outbreaks hosts 24th European Balloon Festival

Visitors wearing face masks on Dragon Khan at PortAventura on the first day of its reopening, July 8, 2020 (Eloi Tost)

08 July 2020 06:57 PM

PortAventura reopens doors with temperature controls and mandatory masks on rides

5,000 visitors on first day of theme park's 25th anniversary season 

PortAventura is celebrating its 25th anniversary in an 'atypical' year. July 2, 2020 (by Eloi Tost)

06 July 2020 04:10 PM

PortAventura will reopen on July 8 at 30% capacity

Theme park invests €4m in safety measures with masks obligatory on rides

Barcelona Pride 2020 image from their website

27 June 2020 12:09 PM

Pride 2020: No parade, a protest, and a special celebration online

A march celebrating LGBTQI history and future will take place on Sunday after concert performances on Saturday night

Traditional 'coca' pastries to help Alzheimer's patients

23 June 2020 02:32 PM

Closed beaches but plenty of food and drink: Sant Joan during coronavirus

Catalonia’s biggest nocturnal festival of fire and food will look different due to Covid-19 but will still be celebrated
Barcelona's Barceloneta beach on June 13, the first day when bathing was allowed since the lockdown was enacted (by Blanca Blay)

15 June 2020 01:44 PM

Major seaside towns to shut beaches for Sant Joan to avoid crowds

Barcelona, Badalona, Tarragona, Sitges, Mataró, or Castelldefels ban June 23 festivities by the sea

Fireworks go off for Sant Joan on June 23 2016 (by Lourdes Casademont)

10 June 2020 06:14 PM

What will this year’s ‘different’ Sant Joan celebrations look like?

Barcelona beaches will be closed, fireworks will be allowed but groups will have to be of maximum 20 people

A beach in Barcelona (by ACN)

04 June 2020 08:37 PM

Limited capacity and regulated access points coming to Barcelona beaches

City council plan to control the number of people visiting the beach with sensors and ‘traffic light’ system
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