Djs in Barcelona this july

DJS IN BARCELONA THIS JULY : BE READY FOR A CRAZY MONTH !

Here we are ! It’s july and a crazy month is about to start here in Barcelona ! What you have to know is that every summer a lot of great Djs and artists are coming in Barcelona, and this year the line up is particularly exciting !! So I’m gonna make you a quick agenda to resume where the Djs are going to be in Barcelona this july as well as the places where you need to go this month. I hope you’re ready for this because it might blow your mind !

Wednesday the 1st of july :

Where to go tonight ? Opium ! SANDER VAN DOORN is playing. Buy your tickets on the Opium website before going (it’s cheaper this way) : 25 €. Opium : Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, 34.

DJs in Barcelona this july

Friday the 3rd of july :

-BAKERMAT is playing at Razzmatazz !! You can buy your tickets online on the Razzmatazz website for 15€ (+taxes) or buy them at the entrance for 17€. Razzmatazz : carrer Pamplona, 88.

-NERVO at the Sutton ! Hurry up if you want to go because the cheapest tickets are already sold-out ! You can now buy tickets from 20€ on the Sutton website. The Sutton Club : Carrer Tuset, 13.

Djs in Barcelona this july

Saturday the 4th of july :

Big night at Razzmatazz because TOVE LO and BLONDIE are playing this night !! You can buy your tickets online for 15€+taxes or at the entrance for 17€. With one ticket you’ll have acces to all the rooms thus to all the Djs ! Razzmatazz : carrer Pamplona, 88.

DJs in Barcelona this july

Wednesday the 8th of july :

KASKADE is playing at Opium !! The tickets are now 25€ on the Opium website but hurry up cause they’ll get more expensive !! Opium : Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, 34.

Wednesday the 15th of july :

Again at Opium : ALESSO !!!!! Yes Alesso is playing !! You can’t miss that. Of course it’s Alesso so the tickets are a bit more expensive than those for other DJs : it’s 30€ online for now ! Hurry up ! Opium : Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, 34.

Djs in Barcelona this july

Saturday the 18th of july :

CRAZIEST FESTIVAL EVER! It’s the Barcelona Beach Festival with (among others) : DAVID GUETTA, HARDWELL, AXWELL^INGROSSO and MARTIN GARRIX ! It’s gonna be the craziest day of the year ! It starts at 6.30 pm on Platja de la Pau ! Buy your tickets on the official website !

Djs in Barcelona this july

Wednesday the 22nd of july :

On this wednesday you’ll enjoy the CHOCOLATE PUMA and THE CHAINSMOKERS (yes you know them !! “But first, let me take a selfie!!”) at Opium ! The tickets are sold online for 30€ for both DJs. Opium : Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, 34.

Thursday the 23rd of july :

-KREWELLA is at Razzmatazz!! It’s 20€+taxes in advance on the website or 25€ at the entrance !!

-WAL SHY FIRE (from MAJOR LAZER) is also at the Razzmatazz but you’ll have to pay separately from Krewella. It’s 17€+taxes in advance on the website or 20€ at the entrance

Razzmatazz : carrer Pamplona, 88.

DJs in Barcelona this july

Friday the 24th of july and saturday the 25th of july :

It’s the Barcelona Rocktonic beach festival ! On friday the 24th are playing : LENNY KRAVITZ, STEVE ANGELLO and KINGS OF LEON (among others…) and on saturday the 25th : AVICII, ROBBIE WILLIAMS and JUANES ! Isn’t that awesome ? The festival is located on Platja del Forum and Parc de la Pau and you can buy your tickets on the Hard Rock Café website.

Djs in Barcelona this july

Wednesday, the 29th of july

Finally, to conclude this crazy month, the big, the huge ARMIN VAN BUUREN is playing at the Opium ! The tickets are a bit expensive, it’s 40€ in advance online but come on… It’s Armin Van Buuren !!! Opium : Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, 34.

