What to do for Christmas in Barcelona?

What to do for Christmas in Barcelona? Still don´t know? We give you some ideas.

For Christmas the streets of Barcelona have many lights and decorations, and in the city you can enjoy it in many ways.

Belén en Plaça de Sant Jaume de Barcelona

Belén en Plaça de Sant Jaume de Barcelona

Near the Negresco Princess and the  Barcelona Princess Hotel there are many interesting things to do, here are some of them:

 

  • Christmas markets in the Cathedral square of Barcelona:It is one of the oldest places in the city, and in this square you can find original Christmas objects.
  • Mangers: In a quiet walk along the Ramblas you can visit some mangers, which are a sample of small figures that symbolize the birth of Jesus. Also in Sant Jaume square you can find a big manger  that this year is aerial.
  • Christmas “Tió”: It is a typical Catalan tradition that consists on decorating a trunk with eyes and a smile and feeding it with different kind of food  for a couple of weeks, and  on December 24, it gives you a few gifts.
  • Illuminated streets: Walking through the streets of Paseo de Gracia, along the Ramblas, and other typical places of the city you can immerse yourself in a walk full of light and decorations.

These are some of things you can do in the city during these dates when Barcelona becomes a city full of light and magic.

The #BarcelonaPrincessTeam reaches the Barcelona Triathlon goal

On October 8, the Barcelona Triathlon was finally held, with the participation of more than 3,500 athletes.

Several colleagues of the Hotel Barcelona Princess participated in the triathlon, some of them for the first time and others repeating the experience of previous years. All of them motivated and wearing the green shirt of our 360 sustainable project, they form the #BarcelonaPrincessTeam.

Our computer technician Víctor thinks that this year has been very hard, the sun beat very hard.

Joan, our chef, loves the tour because it includes emblematic places of Barcelona such as the Arc de Triomf or the Sagrada Familia.

Santiago, the director of this Hotel in Barcelona, loves to participate in this sport event with the companions of the hotel.

Our head of F&B Miquel, makes the triathlon individually for the first time, and he loves it. Read more →

Turning on World Tourism Day with the challenge # Tourism2017

This year the tourism starts a movement to improve the sustainability and the environment, and it does it through the #Tourism17 campaign.

In the year of the development for sustainability, it is expected that all the tourism sector join together to improve this matter.

Besides, September 27 is the World Tourism Day and at the Hotel Barcelona Princess we celebrate it by making a 360 degree turn to promote a responsible tourism.

The #Turism17 campaign is very important the Barcelona Princess, since for years we have been a hotel that promotes sustainability.

We have a project called 360º Princess & You in which we do several actions to contribute to social responsibility, such as working with the fair trade of food or promoting energy savings among others. Read more →

Presentation of the Barcelona Triathlon by Santander 2017

On the next 8 of October the Barcelona Triathlon will be held in the city, it is the largest in Spain and one of the greatest in Europe.

The triathlon in Barcelona is an important sporting event that is held every year to promote the practice of sport, and this time has an added value, as 25 years have passed since the amazing Olympic Games in Barcelona 92.

Last Wednesday 20th of September the Barcelona Triathlon 2017 was presented at the Olimpic Sport Museum, which was attended by a great Spanish athlete who participated in those memorable games of 92, Abel Anton. This year, Abel will be the representative of the Banco Santander team along with Mireia Belmonte and Miguel Indurain.

Presentación Barcelona Triathlon

Presentación Barcelona Triathlon

At the Hotel Barcelona Princess, official hotel of the Barcelona Triathlon, this year we’ll repeat our assistance at the Barcelona triathlon with our great #BarcelonaPrincessTeam.

In this year’s triathlon there will be different distances and modalities so that everyone can participate in it.

As a novelty this year, the Barcelona Triathlon 2017 aims to increase female participation so that there are more women on the starting line of the Triathlon and crossing the finish line.
That is why the campaign has begun with the hashtag #mujerestriatletas, in which Ana Pérez (@ annita.smiles) or Sara Loehr (@saraloehr), among others, participate.

In the case of the team of the Barcelona Princess, Marina one of our staff members is a woman triathlete and this year she repeats in the triathlon of Barcelona.

The Barcelona Triathlon is also solidary and this year joins the investigation of Lateral Amyotrophic Sclerosis (ALS) a disease that causes muscle weakness and atrophy.
See you at this important festival where you can have fun doing sport or motivating athletes!

Earth Needs Your Help. Be an #OzoneHero – World Ozone Day

September 16 is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer  (World Ozone Day ), an important day for everyone because the ozone layer protects our planet from the harmful rays of the

For this reason, we have to find methods to help us preserve this important element of our planet.

At the Barcelona Princess Hotel and Hotel Negresco Princess we take the environment and sustainability very seriously, and for this reason we participate in different green actions to minimize the emission of gases that can contaminate the ozone layer.

Hotel Barcelona Princess

Hotel Barcelona Princess

We have #OzoneHeroe beacuse thanks to the control over the facilities by all our staff of the Hotel Barcelona Princess and a rational use by our guests, the electricity consumption per person in 2016 was reduced by 14% with respect by 2015.

This means that it has ceased to emit 164 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. This carbon dioxide saving is equivalent to the photosynthesis of a forest of 8,238 trees during a year.

#OzoneHeroe campaign - Word Ozone Day

#OzoneHeroe campaign – Word Ozone Day

Be an Ozone Heroe and discover your superpower with the campaign for the World Ozone Day that celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol.

Earth Needs Your Help!

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See our #Tourism17 challenge for International Year of Sustainable Tourism.