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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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Barcelona possible site for American casino complex

A new casino, hotel and business complex, which would generate about 30,000 new jobs during the construction stage, could be built in Barcelona, although Madrid is also a candidate for the €3-6 b...
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Barcelona bids to host UN water resources unit

Barcelona is competing with Istanbul and Delft close to Amsterdam to become the water capital of the world. The city council has presented its candidacy to host the permanent headquarters of the Wo...
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Barcelona gets Nissan contract

Nissan has announced that Barcelona has won the contract to build its new all-electric van at the company’s Zona Franca plant, close to the city’s port and airport. Assembly of the e-NV200...
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Tourist figures up

Foreign tourists visiting Catalonia in the first quarter of 2012 grew by 9.9 per cent according to Spain
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Catalonia tourist figures up

Foreign tourists visiting Catalonia in the first quarter of 2012 grew by 9.9 per cent according to Spain’s ministry for industry, energy and tourism. The increase was mainly among British and Ge...
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Barcelona airport wins award

Barcelona has won the award for the best airport in southern Europe for the second year running. The Skytrax World Airport Award is based on surveys from 11 million passengers worldwide, covering opin...
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Barcelona readies for bankers’ meeting

Spain has restored border checks on people entering from Schengen area countries at airports in the northeast and along the border with France in an attempt to discourage protesters targeting the Euro...
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Vueling sets up base in Rome

Catalan airline Vueling has opened a base at Rome
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Samuel Aranda wins World Press Photo

The Catalan photographer Samuel Aranda has won the 55th edition of the World Press Photo of the year. The photo portrays a veiled woman cradling a wounded relative inside a mosque during the protes...
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Ryanair takes six Spanair routes

Ryanair will offer six new routes out of Barcelona
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Barcelona mid-winter festivals

La Laia mid-winter festival starts on the weekend of 10 February with the launch of its new Llum-BCN light festival together with the usual more traditional activities for families and children. This...
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Spanair workers approached by Ryanair and Vueling

Low cost airlines Ryanair and Vueling are on the search for employees of the Spanish airline Spanair, which filed for voluntary bankruptcy at the end of January. Spanair, has declared debts of
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Barcelona approves more for social services

Barcelona city council has allocated
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BARCELONA TOP FOR MOBILE INTERNET SPEED

Smartphone users in Barcelona have the fastest mobile internet speeds in Spain and the best all round coverage, along with Madrid and the Basque country, according to research released by Adslzone and...
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POLLUTION FREE ZONES FOR CATALONIA

Polluting cars in Barcelona will be barred altogether from clean air zones, which are to be created in Catalonia
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