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The Sagrada Familia, with its construction works halted due to the coronavirus crisis (by Pere Francesch)

21 May 2020 01:55 PM

Sagrada Familia works halted until ‘stable number’ of visitors can enter

The board of the illustrious cathedral has made 40% of its staff temporarily redundant

Barcelona beaches open as Lloret de Mar's shore divided into three

07 May 2020 06:06 PM

Lloret de Mar to divide beach into sections for different groups

The hugely popular tourist town is preparing itself for the summer season and welcoming visitors again
The front of the iconic Sagrada Familia lit up in red lights for charity (photo courtesy of Sagrada Familia)

05 May 2020 05:44 PM

Catalan landmarks pay homage to #GivingTuesday

Sagrada Familia and Hospital Sant Pau join global initiative to raise awareness for community day

Getting through the lockdown with 11 children

29 April 2020 12:58 PM

Getting through coronavirus lockdown with 11 children

Home quarantine poses an extra challenge for large families, from a lack of space to sharing computers to multiple shopping trips

Celebrating an 'alternative' Sant Jordi's Day

23 April 2020 08:27 AM

Celebrating an 'alternative' Sant Jordi's Day

April 23 honors Catalonia's patron saint, and while the health crisis means public gatherings are banned, there are ways to mark this special day

A baker wearing a face mask during the coronavirus crisis stands behind an assortment of Easter 'mones de Pasqua' cakes (by Marina López)

13 April 2020 11:34 AM

Easter Monday: finding alternatives to keep the 'mona' cakes tradition alive in lockdown

Godparents forced to order delivered specialities to godchildren as sales set to drop by half
Two Red Cross volunteers deliver food to a woman unable to leave her home in Blanes, April 9, 2020 (by Aleix Freixas)

11 April 2020 08:37 PM

Volunteering, ventilators, and applause; positivity in the face of lockdown isolation

Despite all the bad news stories that have come out in the last month, there are still some reasons to be optimistic

Visits to allotments are prohibited under confinement rules

04 April 2020 11:35 AM

Movement to remove ban on visiting allotments gains ground

With 17,000 signatures in first 24 hours, food sovereignty petition will formally be presented to Catalan government on Monday

Animal shelters reaching their limit

03 April 2020 01:48 PM

Girona animal shelters 'at the limit' as virus restrictions 'freeze' pet adoptions

Some centers say they have had requests to "rent out dogs" by people looking for an excuse to leave the house during the crisis
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