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.

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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.

The Negresco Princess hotel celebrates its second anniversary

In the heart of Barcelona, just one minute walking distance from Plaza Urquinaona, the Negresco Princess Hotel opened its doors in December 2015 in one of the busiest corners in the city.

In addition, the hotel has a restaurant that stands out for its relaxed appearance  with Mediterranean touches, that can be seen on the bar’s mosaics, the sea and stone colours, and the flowers and plants in the lamps that reminds fishing nets.

The Negresco Restaurant is also a living space open to culture in which pairing, talks with actors and directors, screenings of documentaries, series or live music can be found.

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As the hotel to which it belongs, Negresco Restaurant is a multifunctional space capable of hosting cultural events for small and medium-sized audiences. “We do not want to become another big space. We believe in culture and that is why we want to offer activities that make people feel at home, “says Jairo Mayolas, director of Negresco Princess and Restaurante Negresco. (see video) 

This space, new for the people of the city, wants to take advantage of its privileged location so that the citizens of Barcelona and their visitors can use it for their meetings, work lunches and, obviously, during their leisure time.

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Regarding the gastronomic offer, the menu has a special focus on the seasonal and proximity products, since, just as with the hotel’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility, the restaurant is also committed to fair trade and proximity suppliers, all of which without giving up chef Jon García roots.

As an exemple of it originality, the Negresco Princess hotel was the winner in the Tapa de Tierra category with the proposal of Jon García “Lamb, foie gras and chocolate dome” of the Hotel Tapa Tour competition in Barcelona 2017, a gastronomic event reserved for gourmet hotels.

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For nightlife lovers, Negresco offers a complete tasting menu with or without pairing, consisting of a small aperitif, a starter, a main course, a pre-dessert, a dessert and a petit fours. Also, if you visit Negresco on Thursday night, you can enjoy UnpluggEAT, a proposal of live music designed to have a magical atmosphere during dinner time.

Negresco also has two lunch menus during the week at very competitive prices: one of two courses and dessert, and a second one of a single-dish and dessert. Following its Km0 product philosophy, menus vary depending on the season and the offer providers of proximity. And for those who want to enjoy the sun and the climate of the city, Negresco has a cozy terrace at street, and a fantastic terrace with views of all Barcelona on the seventh floor.

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A snack at the Neus Puig Open Center with the best company

The Barcelona Princess Hotel is collaborating with the Trinjove Foundation for several social and solidarity actions such as the “Tree of Illusions” campaign for the collection of toys, the selective collection of waste and in different programs which goal is to overcome situations of social exclusion.

As we wanted to know more about the foundation, recently part of the Barcelona Princess and Negresco Princess Hotels team visited the Center Obert Neus Puig, that belongs to the Trinijove Private Foundation. A place in which 40 children from the Tinitat Vella neighborhood and their families, most of them at social risk, receive attention, training and consulting.

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The welcome given by all the coordinating team and of course by the children was really great from the beginning and the first greeting received was a “Bonjour” by a charming child.

Marc Fernández, the Centre Obert manager, explained us more things about this Center and its values  where social, educational and recreational tasks stand out.

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Iñaki Segurado, Vice President of Trinijove, was our great host and he compared the Center with an hotel in the sense that there are many cultures and where one of the Center’s main goal  is to become a space for integration and social cohesion in the neighborhood.

After the visit, we said hello to the children who, laughing and having a good atmosphere, enjoyed the fruit and a delicious snack made by our Chef Pedro Montolio.

Surprises did not end here. Afterward Iñaki made us a tour through the Water House of Trinitat Vella neighborhood. A modernist space open to the public and renovated with the help of the foundation in which different activities are carried out as art exhibitions.

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Easter means holidays!

If we talk about Easter, it reminds us spring, good weather and of course holidays!!!

This year Easter will be from 25th March to 02nd April. And Barcelona is the best place to enjoy a well-deserved vacation because it offers you many different options.

Barcelona is nature, especially with the arrival of spring and good weather. You will enjoy a green and full of color city in its gardens and parks. Also from the beach and you will even consider taking a bath or at least walking on the sand and sunbathing. If you want mountain Barcelona has two. One in Montjuïc where you will find a castle and the Tibidabo also where you will find the Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart and Tibidabo amusement park.

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Barcelona is also recognized for its gastronomy. In this sense our chefs Pedro Montonllio and Jon García from the Barcelona Princess and Negresco Princess Hotels are the experts and every week they offer us a weekly menu with seasonal products, km 0 and fair trade in The Corner Bar Restaurant and Negresco Restaurant ,respectively. Negresco offers us a tasting menu from Wednesday to Saturday to spend a gastronomic evening.

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Barcelona is wellness and you can find well-being in it. Therefore, Barcelona Princess and Negresco Princess offer you a wellness package to relax yourself and to have energy to continue discovering Barcelona.

Barcelona is Architecture and in it you will find the Modernism route and know the Barcelona of Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch, which together with other architects made Barcelona the Modernism world capital.

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Barcelona is also Sport, football and is dressed with FC Barcelona colors.

And Barcelona is culture and art … A great variety of cultural activities take place in Barcelona. In this section, the Poblenou Urban District is our reference in  Barcelona Princess. # NegrescoEscultura and together with the TR3SC club present us with different proposals, from literary dinners, pairings, to talks about the television series of the moment.

Are you still thinking where to go this Easter?

Come to Barcelona !!