 

 

Well, now you know EVERYTHING about this crazy July ! I have the feeling that you won’t get bored ! Little tip : if you can afford it, take a VIP table in clubs when there are such big DJs because the club will be crowded for sure. I’m talking with experience ! Have fun guys ! If we miss any DJ please let us know we’ll be glad to add it on our blog !

Mathilde

 

Swimming pools in Barcelona

The Best Swimming Pools in Barcelona

Swimming pools in Barcelona

Brace yourselves… Summer is coming! That means a lot of sun, parties and beach sessions! Hold on… let’s rewind.

Beaches are a must during summertime and Barcelona has some really nice ones. But summer in Barcelona means lots and lots of tourists and sometimes we just don’t want to deal with loud and crammed spaces when all we want is to just lay back and relax while making tan.

So today I am giving you, my SuiteLife gang, an alternative. Public swimming pools in Barcelona!

 

Parc de la Creueta del Coll

Not your everyday boring community pool.

Swimming pools in Barcelona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parc de la Creueta del Coll is not just one of the regular swimming pools in Barcelona. The whole area was initially decided to be used to build flats, however later on it was decided that it would be better to turn it into a recreational space for the neighbors in Gracia. The park consists of ping-pong tables, picnic and children’s play areas and most importantly a big bathing pool. What makes this swimming pool different than others is it’s decor and the nature surrounding it, which makes you feel as if you are on an exotic holiday somewhere in the Caribbean. The water in the pools is relatively shallow which makes it perfect young and old alike to enjoy a refreshing day at Parc de la Creueta del Coll. Admission fees are from 3€ to 6€. Children under 3 years old are let in for free. I know, right?!

 

Piscines Bernat Picornell

This one is for the sport-oriented swimmers.

Swimming pools in Barcelona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piscines Bernat Picornell located on Montjuic hill are three swimming pools created almost solely for competitions and sport’s events. The sport center opened doors in 1970 but it was almost entirely renovated in 1992 for the Olympic games in Barcelona. The Bernat Picornell pools are at the top in the list of swimming pools in Barcelona. The swimming center has three swimming pools in total – one heated indoor pool, one competition pool and one diving pool which is temporarily closed. During summertime, the outdoor competition pool is open for the public, however, occasionally there are movies played as part of the Grec festival by the pool. So you’ll need to call the center beforehand and establish which days the pool will be open. After all, you don’t want to go all the way up to Montjuic and be disappointed at the end, unless you enjoy walking uphill just for the sake of it. Yeah.. me neither.

 

Llac de Can Dragó

‘The lake’

Swimming pools in Barcelona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Llac de Can Dragó is of the best swimming pools in Barcelona. People refer to it as ‘the lake’ because of its enormous surface area - 2.960 m². It is the biggest swimming pool in Barcelona and is part of a sports complex that stretches over 15, 000 m². The water is shallow and the pool’s maximum depth is 1.30m which is perfect you have children or if you just don’t know how  swim :( . The pool has a grassy area surrounding it so pack those sandwiches in the picnic basket and have a great day at Llac de Can Dragó. Oh.. you forgot to pack lunch? No worries, there is a cafe with tables and chair waiting to cater to you.

 

That concludes my blog for this week. I hope you found it helpful if you were wondering where to have a relaxing day to sunbathe away from the noisy beach. If you liked this post feel free to share it with your friends or leave as a sweet comment below. Or both!

 

Weekly joke:

Q: Why do squirrels swim on there back?

A: To keep their nuts dry!

Sincerely,

Chris

 

 

 

Barcelona for students on a budget

Barcelona for students on a budget : all the cheap places you need to know about !

Hello SuiteLifers ! Today we’re gonna talk about what to do in Barcelona for students on a budget. I’m a student. And most of the time, I’m broke like every other student. But by doing some research I found the best tips on where to go, what to do, where to eat in Barcelona for students on a budget. Like for really cheap. Trust me you’ll find that amazing !!!

 

Barcelona for students on a budget

Where to go out?

Well, there are a few bars in Barcelona that are reaaaaally cheap ! You just need to escape from the touristic places in which a mojito will cost you 8€ !

