Barcelona

Since hosting the Olympic Games in 1992, Barcelona has boomed. The city's urban development has gone hand in hand with a clean-up of the more colourful parts of the old town and Barcelona is now a lively, cosmopolitan city with a population of just under 2 million. Set between the mountains and the...

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New Gaudí house museum in Barcelona

Gaudí's Casa Vicens opens as new public museum in Barcelona.Casa Vicens, the first home designed and built by Modernist Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926)  has opened as a museum in Barcelona...
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Late openings for Barcelona museums

Many of Barcelona's museums have late openings and special evening events in August. The Caixaforum stays open on Wednesdays until midnight with performances and concerts at 20.00 and 22.00. The...
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Admission fee to Montjuïc

Visitors to Montjuïc castle can no longer see the fortress for free but have to pay a €5 entrance fee, as from 1 March. The castle, which was handed over to the city by the Spanish minist...
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Barcelona’s Grec Festival

Centred at its original home on Montjuïc the Grec Festival runs from 30 June-31 July this year. It is a mix of music, dance, theatre, opera and circus and gets its name from Teatre Grec where it...
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Barcelona arts

Visitors to Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art increased by 2.8 per cent in 2012 to a total of 710,435 visitors. Overseas visitors were up, and so were visits by local residents, thanks to extend...
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Barcelona to get new museum

The Museum of World Cultures will open in Barcelona in June 2014, just opposite the Picasso Museum. The new museum will house art works from non-European cultures now in the Barcelona ethnological...
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Barcelona boosts culture with largest library in Spain

By 2015 Barcelona will have the biggest library in Spain, city authorities have announced. Construction on the new
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Catalan cinema law approved

The Catalan parliament has voted in favour of a law that will mean 50 per cent of all foreign films being shown in the region must now be dubbed or subtitled in Catalan. Among the members of parli...
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Barcelona chooses Catalan

Barcelona city council is to make Catalan its official preferred language, above Castilian Spanish. All internal communications will now be conducted in Catalan following an amendment to linguistic re...
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?Encendamos el mar!

Barcelona performance artist Muma Soler is calling for 1,170 volunteers to light the 119,000 candles that will make up the installation
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Free entry to Barcelona museums on Sunday afternoons

Municipal museums in the Catalan capital are to open free of charge on Sundays from 15.00-20.00 as of 1 April 2009. The initiative, sponsored by the city council, is part of mayor Jordi Hereu
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Barcelona El-Molino theatre to reopen

The historic El Molino music hall in Paral-lel is to reopen its doors at the end of next year, following a lengthy restoration project that has seen the complete gutting of the building behind the fam...
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Barcelona to remove Franco-era plaques.

A campaign to remove plaques featuring symbols of the Franco era from city buildings has been initiated by the Barcelona city council. Around 10,000 letters and leaflets explaining the steps involved...
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Barcelona launches culture portal.

Barcelona has a new online arts and culture portal, Canal Cultura, offering daily updates on the Catalan capital
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Gaudi's Casa Vicens up for sale.

The historic Casa Vicens in Barcelona
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Barcelona set for Woody Allen film.

Woody Allen has begun shooting his latest film in the seaside district of Barceloneta in the Catalan capital. As yet untitled, the film will star top Spanish actors Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz alo...
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Boost for live music in Barcelona bars.

The mayor of Barcelona, Jordi Hereu, has announced measures aimed at reviving the fortunes of the city
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Spanish civil war: Barcelona citizens remember the Civil War.

Around 20 Barcelona residents who experienced the Spanish civil war (1936-1939) are to take part in a series of conversations in libraries across the Catalan capital during February. The initiative is...
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