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This is a full directory of all 153 articles about Barcelona, listed in reverse order, with the most recent article at the top. If you'd prefer to search for some particular article, please use the search facility on the news front page.

Barcelona Victim of Terrorist Attack

Aug.18.2017

A terrorist attack on Las Ramblas in Barcelona has killed at least 15 people and left 100 or more injured, around 15 or so critically. The attack took place...

Salvador Dali's Body Exhumed for Paternity Test

July.25.2017

In what can only be described as a surreal turn of events the body of the notorious Spanish painter Salvador Dali was exhumed last week in a four hour operation...

Cruilla Celebrates 10th Birthday with Stellar Line Up

Apr.19.2017

Starting life as a series of concerts in Mataro, Cruilla Festival moved to Barcelona in 2008, making 2017 its 10th edition in the Catalan capital. Like any land...

Gearing Up For Primavera Sound 2017

Feb.1.2017

It’s that time of year - to start organising your schedules for another edition of Primavera Sound! Just as the fun of the holiday season is coming to an end an...

Barcelona Puts Its Pigeons On The Pill

Dec.02.2016

And yes, we do mean the contraceptive pill. In a last-ditch attempt to decrease the amount of pigeon poo you'll find from the Sagrada Familia to the Ramblas...

More Bike Lanes Coming to Barcelona

Sept.07.2016

The Telegraph has officially declared that a "cycling revolution" has landed on the shores of Barcelona. This month, there are five new bike lanes that are kick...

Barcelona's Wheelchair Speed Demon

Jul.20.2016

Barcelona police have been befuddled by a new criminal on the streets of town - a man racing about the city streets on a wheelchair. This isn't just any whe...

Barcelona's Live Music Restrictions Lifted

Jun.04.2016

A new law in Barcelona was met with cheers by music fans. Bars, cafés and restaurants around the city will now be allowed to offer amplified live music without ...

Football legend Johan Cruyff passes away in Barcelona

Mar.24.2016

Legendary football player Johan Cruyff passed away at his home in Barcelona today at at the age of 68 from lung cancer. The sad news was announced on his we...

Primavera Sound Revving Up For 2016

Feb.01.2016

It's officially time to start getting excited for Primavera Sound's 2016 edition. The lineup has been confirmed for the city's biggest and baddest music festiva...

Another Record Year for Spanish Tourism

Jan.10.2016

January is a great time to book your holidays for the year, and it looks like Spain will be one of the top choices for Brits in 2016. All signs point to a s...

Is This the End for Bullfighting in Spain?

Dec.06.2015

A new European parliament vote might spell the end for bullfighting. The parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of stopping using public subsidies to fund...

Spain the Best Country for Holiday Flings

Sept.11.2015

Looking to add a bit of spice to your holidays? Then Spain is the perfect place for your next weekend away. The Spanish have taken the title as the Europeans mo...

Tourism Caps Coming to Barcelona

July.14.2015

Beautiful beaches, world-class museums, incredible architecture, all-night parties - there are seemingly endless reasons to visit Barcelona. Which results in se...

Barcelona the Med's Most Bike-Friendly City

Jun.12.2015

Cyclists in Barcelona have something to be pleased about - the city is doing something right when it comes to biking. BCN has been declared the Mediterranean's ...

Spanish Declared World's Happiest Language

May.14.2015

And the award for the most positive-sounding language in the entire world goes to... Spanish! Research group MITRE Corporation and some very clever scient...

Primavera Sound Ready To Rock 2015

Mar.2.2015

Just when you thought Primavera Sound couldn't possibly top last year's festival, they've gone and announced another fantastic line up for 2015's madcap music f...

Vodka Tonics All The Rage in BCN

Feb.10.2015

Barcelona's a fantastic place to get your party on, whether you're a local or a visitor. But for visitors hoping to blend in with the locals, there's one drink ...

Spanish Speaking English Better Than Ever

Nov.20.2014

Are you planning on visiting Spain… but don't speak Spanish? If the answer is yes, then we have some good news! Visitors to Spain have long struggled to get...

Naked Italians Spark Protests

Aug.22.2014

Three naked Italians walk into a supermarket... wait, that's not the start of a bad joke, but a potential hazard of visiting Barcelona's popular Barceloneta dis...

Atletico Madrid Win La Liga, Tata Steps Down

May.19.2014

When FC Barcelona striker Alexis powered in a thunderbolt of a shot from an almost impossible angle, to set the scores at Barca 1, Atletico Madrid 0, the fans a...

Primavera Sound Announce Full Line Up

Jan.31.2014

I know, I know, we say this every year... but is this the best ever line up for Primavera Sound, or what!? Ok, mainstream music fans might complain at the l...

New Nightlife Options For Barcelona

Dec.04.2014

Whilst sipping cervezas on terrazzas, beach life and al fresco festivals are a thing of the past, now that winter has truly rolled around, another aspect of the...

Park Guell No Longer Free

Oct.30.2013

We'd been hearing rumours for a couple of years now, but we never quite believed it would happen. But is just has! Gaudi's wonderful Park Guell, one of the city...

