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Are you going to 080 Barcelona Fashion this week?

27 Jan

Invitation to 080 Barcelona Fashioin

Invitation to 080 Barcelona Fashioin

Today has started the 13th edition of080 Barcelona Fashion at the old Born Market. 080 was born in 2007 with the intention of being a platform to give international visibility to both emerging designers and Catalan brands, as well as to introduce Barcelona as one of the European leaders in the urban fashion industry.

You will see the schedules of all the designers and brands of this new edition below:


10:00 / BORN SHOPWINDOWS 10 to 20.30H
VILLAGE DE 18.30 to 21H
20:00 / MANGO*


10:00 / 080 DESIGN CONTEST 10:00 to 20:30 HORAS
10:00 / EXPO TIMELESS 10 to 20.30 H
POP UP STORES 10 to 20.30 H
VILLAGE 10 to 21 H
16:00 / BRAIN & BEAST
17:30 / SITA MURT
19:00 / TCN
21:00 / DESIGUAL*


080 DESIGN CONTEST 10 to 20.30 H
EXPO TIMELESS 10 to 20.30 H
POP UP STORES 10 to 20.30 H
VILLAGE 10 to 21 H
10:30 / BÓBOLI
10:30 / CÓNDOR
16:00 / CELIA VELA


080 DESIGN CONTEST 10 to 20.30 H
EXPO TIMELESS 10 to 20.30 H
POP UP STORES 10 to 20.30 H
VILLAGE 10 to 21 H
11:30 / NAULOVER
12:30 / ALBÉNIZ
16:00 / ZAZO&BRULL
20:30 / YERSE


080 DESIGN CONTEST 10 to 19.00 H
EXPO TIMELESS 10 to 19.00 H
POP UP STORES 10 to 19 H
12:00 / TORRAS
16:00 / MODAFAD
Address: Carrer del Comerç, 2
Metro: Jauma I (L4)

The best parties for New Year´s Eve 2013 in Barcelona

27 Nov

New Year´s Eve Barcelona

New Year´s Eve Barcelona

This New Year’s Eve 2013 is bound to be a very special one! The Barcelona City Hall is organizing a fantastic goodbye to this year on Maria Cristina blvd., which will be accompanied by fireworks and great performances ( Fura dels Baus might be one of the performers). However, this is still not confirmed yet, therefore we will provide you with a list of the best New Year’s Eve Parties Barcelona has to offer, just perfect for putting an end to the year in a fun and special way.



Razzmatazz. – 22:30

It begins and ends with you!

The Razzmatazz Hall has welcomed on its stages an impressive line-up of the most famous independent pop, rock and electronic music artists. With its five different halls: Razzclub (indie-pop, new wave, nu-rave, electro-rock) The Loft (techno, hard-techno, electro, dubstep), Lolita (electro, electropunk, electro, house), Popbar (tecnopop, electro-rock, twee-pop, 80’s, indie, R’ N ‘B, gay-friendly hits…) y Rexroom (electronic, punk, rock), you will have a guaranteed great time!

For this New Year’s Eve there are 2 types of tickets you can purchase:

Entrance starting 22:30:

–          2 drinks

–          Razz 2014 T-shirt

–          Good-luck Grapes

–          Glass of cava

Purchase in advance: 50€ + handling fees

Ticket office: 60€

From 22:30 to 00:15 you will party with the Dirty Dancing Crew

Starting from 00:30 the participants will have access to all five halls.

After 00:01:

–          2 drinks

–          Razz 2014 T-shirt


RAZZCLUB: Elyella Djs + Amable & Gato

THE LOFT: Julian Jeweil + Baldo

LOLITA:  Sidechains + Latzaro


REX ROOM: New Year Trill: Sanatruja + Toner

Tickets in advance:

Address: Carrer Almogàvers, 122

Subway stations: Marina L1, Bogatel L4

Hours: 22:30 to 06:00

Price: between 40 and 60€

Harlem Jazz Club

Harlem Jazz Club

Harlem Jazz Club, 23:00

The Harlem is one of the most notorious jazz clubs in Barcelona. They invite you to welcome this New Year with a very interesting and cheerful offer, a concert by Carlos Caro and the Gran Orquesta Sazonando de Cuba (salsa, Cuban music, son, cha-cha) 23.00 to 02.00 hrs.

