News & Views Directory 2

This is a full directory of all 150 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 Win El Clasico In Style

Dec.12.2011

Despite the worst possible start to their evening, Barcelona recovered from conceding an early goal to beat their arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Bernebeu and t...

Power to the People's Party

Nov.24.2011

Spain's conservative People's Party (PP), led by Mariano Rajoy, swept to a landslide victory during last weekend's general election which saw them win 186 of 35...

FC Barcelona Never For Sale!

Nov.09.2011

Sandro Rossell, president of Barcelona Football Club, has hit out at the financial models of Premier League clubs - and an increasing number of clubs from La Li...

ETA Declare Definitive Ceasefire

Oct.25.2011

There was joyful news in Spain last week as the Basque terrorist group, ETA declared a ceasefire which will hopefully bring an end to over 50 years of violence....

More Easyjet Flights from Gatwick

Dec.14.2011

Those orange-clad gurus of the cheap flight have been expanding their European empire again - this time by announcing a new daily flight from London Gatwick to ...

FC Barcelona Back On Track

Sept.26.2011

It's been a strange start to La Liga this season, which FC Barcelona opened with a convincing 5-0 victory over Villarreal, but then went on to slip up twice, dr...

La Merce Programme 2011

Sep.16.2011

Barcelona's biggest festival is back for 2011 and as usual the Festa Major (Grand Festival) to end all Festes Majores will pack more punches than 12 rounds of O...

BE a Screenwriter and BE a Winner

Aug.24.2011

Fancy yourself as the next James Cameron? Well here's a little incentive to get your creative juices flowing and get started on the screenwriting career. Barcel...

Cesc Fabregas Returns to Barcelona

Aug.16.2011

So the longest most arduous transfer in the history of football finally came to an end on Monday with the official confirmation that Cesc Fabregas was once more...

La Roca Village's Summer of Style

Jul.28.2011

This summer 2011, shopping centre extraordinaire, La Roca Village is launching a style campaign aimed at tourists visiting Barcelona to help them fit in with th...

Free Barcelona Travel App

July.19.2011

In case you hadn't noticed that new shiny icon at the top right of the Barcelona Life website, then we're glad to inform you that the hottest free iPhone travel...

Cruilla Festival in Barcelona

Jul.06.2011

The fourth edition of the Cruïlla Festival touches down in Barcelona this 8th and 9th of July, occupying the concrete morass that is Parc del Forum (which is sl...

Spain Win Under 21s Football Tournament

June.28.2011

Spain's star-studded under 21s football team showed they are ready to follow in their elders' footsteps when they added the 2011 UEFA under-21s cup final to the...

Contortionist Thief Caught in Suitcase

Jun.14.2011

Pickpockets and bag snatchers are a well-known hazard in Barcelona city centre (some tips here on how to avoid them), but most tourists would feel safe loading ...

Barcelona Champions At Wembley

May.30.2011

In a game heralded as one of the greatest European Cup finals of all time Barcelona's magnificent 11 once again triumphed against Manchester United to lift the ...

Barcelona Protests & Elections

May.24.2011

It's been a big week in the history of Spanish politics, and those following the international press would have read reports of mass protests, starting in Madri...

Barcelona Through to Final

May.04.2011

Maybe it was the absence of Jose Mourinho (officially because of security fears, but surely to be interpreted as a one man stand against what he views as offici...

Messi At The Double

Apr.28.2011

This was not a classic Clasico. Neutrals expecting two teams, arguably the best in the world right now, to dazzle audiences with a display of footballing brilli...

El Clasico: A Tale of Two Penalties

Apr.18.2011

If you're in town over the next few weeks you're sure to get caught up in El Clasico fever taking over Spain right now. The two giants of Spanish football met f...

Sonar Line Up 2011

Apr.11.2011

The sun has come out to Barcelona and thoughts are turning to the summer and another hedonistic season of partying. In other words now is a good time to cast ou...

Feathers Fly on Placa Catalunya

Apr.05.2011

There were some bemused looks on Placa Catalunya this Sunday... and small wonder. Several hundred youngsters had gathered on the square, not to demonstrate agai...

Barcelona Bullring Opens as Shopping Mall

Mar.29.2011

One of the city's most anticipated building projects was completed this week with the opening of Las Arenas Shopping Centre, in what was once a bullring. La ...

Barcelona Win In La Liga

Mar.21.2011

Barcelona Football Club won another valuable three points this weekend in their bid for a third successive La Liga title. Dani Alves and Bojan Krkic got on the ...

Primavera Sound Line Up 2011

Mar.15.2011

The Primavera Sound Festival returns in 2011 for another edition of alternative music from the genres of indie, punk, rock and post-rock, mixed up with just a l...

Barcelona Outfire Arsenal

Mar.08.2011

Three weeks ago Arsenal shocked the footballing world when they overturned a goal deficit and handed FC Barcelona an almost unthinkable 2-1 defeat at the Emirat...

