Monday, 23 November 2020
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Barcelona to Paris via TGV

Travel by train between Barcelona and Paris has now become 30 minutes faster and without any changes. The time between the two cites in the new TGV launched on 15 December now takes 6 hours 25 minutes...
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Greenpeace activists scale the Sagrada Familia in protest

10 Greenpeace activists have scaled the Sagrada Familia cathedral demanding the release of the 30 activists who were arrested by the Russians on a Gazprom oil rig in mid-September. Greenpeace suppo...
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Mobility week in Barcelona

Barcelona is promoting various forms of alternative transport during Mobility Week from 22-29 September. These include car sharing, cultural tours by bike, a photo competition and the Barcelona City C...
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Barcelona rolls out parking apps

Barcelona has launched a new parking app apparkB to make parking easier and more user friendly in the city's blue and green areas. The app means that users can pay online and pay only for the exact...
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Barcelona to remodernise central fish market

Barcelona and its fish wholesalers have come to an agreement to renovate the city's seafood market. The project will bring the Mercat Central del Peix in line with Spanish and EU health and enviro...
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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 promotes automobile innovation

To coincide with the opening of the Barcelona Motor Fair on 11 May the head of the Catalan government, Artur Mas, has announced a plan for a car and motorbike cluster in the Barcelona area to support...
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Barcelona remains hot tourist spot

Barcelona is the fourth most popular destination for tourists in Europe after London, Paris and Rome according to figures released by the city’s tourist board. The figures also show that numbers...
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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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Catalonia elections favour small parties

Although Autur Mas, the leader of the centre-right Convergència i Unió (CiU) and incumbent president of the region of Catalonia has won a majority of the 135 seats in the regional parlia...
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Catalonians to vote on more independence

Catalonia goes to the polls on Sunday 25 November in what promises to be an important election not only for the region but also for the whole of Spain. Artur Mas, leader of the centre-right, Conver...
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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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New prices for Bicing in Barcelona

Barcelona is planning large increases in 2013 for its Bicing bike-sharing scheme. The cost of an annual subscription will go from €45 to €97.50 but at the same time the city will introduce a...
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Catalonia elections early

Catalonians go to the polls on 25 November to vote for a new regional parliament but the key issue is greater autonomy from the central Spanish government. The larger than expected independence day...
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Catalonia rallies for independence from Spain

Over 1.5 million people took part in Catalonia’s national day march on 11 September in Barcelona. It was the largest demonstration that the city had ever seen and the route had to be changed bec...
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Fewer thefts on Barcelona metro

Thefts dropped by 19 per cent between July 2011 and July 2012 on the Barcelona metro. The decrease is thought to be because of extra police patrols at station intersections, on platforms and directly...
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Catalonia to pay immigrants’ health costs

The Catalonian government has said that it will pay primary healthcare costs for immigrants for up to a year even though they do not have all the required residency papers. However they must have been...
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Catalonia registers healthy increase in tourism

The number of foreign tourists visiting Catalonia from January to July this year showed an 8.9 per cent increase over the same period in 2011. This compares with an increase throughout the country of...
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Barcelona tightens rules against prostitution

Barcelona is tightening up on prostitution by banning soliciting on the streets. From the first of August soliciting in public will be banned and sex workers who refuse to move will be fined €...
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Catalan spoken more often

The use of Catalan is growing in areas of Catalonia where it was previously used the least. It is also being used more in shops, bars, restaurants and in commerce, even among people who do not speak C...

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