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!

Barcelona on wheels with the Barcelona tourist bus

As usual, with the good weather and spring arrival, the stop of the green route of Barcelona BusTurístic stops right next to the Hotel Barcelona Princess on Passeig del Taulat.

The Barcelona BusTurístic is the original and official tour of Barcelona since 1987 and is one of the best ways to know Barcelona during your visit to the city.

You can go up and down as many times as you want, so with the BusTuristic you can go around the city and thanks to its three routes (red, blue and green) you can visit the most emblematic places of the city such as Port Vell, Parc de la Ciutadella, Plaça Catalunya, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera,  Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Plaça Espanya, Montjuïc, the Camp Nou of FC Barcelona and several beaches in the city.

You can identify the BusTuristic by its colorful exterior and get comfortable inside or go up to the second level to enjoy the sun.

Exploring Barcelona with Barcelona BusTurístic is a comfortable, ecological and quick way to discover the city, as well as being able to know its history in your own language.

The Barcelona BusTurístic has an App so you can know where you are and where to get up and down. It is free and you can download it in your handy smartphone that you find in the rooms of both Barcelona Princess and Negresco Princess Hotels that also allow you to make unlimited calls and be connected with wifi at any time.

 

How much is the Bus Turístic?

Older than 12 years old: 1 day € 30 and 2 days € 40

Children from 4 to 12 years old; 1 day € 16 and 2 days € 21

Older than 65 years old: 1 day € 25 and 2 days € 35

Children from 0 to 3 years old: Free

 

How many routes does the Barcelona Bus Turistic have?

It has 3 routes: the red, blue and the green one.

You can use them all and go up and down as many times as you want.

Take into account that the duration of a complete route is approximately 2 hours.

 

What is the Barcelona BusTuristic timetable?

In winter from 9am to 7pm

In summer 9am to 8pm

Its frequency is between 5 and 25 minutes depending on the season.

You can buy your tickets directly on the bus or at the reception of the Negresco Princess and Barcelona Princess Hotels with a special discount.

Near the Negresco Princess you also have stops of the Barcelona BusTurístic in Plaça Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia with the blue and red route.

You can enjoy the theatre´s day in the Negresco Restaurant

The Negresco Restaurant is another space for the culture of the city and, of course, for the world of theater, that’s why today, March 27 and the World Theater Day, we celebrate it by giving away tickets to the show: “La noche del Parrado “!

Once again, the Negresco Restaurant opens the doors to the culture of Barcelona in a very special day, the World Theater Day, together with the humorist Víctor Parrado.

As many of you already know, in the Negresco Restaurant, of the Negresco Princess Hotel,  we are raffling each week a double ticket for a theatrical show among all the people who come to eat our weekly menu. We can´t stop laughing with Goyo Jiménez’s show “Más difícil todavía”  and now we will also do it with Victor Parrado because today, the World Theater Day, we are going to raffle 3 double tickets. As you can see, coming to eat our  lunch menu at the Negresco Restaurant has a prize!

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Culture has a special place in our restaurant, from book presentations such as those recently experienced with Francesc Torralba and the presentation of his first novel Desfici , the literary dinner with Antoni Bassas and his Bon dia, són les vuit! Josep Pla 2018 prize or the one of Josep Lluís Bozzo remembering the loved Pepe Rubianes with his Pepe y yo . As well of  pairings where music, wine and gastronomy merge in a relaxed evening. Acts where music, conversation and culture are main players  as in Vis à Vis organized by the TresC Culture Club  where we had the chance to be with the actor and director Josep Maria Pou, and soon we will do it with Silvia Munt.

Events that make us be part of this great cultural world of the city that makes part of the Negresco Restaurant. So a day as special as the World Theater Day… we celebrate it !

If you want to have the opportunity to win a double entry for the shows and cultural events that take place at the Negresco Restaurant, you just have to come to have lunch and introduce the ticket you will find on the table in the box that we have located in the bar of the Negresco Restaurant. Ah! And be aware to the telephone because if you are the lucky one… We are going to call you!