The absolute two best bars in my opinion are : The Lime House and The Rubi. A normal mojito costs 3.5€, a strawberry or raspberry one costs 5€. But trust me the amount of alcohol is consequent !!! Then you can have the famous Gin Tonic (I hope you’ve noticed that it’s the absolute favorite drink of the locals) ! They have around 70 different kinds of Gin Tonic… and it costs 7€. Enough said.

Barcelona for students on a budget

Rubi bar : Carrer dels Banys Vells, 6

The Lime House : Carrer dels Carders, 31

When it comes to clubs, most of them are free until 2 am, you just have to put yourself on a guest list online. Just register on Shaz Guest List and you’re good to go. All of the beach clubs are free until 2 and some others until 1 or 1.30 like Jamboree or Otto Zutts. When you do it right you’ll never have to pay to enter a club (except if there is a special guest DJ).

Where to eat ?

There actually are a lot of places to eat in Barcelona for students on a budget, first of all, you might be interested in checking our blog Free Tapas in Barcelona.

If you’re looking for random food to eat for lunch you might fall in love with “Nostrum”. There are a lot of them all around the city and they make really good food for 1 or 2€ a meal.

Then if you’re looking for real restaurants you might want to go to Tacos Tacos : they have different kind of promotions depending on the day of the week (1€ beer, 1€ tacos etc). It is located on Calle Tamarit, 85.

Barcelona for students on a budget

And if you want to eat pinchos you should definitely go to Lizarran ! Once again, there are plenty of them in Barcelona, and it’s really cheap !!

If you want to brunch in Barcelona for cheap, you should either go to Sor Rita (Carrer de la Mercè, 27), The Benedict (Carrer Gignàs, 23) or To Be (Carrer del Consell de Cent, 90). Those 3 restaurants offer a FREE buffet if you buy drinks for 5€. Isn’t that amazing!?

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The life in Barcelona for students on a budget isn’t all parties and eating out though. You’ll have to think about the everyday life. In terms of groceries you can find cheap supermarkets to do your grocery shopping, or to go to low cost gym clubs.

Actually the cheapest supermarkets of Barcelona are Mercadona and Consum. You’ll find everything you want at the lowest prices possible !

If you’d like to do sport, you can go jogging on the beach or subscribe to one of the lowcost gym clubs in Barcelona (check out our blog to learn more about it).

Barcelona for students on a budget

Don’t forget that if you’re under 25, the metro card for 3 months is only 105€ ! Don’t buy 10 trips cards you’ll spend more money that you need to.

That’s it for today guys, I hope my blog was helpful to all of the broke people in Barcelona like me !! If you have any other tips that you would like us to mention, just let us know in the comment section below!

Mathilde

Events in July-August 2015: What to Do in Barcelona This Summer

Barcelona Events: Make Plans for July-August 2015

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

Hey SuiteLifers! Are you excited for this summer? July and August 2015 in Barcelona are booked with events for you to enjoy your stay in the city and never forget your holidays in Catalonia. Find out below all the stuff we selected for you and we definitely recommend these events. Check it out and don’t miss a thing for July and August 2015 in Barcelona. Plenty of fun to come dear readers!

 

1. The Barefoot Party Boat

 

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

 

The Barefoot Party Boat is a huge party happening on a boat where you can drink and chill while listening to music and enjoying the sun. It includes 28 different parties dispatched all through the summer and it already started! It is a bit expensive but let’s face it, partying on a boat in the beautiful city of Barcelona doesn’t happen everyday. Don’t mis your chance!

Location: Coconut Club – Calle Marina, 19-21, Local 14-15, 08005 Barcelona

Frequency: Weekly from Thursday to Sunday

Price: €40

More information: http://barcelonaboatparty.com

 

2. Vida Festival 2015

 

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

 

The Vida Festival is for the music fans who likes great live concerts. With headliners such as the bands Primal Scream, The war on Drugs, Andrew Birds or Father John Misty, this festival have plenty to offer for your hears. Don’t miss it and enjoy a perfect evening outside of Barcelona for once.

