Yesterday saw the Catalan parliament vote to ban bullfighting in Catalonia from 2012. However, the move, which was supported by the three main pro-Catalan parties, has been widely condemned in other areas of Spain and is likely to be challenged. The BBC report notes:
In the end the vote passed by an absolute majority – [...]Continue Reading →
Barcelona city council recently held a referendum to choose between the different proposed redevelopments of the Avinguda Diagonal.Continue Reading →
Monday saw massive snowfall in throughout Catalunya, cutting power to 220,000 people in the province of Girona from 4pm and still unresolved 24 hours later.
The snow also caused widespread chaos elsewhere, with drivers unused to driving in winter conditions, authorities unprepared for snow clearance, and pedestrians fearful of slipping on icy pavements. Buses were cancelled, [...]Continue Reading →
Following on the heels of similar events in Madrid, Salzberg and Malta, the EC Poker Tour arrives in Barcelona in March at the Gran Casino de Barcelona located next to 5-star Hotel Arts.
The event takes place between Thursday 18th March and Sunday 21st March 2010 and you can win a $7000 prize package that [...]Continue Reading →
Barcelona won top place in the British Travel Awards, beating long time rival Paris as the Best City Break Destination.
The annual awards are acknowledged as the largest arbiter of public opinion towards travel in the UK. The British Travel Awards 2010 Gala Dinner is already scheduled for Thursday 4th November at Battersea Evolution, London [...]Continue Reading →
Winter sports enthusiasts will be flocking to the Barcelona Snow Show on the 7th and 8th of November at the Olympic Stadium on Montjuic.
The event will showcase the best snowboarders and freestyle skiers from Spain and abroad and boasts the highest ramp in Europe – 35 metres high.
The Olympic Stadium will also host [...]Continue Reading →
The Boat Show returns to Barcelona on November 7th at the Fira de Barcelona and Port Vell, continuing until November 15th.
As usual at the Barcelona Boat Show 2009 – Salón Náutico Internacional de Barcelona 2009 – the big ship builders and leading nautical companies will be showcasing their products. This event is now one [...]Continue Reading →