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Pessebre exhibition, Barcelona 2018
Photo: J. Losada

The art of celebrating a shared history and tradition

Like in most countries in the West, Catalonia has become increasingly secular over the past few decades. However, centuries of Christian dominance has left its mark on society in general. One of them is...

Tarraco Arena, 2018
Photo: juanma ramos

Reaching for the sky

A breathtaking view of the Colla Vella dels Xiquets de Valls, who won the 27th Castells Contest, for the first time after 18 years, taking the place of their great rivals, the Castellers de Vilafranca.For...

Keeping girls in SPORT

This year’s FAROS report shows that 70% of young women have abandoned sporting activities by the age of 18 and suggests ways of reversing the trend by placing more emphasis on the school and family dynamic

Local World Cup interest

Our resident football writer and presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football takes a look at the role footballers at our local clubs are playing at Russia 2018

Temps de Flors, Girona
Photo: Sara Cabarrocas

Girona says it with flowers

Spring has arrived and if there is one thing we associate with the season of renewal it is flowers. And if spring is the time of flowers, then look no further than Girona’s annual spring festival, Temps...

Circuit de Catalunya, 2016
Photo: Valenti Fradera

A celebration of horse power

If you like the aroma of petrol and the screech of high-powered engines, you could do a lot worse than take a trip to the Circuit de Catalunya this month. For the second consecutive year, the motor venue...

Valls, February 2018

A bumper year for calçots

‘Calçot’ season is now well underway. The spring onion-like vegetable is one of Catalonia’s most traditional winter delicacies, especially in the south, around the city of Valls. Calçots resemble...

Barcelona, September 2017
Photo: ACN

Sep 11, 2017: the definitive Diada?

October 1, 2017 could well turn out to be the most important date of the year in Catalonia, if the independence referendum promised by the Catalan government goes ahead. Yet, before that, another –equally...

Barcelona, July 2017
Photo: Fund. Catalunya-La Pedrera

Art transforms life

In your haste to get out in the open air this summer, don’t forget there is plenty going on indoors. An example are the many exhibitions around the country. If there is one thing Catalonia does well,...

Girona, June 2016
Photo: quim puig

The night of bonfires and coca

Every year, the Nit de Sant Joan (Saint John’s Eve) brings together ritual and festivities in a midsummer celebration of the solstice and the birth of one of the most important saints in the Christian...