50 Songs About Barcelona

Songs about Barcelona

City of Barcelona

You wouldn’t think there’d be so many songs about Barcelona but the city is a major source of inspiration for artists all around the world. With all its secrets and lovely places, how could it not be? After famous artists such as architects like Antoni Gaudi with Parc Guell, directors like Woody Allen with Vicky Cristina Barcelona, painters like Pablo Picasso with Barceloneta Beach and others, what about those who have a musical ear ? Barcelona inspired and still inspires singers and musicians. Here is a list of songs about Barcelona ! Some Bands have even taken Barcelona’s name, what a tribute !

1- Barcelona

Seattle-based trio, “Barcelona” is an Indie Rock Band formed in 2005. Their Albums: Safety Songs (2005) Absolutes (2007) Absolutes (2009) Not Quite Yours (2012)

songs about barcelona

2- I’m From Barcelona

It is a pop group band from Sweden created in 2005, best known for its 29 members and eclectic mix of classical instruments. Their name is an homage to the Spanish waiter Manuel, a character on BBC Television’s Fawlty Towers (“He’s from Barcelona”). Their BCN inspired songs: “We’re From Barcelona” “Barcelona Loves you

songs about barcelona

Songs about Barcelona:

The Most Famous One:

*Rumba de Barcelona – Manu Chao

rumba de barcelona manu chao

Manu Chao, born June, 21th 1961 is a famous Spanish and French singer with his multilingual songs, cites much of his difficult childhood in Spain. Where you can find him in Barcelona His own bar in Barcelona

*Barcelona – Freddie Mercury

barcelona freddie mercury

Freddie Mercury, singer and member of Queen and Montserrat Cabellé an operatic soprano recorded their “Barcelona” album between 1987 and 1988. The Barcelona song was chosen to be featured at  the 1992 Summer  Olympics after Freddie Mercury’s premature death in 1991. This  song was one of his  biggest hits. Due to its popularity when we searched we found over 400 songs inspired by Barcelona. Songs entitled “Barcelona” have several musical genres, elctro, salsa, country… each artist interpreting their feelings and connection with the city.

Here’s our top 50 if you wish to immerse yourself in Barcelona’s environment !

1- Que Bonita Es Barcelona – Los 5 Musicales 2- 1992 Barcelona – Red Banner 3- A Barcelona – Quimi Portet 4- A Barcelona La Nit Es Clara – Grec 5- A Barcelona Llegan los Oles – Rafael Farina 6- A Song for Barcelona – Frank Charles 7- A Time in Barcelona – Tomeu Alcover 8- A una Rambla en Barcelona – Luis Les 9- Adios Barcelona – Alyson 10- Al entrar en Baracelona – Joaquin Diaz 11- Amantes En Barcelona – Pol 3.14 12- Barcelona Adiccion – Salvaje Montoya 13- Barcelona Amor Final – Jorcx 14- Barcelona Bella – Los Cabales 15- Barcelona Blues – Anna Bergendahl 16- Barcelona Boogie – Bobby Rodriguez, Kenny Burrell 17- Barcelona Cathedral – Martha Bennet 18- Barcelona Center – Max Oro 19- Barcelona City – Lexmir 20- Barcelona Ciudad – Miqui Puig 21- Barcelona Ciutat Grisa – Joan Isaac 22- Barcelona Claim – Paul Cerda 23- Barcelona Dreams – Behzad 24- Barcelona en Colors – Gerard Quintana 25- Barcelona Es Bona – Rudy Ventura 26- Barcelona Es Festa – Cobl Montgrins, Santi Arisa 27- Barcelona Feelings – Lounge Café 28- Barcelona Girls – Tomeu Penya 29- Barcelona Gran Ciutat – Jaume Oro 30- Barcelona Guapa – El Biles 31- Barcelona I Jo – Los Manolos 32- Barcelona In Our Minds – The Propers 33- Rumba de Barcelona – Gato Perez 34- Barcelona Me – Ibiza Chill Out 35- Barcelona Mi Amor – Damien de Medeiros 36- Barcelona NIghts – Ottmar Liebert 37- Barcelona Tu siempre Mi Amor – La Banda Del Pop 38- Barcelona Yo Me Voy – Ricao 39- Buenas Noches Barcelona – Noel Soto 40- Calle Barcelona – La Vida Boheme 41- Desde Barcelona Hasta La Havana – Henry Mendez, OPB 42- Drinking In Barcelona – Ngobo Ngobo 43- El Mar Sobre Barcelona – Alessio Arena 44- Entre Cuba Y Barcelona – Lucrecia 45- Hola Barcelona – René Riva 46- Indios de Barcelona – Mano Negra 47- Jazz in Barcelona – Frank Boeijen 48- La Rama De Barcelona – Kiko Veneno 49- Madrid-Barcelona – Tontxu 50- Mas Grande Que Barcelona – Sr. Chinarro

