Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2014

Tennis lovers rejoice! The Barcelona Open is coming soon!

The 19th of April until the 27th of April: Book these dates to watch some of the top tennis players in the world such as Rafael Nadal or David Ferrer battle to the death in the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell!

Rafael Nadal Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell

Barcelona Open: History

 

Conde de Godo Barcelona Open banc sabadell

The Barcelona Open 2014 is coming! It is the oldest tennis tournament in Spain and one of the most famous clay courts. This year is already the 62th edition, indeed the first Trofeo Conde de Godo, as the spaniards call it, took place in 1953! You probably wouldn’t be surprised if I tell you it is one of the major annual sport events in Barcelona where tennis players such as Nadal love to play in the middle of Spring.

Barcelona Open: Program

Nadal Ferrer Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell

On the weekend of 19th and 20th of April, only qualifiers will take place, with the actual tournament starting on Monday with the first round. The first days are obviously the cheapest days as there is no big game yet. If you’re looking for big games and have a little bit more of money to spend on it, the Quarterfinals will take place on friday, Semifinals on Saturday, and the big Final, where of course Nadal is expected, will take place on Sunday. Last year, The final 2 players were Rafael Nadal and Nicolas Almagro. Everybody expected David Ferrer, one of the greatest clay players in the world along with Rafael Nadal, but he was surprisingly eliminated by Dmitri Tursunov. No doubt David Ferrer will seek revenge this year!

Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell has already shared the list of players on their website.
Then, you should be able to check the Barcelona Open results live from the beginning until the end of the tournament.

Barcelona Open: Location

You can find info on the Barcelona Open facilities and a site plan but they don’t share the location map which would have been quite useful, I’d say.

So here is the location map just for you below:

 

Beyond the court

Magic Fountain Montjuic Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Nadal

If watching the tournament is not enough for you, you can enjoy diverse activities beyond the tournament such as restaurants, events, concerts, parties, seeing spanish celebrities (maybe not world-wide celebrities such as Penelope Cruz). In the picture above, you can see an exhibition match with Nadal and Ferrer right next the magic fountain of Montjuic.

Tickets for Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell 2014

 

Seats map Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell

As I said earlier, the tickets for the early games will be way cheaper than the ones for the final stages. Prices start from 14€ for the First Round and from 52€ for the Final. Moreover it will depend on where you want to sit to view the game, the best spot being behind the players and/or the closest from the court.
If you are still not convinced, check out Barcelona Open 2013 best of :

Cheers,

Florian

What to do in Barcelona in May 2014? SuiteLife’s Top 5 Recommendations

SuiteLife’s Top 5: What to do in Barcelona in May 2014

If you don’t know what to do in Barcelona in May 2014 than our top 5 list will have all the answers you are looking for. Scan through this guide and you will find yourself  cool activities in Barcelona this May 2014, I guarantee it.

Our top 5 things to do in May 2014 in Barcelona in order of starting date:

  • Tapantoni
  • Spanish Grand Prix
  • Girona Flower Festival
  • Snail Festival
  • Primavera Sound 2014

#1 Tapantoni what to do in barcelona in may 2014

Are you a foodie? Want to try different types of Spanish food and at low prices? Welcome to Tapantoni – the Tapas route. The event will take place from 5th to 30th May 2014 in Sant Antoni neighbourhood. You will be served with many special tapas and a drink at special prices from 2 to 2,90 euros.

 

The event is initiated by the local neighborhood restaurants, which include over 30 Bars, Café and Restaurants in the area. The main aim was to attract people to take a walk around the area and of course stimulate the economy a little. The response to this event in May & November last year was so positive that they decided to make it available every Wednesday starting from April 2nd 2014.

