Category: Local News

Shops in Poblenou create a shopping and cultural experience with the “Mystery Game”

Quan 16/10/2018 Illustrious figures, from Lope de Vega to Julio González, hold the keys to solving an enigma in the heart of Poblenou. And the shopkeepers will be offering clues from their shops. The well-known detectives Hercules Poirot and Sherlock Holmes, and cinema’s archaeologist and treasure-seeker Indiana Jones, mark the three routes -black, green and…

Startup Grind Barcelona Conference 2018

Meet top investors, entrepreneurs, developers, and journalists from all around the world in the second edition of the Startup Grind Barcelona Conference! It’s the only tech event in Barcelona where you’ll have the chance to learn from the best companies – Google, Shazam, N26, Dow Jones, Codeacademy, etc. – about how they face the technological…

The REC kindles neighbourhood trade

Quan 9/10/2018 “It’s money that’s spent in the neighbourhood and we must take advantage of that” says Cristina Soria, on the launch of the REC citizen currency. She is Chair of the Zona Nord Merchants’ Association and she has a herboristeria (herbalist) in Ciutat Meridiana. Josep Jordà, baker in Trinitat Vella, says: “We’re very excited…

Early Stage Startups, Here’s Your Chance to Shine at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2018

Disrupt is TechCrunch’s flagship event where startup founders, investors, tech leaders and startup enthusiasts meet up to connect and shape the future of technology and innovation together. This year, on November 29-30, TC is bringing the renowned symposium to one of Europe’s most active tech hubs, Berlin. The event is designed to be an excellent…

“Opera in the Shops” (Òpera al comerç) offers more performances in the city’s shopping hubs until mid-November

Quan 4/10/2018 The favourable reaction of retailers and locals to the “Opera in the Shops” programme means that each new Friday performance in the participating shopping hubs is eagerly awaited. Both the organisers and the general public highlight the link it establishes between the retail trade and culture and welcome its success. The project, a…

Quan 27/09/2018 Several of the city’s commercial hubs organising the first autumn street commerce fair, which will later be spreading to other venues in the city right up to November. This is the street commerce festival and the shops, i.e.the local commerce – are the star attractions. The Fair will come with activities for all…

Sant Andreu invites you to rediscover its historical shops and buildings through its new mobile app

Quan 25/09/2018   A new mobile app featuring geolocalised pedestrian routes, called “Sant Andreu té molt punts” [Sant Andreu has many sides] features seven thematic routes around the district that explain the history and personality of its neighbourhoods through urban spaces, architecture, parks, shops, religious art, the Indians neighbourhood and the district’s industrial and rural…

Some 60 shops participate in the ‘Commerce and Schools’ activities for the 2018-2019 school year

Quan 19/09/2018 As many as 63 shops in Barcelona will be taking part in activities under the ‘Commerce and Schools” educational programme for the 2018-2019 school year. This is an initiative promoted by the Department of Commerce in the collaboration with the Municipal Institute of Education, whose aim is for Barcelona’s school children to discover…

Information for justifying grant and subsidy applications for the digital transformation of commerce

Quan 18/09/2018 The coming month of October is expected to see the announcement of the decision giving information on the grants and subsidies awarded for digital transformation of commerce projects. This information will be communicated through the Official Barcelona Province Gazette (BOPB) and as well by this Barcelona Commerce website and by Barcelona City Council’s…

The 'Shop windows, more than just façades!' project aims to commercially revitalise the streets of El Raval

Quan 13/09/2018 Commerce as a key factor for regenerating a neighbourhood. In order to make this idea a reality, a group of associations in El Raval, with the support of the City Council, is working on the ‘Shop windows, More Than Just Façades project. This is a sustainable economic development, training and work-placement initiative with…