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In May, I visited the Sala VIP Pau Casals at Barcelona Airport. In August, I visited the very similar Sala VIP Miro. Here’s what you can expect from these Priority Pass lounges that you can enter for free with a Chase Sapphire Reserve®, Citi Prestige, or American Express Platinum Card.

The Sala VIP Pau Casals is available to passengers flying within the Schengen Area, and the Sala VIP Miro is after passport control for passengers leaving the Schengen Area.

Both offer a comfortable place to sit, free wifi, enough food for a meal, and free alcohol. Additionally, the Sala VIP Pau Casals offers day beds for naps.


The lounges have a similar motif with lots of wood, leather, and glass.

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I was in the Sala VIP Pau Casals before a 7 AM flight, and it offered breakfast options…
screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-39-46-pm screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-39-58-pm screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-40-05-pm …like toast…screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-40-13-pm …breads, jams, cheese, cold cuts…screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-40-19-pm …pastries…screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-40-33-pm …cereals…screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-40-39-pm ….yogurt…screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-40-51-pm …and juice.

screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-40-56-pm I was in the Sala VIP Miro before a 9 PM flight, and I had a dinner of cold cut sandwiches and Spanish tortilla.screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-41-04-pmAt dinner time, there are pastries…
screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-41-31-pmtortilla (Spanish potato omelet)…screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-41-35-pm …chips and olives…screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-41-41-pm …salami, ham, prosciutto, and cheese sandwiches…screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-41-54-pm screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-41-59-pm…cut up fruit, and pasta salad.

screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-42-18-pmThere is also a selection of juices…screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-42-08-pm


screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-41-10-pmscreen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-41-17-pm…and liquor.screen-shot-2016-09-10-at-8-41-24-pmIn both lounges, I passed the time before my flight more comfortably than I would have at the gate while working on the free wifi. At both lounges, I ate and drank my fill, saving the cost of a meal.

These lounge experiences were average. They are far worse than the best International First Class lounges like the Etihad Lounge in Abu Dhabi, but they are better than standard domestic airline lounges like United Clubs and certainly better than waiting at the gate.

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