Archive of: March, 2015
Holy week, in Spanish Semana Santa is here. Since Spain is a Catholic country there are many occasions and holidays that are celebrated during the Easter holiday. Semana Santa in Barcelona is incredible due to the numerous outdoor processions and celebrations taking place in the city.
Holy Week (29.3-4.4) starts with the Palm Sunday, when a procession traditionally takes place around the Cathedral of Barcelona where people are holding palm branches.
The following week the Semana Santa continues with Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Easter Friday is a public holiday in Spain and most of the shops, restaurants, museums and other attractions will close their doors. On Friday from 16:00-23:00 it is highly recommended to visit the square outside of the Barcelona Cathedral, there will be processions and celebrations.
On the next day, Easter Saturday everything runs normally and usually all the shops are full of people due to the fact that most of the stores are closed for the next few days. On Easter Sunday there are a lot of masses and religious processions, throughout the day and everywhere in the city. Once again the Cathedral is the place to be since it is the center of all the activities. Easter Monday is a public holiday as well and usually almost everything is closed. You can see the Easter opening hours here.
During Semana Santa Barcelona is breathtakingly beautiful and the city has a tradition of producing and consuming huge amounts of chocolate during the Easter. Chocolate shops as well as bakeries will display different kind of sculptures made out of chocolates, the best chocolate sculptures can be in the Chocolate Museum; Museu de la Xocolata located in the district of Born.
We wish everybody Happy Easter!
Sónar is an annually held electronic and advanced music festival. It was established in Barcelona in 1994 by Ricard Robles, Enric Palau and Sergi Caballero. Sónar is one of the most famous festivals in Europe and each year it attracts thousands of excited music fans from all over Europe.
This year the Sónar Festival will take place on June 18-20 in Fira Montjuïc and Fira Gran Via L’Hospitalet. The festival is divided into two parts; Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night, during the day the festival is held in Fira Montjuic, Plaza de España and during the nights in Fira Gran Via L’Hospitalet.
This year the line-up includes amazing artists such as The Chemical Brothers, Skrillex, Autechre, Vessel, Evian Christ, Lee Gamble, Holly Herndon and many, many more! This festival is something you don’t want to miss!
The weather in Barcelona is incredible during June so in addition to the festival, why not explore and enjoy the magical city. For instance, by visiting the beautiful Park of Gaudi or relaxing at the beach of Barceloneta.
Gather your friends and experience one of the best festivals of your life. Start planning your trip to Sónar and Barcelona today. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information, we are happy to help you with planning your trip!
Full festival tickets start from 180 €, Day tickets start from 54 € and Night tickets start from 72 €. Tickets available here.
Are you ready for one of the best festivals in Barcelona? Primavera Sound is an annually held music festival and this years it takes place in Parc del Fórum starting from 28th to 30th of May. The first edition of the festival took place in 2001 and today Primavera is one of the largest festivals in Spain attracting around 100 000 people.
The different genres that Primavera focuses are indie, alternative, pop, hip hop, dance, folk, jazz, metal and experimental music. The wide variety of different genres ensures that there is something for everyone.
This year´s lineup is certainly incredible, some of the bands and artists getting up to the stage are The Strokes, Black Keys, James Blake, José Gonzáles, Jungle and many many more.
Why not gather your friends together and experience this amazing festival, it will be beyond your expectations! In addition to the festival you can make your trip to Barcelona unforgettable by exploring the beautiful city! For instance before going to the festival you can enjoy the beautiful beach of Barceloneta, have a nice lunch in the old town or visit the most remarkable landmarks of Barcelona such as Sagrada Familia or Arc de Triomf.
Add Primavera to your bucket list and start planning your trip with us today! Contact us for more information!
Full festival tickets starting from 185 € and day tickets starting from 80 €.
Tickets available here.
Are you wondering where you should go out in Barcelona? The city is full of amazing night clubs from more relaxed and rock-like clubs to elegant and luxurious clubs. Below we have listed some of our favorite ones!
Sala Apolo also known as Apolo or Nitsa is located in an old theater, and it has various rooms with different music genres. The club also hosts live music venues and well known DJs weekly. On Mondays Apolo is the place to go because they have an amazing night called Nasty Mondays. This club is for people who are looking for more relaxed nightclub with great music and atmosphere!
Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 113, 08004Image Source
Razzmatazz is located in a cavernous warehouse and it is spread over five rooms. The club itself is huge and every room has its own genre, which makes sure that everyone finds something nice. Razzmatazz often hosts techno luminaries such as Derrick May or Cobblestone. In Razzmatazz the party usually starts a bit later and continues until early in the morning. This club is for people looking for big nightclubs with laid-back atmosphere!
