Grec Festival de Barcelona: 5 Reasons the 43rd Edition is not to be Missed

2019 will mark the 43rd Grec Festival de Barcelona. Every summer this event, which brings together theater, music, dance, and the circus, once again dominates the calendars of both locals and visitors. The foremost cultural event for the capital city is coming once again to bring a breath of fresh air with its original offerings in the theater arts. Where? Largely at the Teatre Grec in Montjuïc, although there are several other participating venues. Did you know that the Teatre Grec is only a few steps away from our design hotel in Montjuic? We are your go-to lodging in Barcelona!

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Barcelona’s Teatre Grec: an unexpected open-air theater on a mountain in Montjuïc

The best thing about Barcelona is that it is full of unexpected treasures. You can find these lesser-known corners just by keeping your eyes open, but they are nevertheless surprising. This is the case for the Teatre Grec, located on the top of Mount Montjuïc. This theater is a true discovery, especially on summer nights when you can see the various shows in the open air. Still haven’t been there? When you stay at our boutique hotel close to Montjuic you will have this and many other prime Barcelona locations within reach.

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The Magic Fountain of Montjuïc (Font Màgica de Montjuïc): an unmissable spectacle of water and light

Now that summer is just around the corner, it seems that people are more inclined to be out and about on the streets. This is even more likely when we’re talking about a dynamic city like Barcelona that’s always buzzing. The Ciudad Condal, another name by which Barcelona is known in Spanish, offers an unlimited number of outdoor venues to enjoy once the good weather arrives. The Font Màgica de Montjuïc is one of those unmissable spots from which to enjoy a unique spectacle. If you are staying at our boutique hotel on Parallel, you will be just a stone’s throw away from this magical “must see.”

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The ultimate guide to go for Tapas and Vermut in Poble Sec

The fondness to go for tapas and accompany them with a vermouth has settled permanently in many neighbourhoods of Barcelona. One of them is Poble Sec, so you do not have to go far from our design boutique hotel on Parallel to be able to join this tradition. In this increasingly dynamic district, it is wise to dedicate the hours before lunch to go from bar to bar to enjoy one of the small pleasures of life. If you are visiting Barcelona and you are planning to stay at our hotel, you cannot miss the vermouth time in Poble Sec!

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Mirador de Montjuïc: the best panoramic view of Barcelona

To enjoy Barcelona from the heights, nothing better than going to one of the many viewpoints that are in the Catalan capital. From any of them, it is possible to admire the city from a bird’s-eye view and its main monuments, as if they were pieces of a perfect model. One of the most special is the Montjuïc viewpoint, located on the homonymous and most famous mountain in Barcelona. If you are going to stay at Casa Vaganto, you should know that this pretty viewpoint is just a step away from our luxury bed and breakfast in Parallel.

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Coni’s Favourite Places in Barcelona

This month, Coni, collaborator at our boutique hotel in Poble Sec, is sharing her favorite spots in Barcelona. Some great tips from our lovely team!

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Poble Espanyol, an open-air museum in the heart of Montjuïc

Now that the good weather is here to stay, it’s a time to plan some outdoor activities. We therefore want to tell you about a unique place in Barcelona, ideal to visit on a sunny day. Poble Espanyol is, without a doubt, one of the most emblematic sites of Barcelona. The best thing is its location: a few meters from the Fountains of Montjuïc and a nice walk from our boutique hotel close to Plaza Espanya.

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Barcelona cultural: discover Parallel or the avenue of theatres

 

The Avenida Parallel is to Barcelona what Broadway is to New York. This mythical avenue of the city of Barcelona is a frenzy of art and culture, a huge artery where the most emblematic theatres are located. It is an avenue full of charm, whether you just want to walk through it, or if you want to attend a good show. Our boutique hotel on Parallel is conveniently located one step away from the most mythical theatres of Barcelona, so you have no excuse not to be impregnated by the bustling and vibrant atmosphere that surrounds them at sundown.

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