02.00 to 05.00 hrs : Dj SESSION with “Dr Latin” ( salsa, reggae, cuban, afro & brazilian music)

Tickets: In situ

Address: Carrer Comtessa de Sobradiel, 8

Metro stations: Drassanes L3, Jaume I L4

Hours: From 23:00 to 06:00

Price: Concert + grapes + DJ Session 16€. DJ session only 6€.


Shoko Barcelona

Shoko Barcelona

Shoko, 00:30

Every year Shoko puts together exclusive parties with lots of Glamour. You have the option of dinner with a closed menu and then party, or just go directly to the party. Although they haven’t published the line-up of DJs yet, we will keep you posted with any upcoming news.

Advance Tickets:

Address: Passeig Marítim Barceloneta, 36

Metro stations: Ciutadella Vila Olímpica L4

Hours: De 00:00 al amanecer

Price: Dinner + Party 210€ / Party 50€ / Cocktail dinner + Party 140€

Sutton, Barcelona

Sutton, Barcelona

Sutton, 00:30

The DJs who will liven up the evening are not yet confirmed. The entry price is 50 euros, including 3 drinks for adults over 21 and the dress code is “elegant”. An important fact to keep in mind is that this club is one of the holders of “The world´s finest clubs” award.

Advance tickets:

Address: Calle Tuset, 13

Metro station: Diagonal L3, L5

Hours: De 00:00 a 06:00

Price: 50€

Opium Mar, Barcelona

Opium Mar, Barcelona


Opium Mar, 00:30

If your wish is to spend New Year’s Eve near the sea, in an elegante, exclusive club, listening to house and electronic music, Opium Mar is the place to be.

Advance tickets:

Address: Paseo Marítimo 34

Metro station: Ciutadella Vila Olímpica L4

Hours: from 00:00 till dawn

Pirce: 50€ + handling fees

Catwalk, Barcelona

Catwalk, Barcelona


Catwalk, 23:30

It’s very closet o the sea and the Mafre Towers. It has two romos:  House & Rnb, Hip hop & funky.

Advance tickets:

Address: Calle de Ramón Trias Fargas, 2

Metro station: Ciutadella Vila Olímpica L4

Hours: De 00:00 al amanecer

Price: 20€ x 3 drinks until December 15th / 40€ x 3 drinks from December 16th to 29th de / 60€ one drink from December 30th to 31st.

Poble Espanyol

Poble Espanyol


Poble Espanyol, 00:30

Includes 5 drinks + hot chocolate + grapes + cotillion

On the 31st of December and up until 5 o’clock the tickets have a price of 35€

One more year, Poble Espanyol (The Spanish Village) sets up a great, all night long New Year’s Eve Party, in two different spaces: The Tent in La Plaza Mayor and La Discoteca on the exhibition grounds.

The party will start around 22:30h. At 00:00 you will witness the 12 Bell Rings directly from the Poble Espanyol City Hall building. All this accompanied by hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and some modern music.

The Spanish village is a truly beautiful place, situated on the Montjuïc Mountain, close by to Barcelona city center. It’s an ideal place to celebrate big parties and especially for New Year’s the parties organized here have had great success over the years.

Advance tickets:

Address: Avda. Francesc Ferrer i Guardia, 13

Metro station: Plaza España L1 y L3

Bus: 13, 150, Stop Poble Espanyol

Hours: from 22:30 until dawn

Price: 35€

Sala Apolo

Sala Apolo

Sala Apolo, not yet confirmed

The line-up for the New Year’s Party in Apolo is not yet confirmed. But one thing is for sure: in the upstairs hall there will be electronic music and in the downstairs hall alternative and indie rock. The famous Dj Coco and Dj Graham will be there for sure, which means the party will be on!

