When in Barcelona, there’s so much to visit and see. That’s why if you don’t plan thoroughly your stay, your expenses could be higher than expected. Buses, metros, trains, museums, restaurants, clubs… How could we control our budget?
This question has a simple answer: Discounts for tourists in Barcelona. You can find plenty of discount cards for tourists including public transport and museums passes together. This fact is one of the many reasons to visit Barcelona.
In the next paragraphs, we recommend you some discounts for tourists offered by the city of Barcelona. Continue reading Travel Card and other discounts for tourists in Barcelona
The Ramblas of Barcelona are one of the most iconic areas not only in Barcelona, but also in Europe. Ramblas are a long promenade from Plaza Catalunya, the heart of the city of Barcelona, to the port area.
Among this beautiful walk you can find atypical museums, glamourous theatres, charming squares… All those are easily reachable from this chic bohemian apartment in Gothic neighbourhood.
Here we suggest 10 things to do in The Ramblas of Barcelona.
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Barceloneta is Barcelona’s traditional maritime neighborhood par excellence. Nowadays, it combines traditional houses and some of the most modern buildings of the city.
One of its major attractions are its big and beaches: Barceloneta, Somorrostro, Sant Sebastià and Sant Miquel. All those are easily reachable from this chic bohemian apartment in El Born.
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Enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches outside of Barcelona like you would never have imagined before. Besides the urban beaches of Barcelona city, there are many great beaches in the surrounding of the city. Actually, if you are a beach lover and have the time we strongly recommend you visiting some of this great spots, or even all of them!
Barcelona’s coast has over 100 kilometers of coastline. An ideal place for cove beaches, white sand beaches, boat trips and, above all, a great variety of water sports.
If you believe that all the beautiful beaches are only in the Caribbean, you are wrong. Once spending your holidays in a holiday apartment in Las Ramblas – Barcelona, don’t miss the opportunity to know some of the best beaches outside of Barcelona.
Continue reading Top 5 beaches outside of Barcelona for this summer
Once you are enjoying your holidays in some nice holiday apartment in Barcelona’s Eixample, you should always remember that there are many small outings you can do if you want to go further and visit other points of Catalonia such as Girona or Tarragona.
We’ve already talked about how to visit Girona from Barcelona. But today we are going to talk about Tarragona, a small and historic city not far from Barcelona. Moreover, Tarragona is being talked about a lot lately due to the Mediterranean Games.
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Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, Casa Milà… At this moment you probably already know who are we talking about: Antonio Gaudí, the best known catalan architect and maximum exponent of modernism in Barcelona.
The catalan capital is, indeed, the main scenario where we find the best of Gaudí .
Continue reading The influence of Gaudí around Barcelona
Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in the world. In fact, over 4 million tourists visited this astonishing place last summer and all the hotels were at full capacity during the months of June, July and August.
Now you’re probably wondering how could you spend your summer holidays in Barcelona if it’s impossible to find available hotel rooms in the city center. Well, some good news are coming: You can book a nice Bed & Breakfast in Via Laietana, right in the city center and even cheaper than a hotel!
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Barcelona is globally known for being the city of modernism. This artistic movement emerged at the end of the 19th century and its main conviction was the big relevance of aesthetics.
Modernism had influence over all the artistic fields including, of course, architecture. Modernistic architects introduced new concepts and elements in their buildings such as different construction materials, breaking forms and shapes and taking nature as designing inspiration.
Thanks to the support of catalan bourgeoisie and the wonderful architects of this time, Barcelona became the capital of modernism. In this post we will present 10 modernistic works you can’t miss when you’re visiting this astonishing city.
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Many times the bars are the reflection of the area where they are located. Based on this premise, and considering that Raval is a mixture of nationalities – about 50% of the population are foreigners – as well as students and young people attracted by its cultural offerings together with former neighbors of the so-called Barrio Chino, interculturality and diversity are two of the attributes that characterize the 322 establishments that make up this neighborhood.
Continue reading Going out: The best bars in Raval
Pronouncing the name of this district may not be easy for many foreigners, but getting lost in the streets of L’Eixample doesn’t usually present a problem. This modern area of Barcelona was designed by the engineer Cerdà in the middle of the 19th century. The old town created in the Middle Ages could no longer accommodate all its inhabitants, so the center needed an extension (which is what its name Eixample means in Catalan).
Continue reading Eixample Dreta: the most classical Barcelona