Iron Maiden star of Barcelona Sonisphere Festival

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The heavy metal traveling festival, Sonisphere Festival that is celebrated across Europe, will land in Barcelona to offer us a great demonstration of the best heavy metal bands of the current scene. An indisputable headlining is the legendary British band Iron Maiden, which have included the Catalan capital on their tour ‘Maiden England’.

When and where? You don’t have to miss this important event on 1st on June 2013, at Barcelona Forum Park, where another highlight will be the Danzig band, that is currently a leader of the hard rock and heavy metal musical styles.

Musical variety. Operatic powermetal, dark heavy metal, stoner rock, punk, hardcore, classic metal or classic hard rock are some of the music styles you’ll find at the Sonisphere Festival. The Avantasia Germans, Swedes Ghost, the Rioja Tierra Santa, Red Fang Americans and British bands  Voodoo Six and October File, and another metal bands that will confirm their attendance in the next few days, are rounding out the lineup of performances.

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 The popular band Iron Maiden, considered one of the most important and influential rock band will surprise you with some songs like ‘Seventh Son’, ‘The Trooper’, ‘Aces High’, ‘Wasted Years’ or ‘Run To The Hills’ which are the favorite ones of the fans.

Between concerts, take the opportunity to enjoy the summer sun of June of Barcelona, as well as its exquisite cuisine and all its unique sights that this city has to offer you. In www.barcelonahotels. You’ll find the cheapest hotel, hostel or apartments near the beach, the center of the city, or near the Barcelona Forum Park where Sonisphere Festival is going to be celebrated!

Barcelona is prepared for the 31st International Comic Fair

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For the ninth consecutive year, the anticipated International Comic Fair comes back to Barcelona. It will include the participation of big national and international comic authors, as well as various cultural and recreational activities such as exhibitions, conferences, workshops or author signatures.

When and where? The exciting event will be held from 11 to 14 April 2013, in the huge fairgrounds Fira de Barcelona (Montjuïc), located in the heart of the city. The general ticket is 7€, for Catalunya’s public library or/and Carnet Jove holders the ticket price is 5€ and 2€ for school groups. You can easily access the area by public transport, with metro, bus, rail of Generalitat and train. Don’t wait more and book now the cheaper hostel or hotel in the city’s center!

Great comics authors. The famous French author Larcent Manu, the Italian author of ‘Little People’ Lorena Canottiere, the author considered one of the best exponents of Argentine humos Liniers, and the Canadian Guy Delisle author of several award-winning novels, are just some of the famous names that make the next Barcelona International Comic Fair foreign guests list. In addition, you will find exposures that were awarded in the last edition.

Alternative dynamics and activities. You can participate in comic workshops, in activities related to narrative and drawing, talking with the authors, editors and other field professionals and enjoy the major developments that Microsoft, Xbox 360 and Nintendo make available to all attending this magnificent annual event. Find out more at the official website of the contest www.ficomic.com.

Take this opportunity and discover spring Barcelona with its delicious Mediterranean cuisine and its famous and emblematic passages and buildings, such as the Paseo de Gracia and the Sagrada Familia.

Primavera Sound 2013: Good music, sun and fun in Barcelona

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Primavera Sound, also known as San Miguel Primavera Sound, is a magnificent musical festival which has been held in different parts of the Catalan capital for over a decade. The 2013 edition will be from 22 to 26 May.

 The differentiating point of this successful event is the music offered. Music for all tastes of styles and genres, scenes full of artists whose tracks are fresh or consolidated betting on pop, rock and underground trends of electronic music.

The quality. The main objective of the Primavera Sound. In just over a decade this macro urban music festival has acquired a loyal following to their appointments and therefore, of course, thanks to the search – and founded – of musical quality and originality.