Location: Vilanova i la Geltrú (near Barcelona)

Dates: From 07.02.2015 to 07.05.2015

Price: €65 for a 4 day ticket including camping

More information: http://www.en.vidafestival.com

 

3. Jardins de Pedralbes Festival

 

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

 

If you want to enjoy a concert in an amazing environment, you should definitely go to the Jardins de Pedralbes Festival. Starting in June and ending in July 2015 in Barcelona, this festival gathers huge music stars such as Jessie J or the Pet Shop Boys (both programmed for June). Located in an auditorium surrounded by beautiful gardens, the concerts are taking place near the Palau Reial (Royal Palace) which is beautiful to see. Check out below the program for the July concerts and book your tickets now!

Location: Jardins Palau Reial Pedralbes – Av. Diagonal, 686 – 08034, Barcelona

Concerts:

  • 07.02 Paul Weller (rock and soul)
  • 07.03 Chic feat. Nile Rodgers (from Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” song)
  • 07.04 Bob Dylan (OMG!)
  • 07.06 Anastasia (diva with an amazing voice)
  • 07.07 Angus and Julia Stone (folk)
  • 07.09 Miguel Proveda (Catalan singer who likes poetry)
  • 07.10 Mika (high-pitched pop singer)

More information: http://www.festivalpedralbes.com/en/

 

4. Matinée Summer Festival

 

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

 

The pool party is on! Join this amazing event where you will drink, swim and dance on electronic music all day. With a list of talented DJs programmed, this 12-hour long pool party is for the clubbers who are not afraid to keep on dancing until it hurts. Starting at 10pm, get ready for an amazing day!

Location: Vilassar de Dalt – Illa Fantasia water park

Date: 07.05

More information: http://matineesummerfestival.com/2015/es/home

 

5. Montjuïc Outdoor Cinema

 

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

 

The cinema Sala Montjuïc provides cinema fans every year with an outdoor session of the best movies in the history of cinema. They are all in subtitled original version, depending on where the film comes from. Go enjoy a nice evening on a summer night watching great movies with friends and family. The positive side? You can bring your own food and drinks! Bless outdoor cinemas.

Location: Castell de Montjuïc, more specifically in Fossat de Santa Eulàlia.

Dates: from 07.07 to 08.08

Frequency: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (sometimes on Sundays)

More information: http://salamontjuic.org/info-practica/ (website available only in Catalan)

 

6. Slash concert

 

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

 

I know, the legend of rock is coming to Barcelona this July 2015 and it’s just heaven! If you love rock music and are a fan of Guns N’ Roses, you can’t miss this concert. As one of the best guitarist ever, he sure knows how to deliver to his audience and this night sounds very promising! Plus, he is coming with Ciclonautas and Mean Machine. Get ready to Rock’n'roll readers!

Location: Palau Sant Jordi, Passeig Olimpic 5 – 7, Barcelona

Date: 07.08 at 9pm

More information and ticket booking: http://www.ticketmaster.es/es/entradas-musica/slash-ciclonautas-mean-machine/14216/

 

7. Gracià Street Festival

 

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

The neighbourhoods festival in Barcelona is one of the most expected festival of all. The whole streets in Gracià district are closed and massive decorations are installed. The Gracià festival is all about competition between the districts that want to win the prize of being the best decorated, and believe us, they are all about impressing you. It is extremely beautiful and you sure want to go there guys!

Location: all around Gracie district (North part of Barcelona – up Av. Diagonal)

Date: to be set but definitely in August

More information: http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/events/gracia-festival/gracia-festival-barcelona.html

 

8. Circuit Festival 2015 – Gay festival

 

what to do in Barcelona in July August 2015

 

Yes readers, get ready for a week long gay extravaganza in Barcelona this August 2015. Featuring a lot of pre-parties and club parties as well as activities gravitating towards music, arts and sports (basically all the leisure you want), the Circuit Festival is one of the biggest gay festival in Europe. To prove that, the biggest event during this week is the Water Park Day at Illa Fantasia water park where gathers around 8000 participants each year. Don’t miss the beach tournament volleyball either at Mar Bella and the many exhibitions and debates because, yes readers, it is not all about partying, you can also educate yourselves. Can’t wait!

