Il·lustració © Nicolás Aznárez
The porcelain teapot

It all happened the week of the Mobile World Congress. Nora was cleaning room 606 when she saw the porcelain teapot on the desk, like a paperweight on a bunch of...

Una dona camina per un carrer al voltant de la plaça de la Vila de Gràcia i passa per davant de l'aparador d'una botiga on venen mascaretes d'ús no sanitari. © Laura Guerrero
The economy on lockdown

The impact of COVID-19 goes far beyond the realm of healthcare. The restrictions brought about by the pandemic have affected many businesses. The economy is likely to...

Park Güell. Entrada © Ajuntament de Barcelona / AL PHT Air Picture TAVISA
Turisme i cultura després de la pandèmia

The debate forum “City, tourism and culture: a joint opportunity” – organised by the Department of Tourism and Creative Industries in conjunction with the Sixth...

Espectacle inaugural del Festival Grec 2020. © Edu Bayer / Ajuntament de Barcelona
Treading carefully and not looking too far ahead. The post-lockdown future of culture

Cancelling, postponing or rethinking. These are the options Barcelona’s cultural initiatives have had to decide between during the Covid-19 lockdown. Each project has...

© Paola de Grenet
The Land Use Plan for Ciutat Vella: Protecting community life

Since 1992, different Land Use Plans have been implemented in Ciutat Vella to regulate economic activities and urban planning licences. The most recent one, approved...

Il·lustració de diferents llocs de Barcelona: Sagrada Família, Camp Nou, torre Agbar © Astrid Ortiz
Tourism, between wealth and residents’ complaints

Barcelona receives more than 12 million visitors per year for both business and pleasure. The city is the location of one out of every three tourism companies in...

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