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Barcelona, the perfect stage. And where could hold a festival like this, if no? Warm atmosphere day and night, in front of the Mediterranean sea and with a beautiful story full of delicious details and secrets behind them, that have left real gems on its map and now, you can see and live along all its streets and alleys. Seize Primavera Sound 2013 to travel and visit the great Catalan capital! Concerts at the seashore, in the Barcelona Forum Park or at the spectacular Arch of Triumph.

Blur headlining the Primavera Sound 2013. You will have the opportunity to attend one of the most anticipated musical event of the year. The iconic British band will present their new work on 24 and 31 May.

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Luxury artists in the festival’s background. Since 2001, the Primavera Sound has moved up to its stages truly spectacular bands. Its posters breathe risk, consistency and trend disassociating so, from the rest of macro music events. Good examples for these bands are Wilco, Pulp, Tindersticks, Arcade Fire, Bloody Valentinde, El-P, Patti smith, Franz Ferdinand, Public Enemy, Television, Psychic TV…It is an unique opportunity and a magical experience to assist and enjoy this event with the rest of the people.

PrimaveraPro. Simultaneous Festival. This is an international meeting aimed at the music industry, which has chosen Barcelona city as a strategic point for cultural exchange between emerging band from Europe, North and Latin America.

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You can’t attend the macro event due dates problems? Don’t worry! The Primavera Sound offers to its current and future fans, the opportunity to attend several concerts through the year. The closest concerts are the famous bands Metz (14 February) and Beach House (13 March) at Sala Apolo, and The XX (2 May) at Poble Espanyol.

An obligatory appointment. Don’t miss the opportunity to live the best music events of the 2013. Enjoy May weather and meet Mediterranean as well as the best beaches, the Ramblas, the Camp Nou or the most famous architectural works in the city, like the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s Cathedral or Casa Batlló,

At www.barcelonahotels.es you will find from cheap accommodation in hostels, hotels or apartments, to great hotels in the city center of 3*, 4*, 5* and up to 5* luxury. You can chose the best place to sleep at affordable prices or that ones that suit your needs!

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Zurich Marathon Barcelona. Enjoy urban running by touring a magical city.

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On 17 March, Barcelona will yield more than 40 miles of its streets to thousands of athletes who will travel them during the 35th edition of Zurich Marathon Barcelona.

If you like sports, jogging and marathons… We recommend you do not miss this unique opportunity to meet Barcelona, its most important streets, most emblematic monuments, its sea and its splendor in an healthy and original way.

Running in the fourth marathon in the European ranking. This edition expects to exceed last year’s record, which had nearly 20.000 registered runners. This figure has been growing year after year for the last eight seasons, and thus, Barcelona city’s marathon aims to position itself as the fourth marathon in the European ranking for 2012.

Ready, set, go! The race will start at 8.30 am on Reina Maria Cristina Avenue and with a maximum of 6 hours, participants will have to return to the starting point, although it is expected that the first rider will reach the goal at 10:40 am.

 Sightseeing. The Camp Nou, Paseo de Gracia, La Pedrera, Arc de Triomf, the Sagrada Familia, the Agbar Tower and Plaza Catalunya are just some of the host of this marathon.

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Barcelona is short dressing. For the occasion, Barcelona organized a total of 36 recreational activities along the race course, for the public to festively encourage the runners, and both enjoy the exciting day. Music and percussion grupus, cultural activities, display of choreographies …and much more! Discover them here.

Breakfast Run and Pasta Party. To heat engines, on Saturday, 16 March will be held the traditional Breakfast Run and Pasta Party of Zurich Marathon Barcelona. A small free marathon  that will recall the last miles of the Olympic Games Of Barcelona ’92 marathon (4.195km), and also the famous monuments of the city and a party where all runners all invited to a pasta dish.

 If you live outside of Barcelona and you don’t want to miss this athletic event don’t stay at home! Here, in www.barcelonahotels.es, you will find the best hotels, hostels and apartments to stay!

 Click here and register you for the Zurich Marathon Barcelona 2013.

