About insiders

The most important thing when you visit a city is having a good contact person in it. The kind of person that has the insider information, the one that makes you feel as a citizen, not as a tourist. At Grand Hotel Central we consider our guests as temporary inhabitants and worthy to have a great advisor next to them. Therefore our team of bloggers would like to share with you all the places you should visit, the trends you must follow, the events you should not miss and the secret tips you need to know. Here you have all the info you need to be an insider. Welcome to your Barcelona!

Barcelona Sounds Agenda: 21/07-27/07

It’s Monday and we are looking forward to visit The City Bar!

We have our Music Days baked and cooked with love directly from The City Bar’s oven:

Today we will have “Summer Nights”, tomorrow “Rock Nights” and Wednesday: “Made in Spain”. We will end the week with “Lovely 80′s” on Sunday.

You can visit us everyday from Monday to Sunday from 19pm until 2am to enjoy our music.

There are great Live music plans for the week at The City Bar:

- On Thursday July 24th the fantastic Sunny Side Jazz guitar and sax duo will be visiting us.

They will come with a repertoire of classic tunes from Broadway musicals mixed with some Bossanova and Latin music themes. They will be in The City Bar from 22.30 until midnight.

Admission is free.

  – On Friday July 25th we have DJ Luka, who after touring California, Cyprus, Croatia and many other amazing places in the last 14 years is visiting the Grand Hotel Central.

Educated with the great classics of Jazz, Blues and R’n’R, the 90′s and the electro scene put himself to dive into all areas of electronics. Are you ready for a great night?

From 23.00h to 02.00h. Free admission.

- On Saturday, July 26th Casi Baile, intellectuals and lovers of the cultural music, will be warming up for MartyON and Al Conti from UXU music. Get ready for a great session that will cover different musical styles.

Waiting for you from 23.00h to 02.00h. And admission is free!

See you at the Grand Hotel Central, located in Via Laietana 30, next to the metro stop Jaume I.


Barcelona Sounds Agenda 14/7 -20/7

The World Cup is over and we are back with interesting music for The City Bar!

Our Music Days will be going on throughout the week:

Beginning today Monday with “Summer Nights” and continuing with “Rock Nights” on tuesday, we’ll reach wednesday listening to “Made in Spain”.

For the weekend, we have “House is the Feeling” on Saturday and “Lovely 80′s” on Sunday!

When? Every day from 19pm until 2am

And we have more to offer!

What? Live in The Citybar:

- On Thursday, July 17th: Sunny Side Jazz will visit us again in The City Bar.

We love this guitar and sax duo, who will be performing great Jazz themes from 22:30 until midnight.

Admission is free.

- On Friday, July 18th: Cuki D’Light will be playing some nice electronic music as she always does when she visits us. Cora never fails!

She’ll be playing from 23.00h to 02.00h. And admission is free!

So that’s all! See you at the Grand Hotel Central, located in Via Laietana 30, next to the metro stop Jaume I.



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Barcelona Sounds Agenda: 7/7- 13/7

Good morning world! Do you know what’s going on at The City Bar this week? Here it goes:

Today we start the week with “Summer Nights” because it is already summer!

On tuesday and Wednesday, you will be able to see with us the World Cup’s semi-finals.

And a “Motown Gold” will be perfect to get ready for the weekend on Thursday.

So we look forward to a “Soundtracks” friday.

And Saturday will be a great night, because we’ll be enjoying “The World Cup’s Play off for third place” ,first cold beer 1 euro.

Sunday and “World Cup’s Final”, perfect to say goodbay the week.

All this, every day from 19pm until 2am

In The City Bar at the Grand Hotel Central, located in Via Laietana 30, next to the metro stop Jaume I.A5_7juliol