Oral Sex Schools To Open in Spain

Sept.24.2013

Well blow me! The news that a St. Petersburg oral sex school is planning on colonising Spain is enough to shock the most liberal of editors, but it seems this i...

Gerardo Martino Named As Barca Coach

Jul.29.2013

Barcelona have unveiled Gerardo Martino as their new coach, with the Argentine penning a two year contract with the Blaugrana last week. Martino's appointment c...

Policeman Jailed For Tow Truck Revenge

1.7.2013

A Barcelona policeman has been sentenced to 18 months in jail, and handed a €400 fine, for falsely indicting four tow trucks for running red lights in retaliati...

Neymar Coming to Barcelona

May.27.2013

It's been on the cards for a while, but it seems Neymar da Silva Santos Junior will finally be leaving his native Brazil and current club Santos and joining the...

EatWith.com Launches in Barcelona

30.04.2013

Unless you've been living in a WiFi-free cave for the last couple of years you'll have noticed a rather major trend in the travel industry. As tourists explorin...

Sonar To Celebrate 20th Birthday in 2013

Apr.15.2013

When the Sonar Festival comes to Barcelona the whole town stops to party for a week or more of official and non-official events. It's one of the seminal electro...

Spanish Mums Strip For School Bus

Feb.04.2013

A group of Spanish mothers have decided to bare all in an erotic 2013 calendar to raise funds to pay for their children's school bus, after government cuts left...

Blur To Headline Primavera

Jan.08.2013

Fresh from reforming for their fantastic performance at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony, 90s Brit-pop icons Blur have been confirmed as the first head...

Catalan Independence On Hold After Elections

Nov.26.2012

The separatist CiU, Convergence and Union alliance, party led by current Catalan President Artur Mas were relected yesterday, but crucially failed to get the ma...

In-Edit Film Festival in Barcelona

Oct.29.2012

The In-Edit International Music Documentary and Film Festival is the main event this week in Barcelona. Entering its 10th year In-Edit is a festival of music do...

Catalans March For Independence

Sept.12.2012

Yesterday, on the National Day of Catalonia, an estimated 1.5 million Catalans flooded Barcelona's city centre to celebrate their national identity with many se...

Barcelona 3, Real Madrid 2

Aug.24.2012

Barcelona gave themselves the edge in the two-game tie for the Spanish Supercopa last night at Camp Nou, beating Real Madrid in a contest they completely domina...

One More Month of Chic Summer...

Aug.02.2012

August marks the last month of La Roca Village's Chic Summer, and with it the final chance to a) win a VIP trip to Barcelona courtesy of their summer competitio...

Ryanair Slash Flights to Spain

July.25.2012

It's more bad economic news for Spain, as recent government plans to increase revenue through airport tax hikes seem to have backfired. In response to the rises...

Barcelona Transfers: Keita Out, Alba In

July.08.2012

As FC Barcelona prepare for another season gunning for glory, they will have to do without Seydou Keita their versatile Malian midfielder who announced today th...

Win a Trip to Barcelona with La Roca

Jun.20.2012

Still a bit rainy and cold where you are right now? Dreaming of a nice break on the Mediterranean? Listen up. As part of their Chic Summer initiative, La Roca V...

Spain To Win Euro 2012?

Jun.05.2012

The European and World Football Champions are heading to Poland and the Ukraine to defend the title they won four years ago in 2008... and everyone from the boo...

Barcelona Win Copa Del Rey

May.27.2012

Pedro struck twice and Messi scored his 73rd goal of the season on Friday night to beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in the Copa del Rey Final. All the action happened i...

Pastor Maldonado Wins Spanish Grand Prix

May.15.2012

Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado won his first ever F1 Grand Prix in Barcelona at the weekend, edging out Spain's Fernando Alonso to claim top place on the po...

Boat Party Sets Sail for Summer

Apr.30.2012

Barcelona is a hedonists' city and this summer the parties won't be confined to dry land only! Launching earlier this month, the first of a long season of booze...

King of Spain Breaks Hip Elephant Hunting

Apr.19.2012

The popularity of Spain's royalty hit a near all-time low this week when news broke that King Juan Carlos had been elephant hunting in Botswana recently. The st...

Be Hostels Celebrate 10 Years

Apr.16.2012

It was party time at the Be Mar Hostel this weekend, as the successful Be Hostels chain celebrated an amazing 10 years of offering budget accommodation to weary...

New Order To Play At Sonar

Apr.03.2012

Considered one of the most influential bands in history, New Order formed in 1980, evolving from the similarly acclaimed Joy Division after the death of lead si...

Barcelona Build La Masia in Indonesia

Dec.14.2011

Not a team to rest on their laurels, FC Barcelona have given their consent to a new 100 million euro soccer academy in Indonesia - based on the famous La Masia,...

Is Messi Best Player Of All Time?

Mar.08.2012

As Barcelona destroyed Bayern Leverkeusen 7-1 in the second leg of their European tie, one man used the occasion to make footballing history. Lionel Messi becam...

Primavera Sound Line Up 2012

Feb.27.2012

Having recently reported on the Sonar 2012 line up it makes sense to take another look forward to the other big Barcelona music festival heaving into view this ...

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