Our Barcelona Hostel informs to all Barcelona Backpackers that on Sunday, June the 20th, from 10:00 h. to 18:00 h. the Palau de la Musica Catalana has scheduled its annual Open Day.
It is a great opportunity for those who are staying at our Barcelona Hostel, as well as for all Barcelona Backpackers who are travelling to the city during the week. Whether you came to attend the Sónar 2010 or if you are just backpacking in the city, stay up until Sunday the 20th and enjoy the free access to the Palau de la Música. Keep in mind that guided tours tickets cost normally 12 €, quite an expensive price for Barcelona Backpackers. So, stay on sunday and walk freely discovering all the spaces and rooms of this temple of music, declared Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 1997 ...
Work of the Architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner and built between 1905 and 1908, the Palau de la Música is a jewel of modernist architecture and one of the most emblematic buildings of the city of Barcelona and the Catalan society. The Palau is definitely a must see for Barcelona Backpackers and tourists.
How to get there from our Barcelona Hostel? Take the metro L1 line from the Clot Arago stop, 5 minutes walking distance from our Barcelona Urbany Hostel, and get off in Urquinaona (after 4 stops). From Pça. Urquinaona, walk down the c / Jonqueres and in 5 minutes you'll reach the Palau de la Musica Catalana. Enjoy this jewel of modernism, feel the magic, the sensuality and the color of modernist architecture, stay after the Sónar 2010 at our Barcelona Hostel, it's well worth it!
Looking for Hostels in Barcelona to attend the Sonar 2010? Come to Barcelona Urbany and hurry up, the Sonar Festival starts on June, 17th, and there's still availability at our Hostel in Barcelona to enjoy the festival!
The Barcelona Sonar Festival will open this year's edition on June 17th. For three days, the city will be focussed on the most advanced music and multimedia art. As you may know, the festival activities take place in different areas of Barcelona and at different times along the day: Sonar by Day and Sonar by Night.
Sonar by Day: It takes place between the CCCB and MACBA. It includes the "Technology Fair", which presents the latest developments related to equipment for DJs and electronic music artists. Also the "SonarCinema" which focuses on the latest trends and video creations, multimedia and films. And the "Sonarmática", the main multimedia area, with monographs on a city or country, including some graphic design creations, NetArt ...
Sonar by Night: The Sonar by night agenda main concerts are held in the Fira Gran Via (M2) Area, L'Hospitalet. Also other concerts are scheduled at the Teatre Grec, the Auditori de Barcelona and the Cosmocaixa Museum. This year, the Sonar will give us the oppotunity to attend some great bands concerts like The Chemical Brothers, Fuck Buttons or Roxy Music.
Are you coming to Barcelona? Haven't found your Barcelona cheap accommodation yet? Stay at our Hostel in Barcelona! There are still some beds available waiting for you, check for availability here.
How to arrive from our Hostel in Barcelona to the Sonar by day area? Take the metro at the stop Clot / Arago, 5 minutes walking distance from Barcelona Urbany. Take the C1 line Badalona / Hospitalet. After two stops, get off at Pça Catalunya station. In five minutes you're walking in both the CCCB and the MACBA
How to arrive from our Hostel in Barcelona to the Sonar by night area? The best option is to take the Sonar by Night special bus service, that will take you to the Fira Gran Via. It's departure stop is at Pça. Dressanes and it will be working on Friday and Saturday from 8:30 PM to 8:00 AM, round trip. To go to Dressanes, take the metro line C1 Badalona/ Hospitalet at the stop Clot / Arago, at 5 minutes walking distance from our Hostel in Barcelona. Get off after two stations, at Pça Catalunya. From Pça Catalunya, take the L3 metro line to Drassanes (2 stops).
Prices and Tickets:
Ticket for all sonar activities, both day and night: 155 € if you buy at the official website of the event. At box offices, the price is 165 €.
Ticket for Sonar Day activities, only 1 day: € 39 if you buy at the website, 45 € at the box office.
Ticket for one night: 60 € on the official website, 65 € at the box office.
Official website of Sonar (available in english): 2010.sonar.es/en
Do not miss it out, come to the Sonar 2010, come to our Hostel in Barcelona ;)
Whether you stay for these days in our Barcelona Hostel or if you're just sopping today at our town, we recommend you not to miss the chance to attend Alicia Keys concert tonight at 9:30 pm at the Palau Sant Jordi.
12 Grammys, 17 Billboard Awards and three American Music Awards and over 35 million records sold support the career of this New Yorker singer who already composed her own songs at the age of 14. A night of soul and rhythm & blues in Barcelona with one of the warmest and most sensual voices in the music scene today.
There are still tickets on sale: the cheapest, 35 €, in ticketmaster.es
And if you decide at the last minute that you'll come to Barcelona to attend the concert, and you've not booked your cheap accommodation in Barcelona yet, at our Barcelona Hostel you can book your bed for tonight, from 28 €, breakfast included and ensuite bathroom. Check prices and availability and book online now! Click here to book your bed at our Barcelona Hostel.
How to get to the Palau Sant Jordi from Barcelona Urbany? The fastest and easiest way to get to Palau Sant Jordi from our Barcelona Hostel is to take the Metro: Take the L1-from Clot station, 5 minutes walking from the hostel-and get off at Pça Espanya Station, after 9 stops. Once you're there, take the bus line number 193 from Avda. Maria Cristina, and after 6 stops you'll reach the Palau Sant Jordi.