 

But don’t worry if you don’t have time on Wednesday because those special offers will be available at any opening time and days from 5th to 30th May 2014. Here we provide you with the map of every bar offering this special menu.

what's on in barcelona in may 2014

For more information in Spanish and Catalan, click here

 

#2 Spanish Grand Prix

Sport fans, especially Formula 1 racing fans, will be most interested in SPANISH FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 2014, placed in Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya. The ticket price varies from 27,50€ for standard single day to over 3500€ for all days VIP package.

events in barcelona may 2014 - Spanish Grand Prix Barcelona

Schedule

Day Event Time
Fri 09 May 2014 Practice 1 10:00 – 11:30
Practice 2 14:00 – 15:30
Sat 10 May 2014 Practice 3 11:00 – 12:00
Qualifying 14:00
Sun 11 May 2014 Race 14:00

How to get there

Travelling by car, follow the C-17 road (exit Montmeló), or the AP-7 highway. If you choose the AP-7 toll highway, you have several exits to reach the Circuit: 13, 14 and 15.

By train from Barcelona: Cercanías (commuter trains): Line R2 Castelldefels – Granollers Centre and R2 Nord – Maçanet Massanes

By train from Girona: Cercanías (commuter trains): Line R11 Barcelona Sants – Girona – Portbou

AVE (high-speed train): Figueres Vilafant – Girona – Barcelona Sants

Walking from the train station: 45-minute walking from the RENFE train station in Montmeló to the Circuit.

Spanish Gran Prix BCN Map

Additional Benefits

There are some additional benefits if you have a ticket:

  • 20% discount on the Camp Nou Experience
  • 10% discount on La Roca Village Chic Outlet Shopping
  • A free audio-guide at the Basilica of La Sagrada Familia
  • 2-for1 on tickets for Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
  • Reduced rate on Barcelona Tapas Tour F1 Special Edition

 

#3 Girona Flower Festival

If you loves plants and flowers then welcome to Girona Barcelona this May 2014. The 59th Girona Temps de Flors occurs from 10th – 18th May 2014 in the city of Girona, 100km northeast of Barcelona. During this time the city will be covering itself with gaudy, vivid, numerous flowers.

Temps-de-Flors Girona Barcelona May 2014

Visitors will not only see the best displays of flowers on squares, monuments and parks, but also enjoy the decorations of the ancient stones and historic buildings in Girona. The festival also offers special, creative gastronomy menus with edible flowers as an ingredient. Yummy!

Temps-de-Flors Girona Barcelona 2014 dishes

How to get there from Barcelona

By Train: High-speed AVE train from Barcelona to Adif Girona-Costa Brava railway station, located in the center of Girona city. Duration: about37 minutes.

By bus: Sagalés operates bus lines from Barcelona to Girona airport and city center.

By car: take road AP-7 toll motorway.

#4 Snail Festival

Want to get some refreshment by going outside Barcelona? I have introduced you to Girona, now let’s go the other direction, to Lleida 160km West of Barcelona. This May 2014 from 23rd – 25th the city will be submerged with the snail invasion! Yes, I mean it, literally. The “Aplec del Caragol” (Snail Festival) will bring about 12 tons of snail from the rest of Spain to Lleida to be consumed in just 3 days.

<Snail Festival Barcelona May 2014

I personally like snails as food, so this will be in my to-go list for sure. However if you want to try something new and unique,  give it a shot!

How to get there from Barcelona

Buses depart from Barcelona Nord station to Lleida cost about 20 euros and take about two hours.

The train from Lleida to Barcelona takes about an hour and cost 20-40 euros

By car: take the toll roads AP-7 and AP-2. It takes about 2 hours

#5 Primavera Sound 2014

Save the best for last. At the end of this May in Barcelona you will have chance to attend one of the biggest music festival in Spain – the Primavera Sound 2014. This year’s Primavera Sound hit on May 28th-31st with appearance of over 170 artists. This festival is the most remarkable in May that we have a blog delicate solely to it in here.

Primavera Sound may 2014 Barcelona

It’s summer time, so let’s not wast these sunny days hiding in the shadows; instead join us to the liveliest activities allover Barcelona this May! Enjoy and if you have any recommendations, feel free to leave your comments!

peace!

T.Vu

 

Barcelona Music Festival : Primavera Sound 2014

Primavera Sound 2014: Your Barcelona Music Festival Guide

Looking for a badass summer music festival in Barcelona and you have never heard of Primavera Sound?! Let’s rectify that now!

Primavera Sound Barcelona music festival

Primavera Sound Festival : What is it?

