Color and tradition at the Carnival of Barcelona

If we say Carnival, you will probably think about the Carnival of Brazil, but in Barcelona we also have our peculiar and traditional Carnival.

It is called “Carnestoltes” and is celebrated as a party. This year it will be held from February 8 to 14.

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Each city has its ride or “rúa” and Barcelona too. There is also the Carnival King´s ride, the “naranjada” and the big “sarao” that takes place on Sunday afternoon, and on Ash Wednesday the burial of the sardine takes place too.

So Carnival is perfect to come to Barcelona and enjoy the atmosphere of the city. Near the Hotel Barcelona Princess you can enjoy the Carnival in Poblenou, and the Negresco Princess Hotel is in the city center, so you will be able to experience in first person the Carnival of Barcelona.

There is another city very close to Barcelona where carnival is really famous and full of party: Sitges. A big party is organized, full of costumes, feathers, color, music and fun. They know how to have fun and that´s why this is the gay capital of Europe.

Love is in the air, San Valentin in Barcelona

Cupido is about to arrive to Barcelona to celebrate San Valentin´s day, the most romantic day of the year.

February the 14th  is a perfect day to express your feelings to your boyfriend or girlfriend. To do this is not so easy, so every year we wonder what to give as a present, what to do or where to go to have dinner.

Forget chocolates and give a big surprise to your partner with a hotel night in Barcelona. An special, romantic and different night.

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The Barcelona Princess with its terrific views to the sea or to the city, and the Negresco Princess Hotel, in the city center, they both have a special Love Box specially prepared for this date.

The Love Box is an extra service that you will find in our sites of Barcelona an Negresco Princess Hotel, once you have selected your room with views, terrace or even Jacuzzi.

Our Valentine’s offer includes a Sensual Kit by Bijoux Indiscrets (Duster, mask, silk ribbon, lubricant, massage gel, condom), late check out subject to availability, parking in the Barcelona Princess and of course, romantic decoration to give the final touch to such a special day.

Chef Jon García of Negresco Restaurant will prepare a special menu which we will talk about later on that will be perfect to make your partner fall in love again.

You can also take a look at our romantic packages at the  Barcelona Princess, such as the Princess Love pack or the Princess Wellnes pack that includes massages and that is also offered by the Hotel Negresco

Happy San Valentin´s day! ❤

Barcelona agenda 2018

A new year has begun and it is a perfect moment to know what Barcelona offers concerning music, culture, festivals, sports and congresses. There are so many options that we will divide it into two publications.

We show you the best proposals to do in Barcelona so you can put on your agenda the ones you like the most.

Music:

Concerts “Joanne Worlt Tour” of the superstar Lady Gaga arrive to Barcelona on 14th and 16th January in Palau Sant Jordi

The Guitar Festival BCN takes place during 6 months (from January to july), in different venues of Barcelona and it includes different musical styles, and as you can guess with its name, it revolves around guitar.

In Parc del Forum and in front of the Barcelona Princess Hotel the best independent music festival, Primavera Sound, will take place from 30th May to 03dr June. We are looking forward to know the program of this edition.

The International Advanced Music Festival and the Creativity and Technology Congress, known as Sonar, will take place on 14th, 15th and 16th June. We are waiting for confirmations.

On 13rd and 14th July, also in front of the Barcelona Princess Hotel the Cruïlla Festival comes back, but before this, on 09th and 10th February we will be able to enjoy the Cruïlla Carnival in Poble Espanyol.

Barcelona Beach Festival is this year on its tenth year and will take place next 14th July, this year with David Gueta as a new artist for this festival.

Agenda 2018 - Música

Agenda 2018 – Música

Festivals and traditions:

Costumes, live music, shows, dance and color in the Barcelona Carnival  from 8th to 14th February, even the main show takes place on friday during this week.

An experience you can not miss is Sant Jordi´s day, very similar to San Valentín´day in the rest of Spain. It´a day full of legends, roses, books and love. It´s a perfect day to spend a romantic night in the Negresco Princess Hotel and to admire books and roses all along Ramblas and Passeig de Gràcia.

23dr June is the magic night in Barcelona. This day, Sant Joan´s day, arrival of summer is celebrated with music,  firecrackers, fireworks and bonfires.

Sports:

The Half  Maraton (21 km) is used to be made on 11 st February with a tour that includes the city centre and the seafront of Barcelona.

The Barcelona Zurich Marato  will start in 11st March with a route full of attractions as Sagrada Familia.

On 11, 12 an d13th May the Formula I World Championship will take place in Barcelona with the best pilots and teams as Ferrari, Redbull or McLaren.

If you like motorbikes, on 15th, 16th and 17th June you have an appointment with the Grand Prix Monster Energy of Catalunya of Moto GP in the Barcelona circuit.

Later on our favorite sport event will take place in Barcelona:  The Triathlon, whose date is already confirmed and will be on 07th October 2018

Agenda 2018 - Deporte

Agenda 2018 – Deporte

 

Congresses

The Mobile World Congress with the latest innovations, technical developments, and companies as Microsoft, HTC and Samsung will be in Barcelona from 26th February to 01st March in Fira Gran Via Barcelona.

Eyeforpharma, an event for pharmaceuticals will be in the Barcelona International Convention Centre  (CCIB), just in from of Barcelona Princess, from 15th to 15th March.

From 16th to 19th April the city hosts Alimentaria in the area of Gran Via Barcelona , a fair to experience with food, beverage and gastronomy.

 

Culture

Cultural offers in the city are unlimited. To be aware of all these offers experts are TR3C Club, and Negresco Princess Hotel has became a culture space.

The # Negrescoescultura and not only because the Hotel is in the center of Barcelona and is an ideal meeting point for lovers of Barcelona’s culture. Also because culture can be breath there…

For example, next 05th February this hotel will have a literary dinner with the writer and philosopher Francesc Torralba. During this evening, gastronomy of Negresco Princess and its chef, Jon García, will marge with literature.

Agenda 2018 - Cultura

Agenda 2018 – Cultura

New year´s eve strikes in Barcelona

New year´s eve is a special day as is it the end of an era and the beginning of a new one, and Barcelona is a fantastic place to celebrate this special date.

In Barcelona, in addition to the new year’s strikes, you can follow the typical tradition of eating the twelve grapes to the rhythm of the bells to say goodbye to the year.

New Year's Eve in Barcelona

New Year’s Eve in Barcelona

From the Hotel Negresco Princess, hotel placed in the center of Barcelona, you will be close to several central places of the city such as Passeig de Gràcia, Plaça Catalunya or Les Rambles among others. These places will be full of good atmosphere and people who is willing to celebrate the last night of the year.

You can also enjoy it at the Hotel Barcelona Princess where, after the special New year´s eve dinner we have prepared, you can attend the concerts that will take place in the forum area, in front of  the hotel. And the next day you will be able to sleep un til later and enjoy our New Year´s Brunch

We encourage you to spend the last night of the year in Barcelona at one of our urban hotels of the Princess Hotels & Resorts .

MENU BARCELONA PRINCESS HOTEL
NEW YEAR´S EVE DINNER
Special new year´s eve Menu and lucky grapes
31st December 2017

BRUNCH
New year´s brunch
01st January 2018 from 10.00 to 15.00h

RESERVATIONS
933561000
bcn.reservas@princess-hotels.com