All posts by AinB

visiting Barcelona

Visiting Barcelona on December: what will you find?

December is a great time to travel. In spite of the cold, we have to keep warm and go out into the streets to visit new cities and discover new environments and cultures. Visiting Barcelona in December is always an excellent option. Here the winter is not as cold as in the rest of Europe. In addition, Barcelona is even more beautiful than normal when Christmas comes.

So, do not hesitate to travel to the Catalan capital to discover all its Christmas traditions: from the Christmas decoration in Barcelona to the most delicious gastronomy you can imagine. Barcelona is waiting for you! Continue reading Visiting Barcelona on December: what will you find?

Barcelona with your dog

Best places of Barcelona to go with your dog

Is there something better than travelling with our pets? Visiting new places with our little buddies is a great experience that is not only satisfactory to us, but also to them. This way, today we suggest visiting Barcelona with your dog.

Barcelona is a wonderful city to visit with pets because it has a lot of green places where we can enjoy the beauty of the city and our dogs can happily play and run all over.

Do you want to discover the best parks of Barcelona? In the next paragraphs, we present some places to enjoy the unique charm of Barcelona with your dog. Continue reading Best places of Barcelona to go with your dog

Barcelona city

How to move around Barcelona city from your apartment

Barcelona city is one of the most famous touristic destinations not only in Spain, but also in Europe and the whole globe. Every year, millions of tourists enjoy the charm of the Catalan capital, taste its delicious gastronomy and discover the unique Mediterranean way of life of its inhabitants.

Barcelona is not the biggest city of Europe, but it is one of the biggest of Spain. That is why we should know how to properly move through the different areas of the city in order to make the most of our time in this amazing city. For example, if we take a stroll around Sagrada Familia and then we want to visit Tibidabo’s theme park, there is a long way from one point to another we can’t do walking. We need a ride.

So, if you are going to visit Barcelona city in the next days, weeks or months here we have a present to you! Learn with us how to move around Barcelona city from your apartment! Continue reading How to move around Barcelona city from your apartment

Black Friday in Barcelona

Black Friday in Barcelona: everything you should know

Black Friday is a new tradition with more and more followers outside the United States, where it was born.

Thus, the third Friday of every November all the stores around the world offer irresistible discounts in their products. These offers that can even be enjoyed during the whole week of Black Friday.

The Mediterranean capital, for sure, won’t miss this important shopping day. Where can we enjoy Black Friday in Barcelona? Continue reading Black Friday in Barcelona: everything you should know

stroll around Las Ramblas

Best places to stroll around Las Ramblas

Las Ramblas is one of those destinations we can’t miss while we visit the Mediterranean capital. Every plan we design from our apartment for rent in Barcelona includes a walk through this central street of the city.

But Las Ramblas is not just an attractive destination. Its kilometer and two hundred meters in length hides a lot of details and what is equally interesting, its surroundings. There, we find several of the most monumental spaces of the city. What can we see around the Ramblas? Continue reading Best places to stroll around Las Ramblas

Halloween in Barcelona

How to live an unforgettable Halloween in Barcelona

Scary times are coming! Can you imagine a better Halloween party than living Halloween in Barcelona? American tradition of Halloween is also present in Barcelona and that is why we find many people with all kind of costumes and special make-up in the streets during this amazing night.

The night of Halloween there is plenty of music and party in Barcelona. But this is not the only way of celebrating Halloween in Barcelona: escape rooms, traditional celebrations and meals, theme parks and much more.

Continue reading How to live an unforgettable Halloween in Barcelona

barcelona in three days

Discover Barcelona in three days

We all love travelling and discovering new places and cultures. But sometimes we don’t have all the time we would like to do it. This is why today we suggest an express tour to discover Barcelona in three days.

Of course, there are many special places and secret corners in Barcelona that we won’t be able to visit if we are staying for a few days in the Catalan capital. Nevertheless, with this tour you will know most of the important monuments and neighbourhoods of the city.

So, leave your luggage in your apartment to rent in Barcelona and get ready to discover the unique charm of Barcelona. We guarantee that once you know this city, you will fall in love with it! Continue reading Discover Barcelona in three days

tradition in Barcelona

Aperitivo: a social and delicious tradition in Barcelona

Today we talk about a common tradition in Barcelona: aperitivo. But first we have to know some things.

Barcelona is an astonishing city. There is so much to visit: walking around the majestic Gothic quarter with its incomparable narrow streets and charming squares; the well-known Ramblas; Raval neighbourhood with Botero’s cat; renting an apartment in el Born and discovering its unique bohemian environment… we could walk and walk for days and we still wouldn’t have discovered all the secret corners of this breathtaking city.

This is why, while visiting Barcelona, we usually walk for hours with no rest. This is a mistake! Having a break and enjoying an aperitivo is one of the things we can’t miss when we visit the Catalan capital.

But, what is aperitivo? In this post we talk about this social and delicious tradition in Barcelona and we present some of the most popular ones. Continue reading Aperitivo: a social and delicious tradition in Barcelona

Sitges Film Festival

Enjoy Sitges Film Festival renting an apartment in Barcelona

Barcelona is not only one of the most visited touristic destinations all around the world, but also a cultural hub where we can find all kind of artistic events. And one of these amazing cultural events that take place Barcelona province is Sitges Film Festival.

Year after year, some of the most prestigious film directors, actors and actresses walk along the red carpet of this cultural event.

Indeed, Sitges Film Festival is another example of the importance of Barcelona in the cinema. Many film directors choose Barcelona as the main stage of their works, and many others choose this Mediterranean area to present their films to the public.

From October 4th to October 14th we will enjoy the presence of prestigious film directors, famous actors and actresses and the premiere of some of the best films of the year.

So, if you are a film lover, you can’t miss this great opportunity. Do not hesitate to rent an apartment in Barcelona and discover the huge names that this unique event has in its agenda.

In this post we present some of the most important names of the festival.

Welcome to Sitges Film Festival! Continue reading Enjoy Sitges Film Festival renting an apartment in Barcelona

Eixample neighbourhood

History of Barcelona: the construction of the Eixample neighbourhood

Eixample neighbourhood is the name given to the second district of the city of Barcelona, which occupies the central part of the city, in a large area of 7.46 square kilometres that was designed by Ildefonso Cerdá.

It is the most populated district of Barcelona and of  Spain with more than 250.000 inhabitants.

In the Eixample neighbourhood we find some of the most famous streets and squares in Barcelona, such as Passeig de Gracia, Rambla de Catalunya, Plaça de Catalunya, Diagonal Avenue, Aragon street, Gran Via, Balmes Street, Ronda de Sant Antoni, Passeig de Sant Joan, Plaça de la Sagrada Familia, Plaza Gaudi, and so on.

Therefore, this is an exceptional area where you can look for the best apartment to rent in Barcelona.

But, how did Eixample neighbourhood look like a few years ago? How much has it changed?

In this post we talk about the construction of this emblematic area of Barcelona. After reading it, do not hesitate to rent a design apartment in Sagrada Familia and walk around the streets of this neighbourhood to discover for yourself all the things we talk about. Continue reading History of Barcelona: the construction of the Eixample neighbourhood