 

Parc del Forum Primavera Sound Barcelona

Primavera Sound Festival is one of the best Barcelona music festivals along with Sonar, and will take place this year from the 28th to the 31st of May 2014. For over a decade, since 2001 to be more precise, the festival is held in the Parc del Forum located in Diagonal Mar neighborhood which is pretty close from the Barcelona city center. What is awesome about this festival is that it is right on the seaside and enables you to live an amazing music experience with a beautiful view on Barcelona Seaside. The Primavera Sound Festival attracts a lot of the most well-known bands in the world, and if you love Rock and/or Electro music, this music festival is made for you! If you fear going it alone, well you’ll be one of the 100.000 lucky ones enjoying the open air concerts!

Primavera Sound Programme

 

Line Up 2014 Primavera Sound Festival Barcelona

You can from now on check out the Primavera Sound Festival programme per day. Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Nine inch Nails, and many more! And if you are fan of Stromae, he will actually play for free on Wednesday afternoon! If you don’t know him yet, here is one of his most famous songs!

And below is a video of Primavera Sound 2014 Line-Up!

Tickets for the Primavera sound Festival 2014

 

Ticket Primavera Sound 2014 Barcelona

 

There are different tickets available for the next Festival :

Primavera Sound Day ticket

As its name suggests it, you will get access to all the concerts taking place on a same day. That is the least expensive ticket and can be sufficient according to your needs.

Primavera Sound Weekend Ticket

Again, don’t need to be clever to guess what you get: access to all the concerts of the whole weekend, yeah that’s just a little bit more expensive…

Primavera Sound VIP Weekend Ticket

The golden ticket, the KING ticket. You’ll be able to wink at the bodyguards, like “Yeah, that’s right, I’m a VIP, bitches!” (well, maybe it’s better to keep this sentence in your head so that you won’t get beaten up before the concerts have even started).

Accomodation on Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival 2014

Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival accomodation

You can check out the different possibilities of accomodation on Primavera Sound website.

Well, I guess this is it. You’ve got everything you need to enjoy this incredible music festival in Barcelona. Bring your hat, your suncream, your smile and you’re ready to go !

Don’t hesitate to share your personal experience on this festival! This year, Queens of The Stone Age is my favorite band, and you?

Cheers

Florian

Free Secret Gigs in Barcelona: Check out Sofar Sounds!

Secret Concerts in Barcelona by Sofar Sounds

sofar sounds barcelona secret concerts free

You know all of the best live music venues in Barcelona but you fancy some secret free gigs in Barcelona? Sofar Sounds is a company that is doing something so cool, you simply cannot miss it!

Gigs in Barcelona Sofar Sounds

With Sofar Sounds you can enjoy live music in Barcelona on every last Friday of the month as well as in 50 other towns around the world such as London, New-York…

The principle is pretty easy: You have to subscribe on sofarsounds.com in order to get tickets. If you have a pretty big house or flat in Barcelona, you can even offer your house to host the gig! Finally if you’re a musician in need of some exposure, you can also subscribe on their website! Then through a random draw, you might be one of the lucky ones to attend to the live music concert in some great house!
It’s a win-win situation, the tickets are free, musicians get exposure, and if you have a big house but no friends, you’ll get tons thanks to this event ;)

If you want to know when is the next gig, check out their Facebook page, they post a link at the beginning of each month for every city it’s hosted!

Last week-end, the gig was hosted in a huge mansion in the posh neighbourhood of Bonanova in Barcelona. About 80 people were invited for an amazing night of music. Some of them brought food and beverages but everyone could buy some drinks in the mansion.

Live music Barcelona Sofar Sounds

Interested in these awesome secret free gigs in Barcelona? Then start subscribing now for the next event!

If you’d rather see something more official in some famous live music venues, check out our top 5 best live music venues in barcelona!

Cheers

Florian

This is Hands Down the Coolest Brunch in Barcelona: Electronik

Brunch Electronik Barcelona

brunch electronik barcelona

Are you one of those people who loves a good Sunday brunch in Barcelona because you can somehow manage to stave off a little longer your depression that Monday you go back to work? Then you must check out Brunch Electronik Barcelona.