Barcelona Card, the best city’s purchase

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Do you want to discover Barcelona in a cheaply way? Barcelona Card is the solution! It offers public transport and entry to the main museums for free, and also more than 320€ of discounts on famous places, restaurants, sights, entertainment, shows, visits and tours, nightclubs, shops and other city services. If you buy your Barcelona Card online now you will get 10% discount!

 The best prices. With Barcelona Card you can discover the Catalan capital with a lot of benefits and discounts, and many free services for 2, 3, 4 and even 5 consecutive days! The Barcelona Card prices range from 37€/2 days, 47€/3 days, 56€/4 days and 62€/5 days for adults and from 26€/2 days, 31€/3 days, 33€/4 days and 40€/5 days for children over 4 years.  Witch the purchase of any card, you will receive as a gift a guide in six languages (Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German and Italian) that includes information about the discounts and the freebies, as well as a wide shot of the city with the subway map.

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Outlets. You can buy the city’s card at the tourist points attention of Turisme de Barcelona that you’ll find at this link, as well at other outlets such as Casa Batlló, El Corte Inglés, Barcelona Aquarium and Poble Espanyol. As you see, buy the card isn’t a difficult task.

Museums, free interesting places and activities. The Contemporary Culture Center (CCCB), Antoni Tàpies Foundation, Miró Foundation, Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona (MACBA), National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), Picasso Museum, Barcelona DHUB-Design Hub, Roman Sepulchral-MUGBA, Pedralbes Monastery, MUHBA-Plaza del Rey, MUHBA-Refugi 307, Blue Museum, Frederic Marès Museum, CosmoCaixa, Music Museum, Chocolate Museum, Catalan Modernism Museum, Egyptian Museum, Olympic and Sports Museum, Collserola Tower, Las Golondrinas and the Circuit of Catalonia as well as all public transport such as subways, TMB buses, urban lines of railways of Generalitat de Catalunya, trams, and all zone 1 trains are completely free with Barcelona Card.

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Don’t think any more and add Barcelona Card in your vacation plans or weekend getaways! In addition, to complete the pack, by entering www.barcelonahotels.es you’ll find a big variety of accommodation such as hotels and/or apartments where you can relax between free visits, and hostels to affordable prices.

Meet Barcelona aboard Bus Turístic

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Do you want to visit the most interesting points of Barcelona in a few days? With Barcelona Bus Turístic you have this option!  Explore the city in the most comfortable, convenient and attractive way is the main objective that the official city bus offer to all those who visit it. Take this opportunity and book your ticket online with 10% discount.

3 routes. 45 stops and a single ticket. Know the most attractive and famous Barcelona city places is no longer a problem. With just one ticket bus you can go up and come down as often as you like, and you can also see the city from an upper floor where you can enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere. The three routes, red, blue and green are combined with 6 connection points.

Red Route. The most central city’s tour. This route consists of 23 stops in the most central points of Barcelona: Sants Station, one of the Barcelona’s most important public transport stations, Creu Coberta, Plaza Espanya, CaixaForum-Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Poble Espanyol, National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), Olympic Ring, Joan Miró Foundation, Montjuïc Cable Car, Miramar-Costa and Llobera Gardens, World Trade Center, Colom-Maritime Museum, Port Vell, Catalonia History Museum, Port Olimpic, Bogatell Beach-Poblenou cemetery, Ciutadella Park-Barcelona Zoo, the last three stations are connected with the green route, Pla de Palau, Gothic Quarter, Plaza Catalunya, Casa Batlló, Antoni Tapies Foundation, Paseo de Gracia-La Pedrera and Francesc Macià-Diagonal. The last four stops are connected with the blue route.

Blue Route. A full modernism route. La Sagrada Familia, the Gracia discrict, Park Güell-Tibidavo Blue Tram, Sarrià district, Pedralbes Monastery, Royal Palace-Güell Pavilions, Francesc Macià-Diagonal, Barcelona Football Club, Eixample, Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona-Contemporary Culture Center of Barcelona, Plaza Catalunya, Casa Batlló-Antoni Tapies Foundation and Paseo de Gracia-La Pedrera are the 14 stops that this route offers to you. You can enjoy this route for go shopping in all national and international stores that you’ll find in Paseo de Gracia.

