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!?

Others

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

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

Barcelona Events: Make Plans for May 2015

 

what to do in Barcelona in May 2015

 

Hello dear readers, do you want to know what to do in Barcelona this month? We gathered the most important events that will occur in Barcelona in May 2015 for you below. Just check it out and plan your whole month for exciting new experiences! Or just so you do not stay home too often this month. Barcelona has plenty to offer and you should definitely enjoy it. This month is especially interesting for sports fan, many tournaments are to be set in Barcelona in May and I have the feeling that sports freaks are already shaking from excitement! But do not worry, Barcelona is synonym for diversity and for those of you who hate sports, there are a lot of other activities to do.

 

1. Night of the Museum

 

what to do in Barcelona in May 2015

 

This year again, Barcelona is hosting “La Nit dels Museus” and allows everyone for one night only to enjoy any museum in the city until 1 o’clock. Organised in all of Europe, this event is a great opportunity to go to the museum for those of you who don’t have time to go there usually. Visiting a museum at night is one of the best experience ever and if you’re not convinced yet, it is completely free! Yay, go culture!

 

2. Plobe Espanyol’s Playmobil Fair

 

what to do in Barcelona in May 2015

 

The legendary Playmobil dolls are having a party in Barcelona and shouldn’t miss it. Including exhibitions of about 4,000 dolls divided into thirteen dioramas, sales and a contest for the best diorama, Poble Espanyol’s Playmobil Fair is an exceptional event where any of you readers who feel like going back to childhood again will sure appreciate, and your kids too!

 

3. Football, football and football again!

 

what to do in Barcelona in May 2015

 

There are a lot of games scheduled this month for the FC Barcelona (Barcelona’s football team if you didn’t know). The team is going to be very busy in May 2015 with three games to play for the European tournament and the Spanish one at home in the famous stadium of Camp Nou. If you’re a fan, get your ticket as soon as possible! And if you’re even a bigger fan, do not hesitate to have a look at FC Barcelona’s calendar for the games to come and plan your travels across Spain and Europe to follow your favorite team.

Spanish League

FC Barcelona vs. Real Sociedad

  • Date: Saturday 05/09
  • Location: Camp Nou stadium

FC Barcelona vs. Deportivo de La Coruña

  • Date: Sunday 05/24
  • Location: Camp Nou stadium

 

4. Formula One Spain Grand Prix

 

what to do in Barcelona is May 2015

 

Created in 1991, the Grand Prix of Spain takes place every year and allows the participants to make 66 laps which means 307.104km to do on a 4.655km circuit. The speed record on this race was made by Kimi Räikkönen in 1998 and is still to be beaten. Is the record going to be beaten this year? Find out by yourself!

 

5. Opera in the Barcelona’s Gran Teatro de Liceu

 

what to do in Barcelona in May 2015

 

Barcelona is a perfect place to see amazing representations of the most famous opera shows in the world. With its Gran Teatro located right next to the subway station Liceu (Line 3 – Green), it is very easy to go there and enjoy a sophisticated night when you are a fan of classical music. Two different operas are playing in Barcelona in May 2015, don’t miss it!

Carmen

Così fan tutte by Mozart

 

5. Primera Sound Festival

 

what to do in Barcelona in May 2015

 

Gathering plenty of artists from around the world, the Primavera Sound festival is one of the biggest live festival in Europe and received famous bands such as the Cure or the Moldy Peaches. This year – among many others – you’ll be able to see the Strokes, the Black Keys, Julian Casablanca and Patti Smith! So get your tickets now and get ready for the festival season!

 

6. AC/DC concert

 

what to do in Barcelona in May 2015

 

After hitting the Coachella Valley music and arts festival in California, the worldwide known group is coming to Barcelona to celebrate their 40th anniversary tour for their album Rock or Bust! That is something not to miss if you’re a fan. Get ready to be rocked readers!

 

Have you decided what you are going to do this month yet? Take your time readers but not too much, a lot is going on in Barcelona this very weekend!

We are very interested in hearing from you guys so do not hesitate to leave a comment on what you are planning for this exciting new month to come in Barcelona.

See you!