Carrer Almogàvers, 122, 08018
This nightclub is located in one of the most luxurious hotels in Barcelona, Hotel W. Eclipse offers delicious and creative cocktails and the view from the club is breathtaking, you can take a glimpse at the Mediterranean Sea. This is for people looking for a fancier club with luxurious touch and high quality service.
Moll Oriental, 08039
Summer is coming and it is time for a wonderful terrace party! This Club hosts the best terrace parties of the city. This club hosts a wide variety of both local and international DJs and the music is varies between commercial and house music. This club is for people looking for glamorous night in a beautifully designed open-air club!
Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13, 08038
Carpe Diem Lounge Club
This trendy club is located on the beach and it offers an elegant night out. The club has great views to the beach boulevard. This beach club is for people who are looking for exotic but luxurious night out in amazingly designed Arabic style club.
Passeig Maritim 32, 08003
Opium is located on the beach right next to the club Carpe Diem, mentioned above. Opium is considered to be one of the hottest nightclubs of the city. The club hosts famous DJs from all around the world and it has a spacious and incredible dancefloor. This club is perfect for people looking for commercial and electro music in an elegantly designed club.
Passeig Marítim Barceloneta, 34, 08003
Sidecar plays mostly indie rock and is located in the heart of Barcelona, Plaza Real. This hip and unpretentious club hosts live music gigs as well and it is the great place to dance in until the sunrise. The great thing about the location is that if you don’t like this club you can easily hop to another one, for example Jamboree and Marula Café are located right next door.
Plaça Reial, 7, 08002
Contact us if you want more tips and information about the nightclubs in Barcelona!
Would you like to have an amazing 360° view of the city without a huge tourist mass? Then Búnker del Carmel is the perfect view spot for you and most importantly it is totally free!
Búnker del Carmel is located on top of a mountain called Turó de la Rovira, in the district of El Carmel. The bunkers were built for the Spanish Civil War and therefore it is not only a viewpoint but also a historical site.
To make best out of this viewpoint, it is highly recommended to go there on a clear day and before the sunset. You can see the city in daylight as well as the amazing sunset and after that the magical city lights.
It is the perfect spot to have a little picnic while enjoying the magnificent view and atmosphere. In our opinion this is one of the best viewpoints in Barcelona due to the fact you can see pretty much everything from Sagrada Familia to Tibidabo.
It is quite easy to get there; if you are up for a little walk up to the mountain, take the metro line 4 to Alfons X or if you want to get closer to the spot, take the bus 24, V17,92 or 119.
Gather your friends, pack a little snack and drinks and go enjoy your evening in one of the prime spots of Barcelona!
El Clásico is the name given to any match between Real Madrid C.F and FC Barcelona. El Clásico is the most watched single football match attracting hundreds of millions viewers around the world.
El Clásico is a fierce rivalry between the two strongest teams in national league, the clubs are seen as representatives of two rival regions in Spain: Catalonia and Castile as well as of the two biggest cities in Spain.
The two teams have the 2 best players in the globe, Cristiano Ronaldo playing for Real Madrid and Lionel Messi playing for FC Barcelona. The two clubs are among the richest and most successful football clubs in the world and in 2014 they were ranked as the most valuable sports teams.
The next El Clásico takes place this week Sunday 22.03.2015 at 9pm in Camp Nou, home of FC Barcelona This game is something you don’t want to miss! Tickets are available here.
Real Madrid won the last El Clásico 3-1 but who will be celebrating on Sunday? – Barcelona or Madrid?
Have you already heard about this amazing festival called Brunch Electronik? – In case you haven’t, here is what you need to know!
Brunch Electronik was established last year. It is a festival held twice a month during the springtime. The program suits for everyone due to the wide variety of activities from second-hand markets, vinyl fairs, activities for children to performances of the best national and international DJ’s. On top of that, there is also a delightful restaurant where you can get your brunch, lunch or just some snacks!
You must think Sundays are only for relaxing at home– not anymore! This festival is something you do not want to miss!
This year Brunch Electronik starts 15.3.15 and goes until the end of May. Some of the activities that this year’s first Brunch Electronik includes: Elastic beds, large format games and racket games, face painting, cooking workshop, climbing wall, art workshop, short films and artist such as Åme, Rainer and Session Victim.
Tickets: You can buy tickets in advance here, the prices vary from 10-13 €, depending how early you are. You can also buy tickets from the entrance of the festival, before 15.00 pm tickets are 13€ and after 15€.
How to get to the Poble Espanyol: metro lines 1 and 3 at stop Espanya, bus lines 13, 21 and 150 at stop Poble Espanyol and also Ferrocarrils de Generalitat de Catalunya at the stop Espanya. The festival starts at 12.00 and ends at 21.00.
Do you want to make the most out of your Sundays? If yes, don’t miss this spectacular festival! Contact us for more information!