Location: various parts of the Barcelona

Dates: from 08.05 to 08.16

More information: http://www.circuitfestival.net/2015/es/main

 

Alright readers, make your choice and have an amazing summer in Barcelona. We hope to see you at these exciting events, we’ll sure be there!

If you want to have a look to what is going on in Barcelona in May and June 2015, check out our other blogs, it’s still time!

Events in May 2015

Events in June 2015

See you

- Aurélien

 

Events in June 2015: What to Do in Barcelona This Month

Barcelona events: Make Plans for June 2015

 

 

Hi everyone! There is a ton of stuff going on in Barcelona in June 2015 and maybe you did not make plans yet but we are here to help you with that. We curated a bunch of cool activities occurring very soon so let’s just hope you will be as shaking as we are for the month to come. Plenty of worldwide superstars are on their way to Barcelona and music fans should be delighted, we know we are! Among those musical events we also listed cultural, sporting and simply fun activities in Barcelona in June to please every reader who just wants to get out in the sun and enjoy life, as simple as that.

 

1. Champions League Final 2015: FC Barcelona vs. Juventus Turin

 

what to do in Barcelona in June 2015

We know the game will be played in the Olympiastadion of Berlin and you may have planned a trip to go there and watch the game live but if you did not, we thought it would be nice to give you some tips on the best place to watch the game in Barcelona. This is a thing here, if there is ever a football game, you have to go to a bar and watch and cheer for your team while drinking with friends.

  • When: 06.06.2015 at 8:45pm

Here are some bars we like and are probably the best places to watch a game in Barcelona:

Sports bar Rambles

The George Payne

Sonora Sports Tavern

For more great places to watch the Champions League final and enjoy a drink amongst friends please feel free to check out the blogs we made during the Fifa World Cup 2014 if you want further details on the bars listed before and more information on others.

 

2. The ColorRun by Desigual?

 

what to do in Barcelona in June 2015

 

If you don’t know the fashion brand Desigual? well… just know that they are ALL about colours. So they basically used a concept that was born in the US and brought it to Barcelona and these kinds of races have now spread all around the globe. This is a free event sponsored by the brand where all participants have to run 5km covered in colours. All you need to do is to register yourself and your friends on Desigual?’s ColorRun website and wear your shiniest white clothes. Everyone is expected to throw colours around at the very beginning of the race and then the fun keeps going: you run for 5km and every kilometre, people throw more colours at you! I mean what a better way to work out than do it looking simply rainbow-like fabulous?

  • Location: start and finish in Avingueda de la Reina Maria Cristina near the Magic Fountain
  • When: Sunday 06.07.2015 at 9am
  • Metro: L3/L1 Espanya

 

3. Gran Gala de Flamenco

 

what to do in Barcelona in June 2015

 

The Barcelona Gran Gale de Flamenco is not to be missed when you are a fan of this traditional Spanish dance. It’s all about rhythm and grace with a deep feeling of strength when the dancers move around on the musicians’ guitars and singing. When you see that all you want to do is join them on stage and dance too! If you want to experience the real Spanish life and have never seen a Flamenco show, well here’s your chance readers. Promise, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Location: Palau de la Música Catalana (Carrer Palau de la Música 4-6)
  • When: on stage until August, you can book your tickets for June 7-9-17-25-28 or later if you wish
  • Metro: L1/L4 Urquinaona
  • More informations and ticket bookings: http://www.flamencotickets.com/gran-gala-flamenco-barcelona

 

4. MotoGP Catalunya 2015

 

 

Located less than 30 minutes away from Barcelona, the Catalunya circuit is one of the most enjoyable circuits for the fans that allows them to have a enlarged sight of the action and not miss anything from the race. Motorcycle racing is a big thing here and you will have to face a big crowd of Spanish supporters but the huge grass fields are here for you to relax and enjoy the race anyway.

