The legend of Sant Jordi, the dragon and the princess.

The most romantic day in Barcelona where roses and books are exchanged is coming.

April 23 is Sant Jordi (St. George), a celebration that is considered the Sant Valentin Catalan. In this tradition the streets of Barcelona wear red roses and you can buy books in the bookstalls in the streets like La Rambla.

The book was added to this celebration because Abril 23th is also celebrated the World Book Day.

But behind the princess, the knight, the dragon and the rose there is a legend: The Legend of Sant Jordi.

Sant Jordi · Barcelona · Hotel Barcelona Princess

Sant Jordi · Barcelona · Hotel Barcelona Princess

What is the legend of Saint George?

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Invasion of Sustainable Colour at La Roca Village

The sustainable movement of Cracking Art has invaded La Roca Village with giant and multicolored animals.

Up to 40 animals of large size and strident colors such as rabbits, snails, frogs and swallows have been setted up in the streets of La Roca Village during the spring and until May 31st.

Cracking Art - La Roca Village

Cracking Art – La Roca Village

Crackin Art is an artistic, social and environmental movement. It’s is an initiative from Italy (1993) that now comes to Barcelona but that it has already invaded with its colorful animals another cities such as Bangkok, Moscow, Sydney, Shanghai, Hanoi, Tel Aviv, New York, Paris , Brussels or Milan.

The colorful sculptures of Cracking Art are made of plastic and according to Paolo Bettinardi (Director of the collective Cracking Art) and Kicco (Artist and founder of Cracking Art) it is a sustainable art because they always reuse the same material for the new sculptures.

Getting to La Roca Village:

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Hotel Barcelona Princess will turn off its lights on Earth Hour

This week in which spring begins will be very green and sustainable. March 22 will be held the World Water Day, Saturday 25 will be held the Earth Hour and March 26 we will return to daylight saving time.

The World Water Day is the 22nd of March and at the Hotel Barcelona Princess we are aware (#Hotelscompromesos) of the importance of water. That is why; within our sustainable project “360 ° Princess & You” the hotel includes specific actions like installing filters in the faucets and showers of the rooms to reduce water consumption.

Día Mundial del Agua · World Water Day · Hotel Barcelona Princess

Día Mundial del Agua · World Water Day · Hotel Barcelona Princess

On Saturday, March 25 this Hotel in Barcelona will join Earth Hour 2017 campaign by WWF as a sign of its concern for sustainability and the environment and to show its public commitment.

So, this Saturday, March 25 from 20:30 to 21:30h, the Hotel Barcelona Princess will turn off the lights of its exterior luminous signs including its emblematic PRINCESS sign.

Hora del Planeta - Earth Hour Barcelona - Hotel Barcelona Princess

Hora del Planeta – Earth Hour Barcelona – Hotel Barcelona Princess

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Lot of hopes in the rare disease day 2017

February 28 is the World Day of rare diseases and the Federación Española de Enfermedades Raras (FEDER) celebrates it with an awareness Campaign for their research.

Under motto “La Investigación es nuestra esperanza”  (Research is our Hope). The FEDER’s campaign for this Rare Disease Day aims to raise awareness of rare pathologies and promote their research.

In accordance to the FEDER, a Rare Disease can affect anyone’s. 7 of each 100 people suffer one of them. In Spain there are three million patients that endure rare diseases.

Dia Mundial de las enfermedades - #SOMOSFEDER - Hotel Barcelona Princess

Dia Mundial de las enfermedades – #SOMOSFEDER – Hotel Barcelona Princess

Due to the case of one of our colleagues, at the Hotel Barcelona Princess we got to know first-hand the X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy, a rare disease that affects mainly children between 4 and 10 years.

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New solidary cause 2017

As part of our CSR (Corporate social responsibility) commitment, each year the Hotel Barcelona Princess and the Hotel Negresco Princess have a solidary cause which is chosen by the Hotel staff.

For the last two years (2015 and 2016), the hotels in Barcelona of the chain Princess Hotels & Resorts joined the fight against rare diseases through monthly voluntary salary donations of the hotels workers and participating in the eDreams Mitja Marató and Barcelona Triathlon with the purpose of raise funds.

For this year 2017 were several charity causes proposed by our staff but the most voted cause has been the Cottolengo del Padre Alegre Foundation which helps people with incurable diseases and with limited economic recourses.

Hotel Barcelona Princess @ Cottolengo del Padre Alegre

Hotel Barcelona Princess @ Cottolengo del Padre Alegre

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