Our Barcelona Hostel won't miss out one of the best concerts of the season in the city, you wouldn't miss it out either!
At our Hostel Barcelona we have good news again for those who are Backpacking in Barcelona this weekend: from now until Sunday, the contest "De Tapas per Barcelona" is held in the city. It's a special way to promote the cuisine and the "tapas", and several bars and restaurants in Barcelona will serve their tapas with one beer at the price 2.40 €!
Yes, it's true, a tapa and a beer 2.40 € at 40 bars and restaurants in Barcelona for this weekend! From our Hostel in Barcelona we welcome this excellent idea and support the contest.
We think it's great if you're staying at our Hostel in Barcelona, you can explore the city while trying some tapas: a dish of ham, some croquettes or some patatas bravas at a good price and a drink included!
Which are the bars and restaurants who have joined this initiative and their timetable? You'll get all the information at the contest website, where you will find a Barcelona map including the bars and restaurants that serve tapas, and the timetable. www.detapesperbarcelona.es (only available in Catalan, enter and click on "Mapa").
What else can you do this weekend? Some suggestions from our Hostel in Barcelona:
Of course, attending the Primavera Sound Festival concerts, held until Sunday. Some of them, not the only nor the best:
Beach House tonight at 9:40 PM on the ATP stage -Parc del Forum-: pop sound and great great voice of Victoria Legrand.
And Pixies!, The legend comes back to Barcelona after getting together again in 2004. At 1:15 am, at the San Miguel stage -Parc del Forum-
On Saturday, Pet Shop Boys, headliners of this year's edition ... How many years since their "West End Girls"? About 25 years? Talent, quality and good electronic music for decades.
In addition, our Hostel in Barcelona recommends you to take a walk at the Fira Modernista, held at the Eixample Dret Area. At the carrer Girona between Carrer Aragó and Avda. Diagonal, you'll find a fair that will take you back to the XIX century. Some exhibitions, workshops and artisan crafts, different ideas and activities for those who are backpacking in Barcelona this weekend!
From our Hostel in Barcelona, some information about the artists playing today at the Primavera Sound Festival:
The XX, at 9:15 PM, Ray-Ban Stage (Parc del Forum). Young, soft and minimalist sound from the UK.
Pavement, at 1:00 AM, San Miguel Stage (Parc del Forum). 90's indie rock, personal and charismatic rebel sound, at our Hostel in Barcelona we think it's always great to see them again!
Are you going to attend some concerts tonight at the Primavera Sound Festival? Let us know how it was today, the concerts you've seen and who were the best artists on stage.
At our Hostel in Barcelona we want to know what's going on out there at the Primavera Sound Festival!
Our Hostel in Barcelona informs you that the Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival is back! This year's edition will be held on May, 27, 28 and 29 May at the Forum Area.
The Primavera Sound Festival is one of the most innovative music festivals held around the world, an event gaining prestige and hardcore fans year after year. Among those, all our Hostel in Barcelona's team. Many Primavera Sound Festival fans come to Barcelona those days especially to attend this different and original proposal, bringing new trends normally outside the commercial circuits.
Get prepared for three days full of events starting on the 27th at 5:00 pm, Biscuit starring, at the Forum stage (a little bit earlier, 4:00 pm, Lasers at the FNAC Diagonal Mar stage, one of the Barcelona's Primavera a la Ciutat stages placed outside the Forum area but hosting some concerts and activities at the Primavera Sound Festival program).
Performances will continue also on May 28 and 29 at the Forum area, and on Sunday 30th at the Primavera a la Ciutat stages.
Click here to see the Primavera Sound Festival timetable: artists, performances and stages.
Ticket prices: Full-festival tickets 185 € at the Festival's box office. Through Paypal on the festival webpage, the price is 180€.
Single-day tickets: 80 € at the box office. Through Paypal on the festival webpage, the price is 75€.
Click here for more information on how and where to buy tickets
Our Hostel in Barcelona, besides informing you of all the events that are held in the city, its organization and schedule, as well as the best way to get around the city saving your time and money, is a Barcelona cheap accommodation, high-class services and well connected.
For all those that are staying at our Hostel in Barcelona for the Primavera Sound Festival, the best way to get to the Forum Area is:
By tram: Take tram line T4-Ciutadella/Vila Olimpica - Estacio de Sant Adrià Ca l'Aranyó, two minutes from our Hostel in Barcelona. After five stops, get off at Forum stop. It will take you about 20 minutes to reach the Forum Area.
By bus: Take bus line n. 7 Diagonal Mar / Z. Universitaria, at the stop Av Diagonal-Ciutat de Granada, 5 minutes walking from our Hostel in Barcelona. After 6 stops, get off at Av Diagonal-Rambla Prim.
By metro: At 100 meters from our Hostel in Barcelona you'll find the metro station. Take the Metro line L2-Paral.lel / Pep Ventura at Clot stop, and get off after three stops at La Pau. Take there the metro L4 La Pau / Trinitat Nova, and get off 3 after stops at El Maresme / Forum station.
If you do not have any budget accommodation in Barcelona for the days the Primavera Sound is to be held, you can come and ask for your bed at our Hostel in Barcelona's reception. Although through our website you will check the hostel is full from May 27 to May 29, we always keep some beds available for Barcelona backpackers and walkers who are already in the city and have not booked their accommodation yet.
Come to our Hostel in Barcelona and enjoy this year's Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival edition.