Advance tickets: 15€

Address: C/Nou De la Rambla, 113 (Barcelona).

Metro staition: Paral·lel (L2/L3).

Bus: 20, 36, 57, 64, 121, 157, N0, N6.

Hours: Mo-Sat 0.30-5/6 (weekends).

Price: 16€ with 1 drink (9€ with 1 beer or free until 2:30h for the “carnet Primavera Sound and Plastic Club owners).

The Urban Suites offers excellent apartments for the New Year’s period, very close to Spain Square and Sants Station.

PS: There is also a nice environtment to end the year at Catalonia Square and Agbar tower surrounding.

10 reasons to visit Barcelona in autumn and winter

11 Nov



1. Barcelona has a Mediterranean climate and dry seasons during the autumn and winter period. Barcelona is a coastal city, that´s why it does not snow and the temperatures are quite mild: in the coldest month, January, it does not drop below 10 degrees Celsius (50F). The chances of precipitation are greater than during the summer, but still scarce. You can go around with a sweater and a jacket without having to be wrapped in thousands of layers of clothes or with an umbrella in the bag.

2. Visiting museums and art centres during the autumn-winter is a treat, because the volume of people is much lower than in spring or summer. Of course if you plan to visit any of the Gaudi buildings, either Sagrada Familia or La Pedrera, the Parc Güell or Casa Batlló, you should buy your tickets online to avoid queuing, that does not change throughout the year.

Barceloneta in autum / winter

Barceloneta in autum / winter

3. Did we mention that it hardly rains and it does not snow? 😉 The terraces and beach walks are still desirable in autumn and winter.

4. The price of accommodation in Barcelona between the months of November and January is much cheaper than from March to October. Find our great deals!

5. You will not need to check the fashion magazines to see what the latest trends are, as Barcelona is a showcase of modern fashion itself. You can go shopping in the elegant Paseo de Gracia, the Portal del Angel, to Girona street outlets or any of the shopping centres located throughout the city.

Parc de Collserola

Parc de Collserola

6. Temperatures during these months are ideal for hiking trails in the natural park of Collserola. This is one of the largest parks in the world and has lots of archaeological sites (especially Iberian villages like La Peña del Moro at the border point between the towns of Sant Just Desvern, Sant Feliu de Llobregat and Esplugues de Llobregat) . To get there you can go by train from Plaza Catalunya with the S1.



7. January the 7th is the beginning of the sales period! Bring empty suitcases, here you can fill them with clothes.

8. Barcelona in autumn and winter is full of events, concerts and exhibitions. From October to January there are events such as the Festival In-Edit, the Voll Damm Jazz Festival, the World Press Photo, and different markets like Smart City Expo, BcnRail, Living Expominer, Auto Retro, Children’s Festival or EXPOHOGAR.

9. Barcelona is the city of architecture and design, modernism and culture, with many art centres, galleries and buildings that take your breath away. Autumn and winter are great seasons to visit them all, without the competition from the summer sun.

To eat in Barcelona

To eat in Barcelona

10. If you are someone who does not want to follow timetables on holidays in Barcelona there will be no problem. You can eat almost any time of the day what you want, from the most sophisticated tapas to seafood paella on Passeig Joan de Borbón. Menus are very economical and of good quality throughout the centre. During the winter you will have less competition to find a table, but you will be surprised to see that the city centre is always full of atmosphere.

Sónar 2013: location, schedule and more…

12 Feb

Sónar 2013

Sónar 2013

Sónar has announced today that their daytime activities will take place at the Montjuic Showground, just five minutes walk from The Urban Suites. This will facilitate even more to the attendees the communication between an enclosure and another, due to Spain Square (where the Montjuic exhibition center is) you take the train to the Gran Via Showground, where night edition will be held.


