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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

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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

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Discover Pedralbes, the most majestic neighbourhood

Gothic Quarter, El Born or El Raval are some of the most famous neighbourhoods of Barcelona. They are located in the centre of the city and day after day their streets are visited by a large number of tourists.

Barcelona’s Cathedral, St. Jaume square, Boqueria market, the Ramblas and a wide range of beautiful examples of modernism in Barcelona are always part of the list of places to visit while walking around the Catalan capital, but they are not the only ones.

Located in the upper side of the city, Pedralbes neighbourhood is an elegant and gorgeous area where we find some astonishing hided architectural jewels.

In the next paragraphs, we talk about this special neighbourhood of Barcelona. Continue reading Discover Pedralbes, the most majestic neighbourhood

la merce 2018

Welcome to La Merce 2018: the biggest party of Barcelona

The greatest party of Barcelona is La Merce. Every year, around September 24, the whole city dresses up and every corner is a unique place where we can enjoy street art shows, music concerts or improvised performances. La Mercé is one of the most famous celebrations not only in Barcelona, but also in Catalonia together with Sitges Carnival and Girona’s Temps de Flors.

More than 500 free shows in total are part of the rich cultural agenda that, for 4 days, is deployed in the Mediterranean capital.

This year, the most important dates are from September 21st to 24th. The city of Lisbon will be the guest city.

Do you want to know what are the essential events of La Merce 2018 festivities? Here you will find the best music concerts of this edition. Continue reading Welcome to La Merce 2018: the biggest party of Barcelona

hiking routes in Barcelona

Hiking routes in Barcelona from your apartment for rent

Travelling is a great way of discovering new places, learning about different cultures and developing your personality and your knowledge. It is, indeed, one of the most enriching experiences.

But travelling can be also a sportive experience. This way, we will be able to discover more natural places and enjoy of playing sport in a different environment than the one we usually live. Is there something better than exploring a new destination while you play your favourite sport? This is not only an exciting activity, but also a healthy routine.

Barcelona is the perfect city for those who are looking for a sportive day. In fact, we find several bike routes from Barcelona. But if you are not a bike-lover, don’t worry!

There are also plenty of hiking routes in Barcelona where you can directly connect to nature and forget the noisy city center and the annoying traffic jams.

Here you have some wonderful hiking routes to enjoy while visiting Barcelona. Continue reading Hiking routes in Barcelona from your apartment for rent

beach in Barcelona

5 things you can’t forget when you go to the beach in Barcelona

The month of August is almost over but it does not mean the high temperatures and warm weather of Barcelona disappears. In fact, the Mediterranean coast still hosts thousands of tourists in September thanks to its wonderful weather and calm waters.

This way, the end of August does not mean the end of beach time. We can take our swimsuit and the towel and walk to Barceloneta beach to sun-bathe and take a refreshing bath in the Mediterranean waters.

Additionally, watching the sunset in the beach is one of the best things to do in Barcelona in summer. Continue reading 5 things you can’t forget when you go to the beach in Barcelona

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Find the best ice cream of Barcelona

Barcelona is probably one of the best touristic destinations all over the world to visit during summer. We can enjoy a great warm weather with sunny days that invite us to take a bath in some of the varied beaches of the Catalan coast, we can also discover the charming corners of Barcelona, one of the most amazing cities of the world and. Additionally, we are able to enjoy a unique Mediterranean gastronomy which is not only tasty and diverse, but also healthy.

This way, summer in Barcelona is a special time. Terraces are full of people having drinks and tapas, squares are crowded and many cultural activities such as concerts or parades take place. Festes de Gracia and Festes de Sants are good examples of what we are talking about here.

Another typical activity of summer in Barcelona is eating ice-cream, one of the delicacies of summer. In this post we present a guide to find the best ice cream of Barcelona. Come with us! Continue reading Find the best ice cream of Barcelona