What to do in Barcelona with 25€ (or less) a day

What to do in Barcelona with ONLY 25 euros a day

What to do in Barcelona with 25€ (or less) a day – spend smart!

Ladies and gents, welcome to the revolutionary brand new blog from SuiteLife about what to do in Barcelona with 25€  (or less) a day! Get ready for some really valuable insider tips for people just like you, but just with a little more experience in BCN :P ! For that matter, don’t be shy, feel free to share your tips in the comment section below. But for now, enough with the chit-chat, and lets get the party started!

BREAKFAST

What to do in Barcelona with 25€ (or less) a day All nutritionists recommend a really copious and nutritious breakfast and who are we to be against that? And since we’re in Spain, this is why you should start the day with a Spanish bocadillo (aka baguette sandwich; aka sub :P ). And since we know you want only the best, we highly recommend Panaderias 365. They are all over the city and for approximately 3€, you can get a big-ass bocadillo that is also tasty! And obviously a great day starts with an awesome coffee, they serve lattes for only 1,25€! THAT IS: 4,2€ (so far).

YOU CAN NOW HIT THE BEACH…

What to do in Barcelona with 25€ (or less) a day With no exaggeration, summer is definitely claiming its rights here in Barcelona (35° C today at 5PM :O ), so there’s no friggin’ way of being in Barcelona and not going to one of the beaches! So, time to get some tan lines on that skin and let everyone know what an amazing time you are having in this fantastic city (P.S. no beach leg selfies though, that is so 2014 :P )! In order for the fun to be complete, here’s what you are gonna need:

  • a public transportation ticket (either metro or bus should be fine): 2,15€
  • a 6-pack of beer cans : 3€
  • some snacks: 2€

THAT IS: 7,15€

…OR YOU CAN GO HIKING IN THE HILL OF TIBIDABO

What to do in Barcelona with 25€ (or less) a day The Tibidabo Cathedral is an amazing part of the Catalan culture on Barcelona, but the way to get there is even more awesome! Why? Because if you are more of a hiker than a ‘bather’, this is the place to be for you, as you will find yourself in the middle of nature breathing fresh air away from the city pollution? The pathway up to the Cathedral slithers round the hill and takes approximately 1 1/2 h to reach the top, so we would like to make some suggestions on what you would need:

  • first of all – public transportation ticket: 2,15€
  • bottle of water: 0,50
  • protein bar: 1

THAT IS: 3,65

LUNCH

What to do in Barcelona with 25€ (or less) a day After all these extremely physically draining activities, clearly it’s time for some well-deserved lunch! SutieLife Barcelona recommendation: TENTO! Wondering why? Well because you can also find them pretty much everywhere within the city and they sell healthy cooked dishes that are only 2 mins away from touching your mouth, due to the fact that they have a lot of microwave ovens where you can heat your stuff up! Not to mention they have a very wide range of meals with which you can customise your own menu for just 6,95€!!! The menus include 2 main courses, bread, a small bottle of water and a dessert! You can also go with the 1/2 menu (with only one main course) for 4,95€, but trust us, spending 2€ more for another plate of food is worth it here! THAT IS: 6,95€

SIESTA? NAH, THAT S*^T IS FOR LOSERS!!!

What to do in Barcelona with 25€ (or less) a day

You haven’t come to Barcelona to sleep now, have you? It’s sightseeing time, because sleep is for the weak! So, after lunch, you have to burn those calories for good! And thank God, Barcelona has a bazillion places for you to see and admire! If you click here, you will see the SuiteLife recommendation for the MUST-SEE sites here in Barcleona, so why not check our blog for more info ;) ? Costs:

  • walking: FREE!!!
  • water bottle: 0,50
  • some snacks: 1

THAT IS: 1,50

 

DINNER

What to do in Barcelona with 25€ (or less) a day

Dinner should be the lightest meal of the day, so after you’re done with all your plans we suggest you hit Cerveceria Montaditos! Most of their tapas are  1€ (!!), and believe us – they are reeaally good! Plus you can choose from a lot of varieties, which is awesome because you get to experience the real Spanish food! Prices:

  • 4 tapas * 1€ = 4
  • beer = 1

THAT IS: 5

 

TOTAL: 24,85€

 

And that’s it, SuiteLifers! Feeling more enlightened now? Thought so! That’s what happens when you know what to do in Barcelona with 25€  (or less) a day! Now it is yours to take!

Till next time, peace out!

Muchisimas gracias,

Dragosh (El Dragon)



American Food in Barcelona

Where to Find American Food in Barcelona

Hi there SuiteLife followers! Todays blog post will be about where to find American food in Barcelona. If you are from the US or abroad, and been in Barcelona for as long as I have, you grow an unsatisfiable hunger for your home comfort food. There are many places around the city that serve American style food, but there are few restaurants that can make it feel authentic. Hope you’re hungry!

