Barcelona

Barcelona tourist industry counts cost of 'lost week' of rioting.

Trade reportedly falls 60% in some areas, with concern about disturbances’ long-term effect Still reeling from the collapse of Thomas Cook, Spain’s tourist industry is now counting the cost of prolonged rioting in Barcelona, the nation’s most popu...

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At least 80,000 attend march against Catalan separation in Barcelona.

Pro-Spanish unity groups lead counter-rally after 350,000 march in support of jailed separatist leadersTens of thousands of people have joined a protest against independence in Barcelona, calling for Spanish unity and peaceful co-existence in Cata...

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Spanish police clash with thousands of Catalan protestors in Barcelona.

Police charge 10,000-strong crowd as pro-independence demonstration turns violent Spanish police and militant elements in a thousands-strong crowd of protesters clashed in the streets of Barcelona close to police headquarters late on Saturday, as ...

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Catalan separatists clash with police following rally for imprisoned leaders.

The flare-up in violence came after a week of tense calm without major incidents following six days when Catalonia was rocked by riots each night after the Oct. 14 Supreme Court verdict.

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Tourist trade counts the cost as separatist riots blight Barcelona.

Hoteliers, restaurants and shops say takings fell up to 50% after the violence, and future bookings may be hitCatalonia has been counting the political cost after protests swept across the region following the decision by Spain’s supreme court to ...

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‘This cannot continue’: Barcelona mayor urges halt to violent Catalonia protests.

Rioters have burned hundreds of trash bins and hurled gasoline bombs, chunks of pavement, acid, and firecrackers, among other objects, at police.

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Catalan president calls for talks with Spain's government after unrest.

Quim Torra urges dialogue for democratic solution to tensions following fifth consecutive night of violence Catalonia’s president, Quim Torra, has called for talks with the Spanish government after Friday’s huge, peaceful march held in protest at ...

Catalonia paralyzed by strikes, marches as protesters move toward Barcelona.

The effects were also felt in major tourism landmarks. Architect Antoni Gaudi's modernist Sagrada Familia closed its doors due to a protest blocking access to the basilica.

General strike shuts down Catalonia

Workers close shops and block roads in protest at jailing of pro-independence leadersWorkers downed tools, shops closed and activists blocked roads in Catalonia on Friday in a general strike called in protest at the jailing of nine pro-independenc...

Catalan protesters burn cars, clash with Spanish police in third day of unrest.

The demonstrations began after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine politicians and activists who were behind Catalan's 2017 separatism movement up to 13 years in jail.

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Third night of violence in Barcelona after jailing of Catalan separatists.

Protesters set cars alight and attack police after sentencing of nine pro-independence leadersStreet violence escalated in Barcelona late on Wednesday, as protesters set cars on fire and threw acid at police officers in a third night of unrest fol...

Police clash with protesters in Spain after leading Catalan separatists are sentenced.

Video footage showed police using batons on some of the demonstrators.

Sardine tins for the poor?: Barcelona's shipping container homes.

Just a stone’s throw from La Rambla, the Spanish city is building 12 shipping container flats to help tackle its social housing crisisBarcelona has begun installing its first shipping container homes just a stone’s throw from La Rambla, the famous...

Barcelona police spare bathers' blushes with clothing 'robbery kits'.

Initiative particularly welcome among those who have clothes stolen on city’s nudist beachesPolice in Barcelona have handed out more than 100 emergency clothing kits to bathers who return from a swim to find everything they left on the beach has b...

Surge in violent crime in Barcelona prompts calls for legal reform.

Critics say many street thieves operate with impunity, leaving tourists particularly vulnerableThe Catalan government has called for tougher penalties for violent crimes after a surge in knife attacks and violent robberies in Barcelona.Miquel Buch...

Barcelona announces 'drastic' rickshaw cutback

Estimates put total around 2,000 but vehicles remain in regulatory vacuumBarcelona city council has announced a drastic reduction in the number of rickshaws that have proliferated on the city’s streets in recent years, with a reported estimate of ...

Frank de Boer: 'Equal pay at international level now would be ridiculous'.

The Atlanta United manager reflects on his short reign at Crystal Palace and explains why he thinks the equal pay debate is not overWhen José Mourinho called Frank de Boer “the worst manager in the history of the Premier League”, the Dutchman’s eg...

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