 

5. Maroon 5 Concert

 

 

The worldwide famous band is coming to Barcelona! Are you excited yet? We are! On tour for their last album “V”, the band is currently performing all around Europe and is soon to be in the city. If you did not get the chance to buy a ticket for Barcelona’s concert, don’t worry you can always try to get one for the upcoming concerts in Madrid and Lisbon. Otherwise, you’ll have to travel all the way to Japan to get the chance to see them and well let’s be honest, it’s very unlikely to happen.

 

6. Ariana Grande Concert

 

what to do in Barcelona in June 2015

 

Big Sean’s girlfriend will be in town soon! She’s a great singer and her songs make us move like crazy on the dance floor so why not just go to her concert and enjoy her big party? She’s travelling the world with her Honeymoon Tour and I know fans are already dying from excitement. A little warning though, Barcelona is her last European destination before she goes back to the US for a national tour there so be quick and get your tickets as soon as possible!

 

7. Sonar Festival 2015

 

what to do in Barcelona in June 2015

 

The Catalonian festival was created in 1994 and is now worldwide renowned on the electronic scene because it gathers both trending artists but also artists who are soon to become famous. It is a very big event in Barcelona and it attracts a huge crowd from all over Europe and gathers many big artists such as My Chemical Romance or Skrillex for instance. So if you’re a fan of electronic music and love festivals don’t hesitate to book your ticket as soon as possible.

  • Location: the Sonar Festival is composed of many events at once so to be the clearest, just check out their own website to find out where everything happens
  • When: Friday 06.18.2015 to Sunday 06.20.2015
  • More information and ticket bookings: http://sonar.es/en/pg/tickets

 

8. Kiss Concert

 

what to do in Barcelona in June 2015

 

The legendary rock band is travelling around the world for their 40th anniversary tour and rock fans should definitely not miss it! Their last album “Monster” was released in 2012 and it has been a while already so aren’t you excited that they are coming to Barcelona to sing their hit songs just for you guys? Book your tickets as fast as possible!

 

9. Nit de Sant Joan 2015 (Saint John’s Night Festival)

 

what to do in Barcelona in June 2015

 

So readers, if there is one and only one night not to miss in Barcelona it is definitely the Saint John Night. I mean, all of Barcelona is going to be outside on this night to gather around huge bonfires and just drink and enjoy the nice summer night. Bonfires are lit all around the city but the biggest event happens by the sea where almost 70,000 people gather on the beach and have fiesta! Watch out for the fireworks thrown around though and don’t forget to watch where you are walking too! People usually burry their bonfires in the sand to stop it but the embers are still really hot and could burn your feet. Other than this, get ready for an amazing night of festivities!

  • Location: various locations in the city
  • When: 06.23.2015

 

10. Barcelona Gay Pride 2015

 

what to do in Barcelona in June 2015

 

Barcelona is one of the most gay-friendly city in Europe and the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and Questioning) community is very active in here. Having fought for their rights for decades now, the gay pride is about keeping up the fight for total equality but also celebrate the unique gay culture and the past victories for the LGBTQ community’s rights. If your gay, you’re gonna love the partying atmosphere and walk amongst all those fabulous people! If you’re straight, well…it’s gonna be the exact same thing! A great day for everyone and a great occasion to fight for equality everywhere. The theme of this year’s pride is “Stop Bullying LGBT!”, get out on the street and protest with everyone to ensure LGBT people’s safety and all this while dancing and drinking of course!

  • Location: Pre-Parade Party in Parc de les Tres Xemeneies, Avenue Paral.lel 49
  • When: 06.18.2015 at 4pm for the Pre-Parade Party / beginning of the march at 6pm / festivities last until 06.26.2015 (1 week!)
  • More information: http://www.pridebarcelona.org

 

Make your choice and I wish you a delightful month of June 2015 everyone!

See ya!

- Aurélien

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