Brunch electronik Barcelona

Let me introduce you to the new version of “Picnik electronik” that happened last summer. This year we’re lucky to welcome “Brunch Electronik Barcelona“, which happens every third Sunday of every month from March to May to illuminate our Spring! So instead of chilling at home the whole day, come and meet nice people while music is in the air !

Brunch Electronik Barcelona

This super cool event takes place in Barcelona’s downtown, at the “Centre de la Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona” and offers Music, Gastronomy and culture !

The gathering is adapted to all tastes with children’s activities, workshops, flea markets, second-hand vinyl fairs, short films and documentaries screenings and obviously DJ’s performances from the international scene! Tickets are available for 12€

dj on brunch elctronik Barcelona

 

What it is good to know :

Schedule:

Is is opened from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
From 11 a.m to 3 p.m there are activities and from 3 p.m to 8 p.m there will be live concerts.

Menu:

The brunch menu has a large choice of brunch food including, muesli, seasonal fruit, yogurt, croissants, artisanal toast, eggs (hard-boiled/fried/scrambled), beef or vegetarian sliders with a mesclun salad.
All food is 100% BIO and homemade.
It costs 10,50€

Drinks:

About the drinks, Brunch Electronik Barcelona propose some coktails:
Bloodymary
Mimosa
Kir-Royal
Maitai
Coktail amarillo
Fresa Mojito
Absolut Miami Mojito

But also Beer (3€) & Soda

Advice:

You can bring your own food from home and non-alcoholic beverages in 50 cl. plastic bottles to the event. Because prices inside are pretty high, if you want to avoid spending lots of money, bring your own.

Once inside the festival, you are not allowed to leave and re-enter.

Brunch Electronik Barcelona

 

April, 20th 2014

All events:

Brunch Electronik Barcelona april 20th

Line up:

3 p.m  Morgan Hammer (FR)
4.30 p.m  Danton Eeprom (FR) LIVE
5.30 p.m  Cracy P Soundsystem (UK) LIVE
6.30 p.m  Matías Aguayo (CH)

 

May, 18th 2014

All events:

Brunch Electronik Barcelona May 18th

Line up:

3 p.m Baldo (ES)
4.30 p.m  Tiger & Woods (IT) LIVE
5.30 p.m  Coma (DE) LIVE
6.30 p.m  Acid Arab (FR)

 

Want to have an idea ? Check out the March video

Getting excited for the April and May gatherings? let’s hope the weather will be good !

 

Where is Centre de la Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona:

MAP CCCB

 

Enjoy !

~Lucie

 

Pub Crawl on St Patrick’s Day in Barcelona

Still nothing planned for Saint Patrick’s Day in Barcelona? I guess we should have assumed that a bunch of people looking to get wasted tonight might not have made plans already. SuiteLife to the rescue! We’ve given you below a great (and short, 4 Irish bars within a short walk) Saint Patty’s bar crawl where you can get as drunk as you like, enjoy Saint Patty’s festivities and stumble along to the next three bars on the list.

Ladies and Gentlemen, St Patrick’s Irish Golden Drinking Route in Barcelona:

Ryan’s Irish Pub

Ryans Irish Pub Barcelona

If you’re looking for cheap beers and good atmosphere, then Ryan’s Irish Pub on Carrer Escudellers is for you! Guinness is flowing, green hats for the clients and the best irish music playlists!

  • 2€ San Miguel beer bottle;
  • 4.90€ Guinness pint;
  • 4.50€ cocktails;
  • 7€ – 5 tequila shots

 

Flaherty’s Irish Pub

 

Flaherty's Irish Pub Barcelona

 

If you’re looking for a traditional Irish Pub, run to Flaherty’s Irish Pub! Live music from 8pm, traditional irish dishes, raffle at 10pm for 2 tickets for Jamie Cullum (you get a ticket every time you order a drink), photographer, face painting and great craic! ;)

Temple Bar

 

Temple Bar Irish Pub Barcelona

 

Same name than Dublin’s most famous Pub, it will be sure smaller but as cosy and lively! Tonight they offer free shots, Irish music and some gifts!

