Romina´s illusion is our Illusion in the Barcelona Princess

“My illusion is to be a princess of the sea and to visit fishes of the Aquarium”

Romina

Every year the staff of the Hotel Barcelona Princess chooses a common cause, and this year we have chosen an illusion of Make a Wish Spain to make it a reality.

Our illusion has its own name: Romina. We introduce her to you!

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Romina is 3 years old and is a patient of Hematology. He is a very cheerful sea princess apprentice. As a good princess, her favorite color is pink and she loves to get dress in that color. And her greatest illusion is: To be a princess of the sea and visit the fishes of the Aquarium of Barcelona.

Romina has discovered her fascination for fishes thanks to the drawings on the walls of the hospital where she is attended and very excited she has explained us that she wants to give “fishy” kisses to the fishes that she will meet at the Aquarium.

But Romina also likes princesses a lot. And, for that reason, she has the illusion of becoming a princess of the sea like the little mermaid Ariel. And to be able to visit the aquarium fishes dressed as a princess and with a large crown.

Romina likes the sea and she is learning many things. The other day they went to the beach in Barcelona to collect shells, pebbles and sand to make a representation of the underwater world and she has prepared some homework that shows that she is an authentic expert!

Romina and her family lived in Ecuador and came to Barcelona in August last year for health reasons. They have had to extend their stay in the city due to medical complications and, while Romina’s father has had to return to his country, the little Romina “princess of the sea” and her mother have stayed in Barcelona.

Romina´s illusion is also our illusion and next 23rd of April the Barcelona Princess and the Negresco Princess Hotels will offer a rose of Sant Jordi to our guests to share the power of illusion that helps children with serious illnesses such as of Romina, so that they could recover from their illness as the knight of Sant Jordi defeated the dragon in the legend.

 

Emblematic and centenary shops of Barcelona

Time goes by and some shops in the city of Barcelona are clear examples of the history of the city. They are shops with more than one hundred years and mostly modernist style.

Some of these emblematic stores continue to offer original products and some other shops offer new products. You can identify them because in their entrance they have a distinctive sign that catalogs them as the unique and most important shops from an historical point of view and the city’s heritage.

According to VisitBarcelona guide of BarcelonaTurisme, some of these historic shops that are well worth visiting and be surprised by their interiors, facades and products are:

  • Rei Herbalist( C/Vidre, 1)

In it you will find medicinal plants, spices, tea and natural cosmetics. In this herbalist of 1818 and heritage of Barcelona you will also find history in its exterior and interior with a XIX century environment and a fountain dedicated to Linne

  • Bagués´s Jewellery (Pg de Gràcia, 41)

In its interior,  shine and reflections with high-end jewelry and in its exterior culture, art and history.

  • Xancó´s shirts (La Rambla, 79-80)

This shop of almost two hundred years of history is placed in Ramblas, one of the most emblematic places of the city. Inside, the cash register is what surprises the most. This shop is part of the Architectural,Historic-Artistic and Landscape Heritage Catalog of the emblematic Establishments of Barcelona.

Other emblematic shops recommended by VisitBarcelona guide of BarcelonaTurisme are Casa Calicó, Cottet Optics and Audiology, Rovira´s drugstore, Boileu´s editorial, “El Rei de la Magia”, San José´s stamperie,  knitted prooducts La Torre, “La Casa de las Sabatilles”, La Mallorquina, Manual Alpargatera, fur shop La Sibèria, Mil and Obach hat shops.

During your holidays to Barcelona, do not miss these emblematic places and let yourself flown through the time and history of the city. To locate these places you can use our free handy smartphone that you will find in the room of your Hotel Barcelona Princess and Negresco Princess.

Flamenco in Barcelona, ole!

Flamenco is art and it is part of the culture of Spain that consists on typical dance with music of Andalusia.

Although, Flamenco is not the most traditional in Barcelona as are the “castellers” and “sardanas”, it has been named Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and it is worth to see and enjoy it if Barcelona is your one and only stop in Spain.

To enjoy their color and passion, you must attend a “tablao” which is a space in which flamenco shows are performed. An environment where as well as music, dance and rhythm you can have gastronomy and where the “rebujitos” and “sangrias” can not miss. Here, in the “tablaos” is where you can hear the famous “Ole” with which the “cantaores” and “bailaores” are encouraged.

If you wonder where to see “flamenco” in Barcelona, there are many well known places.

The “Tablao Flamenco Cordobés placed in Ramblas is one of the best-known “tablaos”in the city. It is inspired by Nazarí art and its interior reminds the Alhambra in Granada.

In the middle of Eixample you will find the Palacio del Flamenco. A different tablao that is placed in a former renovated theater and makes it the largest flamenco show in Barcelona.

A reference of “flamenco” in Barcelona is Los Tarantos. A tablao in Plaça Reial that combines the most important flamenco figures with emerging talent full of passion and energy.

