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Enjoying Barcelona from the rooftop

Barcelona Hotel Terrace Week begins this Friday, inviting Barcelona residents to the signature opening weeks of summer. In this week-long event, a record-breaking 66 roof terraces will open their doors for free, offering a total of 234 activities from the 3rd until the 12th of June. Some of the variety of activities that each hotel has to offer include culture, entertainment, music, family fun and leisure. A newcomer to this list of activities is gastronomy, celebrating Barcelona’s place as European Region of Gastronomy 2016. Specifically, some of the things one can see while visiting the myriad of terraces are wine and cheese tastings, magic shows, mojitos and tapas tastings, Cuban dancing, various concerts of almost every type of music imaginable, and even the classic synchronised swimming display. 

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03 June 2016 03:47 PM

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Barcelona (CNA).- What better way to enjoy the weeks before summer kicks off in Barcelona than on a roof terrace? A record-breaking 66 of the premier hotels in the Catalan capital will be opening their terraces for free on Friday to celebrate Barcelona Hotel Terrace Week. This event, which runs from the 3rd until the 12th of June, includes a total of 234 activities spread out over the whole city. Each hotel has something different to offer on its terrace, be it culture, entertainment, music, family fun or leisure. A novelty of this year’s event is the addition of gastronomy on the list of possible activities, which coincides with Barcelona being chosen as European Region of Gastronomy 2016. Bodega Some of the other activities offered include wine and cheese tastings, magic shows, mojitos and tapas tastings, Cuban dancing, various concerts of almost every type of music imaginable, and even the classic synchronised swimming display. 


The Hoteliers Association and Barcelona's City Hall are organising the sixth edition of the Barcelona Hotel Terrace Week, \u200B\u200Bwhich will take place from the 3rd to the 12th of June with a programme that includes 234 activities spread over 66 hotels in the Catalan capital. Each hotel will offer a unique proposition on its terrace, whether it be involving culture, entertainment, music, family fun or leisure. This year, the activities even have a new category: cuisine. This includes all activities related to the world of gastronomy, as Catalonia has been chosen as European Region of Gastronomy 2016.

During this week, the spaces will include a variety of wines from Bodegas Torres, the official sponsor of the activity. This time around, visitors can also enjoy, in some areas, the ‘Torres 360 experience’, during which they can simulate flying over the vineyards that Torres owns in the major Spanish wine regions without moving or setting foot outside of the hotel terrace.

Among the experiences that guests can choose from are tastings of wines and cheeses, magic shows, mojitos and tapas tastings, and Cuban dancing, along with concerts of jazz, bossa nova, and swing or DJ sessions, short film showings, cocktail workshops, and the classic synchronised swimming display at the hotel Ohla Barcelona by the Spanish champion team Junior CN Kallipolis

The sixth edition of Terrace Week involves a record-breaking 66 establishments across the city. This year, new incorporations feature innovative activities such as a Pilates session at Gallery Hotel, a Bollywood performance and workshop by Nataraja Danze at the Silken Gran Havana Hotel, ‘Showcooking’ paired with music by Nandu Jubany and David Romero at the Hotel Majestic and wine tasting at the Torres Wine Truck at the Hilton Barcelona Hotel. Entrance to the participating terraces will be free of charge, subject to the capacity of each space.

Terrace Week was created to bring and open hotels in the city to the people who live there. The event has already become an unmissable, traditional fixture to gear up for summer in the city. In its first five editions, the Barcelona Hotel Terrace Week enjoyed the participation of more than 100,000 people.

Photography competition

Once again, uploading photos to Instagram will win participants a prize. To participate, users must upload an image that illustrates one of the terraces, the views or their environment, or must show Torres wines at one of the Terrace Week events. The winners will get a night in a double room at the Cotton House Hotel or a day in Universe Torres.

In addition, the Barcelona Hotel Association proposes a solidarity challenge: if they surpass a thousand tagged photos, they will donate 1,000 euros to the project Invisible Hotel, which raises funds to help people at risk of social exclusion in collaboration with the IRES Foundation.


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  • A hotel terrace in Barcelona, overviewing the city (by ACN)

  • A hotel terrace in Barcelona, overviewing the city (by ACN)