Bernie’s Diner

American food in Barcelona
Bernie’s Diner is a retro styled American diner located in the El Born neighborhood of Barcelona. Founded with simplicity and genuine quality in mind, Bernie’s Diner aims to provide a down to earth atmosphere where one can socialize with friends at any time of the day. Opening at 9:00 a.m., Bernie’s breakfast menu offers an American Breakfast that includes two grilled or scrambled eggs, bacon, pancakes, and toast, among other great classics.  Though their breakfasts are amazing, their 100% beef burgers and specials are second to none. Everyday Bernie’s uses fresh meat from the Girona region of northern Spain and fresh baked bread made at a local bakery. Whatever meal you pick, it is safe to say you cannot go wrong at Bernie’s Diner.

http://www.berniesdiner.com/en/

 

Bacoa

American food in Barcelona

Founded in 2010, Bacoa has built its reputation for making one of the best hamburgers in Barcelona in just a few short years. Though the hamburger has been a staple of the Spanish menu for many years, Bacoa strives to provide its customers with the highest quality, fresh cooked burgers daily. Offering beef, lamb, and chicken patties, Bacoa uses in its opinion, the best meats in Spain in their burgers. If a teriyaki glazed Japonesa burger or stuffed pork San Jacobo doesn’t do it for you, you can finish your meal off with Bacoa’s artisan ice cream. Bacoa has 5 locations around the city, so you are never far from that burger you so desire!

http://www.bacoa.es/en/

 

Napa


Napa Restaurant was founded to bring together the unique  flavors of Catalonia, the Mediterranean and California. Known especially for its tapas menu, Napa also offers spectacular full size meals as well as desserts. On the menu you will find items like grilled salmon with potatoes confit, and tapas like calamari with citrus mayonnaise. The service staff is pleasant and helpful, and short wait times are common but it is also possible to make reservations online. Located just 20 minutes from Plaça Catalunya in the Eixample neighborhood, Napa has a friendly and intimate setting perfect for any night of the week.

http://naparestaurant.es/#napa

 

Can Dende

American food in Barcelona

Can Dende is an American, Brazilian, and Asian fusion brunch and eatery. Located in Poblenou, Can Dende offers a menu full of simple yet delicious brunch and lunch items. Their Eggs Benedict is to die for and pancakes for dessert only make a great meal even better. Wait times are normally short during the week but expect them to be a little longer on the weekends. Make sure to try their pink lemonade and also get aquatinted with Dende, the restaurants resident dog.

http://www.candende.com/

 

Milk

American food in Barcelona

Milk Bar & Bistro was opened in 2005 by an Irish couple with years of experience in the food industry. Milk’s menu is diverse, creative, and changes seasonally based on what ingredients are offered in local markets. Milks signature is their noodle buns for their hamburgers. If you are not in the mood for a hamburger, you can also try items like a steak sandwich or buffalo chicken wings and finish with a banana split with Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Located in the Gothic Quarter, Milk is a perfect place for a birthday dinner, drink afterwork, or a night out on the town.

http://www.milkbarcelona.com/

 

Nice People BB

American food in Barcelona

Nice People Bread and Burger is a hamburger joint located in Example. Using 100% beef that is prepared daily, Nice People BB is know for its quality and taste. Their special bread buns are baked daily and allow for the perfect fusion between bread and burger. Their ketchup, wasabi mayonnaise, mustard, and garlic aioli are home-made and prepared in the kitchen everyday. Nice People Bread & Burger is relatively new to the burger scene here in Barcelona but is a can’t miss if you’re in the mood for a delicious, high quality meal.

http://www.nicepeoplebb.com/#_=_

 

Taste of America

American food in Barcelona

Though not a restaurant, Taste of America cannot be left off the list. If you miss your Hershey’s Chocolate or Campbell’s Soup, this is your place. Taste of America is an American Supermarket located in the heart of Barcelona. Founded almost 20 years ago by a group of Spanish and American friends, Taste of America has grown from a single store in Madrid to 20 stores around Spain. With over 2,000 quality products on its shelves, Taste of American knows that sometimes its the little things that matter in life. Bringing brands like Pepperidge Farm Cookies, Arizona Ice Tea, and Snyder’s Pretzels to it’s stores stores makes it an ideal place to go if you are missing your American snacks. Taste of America is definitely a place worth checking out if you are going to be staying in Barcelona for any extended period of time.

http://www.tasteofamerica.es/

Thanks guys! Are there any other great places for American food in Barcelona that you know about? Let us know in the comments!

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

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