People wave Spanish flags during a demonstration calling for unity at Plaza de Colon in Madrid on October 28, 2017, a day after direct control was imposed on Catalonia over a bid to break away from Spain . Spain moved to assert direct rule over.
Barcelona v Madrid gets Real: Thousands take to streets for rival rallies as Catalans in white call for peace over ... Daily Mail.
The number of short-term rental apartments, mostly in the Parte Vieja (the old town), has boomed thanks to Airbnb and similar platforms, and the Town Hall has recently granted licences for no fewer than 22 new hotels to come on stream over the next.
Perhaps more significantly, it is a global tourism hotspot. A total of 18m tourists visited the region in 2016, with 9m staying in the city's hotels – an increase of more than 7m since 1990. At the heart of this renaissance has been the celebrated.
This 98-room hotel attracts a young, design-centric clientele with its head-to-toe bamboo wood interiors, arboretum terrace spaces and chilled-out house music. A choice of dapper drinking and dining spots complete the modish vibe. It's a leisurely.
The mile-long avenue that links the Columbus Monument at the port with the Plaça Catalunya carries as many as 100 million people a year and is famed for its colourful flower stalls, souvenir sellers and access to the popular Boqueria food market.
It hasn't yet been a week since the proclamation of the Catalan Republic and we already have a government accused of sedition, two political prisoners, a president in exile and the central government intervening in the Catalan administrations. To those.
H10 METROPOLITAN (Barcelona, Spain ... restored 85-room historic hotel designed by Lazaro Rosa-Violan evokes the charm of 19th century industrial Barcelona. Some of the city’s best shopping and dining options in Plaça Catalunya and Les Rambles.
In the heart of Barcelona, a crowd is gathering in Placa ... Catalonia would find itself cut off from its biggest markets - that it would be denied a place in the EU and would face boycotts and tariffs when it tried to trade with Spain.
Heartbroken but unbowed: King Felipe leads a minute's silence as Barcelona stands to remember those killed along ... Daily Mail.
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Sales and bookings in shops and hotels in one of Barcelona's most ... As the capital of Catalonia, a wealthy northeastern region accounting for one fifth of Spain's GDP, Barcelona has been especially heavily hit by the independence crisis.
It's on a peaceful street behind main hub Plaça de Catalunya (ergo two minutes from the airport bus). Best thing: The faux-retro look: Dolly Mixture-toned and '60s cubic. It's fun, uplifting and surprising at these rates. Any downside? There's no.