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Close-up of 'Castellers de París' during their last performance at the International Castells Festival, in London (by ACN)

05 July 2016 03:12 PM

Inside a Catalan 'castell'

A common sight at Catalan festivals, ‘castells’ can be up to 10 human storeys high, with a small child usually being placed on the top. Teams compete to create the most elaborate construction, in a...

Barcelona Game World's organisers explain the festival's novelties to the journalists (by ACN)

24 June 2016 05:25 PM

Barcelona Games World to focus on mobile games

The Barcelona Games World video game fair, to be held from the 6th to the 9th of October, has released more information about its upcoming event in 2016. Previously held in Madrid, the event will now also focus...

People heading to one of Sónar 2016 venues, at Barcelona Fira de Montjuic (by ACN)

21 June 2016 04:24 PM

Sónar ’16 ends with 115,500 visitors and announces its expansion to two new cities

Sónar 2016 closed its doors on its 23rd edition with 115,500 visitors from a hundred countries. This figure is slightly lower than 2015, but maintains the last five-year average. This year, the voices of artists that had...

Danish dj Kasper Marott during his performance at Sónar 2016 (by ACN)

17 June 2016 09:45 PM

Sónar 2016 kicks off in the Barcelona sunshine

Sónar Festival began its 23rd edition on Thursday with its first daytime sessions, welcoming the acts The Black Madonna, Kenny Dope (formerly Masters at Work), Mad Professor, sharing the stage with The Spanish Dub...

14 June 2016 02:33 PM

‘El Celler de Can Roca’ ranked world’s second-best restaurant, down from first place in 2015

Girona’s ‘El Celler de Can Roca’ is considered the world’s second-best restaurant by ‘Restaurant’ magazine. Thus, the establishment run by the three Roca brothers has ceded its crown, which it obtained in...

A group of tourists attending the program ‘From Bark to Bottle' (by ACN)

13 June 2016 06:54 PM

‘From Bark to Bottle’: First tourism program around the culture of cork

This Monday, the first American tourist group of the ‘From Bark to Bottle’ program arrived in Catalonia. About ten people saw the extraction of cork from a tree in the north-eastern Catalan region of Baix Empordà.  The...

Image of the Gulf of Roses, the most northeastern bay on the Catalan coast (by ACN)

07 June 2016 05:23 PM

Beaches and ports in Catalonia receive 122 Blue Flag distinctions

The quality of Catalan beaches and ports has increased. This year the International Jury awarded Catalonia 9 more flags than last year and the area now has 98 distinctions for beaches and 24 for ports. The province with...

06 June 2016 06:44 PM

Barcelona’s port welcomes the largest cruise ship in the world

The largest cruise ship in the whole world, the ‘Harmony of the Seas’, has set sail in the Mediterranean from the Port of Barcelona. Indeed, the Royal Caribbean cruise company has selected the Catalan capital as the base for its...

Man about to repair a clock (by ACN)

03 June 2016 07:29 PM

Catalonia is working on timetable reform

The Timetable Reform Initiative is a Catalan organisation created to achieve more reasonable working hours and greater reconciliation between work and family. Last year, a Catalan...

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