Do you have any favourite BCN inspired songs that you haven’t seen on our list? Let us know in the comments!

Cheers,

Lucie

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

23 Alternative Means of Transport in Barcelona. #17 is the Most Romantic for Sure!

23 coolest alternative transport means in Barcelona

 

Barcelona street

In major big cities such as Barcelona, we have to move a lot around the city to visit the most famous places! If you get tired of basic (and boring) means of transport like metro, bus, cars, taxi or even by foot, here are 23 alternative means of transport you can find in BCN!

Here are the 23 coolest alternative transport means in Barcelona:

Air:

#1 Helicopters:

If you don’t get dizzy easily and have the “sense of adventure” then try the helicopter tour of Barcelona to have an out of the ordinary visit !

*Tourist Routes: To enjoy a dream trip of Barcelona which give visitors alike excellent sight lines ! 

*Helitaxi: 

Round-trip or one-way trip, practical and quick, passengers can go to aiports, hotels, cultural places, etc. with  an amazing view of Barcelona !

Cable car:

 

You want to enjoy the Barcelona’s paronamic view ?

Cable car Barcelona

#2 *The port cable Car: The Transbordador Aeri del Port: crosses Barcelona port with two small red and white cabins from the Montjuic hill station to the San Sebastian beach near Barceloneta with, on the mid-way, a central tower: the Torre de Jaume (20 persons and about 7 minutes)
#3 *The Teleferico de Montjuic: You can move back and forth between Estacio Funicular on Avenida Miramar and Montjuic’s castle with the intermediate point, the mirador, thanks to the Barcelona’s cable car ! (4 persons)

Sea:

#4 Boat:

Barcelona Gonlodrinas

“Las Golondrinas de Barcelona” a Harbour tour and boat trip along the beaches of Barcelona from a different perspective.You can chose your ride, short (35min) or long (90min)

All the coolest water activities:

#5 Flyboard, #6 Parasailing, #7 Kayak, #8 Banana, #9Water Ski, #10 Windsurfing, #11 Jet Ski, #12 Yachting, #13 Catamaran experience

Earth:

#14 Bicycles:

Ecological, cheap and fun means of transport !

Bicing Barcelona

*Bicing: this famous red self-service bicycles in Bcn are really practical because we can find them everywhere. But the rub is that it’s only available for residents of Barcelona…If you’re not, read the on !
*Bicycles rental: if you really want to enjoy Bcn cycling (and you’re right), there are plenty of companies dedicated to both hourly bike rentals as well as organised bicycle tours to help you get to know the city.

#15 *Pedicabs: a fun, friendly and original taxi for a relaxing tour of Baracelona. They are driven by knowledgeable tour guides offering insight into the city and most of them speak several languages, from English to German.


Pedicab Barcelona

#16 Inline skating:

For a sportive visit you also have the opportunity to rent Rollerblades on your feet and feel free to slide on old cobblestone. Check out this event.

#17 Horses:

You can see the sights in style from your very own horse and carriage, they can usually be found at the bottom of Las Ramblas. Why do not enjoy a traditional ballad ?

Carriage Barcelona

#18  Segway:

You will love this new and futuristic mean of transport !

#19 Scooter and #20 Motorcycles:

A little ordinary but useful and handy to get around the city !

#21 Gocar:

This is a mix between a car and a scooter, it includes a GPS system that guides you around the streets like a local and the integrated audio guide tells you all about this fabulous city and its sights as it would your personal tour guide.

Barcelona Gocar


#22 Electric car:

An environmentally friendly way to drive in BCN for example you can rent this Twizy:

Twizy

#23 Limousine:

We finish with a touch of luxury with limousine rentals if you wish to treat yourself to the rock star life!

