There are plenty of reasons to visit Mediterranean coast. This area has some great cities such as Barcelona, Valencia or Alicante and we find astonishing landscapes there: beaches with white sand and crystalline waters, charming medieval villages with castles, walls and amazing bridges and a delicious and healthy gastronomy based on olive oil are some of the most known distinguishing marks of Mediterranean coast.
Barcelona is not an exception. This great city has different beaches, a great gastronomy and the charm of small villages all around its varied neighbourhoods. El Raval, Gothic Quarter or Eixample are good examples of the different environments and styles we find along the city.
Today we will talk about El Born, a truly special neighbourhood of Barcelona where we find some important cultural building such as Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona’s main concert hall) or the famous museum of the fantastic painter Pablo Picasso in Barcelona. Continue reading Discovering El Born: a bohemian and unique neighbourhood
Barcelona is a city of neighbourhoods. There are plenty of them with specific and unique personality and charm. That is why we find different environments and cultures among the different areas of the same city.
We all know famous neighbourhoods in Barcelona: Gothic Quarter with Barcelona’s Cathedral and Sant Jaume square; El Raval and its Rambla with Botero’s cat; Eixample with its beautiful buildings representing a great example of modernism in Barcelona; Gràcia with its unique charm… and so many others which are not as famous as these, but still have special attractions and beautiful places that completely worth a visit.
One example of these areas is Poblenou: an extensive neighborhood of Barcelona that borders the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Sant Adrià del Besòs to the east, Parc de la Ciutadella in Ciutat Vella to the west, and Horta-Guinardó and Sant Andreu to the north. Continue reading Poblenou: where tradition and future meet
We all know famous neighbourhoods in Barcelona: Gothic Quarter with Barcelona’s Cathedral and Sant Jaume square; El Raval and its Rambla with Botero’s cat; Eixample with its beautiful modernistic buildings; Gràcia with its unique charm… but there are many more areas that are not so known, and they have much to offer.
One of this relatively unknown neighbourhoods is Sants. This area is located in the west side of the city and there we find the main train station of Barcelona: Barcelona Sants. So, many people arrive in Barcelona and Sants is the first neighbourhood they visit without knowing it.
In this post, we will give some reasons to let you know searching for apartment in Sants is a great option when travelling to Barcelona. Continue reading Sants: a neighbourhood that combines tradition and commerce
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
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
Sagrada Familia is probably one of the most famous buildings not only in Barcelona, but also in the world. Designed by Antonio Gaudí, this huge basilica is still under construction and it’s expected to be finished in 2026: the centenary of Gaudi’s death.
Every year, this monument is visited by more than 4 million tourists and, probably, most of them are so excited with Sagrada Familia and forget that around this temple there’s a wonderful neighbourhood to discover. We’re talking about Sagrada Familia neighbourhood.
In this post, we’ll talk about beautiful places you can discover while you stroll around Sagrada Familia.
Continue reading Best places to stroll around Sagrada Familia
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.
Continue reading Tradition, beach and gastronomy: discover La Barceloneta
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!
Continue reading Advices to rent a bedroom in Barcelona for holidays
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
If you are planning to come to Barcelona for your next holidays you’ve done a pretty good decision. In this Spanish city you will find all the cultural offer of a European city together with nice climate and grate gastronomy of the Mediterranean countries. No wonder why Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in the country.
Continue reading Choosing the best apartment to rent in Barcelona: Where?