miércoles, 6 de febrero de 2013


If you happen to visiting Barcelona this February, you can’t miss out the famous Sitges Carnival. 

Sitges is a small town 30 minutes away from Barcelona, known for its beaches, nightspots, and historical sites.  

Every year from 7 to 13 of February this famous Carnival comes alive with a fabulous winter festival of parties, colorful parades and traditions.  People celebrate the spirit of carnival dance on the streets and enjoy the traditional local gastronomy. 

Sitges Carnival calendar 2013  

Thursday 7th February 2013
17:00H the king will arrive at the Miramar Buildin. His Majesty and his entourage head towards La Fragata for their opening show. 

Sunday 10th February 2013 
Carnival starts at 19.30H this year with “Disbauxa” Parade 

Tuesday 12th February 2013
19:30H - “Extermination” Parade 

Wednesday 13th February 2013
19:00H - The Kings Funeral Procession
20:30H - Burial of the King

The two most important moments in Sitges are the Rua de la Disbauxa (the Debauchery Parade) on Sunday night and the Rua de l'Extermini (Extermination Parade) on Tuesday night. 

The Sitges Carnival includes fireworks after the election of the carnival King and carnival Queen and the traditional finale.  

The traditional finale is a Spanish ceremony celebrating the end of carnival marked by enterrament de la sardina (sardine's funeral), where the giant Sardine statue is burned  and buried at the beach as a symbol of the end of the good times. This custom is well-known in different countries as well, but Sitges adds its own style and version to this carnival tradition.

In Barcelona the people dress up and organise parties for all the week but particularly on the weekend.  On Thursday is celebrated Dijous Gras, also called 'the omelette day' (el dia de la truita), coques (de llardons, butifarra d'ou, butifarra) and omelettes are eaten. Parties end by burning Mr. Carnestoltes and with enterrament de la sardina (sardine's funeral).

Barcelona Carnival calendar 2013   

Thursday 7th February 2013
- Dijous Gras - Dirty Thursday 
- L'Arribo - The arrival of King Carnaval 

Saturday 9th February 20130
- Les Desfilades

Sunday 10th February 2013 
- La Cavalcada del rei Carnestoltes
- La Taronjada 
- El sarau del rei Carnestoltes: ball de                                                     Màscares

Monday 11th February 2013
Big Parade (Gran Rua)

Wednesday 13th February 2013
Barcelona Carnaval finale - “Enterrament de la sardine” – Burying the Sardine

Come to Barcelona and enjoy this amazing Carnival with us! Book now!!

jueves, 31 de enero de 2013

SONAR 2013

Barcelona is waiting for you for the most important and biggest International Festival of Advance Music and New Media Art


From Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th of June you can enjoy Sonar programme divided between Sonar by day and Sonar by night

Sonar By Day
Sonar By Day will take place in the heart of the Raval district, next to La Rambla  in the CCCB (Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona) and MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art). Begins at midday until 10pm during the 3 days and is occupied by new talents. 

Sonar By Night
Sonar  By Night will take place at  Fira Gran Via L’Hospitalet  and is occupied by distinguished national and international names from the world of electronic music during the 3 days.

THE CONFIRMED ARTIST FOR THIS YEAR IN BARCELONA ARE The confirmed artists for this year are Kraftwerk (3D show), Pet Shop Boys, Paul Kalkbrenner, Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Natured, Nicolas Jaar, Liars, Lindstrøm & Todd Terje, Sherwood & Pinch, Maceo Plex, Gold Panda, Baauer, Darkstar, Vatican Shadow, Delorean, Foreign Beggars,Mykki Blanco, Karenn, Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team, Matthias Zimmermann, La Bien Querida, Bradien + Eduard Escoffet, Fantastic Mr Fox, Christeene and more.

This summer, you cannot miss out  these fantastic festival!
If you are looking for a cheap accommodation for the Sonar Festival 2013 Barcelona do not hesitate to book your accommodation with Albareda Youth Hostel: http://www.albareda-youthhostel.com/en/booking

viernes, 7 de septiembre de 2012


From Friday 21th to 24th of September, the citizens  of Barcelona welcome the beginning of autumn with the  Mercè great festival, the most important and remarkable  event of the city of Barcelona.

Barcelona prepares a combination of  entertainment that you cannot  miss out:  from open-air mega-concerts as well as  small performances and activities scattered  to every spot and corner of the city.
It is massive festival in which all Barcelonese from all walks of life without exception gather together at the public parks and gardens,  public squares, and else. Streets are transformed in scenarios full of fantasy, creativity and on the streets takes place a display of the most traditional, cultural, artistic values. You look forward for days of uninterrupted festivities, with a program combining catalonian popular art, culture and tradition.

You will enjoy :
  1. Barcelona  acciò musical (Barcelona musical action): a discovery of new talents and new sounds.
  2. Barcelona arts de carrer: with the artists in front of the street audience.
  3. La festa de la tradicciò: traditions such as : castellers (human towers), capgrossos y gegants (human driven giant dummies), in full gear and traditional costumes and accompanied by guest from other Mediterranean countries.
  4. La festa al cel: acrobatic gathering and flying performance of globes, ultralight planes, and all sort of flying devices.
  5. La festa del foc: fireworks of all sorts, pyromusical show, as well as a correfoc (a moving firework dragon).
All the activities involved are free of charge and as usual, every year a twin city around the world is invited as guest.