 

Lennox The Pub (former Molly’s Fair City)

 

Irish Pub Lennox Barcelona

 

Right next to Temple Bar, there will be lots of music, decorations, gifts for everyone. The famous green beer, some Guinness cakes, lots of people dancing and dressed for the occasion.

 

Have fun and drink responsibly (or not)!

 

Florian

WHAT’S ON IN BARCELONA IN APRIL 2014 ?

What’s on in Barcelona in April 2014 ?

Spring has sprung in Barcelona!

Are you excited that Spring time is around the corner and you’re dying to know what’s on in Barcelona in April 2014? We’ve curated for you a top 3 list just below!

If you love guitar music check our Guitar Festival article !

We chose our Top 3 for April:

1# Barcelona Beer Festival – 11-13 April 2014

The third edition of the Barcelona Beer Festival (BBF) will happen in the Maritime Museum, a typical Spain Gothic architectural style place.  This Festival is made for  traditional beer fans but also for people like you and me who enjoy beer and want to have a good time. BBF wishes to demonstrate the advantages of craft beer and to introduce about 300 different types of beer. Don’t worry, you will have the ability to get delicious food too ! Activities are also offered, tasting sessions, conferences and roundtable in order to share and enrich “beer culture”.

Let’s drink !

 

#2 Sant Jordi Day – 23 April 2014

 

Sant Jordi’s Day, the Patron Saint of Catalonya or “Rose and Book Festival” is a day
for celebrating the lovers but not only. It is the Catalan equivalent to “Valentine’s Day”.

So What happens on this day?

During Dia de Sant Jordi, people use to offer a modest gift, basically men give roses to women and in return women give them books. Of course, nowadays we can see the reverse, but unlike Valentine’s Day, it could be anyone !
The streets and squares of Barcelona are full of stalls selling roses and books. This is a good time to go for a walk…

Love is in the air ~

#3 Franz Ferdinand’s Concert – 5 April 2014

Franz Ferdinand is a Scottish Pop Rock Band formed in the early 2000′s. The quartet is made up of the lead singer and guitarist Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy playing the guitar, Bob Hardy playing the bass and Paul Thompson who takes place behind the drums. History buffs, they were inspired by Archduke Ferdinand whose assassination was a significant factor in the lead-up to World War I and the birth of the ”Modern World”. They were signed by the american label Domino and recorded their first album in Sweden. Then, the band became popular and won awards ! Barcelona is lucky to welcome such a group !

“Music should be your escape.”  Missy Elliot

Franz Ferdinand Barcelona

~Lucie

Whats on in Barcelona in March 2014: Our Top 5

What’s on in Barcelona in March 2014: The Top 5 List

 

Are you seriously bored in Barcelona, or are visiting and want to know what’s on in March 2014? Check out our Top 5 Events in Barcelona in March 2014:

 

#1 Sitges Festival

 

Sitges Carnival Barcelona

 

Impossible to miss this Gay Carnival in the little town of Sitges, a few kilometers away from Barcelona. The festival starts on the 27th of February, the main parades take place on Sunday the 2nd of March and Tuesday the 4th of March. More than 300.000 partygoers will gather and dance the night away in the streets of Sitges. If you think this festival is only reserved for Gays and Lesbians, you couldn’t be more wrong! It is a unique festival gathering Gays, Lesbians, Trans but also any person of any race, age, and culture who just want to have fun and celebrate together.

 

SUNDAY AND TUESDAY PARADE ROUTE


Sitges Parades Route

 

#2 Spannabis

 

Spannabis Fair 2014

 

If you want to learn everything about Cannabis, its use, products related to the consumption of Cannabis, etc, then you should run to this fair! For a lot of people throughout the world, this might sound weird or unreal to have a public fair in such a big city as Barcelona, nevertheless Spannabis will take place from 14th to 16th March for the Eleventh year in a row in Barcelona.

Learn more about Spannabis and check out the video of Spannabis 2013 :

 

#3 25th Guitar Festival Barcelona

 

25th Guitar Festival Barcelona

 

From February, the 20th until July, the 5th, tons of concerts of different kinds of music are organized everywhere in the city.

