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Barcelona City Guide

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Barcelona City Guide

Neighbourhoods
Barcelona is a place of wonder - medieval neighborhoods, sunny beaches, and world-class museums, not to mention Antoni Gaudí’s celebrated architecture. There's a neighbourhood for every style and mood. Lying just north of the old city, the Eixample district (where our apartments are situated) is one of the best and most central areas to live in Barcelona. Characterized by its elegant Art Nouveau buildings, high-end boutiques, this neighborhood is the most modern area of the city. Being safe and remoted from the maddnes of the very center zone, it´s also connected to all other neighborhoods, living in Eixample is a great way to be easily accessible to all that Barcelona has to offer. Eixample is a nice place to live because essential services, like supermarkets and restaurants, are within a walking distance. If you love shopping this is the number one choice for your stay in Barcelona! Barcelona is filled with unique neighbourhoods, whether "unique" means to you hidden art galleries, cocktail bars, designer boutiques or hipster hangouts. Choose from bohemian Gràcia, hip El Born, trendy Poblenou and edgy Raval, among others. Here’s our pick of the coolest neighbourhoods in the city, which may as well help you to understand which areas is better to avoid.
Discover all the culture, shopping and gastronomy that Barcelona's most iconic and exclusive avenue offers. This elegant, majestic boulevard was a showcase for Barcelona's bourgeoisie at the turn of the 19th century, and links Plaça Catalunya with the district of Gràcia, hence its name. The presence of Barcelona's finest modernista buildings makes this avenue a veritable open-air museum, imposing buildings will delight everyone who passes by. ✨To get there from our apartments: metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Familia" to "Passeig de Gràcia" (about 10min in total), or just walk down on Avenida Diagonal (about 20min).
Passeig de Gràcia
Discover all the culture, shopping and gastronomy that Barcelona's most iconic and exclusive avenue offers. This elegant, majestic boulevard was a showcase for Barcelona's bourgeoisie at the turn of the 19th century, and links Plaça Catalunya with the district of Gràcia, hence its name. The presence of Barcelona's finest modernista buildings makes this avenue a veritable open-air museum, imposing buildings will delight everyone who passes by. ✨To get there from our apartments: metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Familia" to "Passeig de Gràcia" (about 10min in total), or just walk down on Avenida Diagonal (about 20min).
Eixample neighbourhood (Right or Left) sits right in the centre of the city, it is comprised of wide avenues, square blocks, and straight streets that create a perfect city grid. It’s elegant, upmarket and luxurious, filled with designer stores and boutiques, refined hotels and fine dining restaurants. Some of the buildings are influenced by modernism and this is why you can find Antoni Gaudí´s, the famous modernist architect from Barcelona, magnificent designs in the area, including LA SAGRADA FAMÍLIA and the Casa Milá. This neighbourhood runs from Plaça Catalunya (just north of the Gothic Quarter) to the neighbourhood of Gràcia, and is divided by the grand boulevard of Passeig de Gràcia, which resembles the Champs-Élysées. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner. Most tourists only see the Passeig de Gràcia Street that is filled with designer shops, restaurants, bars, and markets. However, the rest of the neighborhood, like the area behind Sagrada Família, is worth exploring because it has a more local feeling. Eixample is a big neighborhood which is why there are different districts in it. Passeig de Grácia is very touristic while Sant Antoni district is popular among millennials with its hip cafés and trendy atmosphere.
Eixample
Eixample neighbourhood (Right or Left) sits right in the centre of the city, it is comprised of wide avenues, square blocks, and straight streets that create a perfect city grid. It’s elegant, upmarket and luxurious, filled with designer stores and boutiques, refined hotels and fine dining restaurants. Some of the buildings are influenced by modernism and this is why you can find Antoni Gaudí´s, the famous modernist architect from Barcelona, magnificent designs in the area, including LA SAGRADA FAMÍLIA and the Casa Milá. This neighbourhood runs from Plaça Catalunya (just north of the Gothic Quarter) to the neighbourhood of Gràcia, and is divided by the grand boulevard of Passeig de Gràcia, which resembles the Champs-Élysées. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognized architects such as Gaudi and Montaner. Most tourists only see the Passeig de Gràcia Street that is filled with designer shops, restaurants, bars, and markets. However, the rest of the neighborhood, like the area behind Sagrada Família, is worth exploring because it has a more local feeling. Eixample is a big neighborhood which is why there are different districts in it. Passeig de Grácia is very touristic while Sant Antoni district is popular among millennials with its hip cafés and trendy atmosphere.
