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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.

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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

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.

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Afternoon Tea

TREATS

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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Restaurant

El Hall

The new all-day dining 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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El Hall

The Bar

To wet the whistle

Located in the heart of the hotel, the bar of the Great Hall is offering plenty of innovation when it comes to creating delicious concoctions with both Mediterranean and exotic flavours. 

Our bartender will propose a vast and tasty array of concoctions to excite the most discerning of palates.

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To wet the whistle

Masterclass

Art & Drink

There are many types of pairings, but none like Art & Drinks, the sensory union of illustration and cocktails in one of the most emblematic locations in Barcelona, the Great Hall of the Hotel El Palace Barcelona.

During the activity, which will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, the illustrator Joel Miñana will teach the participants valuable techniques to obtain colorful drawings faithful to his style, while the attendees will learn to prepare two cocktails that they will be able to taste while enjoy a unique environment.

The cocktails will be prepared from different drinks from the wide range of Bacardi Spain.

The class includes the workshop, two cocktails and drawing materials from Tombow Spain and Raima.

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Art & Drink

ART

"En tu vida, tú serás acróbata"

The Palace Barcelona exhibits the pieces from the collection "In your life, you will be an acrobat", by the artist Daniel Berdala.

The series uses space, on which human figures are suspended on swings and trapezes, to evoke sensations such as happiness, loneliness, complicity or the relaxed observation of life itself. Acrobats represent the need to balance to overcome the small and large obstacles in life. The blurred, almost dreamlike tone of the landscape invites the viewer to look out onto the canvas and make it their own, so that they can reflect on their own life by putting themselves in the tightrope walker's shoes.

Daniel Berdala is a plastic artist who lives and works in Barcelona and who, for more than 20 years, has exhibited both in Spain and abroad. His work can be found in private and public collections. Daniel Berdala has been awarded and selected for several prizes. For Berdala, communicating sensations and emotions through painting is very important.

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LIVE MUSIC

Candlelight

Candlelight concert is a breathtaking experience and is now attracting unprecedented attention all over the world. Why? Easy! People love candle and music in a beautiful setting.

Calm your mind and experience live music in a new light with these sensational concerts in our emblematic Ballroom Gran Via. This concert series known simply as “Candlelight” invites everyone to relive the greatest works of musician playing from Nina Simone to Frank Sinatra, Ed Sheeran or Micheal Jackson.

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Candlelight

SHARE OUR FLAVOURS

Treat yourself or others

What better way is there to show your appreciation for someone than an El Palace Barcelona gift voucher? Give them an experience they will never forget.

A delicious breakfast in El Jardín

An indoor garden, where breakfast is served daily, has a touch of Paris to it with its black and white colour scheme and wrought iron touches. Our waiting staff would love to serve you a healthy and delicious breakfast, with international and local specialities.

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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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