Green Route. A route along the coast. From the good weather forecast, on March 22 will start to service the green route, which enables you to enjot the sun, the sea, the beach and the Mediterranean cuisine. Park Diagonal Mar, Poblenou, Bogatell Beach-Poblenou Cemetery, Port Olimpic and Forum are the 5 stops that make this relaxing route. Between stop and stop, you can enjoy shopping at Diagonal Mar Mall.

bus-turistic-barcelona-61681_1Prices, outlets and schedules. You can buy the ticket that allows you to discover the charming city directly on the bus, at the tourists attention points of Turisme de Barcelona, at TMB points, at hotels and even at newsstands and bookstores. General ticket prices are 26€ to meet Barcelona in one day and 34€ if you prefer to discover Barcelona in a relaxed way on 2 consecutive days. All children under 12 years pay only 15€ for a day, and 19€ for two days. Children under 4 years will not have to pay ticket. Daily service in winter is from 9am to 7pm and 9am to 8pm on summer. The approximate duration of the red and blue routes is about 2 hours and the green one 40 minutes approximately.

Services, benefits and discounts! You will have the possibility to hear the explanations of each interest point in 10 languages: Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian. You can also get access to free wireless service! The main advantage of Barcelona’s Bus Turístic is that is the only bus with official informant of Turisme de Barcelona, besides offering you a pack with more than 180€ on different inputs and activities and an informative Barcelona guide. CitySightSeeing members, will have 2€ of discount if they present a City Sightseeing ticket of any other city, and 10% discount if they present a CitySightSeeing ticket of another country.

Meet as soon as possible the best of Barcelona city in a fast and practical way! Enter www.barcelonahotels.es to find where to stay in Barcelona at an affordable price, as well as design hotels, ideal for couples, or in apartments where you can enjoy a stay more familiar.

Barcelona, among the favorite of American tourists

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According to a ranking published by the American magazine U.S. News & World Report, in their U.S. News travel section, Barcelona is the second best holiday destination in the world! And, is ahead of París and many other cities worldwide known.

Rankings. Its unique architecture, its Mediterranean diet and many other features you’ll find in the exquisite Catalan capital, have converted it in one of the best vacation option for all kinds of tourists. According to the U.S. magazine, Barcelona is the #1 best European vacation, #2 best place in the world to visit, #8 best family vacation and #8 European vacation more affordable.

Without doubt, famous architectural works such as the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, Park Güell and other attractions such as the Museum of F.C. Barcelona, the beaches, sea and Mediterranean cuisine, have captivated American tourists.

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Dream vacation. Authenticity and tradition. From the Ramblas and La Boqueria market, the peculiar and narrow alleys of Barri Gotic, the monumental Cathedral of Barcelona, the Picasso Museum, to many other attractions such as the Castle of Montjuïc, the Forum or the Sant Pau Hospital make Barcelona the ideal holiday destination for all types travels, monuments and tourists: families, adventurers, couples, backpackers, lovers of culture, gastronomy and shopping!

Come and discover for yourself why Barcelona is deserving of these international compliments!

Take advantage and enter www.barcelonahotels.es where you will find hotels, hostels or apartments, in the center or elsewhere in Barcelona that best fits your budget holiday, both economic and 4*, 5* and 5* great luxury.

‘Tutankhamun. History of a discovery’ and more than 60 pieces never before exhibited

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The Egyptian Museum of Barcelona celebrates the 90th anniversary of the most important archaeological discovery in the world: The discovery of Tutankhamun, the pharaoh boy. For this reason, on 30 November 2012, has opened the temporary exhibition ‘Tutankhamun. History of a discovery’, funded by Jordi Clos Archaeological Foundation, and will remain open until 30 May 2013. Don’t miss it, because has become a mandatory visit!