Grácia is an eclectic mix between a young, alternative and bohemian scene and older Catalan residents who have lived there for generations. With an incomparable local charm, it feels like a small city tucked away inside the metropolis. In fact, Grácia was once considered a separate town just outside of Barcelona until the Eixample district connected it with the old city in the late 1800’s. The bohemian vibe has drawn many international artists to this area, resulting in a wide selection of galleries, live music and artsy boutique stores. The nightlife is centered around the vibrant Grácia’s plaças, where young and old gather to enjoy a drink outside. Carrer de Verdi, its main street, offers affordable restaurants and a movie theater that screens new as well as classic films in their original language. Gracia is particularly well-known for its international cuisine scene - you’ll find everything here, from authentic Italian restaurants and ice cream shops to American pie shops and Japanese sushi and ramen restaurants. It’s a cool spot for shopping too, home to many authentic stores, selling an eclectic range of products, from old vinyl records to unique boho fashion and handmade souvenirs. However Gracia's greatest treasure lies just up the hill at Guell Park, where Antoni Gaudi's vibrant and revolutionary art sculptures stand atop unequaled views of Barcelona. If you visit in late August, you’ll hit the annual Festa Major, one of the largest street festivals in Barcelona, when each area competes for the main prize given for the most beatifully decorated street. With quiet, charming plazas and tons of local shops, restaurants, and cozy cafés, Gracia is one of the very best places to visit in Barcelona.
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Gràcia
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Grácia is an eclectic mix between a young, alternative and bohemian scene and older Catalan residents who have lived there for generations. With an incomparable local charm, it feels like a small city tucked away inside the metropolis. In fact, Grácia was once considered a separate town just outside of Barcelona until the Eixample district connected it with the old city in the late 1800’s. The bohemian vibe has drawn many international artists to this area, resulting in a wide selection of galleries, live music and artsy boutique stores. The nightlife is centered around the vibrant Grácia’s plaças, where young and old gather to enjoy a drink outside. Carrer de Verdi, its main street, offers affordable restaurants and a movie theater that screens new as well as classic films in their original language. Gracia is particularly well-known for its international cuisine scene - you’ll find everything here, from authentic Italian restaurants and ice cream shops to American pie shops and Japanese sushi and ramen restaurants. It’s a cool spot for shopping too, home to many authentic stores, selling an eclectic range of products, from old vinyl records to unique boho fashion and handmade souvenirs. However Gracia's greatest treasure lies just up the hill at Guell Park, where Antoni Gaudi's vibrant and revolutionary art sculptures stand atop unequaled views of Barcelona. If you visit in late August, you’ll hit the annual Festa Major, one of the largest street festivals in Barcelona, when each area competes for the main prize given for the most beatifully decorated street. With quiet, charming plazas and tons of local shops, restaurants, and cozy cafés, Gracia is one of the very best places to visit in Barcelona.
One of the oldest Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, this picturesque neighborhood with its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Here you’ll find century-old shops sitting next to Irish pubs and quirky souvenir shops. It’s a neighbourhood of contrasts, and a cool spot for a night out, where you can find an array of nightclubs and themed bars, particularly in the lower part of the neighbourhood, close to the marina. While the main parts of Barri Gòtic (like the area around the cathedral, La Rambla and Plaça de Sant Jaume) can be very crowded, you’re always sure to find some quiet streets to explore and small unique shops to discover. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands. 🔔It´s cool and authentic, but be very careful there at night, don´t walk on dark streets alone, especially if you plan to get drunk. The pickpockets are a huge problem, try not to look like a first time tourist travelling abroad! You need to be alert in order to enjoy it!
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El Barri Gòtic
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One of the oldest Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, this picturesque neighborhood with its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Here you’ll find century-old shops sitting next to Irish pubs and quirky souvenir shops. It’s a neighbourhood of contrasts, and a cool spot for a night out, where you can find an array of nightclubs and themed bars, particularly in the lower part of the neighbourhood, close to the marina. While the main parts of Barri Gòtic (like the area around the cathedral, La Rambla and Plaça de Sant Jaume) can be very crowded, you’re always sure to find some quiet streets to explore and small unique shops to discover. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands. 🔔It´s cool and authentic, but be very careful there at night, don´t walk on dark streets alone, especially if you plan to get drunk. The pickpockets are a huge problem, try not to look like a first time tourist travelling abroad! You need to be alert in order to enjoy it!
