4 PLACES YOU NEVER KNEW IN BARCELONA

Barcelona is a great city with many things to do during your stay, and we all know the best places to visit, as La Sagrada Familía, Las Ramblas or the pl. Catalunya, among others.

But the city has more great places that are not very known and are as beautiful and original as the ones mentioned above. We show four of these beautiful locations and things to see according the Luxos magazine guide

  1. Tibidabo

Tibidabo is the highest point on top of the Collserola mountain range from there you can see the the whole Barcelona. Besides of the great views, you can find the amusement park of the mountain, were you can have a great time and enjoy even higher  views.

Tibidaboo Barcelona

Tibidaboo Barcelona

  1. Botero’s Cat

This sculpture by Fernando Botero was purchased by Barcelona’s city council in 1987, but it was positioned permanently in the Raval district only in 2003: up until then, as cats do, it had wandered the city, in sites at the zoo, then the Olympic stadium, then the Medieval shipyards, and finally settling in the Raval district.

  1. The Garden Maze

The Parc del Laberint d’Horta has a hedge maze, a typical feature of aristocratic gardens in the 19th century. It was planned and developed by the Desvalls family from 1791, and the carefully pruned hedges conceal a route leading to the centre where there is a statue of Eros

  1. Palau de la Música

Hidden inside city you can find the magical Palau de la Música, built by Lluís Domènech I Montaner. Anyone who loves the eccentric architecture of Barcelona is sure to admire the organic shapes, colourful staine glass windouws and fine detailing of this concert hall.

You cand find other great places like this ones and other posts with interesting information about Barcelona on the free handy smartphone that you will find in your room of the Hotel Barcelona Princess and the Hotel Negresco Princess.

 

Negresco, the new reference space for culture in Barcelona

In the Hotel Negresco Princess we have made a collaboration with the most important culture club of Catalonia, the TR3SC, through this union we will make different cultural events in the restaurant and on the terrace of this hotel in Barcelona.

As the director of the Hotel Negresco Princess Jairo Mayolas tells us, the hotel has always felt united to the culture of the city, “the culture is part of our DNA, we have always promoted and rewarded it.”

Hotel Negresco colabora con TR3SC

Hotel Negresco colabora con TR3SC

The Negresco restaurant has just been renovated with a new image and a new menu. Being located in the center of the city, it can be a meeting point for the culture lovers.

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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 →

3 sports, 1 team, 9 athletes – We introduce you to #BarcelonaPrincessTeam for the Barcelona Triathlon 2017

This October 8, 2017 the Barcelona Triathlon will be celebrated, with three different disciplines realized in the same race, these modalities are running, swimming, and cycling.
Besides of being an important sport event, it is also solidary because it raises funds for a good cause.
At the Hotel Barcelona Princess we feel committed to these social and sport causes, and we see physical sport as a positive activity for physical and mental well-being.

For this reason and as in previous years, some members of our staff will participate in the Barcelona Triathlon 2017, forming the #BarcelonaPrincessTeam.
Our participants this year are:

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The Chestnut in Barcelona

We arrive to Autumn and with these dates, between October 31 and November 1, there is a traditional popular party in Barcelona and all of Catalonia, “La Castanyada”.

During these days the streets and homes of Barcelona are filled with chestnuts and panellets, some sweets made with almonds, pine nuts, and different nuts between which you can find a great variety of flavors.

Halloween hotel Negresco Princess

Halloween hotel Negresco Princess

You can also enjoy sweet potatoes, a sweet autumn fruit that you can find in several places on the street and that will help you to get warm.

These festivities coincide with the popular American Halloween, so in some establishments in the city you can also find people in disguise or the typical terrifying decorations of these festivities.

In the Hotel Barcelona Princess we will offer treats to our customers to participate in this fun popular party.

Halloween Hotel Barcelona Princess

Halloween Hotel Barcelona Princess

In the Hotel Negresco Princess as well as sweets, we will decorate the hall of the hotel and we will put terrific makeup to our staff to give a fun touch to the hotel.