Christmas Traditions in Catalonia: Learn all about them when you visit Barcelona!

Although there’s still some time until Christmas, it’s not too early to start planning your holiday. Especially if you’re planning to visit Barcelona for the holidays, you’ll definitely want to find out how Catalonia celebrates! Let’s learn about some of the stand-out Christmas traditions so you can celebrate 2019 differently. Come stay at central boutique hotel in Barcelona and we guarantee you’ll have a truly special Christmas season.

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Catalan Museum of Archeology: An Indispensable part of your Visit to Barcelona

The Catalan Museum of Archeology (MAC according to its Spanish acronym) may not be the most visited museum in Barcelona. However, it is an indispensable place to visit to learn about how Catalan civilization has developed from the very beginning. It houses the most important archaeological collection in the region. And that’s not to mention the proximity to our boutique hotel in Montjuic. It’s a visit you shouldn’t neglect if you find yourself in Barcelona for a few days. Do you need to hear more?

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La Castanyada, or How to Celebrate Halloween a Little Bit Differently

Although Halloween is the most visible face of the night of October 31st, in Catalonia they still continue their own traditions for this special night. We’re talking about La Castanyada, an event where Catalan traditions take pride of place. Would you like to experience All Saint’s Day a little differently? Then set aside October 31st for a visit to Barcelona and get to know a festival that is a truly immersive experience. At our boutique hotel on Parallel, we will give you the welcome you deserve.

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Roberta’s Favourite Places in Barcelona

This month, our collaborator at our guesthouse on Parallel, Roberta is sharing her favorite places in the city.

Barcelona is the perfect getaway in Europe: it is an amazing city full of people and events. There are different attractions and there is always something for everyone!

You can choose this city if you need two-day break from your work, if you want to go with your friend to have parties, if you’re travelling on your own or if you are on a business trip. It is the perfect place where you can lose yourself walking through the Old Quarters, while admiring the beautiful architecture.

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The Joan Miró Foundation: the World-Renowned Museum Showcasing the Catalan Painter’s Work

Barcelona has always been a cradle for well-known artists. One of the best-known is painter Joan Miró, who was born in the capital city in 1893. He is considered done of the major proponents of surrealism. His personal seal is clear in his paintings, leaving no doubt about the artist’s identity when you are looking at one of his works. Art enthusiasts and anyone interested in the artistic and cultural aspect of Barcelona should be sure to visit this world-class museum: The Joan Miró Foundation. Lucky for you, our boutique hotel on Parallel is only 20 min walk away!
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Fiestas de La Mercè 2019: Main Highlights of Barcelona’s Celebration

Few events generate universal excitement like the Fiestas de La Mercè. And with good reason, because it is arguably the greatest festival in Barcelona. The festival takes place every year starting September 24th, the feast of Our Lady of Mercy. It is only 4 days long, but the intensity of those days is unmatched. A calendar packed with over 500 events is the best proof that the Fiestas de La Mercè is not just another festival. At our design hotel in central Barcelona we offer comfortable, convenient lodging situated in the theater district so you can enjoy the festival in maximum comfort.

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August means Fiestas de Sants-Montjuïc

August is here, when many Barcelonans take their long-awaited vacations. But it is also the month when certain Barcelona neighborhoods celebrate their largest festivals. This is the case for the Fiestas de Sants-Montjuïc, an event which echoes through the entire city and attracts more visitors every year. It is not to be missed in 2019! If you’re visiting the capital city this month, there’s no better finishing touch for your holiday! We’ll be expecting you at our boutique hotel in Montjuic.
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Sant Antoni Market, a place with something new to offer every day

If there’s a place in Barcelona that has something new on offer every day, then that’s Sant Antoni Market. With renovations recently completed after a decade of works, this market is off the beaten ‘tourist track’, and always a great idea. Conveniently located just steps from Sant Antoni metro station, you can comfortably walk here from our boutique hotel in central Barcelona

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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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