Friday 14th  – Sonar by Night

Kraftwerk (3D show), Skrillex, Two Door Cinema Club, Major Lazer, Nicolas Jaar, Diplo, C2C, Derrick May, Baauer, Raime, Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team, Karenn, Eats Everything, Oneman, Objekt, Matthias Zimmermann…

Saturday 15th: Sonar by Night:

Pet Shop Boys, Paul Kalkbrenner, Justice DJ set, Soulwax Hot Natured, Laurent Garnier, Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Busy P (ed banger megamix), Delorean, Breakbot…

Sonar by Day:

Liars, Lindstrøm & Todd Terje, TNGHT, Karl Hyde, AlunaGeorge, Sherwood & Pinch, Jamie Lidell, Modeselektor dj set, Gold Panda, Matthew Herbert dj set, Mary Anne Hobbs, Darkstar, Vatican Shadow, Delorean, Foreign Beggars, Mykki Blanco, Francesco Tristano: Piano 2.0, Dinos Chapman,Ólafur Arnalds Trio, Fatima Al Qadiri, Krystal Klear, bRUNA, Nacho Marco, La Bien Querida, Bradien + Eduard Escoffet, Samaris, Gluteus Maximus, Fantastic Mr Fox, Christeene , Le K, Anenon, UMA, Panoram, Mr. Beatnick, Ulf Eriksson, Baris K, BeGun…


SonarPass: 175€

2-Night Ticket: 115€

Sonar by Night: 66€

Sonar by Day: 40€

Location and schedule:

Sonar by DayMontjuic Showground From 12 to 22h

Sonar by Night:  Fira Gran Via Showground Opening: 21h 

Start: 22h

The apartments of The Urban Suites  are only 5 minutes walking away from Plaza España, where the Montjuic Showground is. Don´t think more about it and do your reservation now 🙂

Heineken will sponsor the Primavera Sound 2013 – the line up here

24 Jan

Primavera Sound 2013, Heineken

Line Up Primavera Sound 2013

The next edition of the Primavera Sound will take place from 22nd to 26th May at Parc del Forum in Barcelona

Until yesterday, the only known confirmation of Primavera Sound 2013 was Blur. People waited anxiously to the gala of confirmations to check if they were right in their predictions: “they sure will be bringing to Weezer”, “no! Sure David Bowie” … Well, neither, but pay attention to the Line Up (Band of Horses, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Simian Mobile Disco, Animal Collective …), the video that they have been carefully worked … is awesome, very hard to beat.

If you need accommodation in Barcelona, take a look at The Urban Suites . We have the best deals!

Art Film in Barcelona: Filmoteca de Catalunya

23 Oct

Opened less than a year ago, the new headquarters of the Cinémathèque de Catalunya looks with immensity in the heart of Raval. Who knew the old Chinatown, now barely recognize the streets that surround the new promenade. Actually, more and more tourists come to the area, full of hotels, trendy bars and now, good cinema.

I recommend two film series that cast interesting films during this October and next month:

12th International Film Festival Barcelona Gay and Lesbian, until 28 October.

This year the festival talk about multicultural issues , Islam and Muslim youth, with many films that are difficult to see in commercial displays.

Here are some films released this week:

 24.10.2012 – 10:00 pm

Verde, Verde (Cuba, 2012, 90 ‘)

Director:  Enrique Pineda Barnet

25/10/2012 – 5:00 pm  Double Session

Mon petit poney Pêche (France, 2012, 42 ‘)

Director: Thomas Riera
Production: França

Creative documentary in which the author explores the connotations for him a little pink pony gave her when he was 6.

Fille ou garcon, n’est pas mon mon sexe Legendre (France, 2011, 61 ‘)

Director: Valerie Mitteaux
Interpretation: Lynn Breedlove, Kaleb, Kayiatos Rocco, Miguel Missé

Born as men and male gender feelings, this is the path taken by the people known as “transboys” crossing the gender boundary.

