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28 July 2011 09:57 PM

Love to hate it? Or hate to love it? Les Rambles divides tourists and locals alike

Les Rambles stands out as key attraction in Barcelona connecting Plaça Catalunya to Christopher Columbus at Port Vell and the Barri Gòtic to El Raval. Yet in recent years it has increasingly gained a bad reputation amongst visitors and locals...
Custo Barcelona will be one of the brands that already participated in the last edition and will repeat now (by A. Recolons)

12 July 2011 09:44 PM

The Brandery proposes experimenting with urban fashion in a new space for concerts, fashion shows and exhibitions

The 5th edition of the urban and contemporary fashion exhibition The Brandery takes place in Barcelona from the July 13th to the 15th in the Monjtuïc venue. The fashion fair has created a new space called ‘Brandtown a FashionXperience’ that...
The Costa Brava is Catalonia's second mots recognised tourist destination among foreigners (by T. Tapia)

07 July 2011 10:30 PM

Half the Costa Brava tourists stay in rented apartments

The Costa Brava received 6,5 million visitors in 2009. According to latest estimations of Costa Brava Tourism Council, up to 3 million tourists stayed at coastal apartments. The Costa Brava brand is currently the second most recognised destination...
Firecrakers are set off for Saint John's

24 June 2011 01:45 AM

Less cake but the same fun as always to celebrate the Eve of Saint John's Day

Bakers expect a 5% drop in the sale of cakes due to the economic crisis. Families have chosen smaller and cheaper sweets to celebrate the night, while the tradition of setting off firecrackers appears to be as strong as ever
A reconstruction of Peter the Great's face (by ACN)

22 June 2011 11:04 PM

Unveiling the secrets of Catalan Kings

A scientific investigation on the four royal tombs and mummies buried in the Santes Creus Monastery confirms some beliefs, corrects others and unveils some secrets. Peter the Great, who conquered the Kingdom of Sicily in 1282, was dying his hair...
Catalonia is also leader in percentage of Internet users with 66% of the population connected within Spain (by A. Gordils)

22 June 2011 01:09 AM

94% of Catalan teenagers use the Internet, 11 points higher than the Spanish average

Catalonia is also leader in percentage of Internet users with 66% of the population connected, two percentage points above the Spanish figure, according to a report by Telefónica.
The kitchen of El Bulli with Ferran Adrià (left) (by V. Gumà)

18 June 2011 02:38 PM

Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli will be opened again to clients for two months in 2012 or 2013 because of a Hollywood film

The Catalan restaurant has been considered the best restaurant in the world for five consecutive years. Chef Ferran Adrià announced he would close his restaurant definitively this July, and will be transformed into the ‘elBulli Foundation’ in...
The terminal of Lleida Alguaire Airport (by ACN)

14 June 2011 08:25 PM

16,500 British skiers to go to the Pyrenees through Lleida-Alguaire airport

Thanks to a five-year contract, the Catalan Government undertakes the enlargement of the airport terminal and Neilson-Thomas Cook agrees to include ski resorts in the Lleida Pyrenees as part of its winter holiday offer.
FC Barcelona to be frontpage of 'Newsweek' (by FC Barcelona / Newsweek)

06 June 2011 06:49 PM

Barça on the cover of ‘Newsweek’

The prestigious US magazine ‘Newsweek’ features the FC Barcelona football team on the front of next week’s edition, asking the question to its readers –“is this the best team of all time?”
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