Category Archives: Holidays in Barcelona and Catalonia

Here you will find leisure activities and plans for you to enjoy your holiday in Barcelona. We show you the places you must visit during your stay in Barcelona. Breaks on the coast of Catalonia and places that you can easily access from Barcelona to not only discover one of the most vibrant cities in the world, but also its surroundings.

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

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

summer in barcelona

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

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Best villages to visit in Costa Brava

While visiting Barcelona and its surroundings, there are hundreds of different possibilities. Catalonia offers a wide range of varied landscapes, architectures and cultures.

This way, we can visit the wonders of Gaudí, enjoy a shopping day in Barcelona, hike the hills of Collserola or take a bath in the gorgeous beaches of the coast.

Today we talk about one of the most beautiful coastal destinations in the whole world: the coast of Girona, also known as Costa Brava.

From Blanes to Portbou, we find breath-taking small bays, precious little villages with fishing tradition and old Greek and medieval ruins.

In the next paragraphs, we present some of the best villages we can’t miss if we visit Costa Brava this summer. Continue reading Best villages to visit in Costa Brava

adventure day in Pyrenees

An adventure day in Pyrenees

Pyrenees are a great winter destination. We can enjoy its magnificent mountains, where we find a wide range of ski stations with a large number of ski slopes. In fact, this is probably the best place for skiing in the whole Peninsula.

But winter is not the only time we can enjoy the wonders of Pyrenees. Summer is also a great period to drive to these landscapes surrounded by mountains, trees, lakes and nature and scape from the crowded city.

So, if you like shopping in Barcelona or visiting museums, but you feel you need more active distractions, get a train or bus ticket and live an adventure day in Pyrenees. Continue reading An adventure day in Pyrenees

a skiing day from a Barcelona apartment

A skiing day from a Barcelona apartment

Cold temperatures are usually a problem when travelling. We have to fill our suitcases with tones of winter clothing, we have to carry our gloves, scarf and hat all around the city. We are cold in the street, but we are hot when we get into a coffee shop or any store.

Despite all these inconvenient situations, winter and cold have a great advantage: snow. Why should be snow a positive factor? Easy answer. When there is snow, we can ski. We can’t miss the opportunity of slide the hills with a smooth slalom. The feeling while we descend a mountain is just incomparable.

This is the reason why travelling to Pyrenees from a Barcelona apartment is a great option to live a unique experience and play some sport on those winter days.

Today we talk about a skiing day from a Barcelona apartment. Continue reading A skiing day from a Barcelona apartment

winter in Barcelona

Best plans for winter in Barcelona

When we talk about winter and low temperatures, there is a big difference between Spain and the rest of Europe. Spain is a privileged country gifted with hot summers and tolerable winters, when temperatures are often over 0º Celsius. This way, we can be astonished with temperatures around 10º Celsius in the middle of January, especially in Mediterranean areas.

That is why, when we spend winter in Barcelona, we do some activities completely different to the ones we would plan while visiting other European countries.

Despite taking a bath on the beach is not recommended during this times, we have many other possibilities such as enjoy gastronomy in Barcelona, discover the charming surrounding towns or hike along Catalan hills. Continue reading Best plans for winter in Barcelona

villages of Barcelona's surroundings

Top 10 villages of Barcelona’s surroundings

Barcelona is one of the most famous cities around the world. Its cosmopolitan style and the huge possibilities while visiting make of the condal city one of the most visited touristic destinations.

Sunny days and warm weather, friendly people, beautiful hills, astonishing buildings and great artists such as Gaudí, Dalí, Picasso… In Barcelona you can find all this together with a truly multicultural environment. It is the total city!

But the spell of Barcelona can blind us. It is, in fact, a wonderful city, but if you are in Catalonia you can’t miss the opportunity of visiting these charming villages close to Barcelona. Continue reading Top 10 villages of Barcelona’s surroundings