- Aurélien

Halal Restaurants in Barcelona


 

Hi Guys!!!!!

Todays blog is about Halal Restaurants and where to find them in Barcelona.

As someone who only eats Halal meat, this was a quite a big deal for me as for when I first arrived in Barcelona I didn’t have the faintest clue where to find any sort of halal meat

But now I know, so what are we waiting for lets take a trip down the halal meat lane!! (p.s there is no actual halal meat lane)

Now the ideal place to find all your halal meat is La Raval!!!

Famous today for its huge cultural diversity La Raval is your best choice for trying delicious Halal cuisine. Literally, walking around the area for 5 minutes is totally enough for you to find a nice and cozy Halal restaurant.

Maharaja Restaurante

Halal restaurants in Barcelona

This restaurant opened its doors in 2001. Running for nearly a decade and a half, Maharaja has built its fine reputation as being one of the ‘big’ players in traditional Halal cuisine making it one of the finest Halal restaurants in Barcelona. Maharaja offers typical Indian dishes prepared with typical Indian techniques. Expect nothing less than brilliant food with rich flavors and textures.

What’s famous about this restaurant is their fine selection of Indian spices. Having more than 40 types of spices in the chef’s disposal you can be assured that your meal at Maharaja will be the most aromatic and flavorful thing you have tasted all day. This restaurant just wows its visitors with its brilliant decor. Typically colorful draperies and table cloths, walls full of great Indian art and an atmosphere ‘to die for’ is what this restaurant is all about. A personal favorite of all the Halal restaurants in Barcelona.

 

Askadinya

 


If that doesn’t pickle your fancy … get it pickle … okay maybe not

Well Askadinya is another top Halal Restaurant in Barcelona.  This restaurant specialises in both Arabic and Palestinian food!!
Askadinya is all homemade food and provides a Mediterranean diet!! I’m not even sure what a Mediterranean diet consists of but Im having it!!!

Located in the heart of Gracia, Askadinya offers a range of food all Halal!!! They also do special menu deals for both weekdays and weekends which is ideal if you love 3/4 courses like myself!!! This is a perfect restaurant for someone who eats Halal food but also wants to eat healthy. The restaurant itself provides a great atmosphere and friendly service from its staff.  Askadinya is most certainly one of my top Halal Restaurants in Barcelona.

 

Bombay Spicy

Halal restaurants in Barcelona

One of the Halal restaurants in Barcelona where value for money meets quality. The offered food is simply amazing. What’s better than enjoying an exquisite meal in a friendly restaurant that makes you feel like home for a very reasonable price? Well, nothing! A great bonus that Bombay Spicy has to offer is delivery.

For the times when you are just feeling too comfortable at home enjoying a good movie but craving some delicious Indian food, all you have to do is just dial the number, place your order and soon enough the delivery guy will be outside your door handing you your delicious food. But honestly, why waste the opportunity and not go to the restaurant to have a perfect dining experience? In summery, one of the best choices when it comes to Halal restaurants in Barcelona.

 

Pita House


Do you love Pita?

Do you love Houses?

Look nowhere else !! Pita House is the place to be! Located on La Ramlas this place is meant to be one of the top Halal restaurants in Barcelona.

Pita House caters all, whether its for lunch, dinner or just a snack. This place aims to satisfy all. Whether its quality food you want for certain fancy occasions or just take away food for a night in. Pita house is a must visit Halal restaurant in Barcelona.

From Falafels to chicken pitas from Hummus to Durums this place oozes in Arab cuisine. So if you are drooling on your keyboard as I am then Pita house is a place you should dine!!!

Pita house is a great Halal restaurant in Barcelona because not only is the food and the prices great but it also has a terrace you could eat on which has a capacity of 48 people!! Perfect for family and friends. It is also really easy to get to as all you need to do is get the L3 at LIceu.

 

And your list of the best Halal restaurants in Barcelona is complete, folks! Or is it? If you know any other great restaurants offering Halal, please let us know is the comment section. Much of love to you guys and have a great week!

Weekly joke:

Q: What did one plate say to the other plate?

A: Dinner is on me.

 

Sincerely,

 

Chris and Hasan

 

 

 

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