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Milongueando Barcelona introduces the 8th Edition of Abrázame! A truly international encuentro amongst friends: we will dance in the marvellous DioClub ballroom in the heart of the city Barcelona is going to welcome the winter with warm embraces and sunny memories.

 

 

40 HOURS OF DANCE

5 Milongas

+ 2 free Afterparties

 

300m2 PERFECT WOODEN FLOOR

free sitting in the milonga

 

 

250  PARTICIPANTS

gender balanced

close embrace

mirada & cabeceo

 

8  AMAZING DJS

tradicional tango music

 

 

dayligth afternoon milonga

 

 

DJS

Naoko

Analía la Rubia

Trud Antzée

Raúl Navalpotro

Victoria Guasch

Lampis Tango

More information about DJs...

SCHEDULE 2018

Thursday | 6th Dec

 

 

22:30 – 01:30: Casa Valencia (local milonga - 7€)

 

 

Friday | 7th Dec

 

Abrázame! 8 opens

 

15:00 - 18:00: Candy Bar

15:00 - 20:00: Afternoon Milonga

22:30 - 03:30: Milonga

 

 

Saturday | 8th Dec

 

15:00 - 16:30: Brunch

15:00 - 21:00: Afternoon Milonga DJ

22:30 – 03:30: Milonga DJ

 

 

Sunday | 9th Dec

 

15:00 – 16:30: Brunch
15:00 – 21:00: Milonga Despedida DJ

22:30 – 02:00: After-party 1 DJ

 

 

Monday | 10th Dec

 

22:30 – 02:00: After-party 2 (DJ to be confirmed)

 

LOCATION

BARCELONA

Barcelona is famous for its architecture, excellent cuisine, wonderful clothes and great prices for shopping. It is charming and cosmopolitan with wonderful weather. We recommend keeping a couple of extra vacation days, before or after the event, to explore the city. This way you can also enjoy the milonga afterparties!

 

DANCE FLOORS

 

The Ballroom

The encuentro takes place at the DioClub ballroom every year. This wonderful ballroom makes all the dancers fall in love with its beautiful ambience and 300 square meters of perfect wooden floor! Keeping numbers to only 250 guests ensures everyone’s comfort. As our guests prefer free seating during the encuentro, the arrangement does not separate the men and women.

 

The After Parties

For the perfect closure to an encuentro amongst friends, we have an excellent wooden floor in a perfectly sized room to create a relaxed and joyful atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOTELS

 

Being one of the most touristic cities in Europe, there are varied options for hotels in Barcelona. You can search for hotels on Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Airbnb and Hostelword. Our suggestions:

 

Hotel Catalonia La Pedrera

The "Catalonia" chain is renowned for its quality of service. This hotel is located meters from DioClub.

 

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Hostel Generator

A young atmosphere with perfect community spaces, as well an excellent rating on Booking.com and TripAdvisor.

 

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TRANSPORT

 

There are many options for direct flights to Barcelona. Many European cities even have low-cost airlines flying non-stop to Barcelona. Book your flights soon! Easyjet, Ryanair and Vueling are always good and economic options. Also try skyscanner.com.

 

Transfer from El Prat Airport to milonga area

 

Train from terminal 2 to Passeig de Gracia - 5€ (30 minutes + walk 10 minutes)

Aerobus to Plaça Catalunya + Metro 2 stops - 6€ + 2€ (45 minutes)

Taxi - 30€ (only 20 minutes)

Taxi sharing between tangueros in the Terminals, has proved to be a very convenient and successful system last year!

 

 

RESTAURANTS

 

Barcelona has 5,140 bars and 2,267 restaurants. In Villa de Gracia, where "DioClub" is located and where Abrázame! was founded, there are 267 bars and 136 restaurants.

 

As you can see, there are a enormous number of gastronomic options in the vicinity of DioClub. You can search on TripAdvisor by sector (Gracia), price, type of food, special diet and ambience. You will find many options at just a few minutes walk away.

 

We will recommend some restaurants

 

Gut

Less than four meters away from DioClub International dishes with various vegetarian and vegan options in a warm, tranquil and informal ambience.

 

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Restaurante la Pepita

A 3 minute walk from DioClub Bits of graffiti decorate the walls of this unique restaurant, which specialises in imaginative snacks and tapas. Reservations cannot be made here. After the evening milonga one has to run here before it fills up, but it is well worth the effort!

 

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Can Punyetes

A 2 minute walk from DioClub At least on one night the Abrázame! team goes to this restaurant which serves traditional charcoal-grilled recipes of Catalan in a classic tavern with wooden beams, marble tables and old photos.

 

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Cal Boter

A 6 minute walk from DioClub Grilled meats and Catalan cuisine in a family setting, warm and informal with art, traditional ceramic and wooden furniture. Recommended for groups.

 

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Xurreria Trebol

A 3 minute walk from DioClub Survivors from a long day of tango and abrazos reunite for xurros and hot chocolate. It is open all night through the duration of DioClub If you want to go for the after of the after of the after, first recuperate here and then continue dancing!

 

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CONTACT

Organizers

Cristina Vlady

Alexis Quezada

 

Deco & Catering coordination:

María Fernanda Osorio

Photographer: Markus Schüller

Tango clothes stand: (to be decided)

Tango shoes stand: Madame Pivot

Tango pants stand: Pepe Zuchetti

 

 

 

Email: milongueandobcn@gmail.com

Whatsapp: +34 664 11 33 04