The trendy neighborhood of El Born is the perfect mix of old and new, it is truly special. The beautiful facades of the centuries-old buildings contrast with their updated, 21st-century interiors. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. Located just inside the busy city center and next to the beautiful Parc de la Ciutadella, life in El Born is never boring. Here, hidden down these backstreets sit some of the coolest spots in the city - clandestine speakeasies, hip coffee shops, trendy concept stores and hipster barbers. All these are interspersed with small art galleries and boutique shops, selling everything from handmade leather shoes and bespoke jewellery to unique fashion. Another lively spot for a night out, the main thoroughfare of Passeig del Born is lined with many different bars - ideal for a cocktail, a beer or a vermouth, with a vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Tucked in one of the alleyways in a row of conjoined townhouses you’ll find the Museu Picasso, which showcases the artist’s work during his early and final years, and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar. El Born is a wonderful area to get lost in or relax in and have a glass of cava in the afternoon at an outdoor café. It’s also close to Barri Gòtic, another beautiful medieval neighborhood whose streets are lined with Gothic townhouses and Roman walls, all amid the awe-inspiring Catedral de Barcelona, or La Seu. (Try seeing the cathedral at dusk, when there are fewer crowds and the exterior and stained-glass windows are illuminated).
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El Born
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The trendy neighborhood of El Born is the perfect mix of old and new, it is truly special. The beautiful facades of the centuries-old buildings contrast with their updated, 21st-century interiors. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. Located just inside the busy city center and next to the beautiful Parc de la Ciutadella, life in El Born is never boring. Here, hidden down these backstreets sit some of the coolest spots in the city - clandestine speakeasies, hip coffee shops, trendy concept stores and hipster barbers. All these are interspersed with small art galleries and boutique shops, selling everything from handmade leather shoes and bespoke jewellery to unique fashion. Another lively spot for a night out, the main thoroughfare of Passeig del Born is lined with many different bars - ideal for a cocktail, a beer or a vermouth, with a vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Tucked in one of the alleyways in a row of conjoined townhouses you’ll find the Museu Picasso, which showcases the artist’s work during his early and final years, and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar. El Born is a wonderful area to get lost in or relax in and have a glass of cava in the afternoon at an outdoor café. It’s also close to Barri Gòtic, another beautiful medieval neighborhood whose streets are lined with Gothic townhouses and Roman walls, all amid the awe-inspiring Catedral de Barcelona, or La Seu. (Try seeing the cathedral at dusk, when there are fewer crowds and the exterior and stained-glass windows are illuminated).
Ciutat Vella is the oldest and most typical neighborhood of the city, its name, meaning old city, is due to the number of Gothic buildings found in it. There are charming little streets packed with shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants. Also, several important attractions like Arc de Triomf and Barcelona Cathedral are located in the neighborhood, the famous Barceloneta beach is not far. Ciutat Vella includes four neighbourhoods, each of which was of crucial importance in Barcelona's construction, and they have become a place of pilgrimage for visitors: the Barri Gòtic, which is the town's oldest quarter, the place where you could say that it all started; Sant Pere, Santa Caterina, El Born i La Ribera, the medieval neighbourhood; El Raval, the centre that was structured around the rural roads outside the walls; and Barceloneta, a fishing quarter in the harbour which was built in the mid-eighteenth century under the supervision of the Ciutadella, the military fortress built to suppress the locals after the 1714 revolt. The area is buzzing with people and life creating a great atmosphere.
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Ciutat Vella
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Ciutat Vella is the oldest and most typical neighborhood of the city, its name, meaning old city, is due to the number of Gothic buildings found in it. There are charming little streets packed with shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants. Also, several important attractions like Arc de Triomf and Barcelona Cathedral are located in the neighborhood, the famous Barceloneta beach is not far. Ciutat Vella includes four neighbourhoods, each of which was of crucial importance in Barcelona's construction, and they have become a place of pilgrimage for visitors: the Barri Gòtic, which is the town's oldest quarter, the place where you could say that it all started; Sant Pere, Santa Caterina, El Born i La Ribera, the medieval neighbourhood; El Raval, the centre that was structured around the rural roads outside the walls; and Barceloneta, a fishing quarter in the harbour which was built in the mid-eighteenth century under the supervision of the Ciutadella, the military fortress built to suppress the locals after the 1714 revolt. The area is buzzing with people and life creating a great atmosphere.
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (half-naked men working out might help too). There’s plenty to do, whether it’s having lunch at one of the many seafood and tapas restaurants, riding your bike along the palm tree-lined promenade, sunning on the beach or playing volleyball. If you want more privacy, wander down to Bogatell, a beach preferred by locals that has nicer changing facilities than La Barceloneta. You’ll also want to stroll around Port Olímpic, which was built for the 1992 Summer Olympics. Follow the aromas of garlic, wine, and fresh local fish to the various restaurants running along the marina. A grand bronze fish statue soaring high above serves as a beacon to those searching for the renowned Casino Barcelona or the extremely popular nightclubs which practically lie on the beach itself. Hotel Arts, one of Barcelona’s tallest and most luxurious hotels, is nearby, just steps from the sand. Even if you don’t stay there, be sure and have a drink (gin and tonics are a Barcelona tradition) at Frank’s, the hotel’s attractive and popular bar.