Check out the program of the festival and extracts of the miscellaneous bands playing during this period :

 

#4 Mecal: The Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival

Mecal Short Film Festival 2014

 

The 16th Edition of the Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival will start on the 6th of March and finish on the 30th of March. So basically, whenever you arrive to Barcelona, you have no excuse not to go there and check out some of the films shown in the different venues!

For more information, check out the Mecal Website!

 

#5 El Clasico : Real Madrid – FC Barcelona

 

El Clasico Real Madrid FC Barcelona

 

For some of you (I guess coming from the American continent), this doesn’t sound quite familiar or you’ve heard of it as being quite a big game in Europe in that sport you might know as “soccer”. Now that you are in Barcelona, you better get used to this sport if you want to fully enjoy the unique atmosphere in Barcelona before, during and after the “Clasico”. The second-one of the year, for the second leg, will unfortunately take place in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid on Sunday, the 23rd of March but you’ll be able to feel the tense in every street of Barcelona.

Game on!

 

Barcelona: New Year’s Eve!

New Years Eve in Barcelona !!

Are you planning to visit or stay in Barcelona for New Year’s Eve? Good choice!! SuiteLife has made a list of the BEST PARTIES!

W HOTEL

10 pm – 4 am

Would you like to welcome in New Year in a skyscraper on the beach? Swing to the rhythms of deep house DJ Uri Mood while you soak up the beautiful views of the beach and Barcelona? Eclipse bar in W Hotel should be the right option for you! Entrance is € 50!

barcelona new years eve

 

Razzmatazz

10:30 pm

If you have never been in this club, you HAVE TO go to! It’s absolutely unique – each of the 5 rooms has a different kind of music. Wow! If you buy a ticket in advance, entrance is 40/50 €, it depends on the time you get there. They have a juicy a line-up for you and also some gifts such as grapes, and a party bag.. Check more info here!

 

barcelona new years eve

 

Harlem Jazz Club

23:00 – 5:00

Tropical rhythms, chacha, merenge, salsa and a concert by Ray Cuza & Gran Orquesta Sazonando de Cuba! Entrance € 16 includes concert, dj session and tasty grapes! Check it out!

barcelona new years eve

Catwalk

23:30

This very famous club in Barcelona offers hip hop, funky, house & rnb beats!

Price differs, so don’t forget to buy your ticket in advance!

barcelona new years eve

Shôko

Yummy, a good dish and tasty drink next to the beach? And then a great party? That’s what Shôko can give you! Pack your wallet with € 210 – more info here!

barcelona new year eve

 

So where are you heading?? Have we missed some great New Year’s Eve parties?? Let us know in the comments!

Cheers

~ Ivet

Barcelona: TOP Events for FREE in November!

What can you do in Barcelona in November for FREE?

November is in full swing and perhaps you want to try to save some money for Christmas presents? What about some events for free in Barcelona?? SuiteLife has chosen the TOP 5 for you!

#1 Jazz Photo Exhibition

The Galerie of the Institut Français presents an exhibition by photojournalist, illustrator of several album covers and jazz muscian enthusiast Sophie Le Roux. Sophie has travelled with her camera to every jazz festival for over 30 years!

The exhibition is on throughout November from Monday to Friday (10 am – 9 pm) and on Saturday (10 am – 1 pm).

More information is here.

barcelona music

 

#2 Cinema from Cuba

Different movies in different places around Barcelona! Movies are gonna play till the 20th of November, so don’t miss it!

Check a schedule.

barcelona music

#3 Free meditation

The change of weather maybe hasn’t made you feel so great recently so how about a little relaxation? The Art of Living arranges a one hour meditation session every Wednesday and Saturday at 6:30 pm for free . Don’t hesitate to book your session here – places are limited!

barcelona music

 

#4 Ska – ska – ska SKASTI BAND!

On Saturday the 9th of November Basque band Skasti are going to be playing live! Get ready – the event starts at 10 pm in Parc de Clot.

barcelona music

#5 Tap Jam

Tap Jam in Parc Ciutadella? Yes! Lets watch this show for free! It’s on every Sunday between 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Awesome, see you there :)

For an example click here.

barcelona music

Did we miss any other cool events for free?? Let us know in the comments below!

Saludos amigos!

 

~ Ivet

 

 

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