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Secrets of underground Barcelona: Ghost metro stations and historic shopping center

22 January 2022 12:01 PM

Ghost stations of Barcelona’s metro and the historic underground shopping center

The Catalan capital has various unused subway stops, while Avinguda de la Llum was once the most vibrant social hub of the city

Catalonia's booming craft beer scene

15 January 2022 12:55 PM

Untasted beer festival comes to Barcelona in February

Celebration of local and international craft brews will be held in Estació de França train station between February 11-13
Elies Miró, president of Barcelona's pastry chefs association, with baked 'tortells de Reis', on January 3, 2022 (by Lourdes Casademont)

06 January 2022 11:46 AM

One million 'tortells de Reis' cakes ready to celebrate epiphany

Centuries-long January 6 tradition not stopped by Covid but desserts sold are smaller this year due to cap on gatherings

The Three Kings upon arrival in Barcelona's port, on January 5, 2022 (by Pilar Tomás)

05 January 2022 07:20 PM

Three Kings arrive in Catalonia with face masks and limited parades

'Future will be much better than past, no doubts,' says Melchior in Barcelona, as kids flocked to streets across country despite Covid

One of the floats during a rehearsal for the three kings parade in Barcelona, January 3, 2022 (Pilar Tomás)

04 January 2022 12:54 PM

Three kings to come bearing gifts and wearing face masks

Most councils opt to bring back January 5 parades this year but with safety measures in place 

Boí Taüll ski resort on the opening day of the 2021-2022 season, November 27, 2021 (by Anna Berga)

03 January 2022 01:54 PM

Lonely Planet names Boí Taüll one of Europe's best affordable ski resorts

Catalan ski season up and running for over a month, much improved on Covid-hit 20/21 season 

Several pesseta coins, including the iconic pierced 25 pesseta coin, 1992 Barcelona Olympics design, on December 31, 2021 (by Guifré Jordan)

02 January 2022 12:36 PM

'No tinc ni un duro': the pesseta still on Catalans' minds 20 years on

Cost of flats and cars were counted in the old currency for years after 2002, as idioms stemming from pessetes are still used

Winners of Catalan 'La Grossa' lottery celebrating in Castellterçol on December 31, 2021 (by Mar Martí)

31 December 2021 01:21 PM

€200,000 'La Grossa' winning lottery tickets sold in Castellterçol

Most lucky number 72656 exclusively sold in central Catalonia village

The Pride march in Barcelona on June 30, 2018 (by Júlia Pérez)

30 December 2021 05:58 PM

Barcelona awarded as 2021 best gay travel destination city outside US

Catalan capital has been recognized by the Gay Travel Awards 2021 for its effort in promoting LGBT tourism

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