Nun Expelled For Using Facebook

Feb.28.2011

Spanish nun, Sister Maria Jesus Galan, has been expelled from her convent in Toledo for "spending too much time on Facebook" according to recent reports in the ...

Barcelona Gunned Down by Arsenal

Feb.17.2011

It was the match football purists had been waiting for with bated breath. The day the "best team in the history of the world" went to London to showcase their s...

Allegations of Baby Trafficking Hit Spain

Feb.07.2011

Last week an organisation called ANADIR filed a petition, signed by 260 people, to Spain's Attorney General demanding an investigation on the alleged baby-traff...

Shakira Moving to Barcelona

Jan.31.2010

Great news for Latin music lovers this week in Barcelona. Saucy South American pop starlet, Shakira, is rumoured to be moving over here on a permanent basis, at...

Ryanair vs. Spanish Law

Jan.24.2011

You might be familiar with the scenario. You've shopped around online for your flights to Barcelona and found Ryanair are the cheapest. You duly snap up your ba...

Smoking Ban Hits Spain

Jan.17.2011

Arriving back in Spain from our Christmas hols a bit later than most, the Barcelona Life team took a week or two before refamiliarising themselves with the city...

Messi Wins Ballon D'Or

Jan.11.2011

Barcelona's supremely talented forward Lionel Messi collected Fifa's Ballon D'Or on Monday, awarded to the best football player in 2010. The Argentine received ...

Barcelona World Race Underway

Jan.02.2011

Whilst most of us have spent the last couple of days recovering from our hangovers and possibly resolving never to drink again, there are a select few who set o...

Barcelona Life Launch Printed Maps!

Dec.17.2010

Merry Christmas Barcelona! Take a look around the city in the coming days (weeks and months) and you're sure to find a little present from us at Barcelona Life....

Naked Protest Against Fur

Dec.06.2010

Around 100 animal rights activists stripped off their clothes to form a naked protest on Placa Sant Jaume this weekend, in a bid to draw attention to the cruelt...

Flamenco & Castells Added to UNESCO List

Nov.29.2010

There was cause for celebration for lovers of both Spanish and Catalan culture earlier this month when the results of a UNESCO meeting in Nairobi were declared....

Alonso Loses F1 Championship

Nov.16.2010

It was a bad day for Fernando Alonso and Ferrari in Abu Dhabi at the weekend when the script seemed to be leading the Spaniard to a third Formula One Championsh...

La Sagrada Familia Finally Consecrated

Nov.10.2010

Pope Benedict XVI achieved what he set out to do last weekend by consecrating Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia Church a mere 128 years after the first brick was l...

Gay Kissing Protest to Greet Pope

Nov.2.2010

Gay activists are planning a two-minute 'flashmob' kissing protest to coincide with the Pope's visit to Barcelona on the 7th November when he will consecrate Ga...

Paul The Psychic Octopus Dies

Oct.26.2010

Football fans will no doubt remember the biggest star of the World Cup 2010 with great fondness... not Lionel Messi or David Villa, but Paul the Psychic Octopus...

Barcelona To Sue Laporta

Oct.18.2010

To many fans of Barcelona Football Club, Joan Laporta is a name synonymous with success. The former club president was the helmsman of the Barca ship from 2003 ...

Pope To Visit Barcelona

Oct.11.2010

Pope Benedict XVI is due to visit Barcelona in November, as part of a two day trip to Spain which will take in the holy pilgrimmage site of Santiago de Composte...

Airbus Buzzes Barcelona Beach

Oct.04.2010

Tourists oblivious of the fact that the 19th edition of the Barcelona Airshow was taking place this weekend, could be forgiven for being a fraction nervous at t...

Spanish Workers Strike

Sept.27.2010

Bad news for travellers coming to Spain and Barcelona this week, we're afraid. On the 29th September - this Wednesday - the country is expecting widespread chao...

La Merce 2010 Kicks Off

Sept.20.2010

Festivals abound in Barcelona, especially during summer when every district has its own 'Festa Major'. The big one though takes place towards the end of Septemb...

Hercules Too Strong For Barca

Mon.13.2010

Barca fans are used to historic events at Camp Nou Stadium, but the one that took place on Saturday afternoon won't have pleased them one bit. Despite their nam...

British Drug Gang Arrested in Ibiza

Sept.07.2010

Twenty four British citizens have been arrested by Spanish police in Ibiza after making a drugs raid on the island. The police seized cocaine, ecstasy pills, MD...

Barcelona Off To Winning Start

Aug.30.2010

After an eventful off-season, during which Spain won the World Cup, Fabregas didn't sign from Arsenal, but Mascherano did sign from Liverpool, Barcelona FC fina...

Barcelona Hospital Installs Skype Phones

Aug.26.2010

Vall d'Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, in the West of the city, has shown some forward thinking behaviour and installed two Skype video phones in their maternity ...

Air Traffic Controllers Abandon Strike

Aug.16.2010

No need to cancel your holidays plans to Spain this August, or to go through the small print of your insurance policy if you've already booked! Thankfully for S...

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