The best flamenco tablaos in Barcelona are very close to the Hotel Negresco Princess located in the center of Barcelona and it is also very easy to reach them from the Hotel Barcelona Princess which is perfectly connected to the center of Barcelona.

The restaurant week” from eltenedor.com comes back to the Negresco Restaurant

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The ‘Restaurant Week’ of eltenedor.es returns to the restaurants of Barcelona and, of course,  to the Negresco Restaurant. Ready to live one of the greatest gastronomic festivals in the city.

From April 12 to May 6, Negresco Restaurant replaces its daily menu and “ a la carte” to participate one more year in this solidary initiative of eltenedor.es. Solidary and gastronomyc since more than 300 restaurants in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Malaga and Valencia participate in this campaign.

On this occasion, the best restaurants in Barcelona, including the Negresco Restaurant, offer sustainable and exclusive menus at a fixed and reduced price. In addition, for each menu, 1 euro goes to the solidarity projects of the NGO Ayuda En Acción.

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So do not think twice and take advantage of these days to come and enjoy this luxury menu ‘Restaurant Week’! You will find among other dishes,  Salad of watermelon and feta cheese with Modena vinaigrette with mint, or Warm leek cream with confit quail and crunchy ham.

Price: 25,00 € (without drinks)

¡Dont wait and reserve your menú  here !

¡We wait for you at the Negresco Restaurant!

 

Many cultural activities for this season

Once again, the Negresco Restaurant reopens the doors to the world of Barcelona culture and does so with a very tight schedule. Do you want to know what awaits us these months in the Negresco Restaurant?

In the Negresco Restaurant we start the season with many cultural activities that will take place during the month of April and May.

As usual, the Negresco Restaurant joins Barcelona’s writers, enabling the spaces of the Hotel Negresco Princess and the restaurant to the different cultural formats that are happening in the city.

Sant Jordi is coming soon, and literature has an important place throughout the month of April with the literary dinners organized by the TresC culture club. After the good experiences with Joan Lluís Bozzo, Francesc Torralba and Antoni Bassas, we opened the season with Martí Gironell (April 4) and Màrius Serra (April 5). An intimate format in which to talk with your favorite authors in a relaxed and enjoyable dinner, discover characters, travel to different locations, examine  every detail, in short, a unique opportunity to live a novel in a very different way.

Who said that book presentations are boring? We  don´t think so. The Negresco Restaurant is an ideal space for new presentations That´s what the journalist Agnès Marquès thinks and on April 14 she will present her book “Els guapos són els raros” in a very special way … Doing a literary aperitif! Also on the 19th we will have the opportunity to present the new novel by Pep Prieto, “Carnada”, together with the journalist Jordi Basté.

But as well as literature there is also theater! And cinema! That is why we continue to welcome the Vis à Vis of the TresC with important personalities of the national cultural world, including Silvia Munt (April 10), one of the most valued female characters of the Catalan cultural scene. A multifaceted actress and cinema and theater director who has received numerous awards – several Goya Awards – she has given us great works, among the most recent ones, “Las chicas de Mossbank Road” and “El Precio”. And Nausicaa Bonnín (3 de amyo), the young Catalan actress who already has a long and intense career in the world of acting. On television, we have seen her in series such as “El cor de la ciutat”, “Sagrada familia”, “La luz de Elna” or “Citas”; in the theater, “Las brujas de Salem” or “Don Juan”; and in cinema, “Tres días con la familia”, “El cuerpo” or “Elisa K”.

In addition, in May, we will have the opportunity to promote the new show of La Seca, “Otello”, with a very special event that we will already explain …

A very tight schedule that will get us the culture in all its fullness. We still have more … Who said that the series can not be paired? In the Negresco Restaurant, the people of Serielizados want to drink wine and watch audiovisual works. Thus, we will pair the most emblematic characters of the series that have been important for us, with DO Penedès wines and premium quality artisan cheeses that best represent their personality # 5persontages5vins. In each session we will have a main serie, starting with Sherlock on April 26, The Handmaid’s Tale on May 23, Game of Thrones on July 20, …

But … and the music? After the first experience with “Sentits del Vi” a few months ago, we want to repeat! If music can remind you of a movie or a place, why not a wine or a gastronomic “tapa”? Sentits del Vi returns, the Barcelona version of the enomusical pairing that the TR3SC Club celebrates every year at the Live Music Market in Vic! And this time, in a very special session since the Club Tr3sC celebrates its 12th anniversary with us!

Xavier Barba, The fantastic sommelier, will guide a tasting of 4 wines DO Penedès wines, paired with the music of 4 Catalan artists and 4 author “tapas” that the Negresco Restaurant chef, Jon García, will create for the occasion. In addition, we will have the honor of being able to listen live to the musical of XARIM ARESTÉ, BIG MAMA, JARPS and JU. A game of senses in a unique space!

As our director, Jairo Mayolas, explains, “we do not want to become one more space. We believe in culture and that is why we want to offer careful activities that make people feel at home “. So you know, if you want to be aware of the city’s cultural agenda, keep an eye on our networks!

We will wait for you!