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Old shop of ‘giant’ dolls is granted new life
The unique shop, El Ingenio, sells traditional puppets referred to as giants. These giants are important participants in the popular, traditional processions organized for Spanish holidays. Despite the giants’ fame, it has been a real challenge for the shop to survive financially. Nevertheless, El Ingenio has been fortunate, as a micro-patronage program has saved the shop.
Barcelona students embark on the archeological excavation of a XIX-century pottery workshop
A group of eight students from the University of Barcelona (UB) has begun excavation in the Raval district of Barcelona. The goal of this project, called ArqueUB, is to find and study the remains of the workshop of Antoni Tarrés, the famous pottery master of the XIX century. Also, they plan to carry out excursions to promote exhibitions for the general public.
Barcelona plans to establish a ‘tourism observatory’
The municipality of Barcelona, in conjunction with the Committee and Consortium on Tourism,have decided to initiate a ‘tourism observatory’ in the Catalonian capital.
Japanese tourists are welcomed as special visitors to Barcelona
For the past 25 years, Japanese tourists have acquired a special fame as the most loyal tourist devotees of Catalonia. Always with a photo-camera in hand, they demonstrate a sincere interest in the culture, architecture, and cuisine of this region, and… for the locals, the feeling is reciprocal.
Project of personalized social aid for elderly residents of Barcelona to be expanded
Created in 2008, Proyecto Radares was designed to provide assistance to the elderly. As of today, this plan has been implemented in 35 areas of Barcelona already. Now the government plans to introduce this initiative to the remaining 18 city districts over the next two years.
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Plan to control insects in Barcelona
Barcelona’s mayor’s office and the municipal authorities of Santa Coloma Gramenet and San Adrian de Besos have ordered measures to be taken against Aedes albopictus.
Improvements to Barcelona metro station Jaume I,Line 4 will conclude in 2019
The refurbishment plans for Jaume I include the expansion of platforms and the replacement of old stairways. Also, the station will become more convenient for passengers with disabilities.
Plans to ban the use of segways, electronic scooters, and other types of personal transport in the center of Barcelona
The government of Barcelona has decided to prohibit trendy electronic transport means in the central city areas because they cause numerous inconveniences for other road users.
Opening restaurants and bars on Osca de Sants square will now be prohibited
The government administration under Ada Colau is planning to ban the opening of new bars and restaurants in the area of Triángulo de Sants-Hostafrancs because these establishments have a negative impact on local trade and have become a nuisance to residents by generating excessive noise
The historical center of Barcelona strengthens the fight against advertisements
Authorities of the Catalonian capital have decided to fight the “visual contamination” of the city center.
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