Where can you visit it? In the Egyptian Museum of Barcelona, the only one on the Spanish territory. You  can find the Egyptian Museum on Valencia road, in the heart of Barcelona city, next to Paseo de Gracia, the most majestic and full of first marks of the city.

Schedule and prices. You can see this spectacular exhibition is from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. The general admission price is 10 € while the reduced ticket (for students, large families, single parents, older than 65 and children between 5 and 15 years) is 8 €. Children under 5 years will have free entry.

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‘Tutankhamun. History of a discovery’ is dedicated to the protagonists Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter, who on 27 November 1922 after many unsuccessful excavations, were the discoverers of the tomb, in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. This discovery has led to a significant impact on the media and great debates about the origin of the king or the causes of his death, among others.

More than 60 pieces never before exhibited. By visiting the exhibition, you can be one of the privileged to see more than 60 pieces of the Egyptian Archaeological Collection Jordi Clos, which have never been exposed before, and more than 50 real photographs of Tutankhamun’s tomb made by Harry Burton and a mock-up of the same. You will also have at your disposal several fragments from the excavations diary of Howard Carter.

Innovative augmented reality.  This exhibition offers the opportunity to interact with a variety of objects and images of it, and get to your mobile device digital information, video, audio and web materials thanks to the augmented reality app for Smartphones and tablets.

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For lovers of ancient Egyptian culture… Tell you that you have the opportunity to attend a series of conferences, guided tours on weekends, an exhibition to Thebes or thematic workshops for children.

Meet the ancient Egyptian culture and enjoy Barcelona’s good time, sea, delicious cuisine and architectural excellence!

On www.barcelonahotels.es you can choose the hotel, hostel and/or apartment that feels cheap, comfortable or pleasant of Barcelona, from over 400 establishments associated with the Barcelona Hotel Association, a guarantee of quality and safety.

Barcelona is the main venue for the Handball World Championship 2013

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The 23rd World Handball Championship is around the corner, and this time, has chosen Spain to play the eternal fight for the world men’s handball title.

The tournament will be held between 11 and 27 January 2013, under the organization of the International Handball Federation (IHF) and the Royal Spanish Handball Federation, for the first time ever, have the opportunity to organize such an important event in the Spanish territory worldwide.

Besides Spain, team automatically classified as an organizer of the event, 23 teams qualified through the continental tournament will fight  to become the world champions of this new year 2013.

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The initial phase, the Round of sixteen and the Quarterfinals will be held in different areas of Spanish territory as Madrid, Seville, Zaragoza, Guadalajara, Barcelona and Granollers- Barcelona.

The Semi-final and Final of this highly anticipated World Championship will be held in the spectacular Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona on 25 and 27 January.

If you like the handball … you have a date with the best teams in the world of this sport in Barcelona!

Book your hotel, hostel or apartment in the city at www.barcelonahotels.es  and enjoy the best sport, sun, sea and good weather meanwhile you visit Barcelona! 

HP Discover for the first time in Barcelona

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HP American multinational company, specialized in technology has found in the Catalan capital the ideal place to carry out one of their expected world events. Held twice a year, the first one is in June and is focus on American, Asian and Pacific customers and the second one is in December for European, Middle East and African customers.

Between 10 and 12 December 2013, this important conference expect to bring more than 10,000 people, including customers, partners and company´s staff that will meet at the emblematic trade fair Fira de Barcelona.

The main objective of this important event is to present all the solutions and HP technology strategies of their working areas. The European event this year 2013 was held last week in the city of Frankfurt.

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Company sources has justified the choice of Barcelona city, as venue of this important and anticipated congress for good accessibility and hotel infrastructure where will be place an infinite number of parallel activities to the encounter.

If you are an innovative person and loves technology… Don´t miss this important event offered by HP!

You can find your hotel, hostel or apartment at the best price and location at the website: www.barcelonahotels.es.