Barcelona limousine

 

Any other alternative means of transportation you can recommend in Barcelona? Let us know in the comments!

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

 

How to Flirt with a Spanish Girl (in Spanish)

Want some vocab to flirt with a Spanish girl !?

heart spain

 

You’re coming to Spain for visit or just moved here,  and then… all of a sudden this beautiful Spanish   girl (or guy!) comes out of nowhere and takes your breath away. You want to flirt with this Spanish girl ?
Don’t be discouraged by your language barrier and try your luck with our great flirting tips below!

 

how to flirt in spanish

Start your conversation with something like:

-¿ Hola, cómo te llamas?      this means   Hi, what’s your name?
-Soy Peter.                                 this means   I’m Peter.
-¿Te puedo invitar a una copa?  this means   Can I buy you a drink?

Then go on with a real compliment that makes girls smile.

Pleasant compliments for beginners:

-Eres guay             means “You’re cool”
-Eres simpática   means “You’re nice or friendly”
-Eres mona           means “You’re cute”
-Eres guapa          means “You’re pretty”
-Eres atractiva    means “You’re good looking” a nice compliment !
-Eres preciosa     means “You’re beautiful”
-Eres hermosa     means “You’re very beautiful”
-Eres deslumbrante  means “You’re stunningly beautiful”

how to pick up girls in spanish

If you’re pretty well-versed with Spanish, or getting the hang of this quickly, let’s try some more complicated pickup lines with full sentences (but take care to not portray yourself as a womanizer!)

-Tienes una sonrisa muy bonita.
Means: You have a beautiful smile

-¿Cómo se siente al ser la más bella chica en esta sala?
Means: What does it feel like to be the most beautiful girl in this room?

-Hola Acabo de darme cuenta, pero pareces mucho a mi próxima novia.
Means: Hi, I just realized this, but you look a lot like my next girlfriend.

-Si la belleza fuera delito, yo te hubiera dado cadena perpetua.
Means: If beauty was a crime, I would give you a sentence of life in prison.

-Crees en amor a primera vista, o debo pasarte otra vez?
Means: Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by you again?

-No hay emociones que puedan describir como me siento cuando estoy contigo.
Means: There aren’t emotions that can describe how I feel when I’m in your presence.

and even more slang ones:

- Estas muy bueno/buena!
Means: You’re hot!

- Estas para mojar pan.
Means: You are ready to wet bread (non literal meaning: You’re hot!)

- “Cuántas curvas, y Yo sin frenos!”
Means: So many curves and me without breaks!

 

Good luck with your future love ! Tell us your best Spanish pickup lines and let us know in the comments if you have any other great ones!

 

~Lucie

Passeig de Gràcia: A Photographic Tour

Paseo de Gracia Barcelona

 

Passeig de Gràcia in Catalan or Paseo de Gracia, is one of the most famous and expensive streets in Barcelona. The Spanish “Champs Elysées” is an open-air museum of modern architecture, this is a unavoidable place to have a stroll during you stay in Barcelona! Luxurious shopping or just normal shopping, enjoy a break at a local coffee bar or restaurant, go to the cinema, etc. We can do a lot!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The street starts at Plaza Cataluña and finishes where Carrer Gran de Gracia stars, at Casa Fustler Hotel, over 1.5km.

 

Plaça de Catalunya

Plaça catalunya

 

 

tile passeig de gracia

The first kind of art that we can find in Paseo de Gracia is -lower your eyes- the ground! With this orignal type of tile which was created by Antoni Gaudi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s discover Paseo de Gracia more and more with the # street number.

At the very beginning of Paseo de Gracia, #1, there is a beautiful Apple store and #4 Catalana Occidente, an insurance company.

Passeig de gracia barcelona

 

8# Then, on your right, there is Casa Antoni Rocamora designed in 1914 by two brothers, Joaquim and Bonaventura Bassegoda,  this building looks to renaissance gothic with lots of ornamentation.

Casa Antoni Rocamora paseo de gracia

 

#13 Comedia, a cinema with 5 auditoriums.

comedia paseo de gracia

 

#16 Zara home, a nice furnishing store where you can smell a pleasant interior fragrance which creates a family atmosphere and provides a feeling of well-being. It helps you transform your ideas into reality to decorate your dream home.