27.10.2012, 7:00 pm

Short-films session:

Viewer Discretion Advised (Tape 96) Drew Stephens. 2011. VOSC. 11 ‘
Atomes, Arnaud Dufeys2012. VOSC. 18 ‘
Ancora Una notte, Giuseppe Bucci. 2012. VOSC. 11 ‘
Beyond the Team, Tim Kulikowski. 2012. VOSC. 13 ‘
Die Katze tanzt, Esther Bialas. 2011. VOSC. 7 ‘
Mon arbre, Bérénice André. 2011. VOSC. 48 ‘

10:00 pm . | 3 Films

Map to chat, Constanza Fernandez. 2012. VO. 82 ‘
Wake up to reality multicolored Sarta Giselle Andrea Castañeda. 2011. VO. 6 ‘
All a man, Michel Riquelme. 2011. VO. 6 ‘

28/19/2012, 7:00pm

Short -films session:

Irene, Patricia Galucci, Victor Nascimento. 2011. VOSC. 14 ‘
Hold on Tight, Anna Rodgers. 2011. VOSC. 12 ‘
Troy-Naked Boys Behind Bars, Sing!, Michael Derry. 2011. VOSC. 13 ‘
Lesbian Cliché Song, Bob Koherr. 2011. VOSC. 6 ‘
Performance Anxiety, Reid Waterer. 2012. VOSC. 15 ‘
The Confession of Father John Thomas, Elka Kerkhofs. 2011. VOSC. 5 ‘
Pink and Green, Elias Ribeiro. 2012. VOSC. 28 ‘

Contemporary German Film Series

The Film-hand the Goethe-Institut, wants to expand our knowledge of one of the most powerful European cinema with a sample that will allow us to discover new faces and proposals sorpreendernos with young directors.

From 24/10/2012 to 17/11/2012

Some of the films to be screened:


19:00 h. | Die Farbe des Ozens

The director Maggie Peren narrates this German-Spanish co-production drama of immigrants arriving in the south of the peninsula by boat.
Die Farbe des Ozeans / ocean color
Maggie Peren. 2011. VOSE. 9


5:00 pm. | Unsichtbare Die / The Invisible
Christian Schwochow. 2011. VOSE. 112 ‘

A prestigious theater director looks at the Fine Lorenz, a drama student who wants to succeed on stage.


7:30 pm. | Film: WintertorchterImatge

Johannes Schmid . 2011 . VOSE . 90′

 For more information you can go here.

Enjoy all cultural offer of Barcelona! Booking now you suite or apartament in The Urban Suites!

Cirque du Soleil in the Sant Jordi Palace

4 Oct

Who has not ever heard of the company Cirque du Soleil? Perhaps many of you have not had  the opportunity to see one of their fascinating shows, but surely you have heard that the knowledge that this is one of the biggest events that can be enjoyed today.

During the next Christmas holiday season we will have the opportunity to enjoy in Barcelona one of their classic shows: “Alegría”.

An activity for the whole family and, of course, for those adults who still are driven by fantasy.

This is an internationally acclaimed production and it has entertained more than 10 million people around the world. It speaks about happiness, joy and fun. It consists of a cast of 55 performers and musicians who come from 17 different countries and offers the most impressive stunts. Among others, in synchro trapeze acrobatics and intense and energetic acrobatics on trapezes high altitude where flying trapeze and sway over 12 meters high. The act with plinth is vibrant, comprises some brilliant choreography execution on a trampoline system hidden under the stage. In equilibria bars or rods , artists fly through the air making spectacular jumps and turns, landing on bars supported on the shoulders of fellow vigorous.


From December 26, 2012 to January 6, 2013, every day at different times.

Location: Palau Sant Jordi, Passeig Olimpic, No. 5 (on the mountain of Montjuïc)

Came to Barcelona on Christmas holidays, a nice season to visit the city because the weather is not as cold as other european cities, take a sunny Christmas holidays!

Sant Jordi Palace is situated in the Sants-Montjuic, close to The Urban Suites. Reserve your suite or apartment and we will make a special price for early booking!

