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.

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A guide for visiting the Costa Brava from Barcelona

The coast of Girona, also known as Costa Brava, is one of the most beautiful coastal destinations in the world. From Blanes to Portbou, we’ll find breath-taking small bays, precious little villages with fishing tradition and old Greek and medieval ruins.

So, don’t hesitate to travel from Barcelona to Costa Brava. It’s a short drive and the effort is totally worth.

Here we provide a 3-4 days guide to visit the Costa Brava from Barcelona. Continue reading A guide for visiting the Costa Brava from Barcelona

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Travel Card and other discounts for tourists in Barcelona

When in Barcelona, there’s so much to visit and see. That’s why if you don’t plan thoroughly your stay, your expenses could be higher than expected. Buses, metros, trains, museums, restaurants, clubs… How could we control our budget?

This question has a simple answer: Discounts for tourists in Barcelona. You can find plenty of discount cards for tourists including public transport and museums passes together. This fact is one of the many reasons to visit Barcelona.

In the next paragraphs, we recommend you some discounts for tourists offered by the city of Barcelona. Continue reading Travel Card and other discounts for tourists in Barcelona

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How to enjoy Tarragona from a Barcelona holiday apartment

Once you are enjoying your holidays in some nice holiday apartment in Barcelona’s Eixample, you should always remember that there are many small outings you can do if you want to go further and visit other points of Catalonia such as Girona or Tarragona.

We’ve already talked about how to visit Girona from Barcelona. But today we are going to talk about Tarragona, a small and historic city not far from Barcelona. Moreover, Tarragona is being talked about a lot lately due to the Mediterranean Games.

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How to visit Girona from a Barcelona studio for rent?

Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the most attractive cities in the Mediterranean and even if it isn’t a huge city, you can spend many days and even weeks enjoying everything it offers to foreigners and locals. No matter if you like the beach, the nightlife, contemporary art or indie music Barcelona will keep you amazed for several days.

Anyway, once you have come to Barcelona it would be a pity for you to loose other interesting places located in the surroundings of Barcelona. There are many places to visit near Barcelona but if there is one you shouldn’t miss at all that’s Girona. Moreover, Girona is easy to visit from your Barcelona studio for rent.

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An escape to the Pyrenees from a Barcelona apartment

Do you enjoy winter sports but don’t want to miss the opportunity to enjoy a city as monumental and cultural as Barcelona? You don’t want to spend your holidays locked in a ski resort? Do you find the prices of a rental apartment in the Pyrenees too expensive? Don’t worry, because you can enjoy the city of Barcelona without having to give up a day skiing and doing some tourism in the Pyrenees, accessible in just an hour and a half.

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Plaza Cataluña: a good place to to welcome the New Year in Barcelona

Places to welcome the New Year in Barcelona

Barcelona is a magical place 365 days a year, but on the last day of the calendar, the city looks particularly beautiful and elegant. Over the last years, the City of Barcelona has put a great effort so every corner in all neighnorhoods is full of magic, and there are certain unbeatable places where to spend New Year’s Eve. Which are these great places to welcome the New Year in Barcelona?

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Barcelona for free: mapping in Hospital de Sant Pau

Budget plans: enjoy Barcelona for free

When it comes to traveling, there are four aspects that determine a trip budget: transport, accommodation, food and cultural visits. We don’t have to worry, because it is possible to enjoy a complete stay in Barcelona without making big holes in our pockets and without depriving us of anything that forms a complete plan in the city of Barcelona. So next we will give you a set of suggestions to plan your perfect & low cost trip.

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Barcelona in two days: casa batlló

Barcelona in two days: enjoy the greatest places

Unfortunately, we cannot always enjoy a wonderful city full of spectacular places like Barcelona in the days that we have. To squeeze the full potential of the Catalan capital will need as least one week, but despite the short time available to do it, we can make the most of this jewel of the Mediterranean in just two days. Let us tell you the best places in Barcelona to enjoy the city in only 48 hours.

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Going from Barcelona’s airport to the city center

It happens to everyone: we arrive to a new city and, despite having consulted the schedules, despite knowing perfectly where our chic & bohemian apartment is, despite we studied the map and guide of the city, we cannot help but to feel disoriented in that place -sometimes hostile- that it is an airport.

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