 

#19 Borsa de Barcelona, The Stock exchange of Barcelona has a privileged location but nowadays the street is more filled with tourists than with businessmen; times are changing.

Borsa de Barcelona paseo de gracia

 

#35 Casa Lleó Morera created by Lluis Domenech i Montaner.

Casa Lleó Morero paseo de gracia

 

#41-43 y #35 are  ”Illa de la Discòrdia”  (Block of Discord).
#35 La Casa Lleó Morera,  #41 La casa Amatller  designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch and  #43 Casa Batlló designed by Antoni Gaudi, (part of the “World Heritage Site”) constitute the Block of the Discord. The name “Illa de la Discòrdia” was given because the buildings are very closely constructed, all at the beginning of the 20th Century and designed by three of the most important architects of the Catalan Modernism whose styles were very different.

Passeig de gracia barcelona block of discord

 

#66 Casa Vídua Marfà.

casa maria paseo de gracia

 

#68 Hotel Majestic 5 stars.

hotel majestic paseo de gracia

 

#96 Vinçon opened its doors to the public in 1941, founded by Enrique Leviand Hugo Vinçon. During this period the business’ main activity was the wholesale of porcelain, fine china and glassware. Between 1967 and 1990 they decided to venture and explore the emerging industry of the contemporary design of household objects. From this point onwards innovation happened at all levels and the foundation was laid for what eventually would become one of the most exclusive and representative stores in Barcelona. Today their brand enjoys international prestige.

vinçon paseo de gracia

 

#102 Hotel Paseo de Gracia 1 star.

Hotel passeig de gracia

 

Junction between Passeig de Gràcia and Avenida Diagonal.

Junction between Passeig de Gàcia and Avenida Diagonal

Junction between Passeig de Gàcia and Avenida Diagonal

 

Luxury shops, don’t go too hard on the credit card !

luxury shops paseo de gracia

 

#115 Cine Casablanca Kaplan with 3 auditoriums. The Cine Casablanca opened on 13th December 1980. The cinema was named Casablanca in homage to the 1942 Michael Curtiz film “Casablanca”. Unfortunately  it was closed in 2011.

Cine Casablanca Kaplan paseo de gracia

 

 

#132 Casa Fuster, a luxurious  5 star hotel classified as a monument hotel ends Passeig de Gràcia on a high note ! With 96 rooms and suites, gymnasium, panoramic terrace, etc., Casa Fuster proposes a distinguished service and is an excellent place for visitors or businessmen. It’s also where Woody Allen always stays when in BCN.

casa fuster passeig de gracia

 

 

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Have you checked out all of these sites yet? What’s your favourite part of Passeig de Gracia? Let us know in the comments!

~ Lucie

A Cheap Secret Bar in Barcelona: The Antic Teatre

The Antic Teatre: A Cheap Secret and Local Bar in Barcelona

We’ve already written about secret bars in Barcelona but today we show you a particularly amazing secret bar in Barcelona in El Born neighborhood. If you’re looking for alternative cultural events/shows, a secret place for locals and cheap drinks, then The Antic Teatre is gonna be your favorite place ever.

Antic Teatre cheap Bar in Barcelona

 

The Antic Theatre can be found next to the Palau de la Musica Catalana (Urquinaona Metro Station), in a narrow street which doesn’t let you believe that an awesome place might be hidden right there. To access the theater/bar, you have to enter through a small door, then take the stairs. As you go up the stairs, you will hear, little by little, more and more noise, which will lead you to the discovery of a parallel world. Perched upon the terrace, you can enjoy the beautiful view of the garden below, often crowded with locals, artists, young hipsters…

 

Antic Teatre Barcelona

 

You can sit on the terrace or in the garden enjoying your 2€ beer or 3€ glass of wine – that’s right I didn’t lie about cheap drinks – and participate in all kinds of alternative shows: music, dance, poetry readings, exhibitions, etc…

 

Show Antic Teatre Barcelona

 

The best time is obviously Spring and the Summer but the shows take place inside during the winter and it’s not as if Barcelona is a cold city, so you’ll still survive in the garden year round.

Don’t wait any longer, run for it! Check out more information about L’Antic Teatre.

Check out the following blog if you have more interest in cheap bars in Barcelona!

Have you been there? Do you have any other suggestions for secret bars in Barcelona? Let us know in the comments!

Cheers

Florian

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