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 !!

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!

Palau de la Música, one of the greatest representatives of Catalan modernism

El Palau de la Música is a music auditorium designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, one of the greatest representatives of Catalan modernism. It was built between 1905 and 1908 and declared a National Monument in 1971.

It was destined to concerts of orchestral and instrumental music, as well as choral interpretations and music productions. However, in the Palau there have also been cultural, political, theatre plays and, of course, the most varied musical performances. Nowadays, this kind of performances are still held. And you can complete the experience with the lovely café and restaurant venues inside, as it is written in the Lexus Magazine.

Photo by Palau de la Müsica - Orfeó Catalá

Photo by Palau de la Müsica – Orfeó Catalá

The Concert Auditorium is the most important venue of its type in Cataluña, and it regularly stages world premieres. When entering, aside from the heavenly skylight, you will be struck by the organ, a bust of Anselm Clavé, another of Beethoven, and a plethora of decorative motifs: palms, fruit, flowers and jewels.

The foyer of the Palau is a great venue that has been converted into a spacious café-restaurant whose culinary highlight is definitely breakfast. It´s a good way to start the visit of the Palau.

The Palau restaurant, at open air and placed on the ground floor in one of the places in Barcelona to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing food. Then, you have The Mirador Restaurant, located at the top of the Plaza del Palau and overlooking the Art Nouveau façade by Domènech i Montaner. It offers a menu of lunch and dinner weekdays (starter, main course and dessert), a tasting menu and a menu with a selection of seasonal cuisine.

This music auditorium is placed in Barcelona, specifically in Sant Pere neighborhood and our Negresco Princess is near to this majestic building, so it is a must if you are on vacation in Barcelona. As tip, we suggest you to see one of its corners where you will see the legend of San Jordi.

 

For more information about this or about other ideas to visit in Barcelona you can visit our Blog and see Luxos Magazine, an online travel guide that you find in the handy smartphone that you will find in all our rooms at the Negresco Princess and Barcelona Princess Hotels.

We introduce you Gábor

You already know that we like to introduce you our team of the Barcelona Princess and the Negresco Priness Hotels It’s a good way to know each other a little better and so they can give us suggestions and explain some anecdotes.

On this occasion we spoke with Gábor Noé the person in charge of urban hotels in Barcelona of the Princess Hotels & Resorts chain.

– Where are you from?

I am Hungarian and I lived there until I was 27 years old. Later I came to Spain where I have been for 10 years. First in Tenerife and now a year ago in Barcelona, an exceptional and restless city with sea, mountains, culture and nightlife.

– What is your job at the hotel?

 I am joining the Princess Hotels & Resorts chain in their hotels in Barcelona as Sales Manager and my objective is to do business actions to attract businesses to hotels, and I do it mostly traveling.

Foto Gábor

– What do you like the most about your job?

I like the idea of collaborating with two very different hotels in Barcelona at the same time.

They are the Hotel Barcelona Princess, a congress hotel with large meeting rooms and in front of the CCIB (International Convention Centre in Barcelona) and just a few minutes from the beach. The other one is the Negresco Princess, a hotel in the center of Barcelona with a large terrace and a restaurant, Negresco Restaurant, with a very interesting gastronomic proposal.

And of course traveling is also something that I love!

-Do you want to tell us any anecdote about your experiences at the Hotel Barcelona Princess?

Each trip is an experience because each destination is different. I have seen and heard many things! One example is that a partner was sent by mistake to another city because the agency organizing the trip made a mistake the city code.

– From your day by day, how do you contribute to the hotel’s social and environmental responsibility plan?

I will join the new solidarity cause of this year, as well as environmental, sports and solidarity activities organized by both Princess hotels in Barcelona.

– What is your favorite place in the city of Barcelona? And in the hotel?

The viewpoint of Montjuïc from where you can enjoy terrific views of Barcelona.

About the hotels, in Barcelona Princess the terrace of The Gym Bar is a great place to relax with a drink and an excellent place to organize an event. In Negresco Hotel, the terrace and the pool on the top floor of the hotel have a great atmosphere.

-If you came to visit the city, what do you think you could not miss in Barcelona?

I recommend living in neighborhoods of the city such as Gràcia, very close to the Negresco Princess or Poblenou, a few steps away from the Barcelona Princess.

Thank you for sharing your time with us and we hope to know more about your travelling experiences!