This festival happens only once a year and you cannot miss out on this great and unique festival!!!

viernes, 10 de agosto de 2012


Enjoy the de major festival of Gràcia district in Barcelona!!
The gràcia district major festival starts on the 15th of August, it the most long-awaited-for festival of the city of Barcelona.

It is a an artistic and popular festival in which activities are performed on the streets and squares of the district and its neighbourhoods, all decorated for the occasion.

The “Graciencs” (it how the inhabitants of Gràcia district are called), traditionally most of them being students and artists, as well as families dedicate months designing and preparing it all and compete and endeavour to get the prize for the best decorated street. The result is one of best decorated, lively, and enjoyable popular festivals seen out of all celebrated during the year round. It includes open-air live street concerts, parades, floats, artistic workshops, etc.

Gràcia is a district which always fashionable and trendy, unique in Barcelona due to its character reflected by name of its many streets such as: freedom street, fraternity street, equality street, John Lennon square, revolution square, the very district name GRÀCIA” means FUN, AMUSEMENT, LOVILINESS, GRACE, ETC.

The atmosphere created on the streets generates a great range of sensations. People enjoy themselves from their balconies and windows as they have a drink as the parades and live music concerts  and dances take place in almost each street.

The “castellers” perform their renown human castles, the acrobats, the giants characters  and the disguised performers rove the streets, and at night, the streets are illuminated by fireworks and firecrackers lighted by “the diabillos” (little devils).

At night you can enjoy you can enjoy the festival in the open : listen to live music, watch the fireworks alongside the district locals and people from all over the city, the whole city of Barcelona head to gràcia to be part of the festival.
Don´t think twice, come to Barcelona and live the tradition of gràcia!!!

Do not miss out on the opportunity to find out what the festivals in Barcelona are all about!!! 
If you want to stay in Barcelona for a few days, do not hesitate to book your accommodation in Albareda youth hostel.  Our staff will be delighted to help you to make the best of your holidays and the festival and help you not to miss out on anything at all. 
Book with us now !!!: http://www.albareda-youthhostel.com/en/booking

lunes, 2 de abril de 2012



Come with us at the end of May to celebrate one of the most renowned and expected festivals of the year, the “Primavera sound 2013”.

For 5 days you will enjoy the best music with the performance of a wide range of the best Indie bands and the best musics artists,ranging from: Rock, Electronic music, Pop as well as Indie music.
This year, will participate famous artist as renown as: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Phoenix, Dexys, Tame Impala, The Postal Service, Fiona Apple, Band of Horses, Deerhunter y My Bloody Valentine and many more, who you can check on the festival official page.
Didn't you buy your tickets yet? Don't you worry about a thing, since this year the festival program includes a series of free concerts so that no one misses out on good music.
THE PRIMAVERA SOUND FESTIVAL “will take place between 22th may until 26th of May, at the premises of the “Parc del Fórum”, at the very city core.

I you don't have accommodation so far, do not hesitate to book your accommodation with us: http://www.albareda-youthhostel.com/en/booking



viernes, 9 de marzo de 2012


Durante los los días 9, 10 y 11 de marzo Los amantes de la cerveza podrán degustar una gran variedad de cervezas artesanas  aproximadamente unas 100 diferentes del país y otras partes del mundo. 

El Barcelona Beer Festival festival tendrá lugar en Convent de Sant Agustí en el Barrio de la Ribera situado en el Born  (C/ Comerç, 36 - Ciutat Vella - Barcelona). 

La entrada al festival será gratuita pero si quieres degustar alguna cerveza deberás  comprar el vaso y las monedas. 

Habrá 3 modalidades de packs: 
• Pack 1: Vaso + guía + 3 monedas que vale 5€.
• Pack 2: 7 monedas que vale 5€.
• Pack 3: 15 monedas que vale 10€ 

El horario dependerá del día: 
Viernes 9: de 12h a 21h.
Sábado 10: de 11h a 21h.
Domingo 11: de 11h a 21h.


martes, 25 de octubre de 2011

El Manga llega a Barcelona!

Para todos aquellos aficionados a los cómics, el 29 de octubre llega a las cercanías de Barcelona el Salón del Manga, uno de los eventos más multitudinarios del año. 

El XVII Salón del Manga tendrá lugar durante los días del 29 de octubre al 1 de noviembre. Todos los seguidores del mundo manga  vienen  a Barcelona para disfrutar, vestidos con sus respectivos cosplays, de uno de los mejores salones de manga de Europa. 

