Its “vermouth time”, a well-established Catalan tradition which can now be enjoyed on the terrace of the Villa Emilia. We inaugurate the season with the Sunday vermouth!
There are moments in life when you just feel like being surrounded by the best company and celebrating... Be it an anniversary, a promotion, a reunion, births, a trip, falling in love or even a breakup; any excuse is a good one for bringing together those who know how to appreciate the good things in life.
More than 17,000 people. 42 kilometres. The Barcelona Marathon, one of the most attractive in Europe due to its route full of culture and beauty, is increasing in popularity year by year. At Villa Emilia we like to be on the side of those who persevere each day, and a marathon is the ultimate challenge. From our humble abode we send the very best of energies to all the participants!
Maybe you’re not the kind of person who falls in love. Or maybe you are. Either way, February is the month of love and we believe that any excuse is a good one to celebrate. Because the world is crying out for it and at Villa Emilia we want to join the tide of passion.
The first month of the year has gone by and we’ve hardly noticed it. January has vanished in a flash and there are lots of companies taken by surprise by February that haven’t planned all their strategies. But second chances may be the best ones.
There are few sensations as widespread throughout the world as that of enjoying, especially in the early morning, the crunch of freshly-baked bread with the authentic flavour provided by artisan ovens and the traditional production process of making the sourdough.
At Villa Emilia we’d like to make things easy for you; on 1st January we’ll open the doors of our Bistro to enable you to start off the year with a top-class menu and a day without rushing around. Because we believe that the first day of the year will to a large extent set the stage for the other 364 days.
Imagine travelling to London and Amsterdam via Scandinavia, in one morning and without leaving Barcelona. Imagine returning home with a select collection of unique pieces made by hand by local artisans who dedicate the utmost care to every little thing they make.
It was love at first sight for them. But far from it being a mere passing crush, their love story has lasted more than a decade. Every Christmas, Villa Emilia and Introfusión, the company responsible for the Christmas decorations at the hotel, renew their vows of mutual trust and admiration.
You have to go back in history as far as 1836 to discover when wine began to form part of the Forns Raventós family. Without interruption, since 1954, when they became Cava producers, the family have tended to each vintage with the utmost care. The sparkling experience of tasting it is provided at Villa Emilia’s tables.
Imagine the scene. A cosy environment in the heart of the city, with music that encourages good conversation. A glass of the finest gin and a delicacy for the mouth to savour. This is our suggestion for a meeting after work or at the weekend. This season, Villa Emilia’s bistro will make it easy to unwind.
Barcelona is full of hot spots for the best cuisine. But the number goes down when you specify the requirements for an ideal dinner: a chic setting, music that isn’t too shrill, market cuisine and fresh produce. If you also opt for the centre of Barcelona, we provide that little bit extra.
November is the countdown month. The upcoming Christmas holidays cause many companies to add up their annual results and get ready to celebrate an excellent year, and even if those results haven’t been quite as good as expected, it’s always a good idea to celebrate the hard work done.
We're not telling you anything you don’t already know: Barcelona is a city that doesn’t conceal its charms. Much of its fame is due to its culture, gastronomy and natural environment and, above all, its architectural and urban beauty. And it proudly displays the above beyond the city, in all its versions.
It appears to have been the British who introduced the concept of “brunch” back in the late 1800s, a mixture of breakfast and lunch for stragglers who liked having a lie-in at the weekend and calmly enjoying a late breakfast or an early lunch.
A lot has been said about honest cooking in recent years but there are still many people who don't know what this – once abstract - concept means. It is much simpler than it seems and, in fact, it is all about this, about simplicity.
On special dates and occasions, such as Christmas and New Year's Eve, everyone loves to gather around a table full of delicious food to share and enjoy it with their loved ones. Gastronomy is a big part of most traditions and holidays, and this is of course the case for Christmas in Barcelona.
There is a very popular opinion according to which autumn is the best time to visit the city, especially since there are fewer people and the climate, while not hot, is still quite pleasant. We will not affirm or deny this (partly because it really depends on the preferences of each one), but we will explain some of the many things you can do in the Catalan capital in this season of the year.
It is a fact that visiting Barcelona means visiting a city that will always offer something to do and something to see. But it's also possible that you want to go a little further during your stay and visit other cities, small towns or nearby natural areas, especially if you are here for several days or if you are not that much into big cities.
A lot of great things start with a “once upon a time”, and this is also de case for the celebration of Sant Jordi in Catalonia (Saint George in English). Every April 23, from the biggest cities to the smallest towns are filled with roses, books and lovers, that stroll around in the search of the best present for their significant other, which tradition says it has to be a book and/or a rose.
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Check out from your room up to one hour later, until 1 pm.
Enjoy a cup of tea, coffee, or other beverage with some pastries mid-afternoon.