Diada, September 11th, Day of Catalonia

8 Sep

Every September 11th Catalunya celebrates its National Day, the “Diada Nacional”. This is a good time to visit the city because we will have the opportunity to enjoy traditional parties and events.


Do not miss the activities of “Castellers de Barcelona”, one of the oldest “colla” in the city.  Since 1969, they impress every body with its human “castles” over 7 floors: They will be at Rafael Casanova monument, in Ronda de Sant pere with Ali Bei Street, at 10 a.m.

Within the extensive program of Palau de la Musica, September 11 at 19h, there is a special concert for de Diada:

Tarragona Symphony Orchestra “Camerata XXI” Catalan Choral

Director: Xavier Puig

Soprano: Marta Mathéu

Piano: Daniel Blanch

During the National Day are organized also other concerts, exhibitions and dance “sardanas” in different towns of Catalunya and in Barcelona.

Book your suite or apartament at The Urban Suites and enjoy this september in Barcelona!

San Miguel Mas i Mas Festival – August 12

30 Jul

One hundred events  and 450 performance will be the planning for this year in the  San Miguel Mas i Mas, who have inside his 10 edition artist with the quality of Level 42, Andrea Motis and Juan Chamarro, María del Mar Bonet or Roberto Fonseca.

Like newness the History Barcelona Museum show us a  season of concerts where we can check out the Barcelona music in the last hundred years.

A lot of concerts, bigs and littles size, over five diferent spaces, with also crazy different styles like jazz, flamenco, techno, classic, funk or canço.

The Jazz planning will be at Jamboree, where we can see people like  Roberto Fonseca, Benny Golson, or Dani Nel-lo,  while  in Tarantos (space for dance flamenco) the sound came from the rythms of Media Luz and the amazing Karime Amaya.

Like a really classic meeting point , the electro music  will be At Moog with every different techno style, and to enjoy it the classic one´s we can go to visit Palau de la Música ( María del Mar Bonet y Manel Camp, Llibert Fortuny o Roger Mas)

Some of them:


Karime Amaya

Place: sala Tarantos

Date: 01.08.12


Kuveno de Clara de Luna y Javier Moreno

Place: Jamboree

Date: 01.08.12

Time : 20:00

Ticket : 10 euros


Harmonía del Parnás. Let me breath

Place : Museo de Historia de Barcelona, Conjunto Monumental de la plaza del Rei.

Date: 31.07.12

Benny Golson Quartet

Place: Jamboree

Date: 03.07.12

Web: 20€

Ticket: 22€


Place :  Moog

Date :   30.08.12

Time :    00:00

Ticket:   8 euros

Boris Divider

Place:   Moog

Date :    09.08.12

Ticket:    8 euros.



Place:  Jamboree

Date:    09.08.12

Time:        22:00

Ticket:       10 euros

If you are looking for accommodation in Barcelona for these dates, check the availability in The Urban Suites.

Pay one, Get into three: MACBA, CCCB and Film Archive of Catalonia

15 Mar

Due to the recent opening of the Film Library of Catalonia at the Raval neighborhood, you will be able to buy an unique ticket to enter at CCCB-MACBA-Filmoteca of Catalonia until May 31st

The Film Archive of Catalonia is located at Carrer de Salvador Segui, 1. There are two screening rooms (Sala Chomón and Sala Laya) and projections are generally organized by thematic or author monographic cycles . Monday is closed and the rest of the week three sessions are scheduled at 17:00, 19:30 and 22:00. There is a projection aimed at children on Saturday and Sunday. The projections are generally in the original language.

 MACBA is located at Plaça dels Angels, 1. Open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10:30 to 20 hours. It closes on Tuesday and, Thursday and Sunday opens from 10:30 to 15 hours. Until 20st May, it is a very interesting exhibition, International Centre of Photography of Barcelona (1978-1983).

CCCB is located at  Montalegre street, 5, around the MACBA.  MAS FOTOPERIODISMO: “Visa pour l’Image – Perpignan” in Barcelona 2012 is a nice exhibition that you can visit until next 28th May.