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Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona (by ACN)

11 October 2016 03:41 PM

Sagrada Família could be forced to pay taxes, after over a century of unlicensed building

The Sagrada Família is one of the most emblematic, but also one of the most polemic, buildings in Barcelona. With up to 10,000 visitors per day, more than 3 million every year, the most iconic building by...

Stand of Barcelona Games World at Fira de Barcelona (by ACN)

06 October 2016 06:52 PM

Catalonia welcomes first edition of Barcelona Games World, previously held in Madrid

Barcelona Games World has kicked off this Thursday at the Montjuic Exhibition Centre in the Catalan Capital. In its first edition in Barcelona, after the organisers decided to move it from Madrid, the fair expects to surpass the 90,000 visitors...

Hotel room full of students attending 'Saloufest' (by ACN)

05 October 2016 07:32 PM

‘Saloufest’ promoters cancel the event due to political “pressure”

I Love Tour, the company behind the five-day event for students from the United Kingdom ‘Saloufest’ has decided to cancel the festival. After 16 years celebrating this festival in the town of Salou, on Catalonia's...

Group of tourists on holidays in Lloret de Mar, Girona (by ACN)

27 September 2016 05:05 PM

Barcelona struggles to achieve balance between benefits of tourism and complaints about illegal apartments

Barcelona’s battle against illegal apartment rentals has recently taken a new turn.The European Holiday Home Association (EHHA) filed last Thursday a formal complaint with the European Commission against the “restrictions” on...

The 6th International Wine Business Meeting is taking place in Lleida (by ACN)

20 September 2016 07:59 PM

Catalan wineries look to win over Russian importers

Catalonia is a land of wine and cava, therefore Catalan wineries want to expand their market beyond the Catalan borders. This week the 6th International Wine Business Meeting is taking place in Lleida, in eastern Catalonia. In this edition the...

11 August 2016 06:35 PM

Barcelona cracks down on illegal subletting for tourists and closes 256 apartments

The Catalan capital’s action plan against illegal accommodation for tourists resulted in July in the closure of 256 apartments whose activity has been considered illegal, a figure which has to be added to the 112 orders announced in the...

09 August 2016 06:20 PM

Barcelona hosts world’s largest LGBTI festival for 9th consecutive year

Isla Fantasia waterpark, located 30 kilometres north of Barcelona, hosted this Tuesday the 'Water Park Day', the main highlight of Circuit Festival 2016, the world’s largest LGBTI party. Around 8,000 people from all over the world, mainly...

Blind woman crossing a pedestrian crossing regulated by an adapted traffic light (by ACN)

28 July 2016 06:23 PM

Getting around Barcelona with a disability

The Catalan capital underwent a major transformation concerning the infrastructure and urban planning during the nineties, mainly due to the celebration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 1992. However, rather than stopping there, Barcelona...

Stall full of vegetables at one of Barcelona's markets (by ACN)

20 July 2016 12:46 PM

Half of Catalans consumed ecologically friendly food during 2015

More and more people in Catalonia are turning to ecologically friendly food. According to the Perception and Consumption of Organic Food barometer, half of all Catalans consumed ecologically friendly food during 2015. On the way towards an...

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