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SPLENDOUR AND GRANDEUR

The new rendez-vous on the Barcelonian calendar

El Palace Barcelona reimagines the splendour and grandeur of its Great Hall with new activities and immersive offerings, including evocative art exhibitions, gastronomic experiences, and live music. The new programme is designed to restore the Great Hall as the soul of the hotel by creating an elegant and dynamic atmosphere.

Born the former Ritz of Barcelona, El Palace Barcelona continues to embrace its rich heritage, blending timeless glamour with contemporary experiences and impeccable service, creating a truly elegant and memorable stay in one of the world’s most historic hotels.

Since its opening in 1919, El Palace Barcelona has been the place be for gala parties, fashion shows, live music, afternoon tea, and creative visual arts. Today, the hotel is proud to continue this tradition with a new series of modern activities and experiences in its Great Hall as one of Barcelona leading entertainment and dining destinations.

In the 1940s, the Gaudi Hall, with its grand and opulent setting, hosted numerous fashion shows by designers from Pertegaz and Bastida to modern designers. The great Josephine Baker could be found performing at the Parrilla Hall, while Freddy Mercury and Montserrat Caballé sang together for the first time at the piano of the Cugat Hall.

El Palace Barcelona’s walls have been silent witnesses to the life and work of numerous artists, from Ella Fitzgerald and Pablo Picasso to Josephine Baker and Salvador Dali, who all stayed in residence at El Palace Barcelona during their prestigious careers, and now have their eponymous Art Suites in the hotel. With fond creative memories of the past, the hotel now looks to the future as a modern patron of the visual and performing arts and create new experiences for its present and future guests. 

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The Great Hall
The Great Hall

ART

Reti di Terra

Following an extensive renovation, the Great Hall will be the restored as the soul of the hotel, where grand and historic architecture meets contemporary design with a new rotating art gallery to support both established and emerging artists.

Opening this October, the inaugural exhibition “Reti di Terra” was created by the visual artist and designer Gandolfo Gabriele David and curated by Andrea Kantos. The exhibition features a collection of paintings created on the artist’s home island of Ustica in the Tyrrhenean Sea near Sicily and depicts the richness of narratives and mythologies related to the worlds of the earth and the sea. The landscapes of the Basque Country, where the fishing nets of Pasaia converge with the land of the small farmers of Mount Igueldo, complete the work in a synthesis between two worlds and two different cultures. Access to the exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Reti di Terra

TREATS

Afternoon Tea

Guests can enjoy the new afternoon tea menu surrounded by the elegant and majestic atmosphere of the Great Hall.

The traditional British afternoon menu includes a selection of sandwiches, scones, and sweet treats prepared by the hotel’s prestigious pastry chef, Miguel Costa, expertly paired with a selection of teas and optional splurge of Champagne or Eco Cava.

Live music will be performed by the pianists Marta Muñoz on Fridays and Fer Tejero on Saturdays and Sundays, with a fresh repertoire of songs that includes soundtracks from films across the decades.

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Cakes & Bubbles

New to the Great Hall is the new Cakes & Bubbles trolley, offering the perfect afternoon treat for those with a sweet tooth. The Cakes & Bubbles trolley will serve a delicious selection of cakes by Miguel Costa, combined with a selection of indulgent bubble

Rather classic in style, but always committed to the most sweet flavors, Miguel Costa has known how few others have developed a career in the world of restaurant dessert, claiming the good French pastry of a lifetime.

With the best cakes of Barcelona, you will deserve few bubbles to maximize the experience. You will be able to choose between a large variety of Cava, Spanish sparkling wine, or the more glamourous Champagne

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All-Day Dining Menu

The new all-day dining menu will offer guests a selection of traditional tapas and seasonal, locally sourced dishes that are perfect to share as a snack or combined to make a heartier meal for a casual lunch or dinner.

Lighter dishes include squid croquettes with black squid ink, El Palace Patatas Bravas, 100% Iberian ham, coca bread with tomatoes, and an assortment of local artisan cheeses. Signature main dishes include roasted pumpkin soup with marinated tofu, sautéed seasonal mushrooms, and black garlic, Sirloin beef carpaccio served with a vitello tonnato sauce, Paccheri pasta stuffed with lobster and served with a creamy seafood sauce, burrata served with a Sicilian vinaigrette, as well as slow-cooked lamb tagine with smoked aubergine, kalamata olives, and confit lemon.

A selection of sandwiches will also be available, including the El Palace lobster roll and aged beef burger served on a brioche bun with French fries, and the El Palace Classic Chicken Club Sandwich.

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All-Day Dining Menu

LIVE MUSIC

Rhythm and Soul

Music will be celebrated in The Great Hall with the soulful sounds of blues, jazz, swing, mambo, rockabilly, and many other classic and contemporary rhythms by groups such as Room 69, Los Carosones, The Summer Lovers, The Spinoff, Chino & The Sharps, Enma Fernandez Quartet,The 4 Shots, and Nika Mills, creating a lively atmosphere and restoring the Great Hall’s heritage as the beating heart of the hotel.

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Rhythm and Soul

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Treat yourself or others

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A Vermouth
to whet your appetite

Locals here often enjoy a relaxed aperitif before their midday meal. Join us for a refreshing vermouth before lunch. This vermouth is even more special thanks to its peerless location in our rooftop garden. On Sunday a live music band will act.

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Lunchtime in the Rooftop Garden

After a morning spent in the vibrant city streets, escape into the tranquillity of our rooftop garden. Our chef will prepare a healthy lunch using seasonal and local products while you bask in the plant-filled oasis that surrounds you.

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Afternoon tea in the historic hall

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city to have a relaxing traditional afternoon tea. We offer savoury and sweet bites alongside a wide selection of teas or coffee, chamgane or cava, in the splendid historic main hall.

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