June is the month of the terraces in Barcelona!

Hot summer arrives in June, long hours of sun, blue sky and the desire to visit the terraces of Barcelona.

We all know, June is the month of the terraces! For this reason, at the Hotel Negresco Princess we decorate our fantastic terrace in the center of Barcelona so that all our clients can enjoy a refreshing baht in the wonderful infinity pool and enjoy the Barcelona sunset handing a cocktail. Fancy, right?

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A week full of music and activities to forget the routine and live 100% the arrival of summer is waiting for us. Are you ready?

One more year, coinciding with the “Setmana de les Terrasses 2018”  organized by the Gremi d’Hotels de Barcelona, the Negresco Princess Hotel starts with the summer nights with a tight agenda that will keep you entertained and without leaving #LaTerrazzaNegresco.

DJ Mr. Mahestyk

Thursday 31st:  20 – 23h

Saturday 9:  20 – 23h

DJ Raquel Leah

Friday 01st: 20 – 23h

Friday 08th: 20 – 23h

Friday 15h: 20 – 23h

Friday 22nd: 20 – 23h

Friday 29tn: 20 – 23h

DJ Parker-T

Saturday 02nd: 20 – 23h

Thursday 14th: 20 – 23h

Terraces week: Happy noise

Thursday 07th: 19.30 – 21.30h

Live music: Happy noise

Saturday 16th: 20 – 22h

Saurday 30th: 20 – 22h

DJ Doza

Thursday 21st: 20 – 23h

Live music: Mrs. Glow

Saturday 23th: 20 – 22h

DJ Gonzo

Thursday 28th: 20 – 23h

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8pm. at 11pm,  you have free access to listen to the coolest live music in the city by groups like “The Happy Noise” with a proposal based on musical themes of the 80s and 90s, but in the style of jazz, swing and the ragtime, and also recreating the aesthetics of those times with an attractive staging that you will love or “Mrs. Glow “, with its new concept of young and very energetic music band full of soul, funk, r’n’b and pop from the 70s to the present.

In addition, Mr. Majestyk, Raquel Leah, Doza, Dj Gonzo or Parker-T are the dj’s that will entertain these fantastic sunsets, so you only have to worry about choosing if you prefer to listen to their trepidating rhythms or be the king of the dance floor.  What’s your choice?

But first a recommendation… if you want to start the summer in a good way, on Thursday, June 7, come to the fun party we have prepared with the best barber in Barcelona, Vicenç Moretó , moving the scissors to the rhythm of swing, ragtime and live jazz by the band The Happy Noise.  The most hipster night and the best cocktail wait for you in #LaTerrazzaNegresco. And to start the weekend, come to the pool terrace of The Gym Bar at the Barcelona Princess Hotel where there will be a Funk, Rock and Soul concert performed live by a eleven musicians band.

Don´t miss it !!

Sun, views and solidarity magic with the Abracadabra Foundation on the terrace of the Negresco Princess

As every year, all the people who are part of the Negresco Princess Hotel in Barcelona, choose a solidary cause that will be our active and voluntary contribution to the social, economic and environmental improvement of our society.

For the whole team, choosing which will be this annual social action represents an important decision and a commitment. This year, after studding several proposals, our winning cause was the Abracadabra Foundation. A solidarity project that gives magic and smiles to children staying in hospitals to make them have a more pleasant stay. As they say: “Thanks to the solidarity magic we managed to provide an extra dose of illusion very necessary to overcome the difficult moments.”

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Last Sunday we were lucky to have a very special magician at the Negresco Princess hotel in Barcelona. Carles Mag, a solidary magician of the Abracadabra Foundation who came to bring us plenty of illusion to adults and children with their visual and participative games. Incredible effects, cards, impossible knots, sponges, coins and many other things that impressed all of us.

An event for all customers and friends who wanted to share with us the illusion of solidarity magic, both in La Terrazza Negresco and in the Negresco Restaurant.

In addition, coinciding with the # SetmanaTerrasses18 that takes place in Barcelona from June 1st to 10th and that organizes the Gremi d’Hotels de Barcelona , on the 3rd we will also have Carles Mag who will once again bring the illusion to all of us, and on Sunday 10th June will be the magician David el Mag who will surprise us with live and impressive magic at the Hotel Barcelona Princess.

But  magic does not end, if you want more, here is the schedule of performances:

Hotel Negresco Princess #LaTerrazzaNegresco (Free admission):

  • Sunday, June 3 from 12h. to 14h.
  • Sunday July 8 from 12h. to 14 h.
  • Sunday, August 5 from 12h to 14h.
  • Sunday September 9 from 12h. to 14h..

Hotel Barcelona Princess (Free admission):

  • Sunday June 10 from 12h. to 14h..

So don´t think more and come with the whole family to enjoy the sun, the views and the illusion of our favorite magician. We are waiting for you!

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.