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Catalan Wikipedia volunteer 'helping to preserve' the language

16 March 2021 01:54 PM

‘Viquipèdia’ 20 years on - Catalan language Wikipedia celebrates two decades of activity

Catalan version of the free online encyclopedia boasts the first article written not in English
A home care worker takes care of an elderly person in a wheelchair (by Eloi Tost)

10 March 2021 04:20 PM

Support network for older and more vulnerable English speakers extends services to Catalonia

Project run by non-profit and British Embassy lists local resources for those in need

The Vampire of Raval - Myths and legends from Barcelona's old town

27 February 2021 09:45 AM

Myths and urban legends from Barcelona’s old town

From the good wizard who healed ailments, the Vampire of Raval, and the curse put upon the Liceu opera house, the Catalan capital is replete with mystery
Astruc Sacanero's plaque on Carrer d'Estruc, a portrait of Enriqueta Martí, and an old newspaper illustration of the Liceu theatre burning in 1861

26 February 2021 06:23 PM

PODCAST: The wizard, the vampire and the curse – Dark tales from Barcelona's Old Town

The medieval herbalist Astruc Sacanera, the kidnapper Enriqueta Martí and the troubled fate of the Liceu opera house are the stuff of legend 

The façade of NaturaLlibres bookshop in Alins, in the Catalan Pyrenees, on January 25, 2021 (by Marta Lluvich)

31 January 2021 05:53 PM

The Pyreneean cow shed that became a bookshop

NaturaLlibres offers more than 1,000 books to town with only 80 inhabitants

The interior of the Sagrada Família basilica (image from Sagrada Família website)

17 January 2021 11:51 AM

Four Catalan monuments in the running for Global Remarkable Venue Award

Sagrada Família, Dalí Museum, Camp Nou, and Casa Vicens vie for Tiqets prize
A woman buying a 'La Grossa' lottery ticket in Figueres (by Xavier Pi)

31 December 2020 02:24 PM

€200,000-winning 'La Grossa' lottery tickets sold in Barcelona and La Roca del Vallès

35,208 is number awarded with top New Year's prize
A Christmas market near Barcelona's Sagrada Família (by Pau Cortina)

25 December 2020 11:08 AM

Catalonia celebrates Christmas, with caution

Covid-19 restrictions eased slightly as authorities continue to advise against large gatherings

'I heard my mother shout, which woke me up. And we'd won!' says Reus lottery winner

22 December 2020 02:58 PM

Reus wins big share of Spain's top Christmas lotto number, 72897

€240 million spread among 600 tickets in southern Catalan city

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