El salón cuenta con tres recintos ubicados en el centro de L’Hospitalet de Llobregat a los cuales podrás acceder con una sola entrada, que podrás comprar en las taquillas del mismo salón. La entrada cuesta 6€ y es válida para un día. Pero si te atreves a disfrazarte de un personaje manga, anime o videojuego podrás acceder el lunes 31 GRATIS!!!!  
En la Farga, el espacio central del Salón, podrás acceder a los stands de las empresas expositoras y disfrutar de las actividades como el taller de manga,  la exposición de manga, videojuegos, macroespacio de videojuegos, sala de actos, talleres de juegos tradicionales japoneses, taller de aprendizaje de japonés, taller de modelismo, sala de prensa y como no, el stand de firma de los autores invitados.

Los horarios son los siguientes: 
  • Sábado 29 de octubre: de 10:00 a 21:00 h.
  • Domingo 30 de octubre: de 10:00 a 21:00 h.
  • Lunes 31 de octubre: de 10:00 a 21:00 h.
  • Martes 1 de noviembre: de 10:00 a 20:00 h.

Por el transporte no te preocupes! Desde el Albareda Youth Hostel  podrás llegar a l’Hospitalet de Llobregat fácilmente, este año con un 30% de descuento en los billetes de transporte público. 

¿Te perderás este gran evento del manga?


lunes, 17 de octubre de 2011


¿Eres de los que viajas a lo Low Cost? 

Pues entérate! Ahora puedes ahorrar un poco de dinero y entrar gratis en algunos de los Museos más importantes de Barcelona.
Todos los domingos del año puedes entrar a los siguientes museos sin pagar ni un Euro:

Adress: Montcada, 15 

Adress: Montalegre, 5 

Adress: Av de les Drassanes –s/n 

Adress: Plaça Sant Iu, 5-6 

- > Museu Blau
     Parc Fòrum
     Adress: Pl. Leonardo da Vinci, 4-5
- > Jardí Botànic. MCNB
     Adress: Dr. Font I Quer, 2

Adress: La Rambla, 99 

Adress: L’Auditori -  Lepant, 150 

Adress: Palau Reial de Pedralbes - Avinguda Diagonal, 686

-> Plaça del Rei
Adress: Plaça del Rei 08002 
-> Monestir de Pedralbes
Adress: Baixada del Monestir, 9
-> Via Sepulcral Romana
Adress: Pl. Vila de Madrid, s/n
-> El Call
Adress: Plta. Manuel Ribé, s/n
-> Park Güell – Pavelló de consergeria Park Güell
Adress: Olot, s/n

Adress: Montcada, 14 

-> Museu de les Arts Decoratives
-> Museu Tèxtil i d’indumentaria
Adress: Palau Reial de Pedralbes - Avinguda Diagonal, 686 – 08034 
-> DHUB – Disseny Hub Barcelona
Adress: Palau Marquès de Lió – Montcada, 12

No olvides que la entrada es gratis de 15h a 20h!!! 

jueves, 13 de octubre de 2011


El  1 de noviembre en Barcelona, podrás disfrutar de una de las costumbres más características de la festividad de Todos los Santos  “La Castanyada”. Una  una fiesta popular que como Halloween, proviene de una antigua fiesta ritual funeraria y  tiene como protagonista la castaña, el fruto representativo del otoño.
La Castanyada  también es conocida como la Revetlla de Tots Sants  (vigilia de todos los santos),  consiste en una comida en la que podrás degustar lo más típico de la gastronomía catalana. Se comen castañas, Panellets: dulces pequeños hechos con una base de mazapán de diferentes formas y sabores, adornados de almendras y piñones;  MoniatosFruta confitada y el Moscatell; un vino dulce natural, procedente de la uva moscatell.

Podrás comprar castañas en cualquier punto de Barcelona, durante la temporada hay puestos de castañeros y castañeras que las venden recien tostada.

¿Por qué celebrar la Castanyada? 

Antiguamente durante la noche del todos los Santos, se tocaba a muertos sin cesar hasta el amanecer. Amigos y parientes ayudaban a los campaneros a realizar esta dura tarea, por este motivo juntos comían estos alimentos para no cansarse. 

Ahora es una fiesta en la que amigos y familiares se reúnen para pasarlo bien y cenar juntos.
Barcelona te ofrece una buena oportunidad para que pases este puente  con nosotros. 
Ven a disfrutar con nosotros un otoño lleno de sabores!!!

sábado, 24 de septiembre de 2011


Si le skate c'est ton truc, alors bienvenue à l'Albareda Youth Hostel Barcelone.

Notre auberge de jeunesse  se situe à 50 mètres du fameux parc «Les Tres Xemeneis» plus connu sous le nom de Paral·lel. Cette place à vu passé tous les plus grands noms du skateboard International. Le spot se compose d'une grande surface de flat, de bancs et curbs ainsi que de tables à manuel.

Pour ceux qui sont du soir, Paral·lel reste éclairé 
toute la nuit. Vous trouverez à proximité de nombreux magasins d'alimentation, restaurants et Bars.

Sans compter que notre auberge n'est qu'à 5 minutes de Macba, le spot le plus réputé de Barcelone pour skater. 
Direction: Metro Paral·lel (Ligne 2 et 3), la place est située entre le Théâtre Apolo et l'Albareda Youth Hostel Barcelone.