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Gothic: discover medieval Barcelona

Nowadays, Barcelona is worldly known as a cosmopolitan city with the characteristic Mediterranean charm. But, many years ago, the environment of the Condal city was really different. In 9th Century, Barcelona was the heart of Mediterranean commerce thanks to the power of Charlemagne. During this time, many gothic buildings that we can still visit in one of the most famous neighborhoods in Barcelona: Gothic neighborhood.

This area also keeps the best secret places of Barcelona. So, let’s discover medieval Barcelona walking along the beautiful narrow streets of this amazing place. Continue reading Gothic: discover medieval Barcelona

Three Kings in Barcelona

Waiting for The Three Kings in Barcelona

We are in 2018 already. New Year’s Eve was a great party where we bade 2017 farewell remembering all the good times we had. But we also think about our wishes and expectations for this new year which is coming.

First week of the year is also a really important moment for children in Spain, because The Three Kings are preparing all their presents to be delivered the night of 5th January. In fact, these Three Wise Men visit all the cities of Spain to greet children before starting their hard work during night.

If you are visiting Barcelona in Christmas time, you can be part of this centenary tradition. This is why, when visiting the Catalan capital, you should go to their parade and see Three Kings in Barcelona.

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Barcelona in 2018

What to do in Barcelona in 2018?

2017 is finishing. The last days of the year are the perfect time to look back and smile happily to the finishing year remembering the best moments of it. But it is also time to think about what is waiting for us in 2018.

We don’t know what destiny prepares for you in the next year, but we know, indeed, the huge number of events, activities and possibilities that will take place in Barcelona in 2018.

So, let us introduce here the best reasons to visit Barcelona in 2018. Continue reading What to do in Barcelona in 2018?

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Catalan Christmas traditions to experience in Barcelona

Christmas is a magical time to spend time together with our beloved ones: partners, friends, family and every person we appreciate. There are plenty of meetings where we get together with people we hadn’t seen for a long time. Happiness and joy are present all along these familiar parties.

All around the world, there are different cultures which celebrate Christmas in varied ways and with all kind of names and traditions. In Philippines, they celebrate Giants Lanterns Festival, an evil demon called Krampus in Austria or naughty Yule youths in Iceland are some examples of these great wide of traditions.

Today, we are going to talk about best Christmas traditions in Barcelona. In fact, there are many Catalan traditions which are part of their cultural heritage and, for sure, will surprise you. Here we present some of them you can’t miss when you live in Barcelona. Continue reading Catalan Christmas traditions to experience in Barcelona

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Enjoy Christmas Holidays in an apartment in Barcelona

Christmas is, indeed, an especial time of the year. Streets are decorated with beautiful lights and crèches, houses are also decorated with Christmas trees, mistletoe and holly; and despite the cold weather, you can notice some magic touch in the environment.

There are plenty of different cultures and traditions all around the world, and Christmas celebrations are not an exception. This way, we can find varied Christmas traditions depending on the geographical area we analyze.

We love travelling and discovering new cultures, so we suggest a different Christmas plan: rent an apartment in Barcelona these holidays and discover Spanish and Catalan Christmas decoration and tradition. We are sure that the magic of this city will make your Christmas holidays a totally unforgettable experience! Continue reading Enjoy Christmas Holidays in an apartment in Barcelona

Christmas decoration in Barcelona

Christmas decoration in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most famous cities all round the world. The characteristics of the Catalan capital make of it a desired destination for tourists, no matter the season of the year.

Despite most people visit this Mediterranean jewel during summer months, Barcelona has a wide range of possibilities either in summer and winter. The exceptional weather conditions, with warm summers and pleasant winters with temperatures much higher than the rest of Europe, make possible visiting Barcelona whenever we have some holidays. Additionally, travelling to the Condal City in winter is cheaper because it is tourism low season. We won’t be able to take a bath in the beach, but we will enjoy the unique charm of Barcelona on Christmas.

So, what can we do in Barcelona on Christmas? In this post, we suggest some plans to enjoy your visit to this amazing city during this magical time. Continue reading Christmas decoration in Barcelona

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5 best plans to enjoy Barcelona in family

Barcelona is a wonderful city to visit, either travelling alone, with friends, with your partner or even the whole family.

If you’re travelling with children, the possibilities are infinite. The offer of family plans in Barcelona is huge: visiting Tibidabo’s theme park, where we can have fun and enjoy a panoramic view of Barcelona, feeling like Messi with Camp Nou tour, discovering and learning about aquatic fauna in the Aquarium… There are many options while visiting Barcelona in family.

In this post, we recommend 5 plans to enjoy Barcelona in family.

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Shopping day in Barcelona: places for all budgets

Barcelona is a city we could talk about for years. While discovering this incredible place, we organize many different visits: Gaudí’s works are a must. Sagrada Familia, Park Güell and other gorgeous constructions such as Casa Batlló, Casa Vicens (recently opened to visitors) or Casa Milà. We also will enjoy walks through Gothic neighborhood, El Born, La Barceloneta and the beach. In our hiking day, we will discover hills around the Catalan capital: Montjuïc and Collserola.

All these are incredible plans, but we also will need some time to relax and recharge our batteries. In this case, we recommend a shopping day in Barcelona.

In this post we present the best places to enjoy a shopping day in Barcelona. Continue reading Shopping day in Barcelona: places for all budgets

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An evening in Via Laietana: leisure & culture in Barcelona

Via Laietana is one of the most iconic streets of Barcelona. It was designed in 1859 with the aim of connecting Ensanche neighborhood and the harbor, but it was not until 1907 that the first building of this historical avenue was built.

The vast majority of edifications built in Via Laietana follow the architectural style known as Chicago School. This way, while we take a walk along Via Laietana we find really vertical buildings where concrete pillars and metallic structures prevail.

With no doubt, this street with a special 19th century charm is an important representation of culture in Barcelona. If you want to enjoy an evening in a cosmopolitan and sophisticated environment, Via Laietana is your place! Continue reading An evening in Via Laietana: leisure & culture in Barcelona

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How to arrive at an apartment for rent in Barcelona

We have been planning our trip to Barcelona for months. We have investigated and compared through different websites all the prices, opinions and locations of every apartment in Barcelona. We have also found the cheapest way to arrive in this beautiful city.

And finally, here we are. Barcelona is waiting for us. But first of all, we should go to the apartment we have rented and leave our heavy baggage. Which is the best option?

Depending on where we are, we should consider the different possibilities we have in order to go to the city center. Are we in Barcelona Airport, or in Sants Station? Is money a problem, or are we travelling with a big budget?

In this post, we explain how to arrive at an apartment for rent in Barcelona. Continue reading How to arrive at an apartment for rent in Barcelona