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24 November 2016 11:06 AM

‘Lasarte’ becomes first restaurant in Barcelona with three Michelin stars

Catalan gastronomy got reinforced and gained even more prestige in the presentation of the Spain and Portugal Michelin Guide 2017, one of the most important events on the world’s gastronomic calendar. There are now 67 restaurants awarded...

Cruise ships on Barcelona's Port (by J. Molina)

22 November 2016 02:49 PM

Barcelona to break cruise ship record in 2016 with 2.7 million passengers

A total of 2.7 million cruise travellers will have passed through the Port of Barcelona by the end of 2016, a figure that represents an increase of about 9-10% over 2015 and marks a new record. This was announced on Monday by the president of...

Traffic jam in the C-58 (by ACN)

09 November 2016 07:29 PM

Catalonia wants to be European benchmark in fight against climate change

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) on climate change is being held in Marrakech, Morocco, since the 7th of November and will last until the 18th. Although only UN member states can vote at the...

Promotional image of the successful box office comedy 'Barcelona Summer Night', by Dani de la Orden (by Cambridge Film Festival)

21 October 2016 06:22 PM

Catalan cinema returns to Cambridge Film Festival for fifth consecutive year

From the 20th to the 27th of October Cambridge will host the 36th edition of its well-known film festival and Catalan cinema will again have its own place in the programme. For the fifth time the event features...

Cauldron used in Barcelona's Paralympic Games, in 1992 (by ACN)

17 October 2016 07:26 PM

30 years since Barcelona’s Olympic nomination

On a day like today, 30 years ago, Barcelona achieved its long-time dream to become the venue for the Olympic Games. It was 1.30 pm on Friday the 17th of October 1986 when the President of the International Olympic Committee, Juan...

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...

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