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La Barceloneta
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Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (half-naked men working out might help too). There’s plenty to do, whether it’s having lunch at one of the many seafood and tapas restaurants, riding your bike along the palm tree-lined promenade, sunning on the beach or playing volleyball. If you want more privacy, wander down to Bogatell, a beach preferred by locals that has nicer changing facilities than La Barceloneta. You’ll also want to stroll around Port Olímpic, which was built for the 1992 Summer Olympics. Follow the aromas of garlic, wine, and fresh local fish to the various restaurants running along the marina. A grand bronze fish statue soaring high above serves as a beacon to those searching for the renowned Casino Barcelona or the extremely popular nightclubs which practically lie on the beach itself. Hotel Arts, one of Barcelona’s tallest and most luxurious hotels, is nearby, just steps from the sand. Even if you don’t stay there, be sure and have a drink (gin and tonics are a Barcelona tradition) at Frank’s, the hotel’s attractive and popular bar.
Poblenou has slowly been growing into one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the city, popular with hipsters and start-ups. While the lower part of the neighbourhood, close to the sea, has remained quite traditional, it’s the upper region near the futuristic Agbar Tower standing out from Barcelona's skyline in Poblenou that has changed the most. Here, old warehouses have been transformed into creative offices and co-working spaces, modern galleries, craft beer breweries and concept stores. If you love Instagrammable spaces, quality coffee, brunch places and vintage markets, you’ll love Poblenou. The ambiance of this area is calmer than the city center and the beautifully relaxing Bogatell Beach, popular with locals, is just a handful of blocks away.
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El Poblenou
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Poblenou has slowly been growing into one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the city, popular with hipsters and start-ups. While the lower part of the neighbourhood, close to the sea, has remained quite traditional, it’s the upper region near the futuristic Agbar Tower standing out from Barcelona's skyline in Poblenou that has changed the most. Here, old warehouses have been transformed into creative offices and co-working spaces, modern galleries, craft beer breweries and concept stores. If you love Instagrammable spaces, quality coffee, brunch places and vintage markets, you’ll love Poblenou. The ambiance of this area is calmer than the city center and the beautifully relaxing Bogatell Beach, popular with locals, is just a handful of blocks away.
El Raval is mostly known as an edgy barrio where pickpockets roam. In the past few years, however, this older residential neighborhood has undergone a small renaissance. Much of this is due to the influence of the Richard Meier - designed Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), which has spurred an influx of studios, galleries, outdoor cafés, bookstores, and one-of-a-kind boutiques. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks. Yet El Raval has fully retained its authentic character. You can still see elderly women in housedresses draped over balconies people-watching. In the heart of the action on a tiny side street is Casa Camper, a modern boutique hotel with a lovely terrace rooftop bar. Huge street murals sit next to vegetarian cafés and skater shops. It’s a very multicultural neighbourhood, too, home to some of the best Indian and Middle Eastern restaurants in the city. The area is packed with both quirky bars and trendy brunch spots, so it can be a great area for going out or eating in. 🔔Unfortunately, parts of Raval can also be a little dodgy at times and is a favourite hangout for pickpockets, so keep your wits about, even if you’re here during the daytime, if you doesn't want to get in trouble please avoid it at night. It´s an almost permanent fixture in a bid to deter drug dealers, street fighting and prostitutes working there close to La Rambla. The fact that El Raval, whose origin lies in the Arabic word Arrabal meaning outskirts - used to be a suburb outside of the city’s walls made it the perfect spot for such insalubrious activities, to say nothing of its close proximity to the port.
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El Raval
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El Raval is mostly known as an edgy barrio where pickpockets roam. In the past few years, however, this older residential neighborhood has undergone a small renaissance. Much of this is due to the influence of the Richard Meier - designed Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), which has spurred an influx of studios, galleries, outdoor cafés, bookstores, and one-of-a-kind boutiques. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks. Yet El Raval has fully retained its authentic character. You can still see elderly women in housedresses draped over balconies people-watching. In the heart of the action on a tiny side street is Casa Camper, a modern boutique hotel with a lovely terrace rooftop bar. Huge street murals sit next to vegetarian cafés and skater shops. It’s a very multicultural neighbourhood, too, home to some of the best Indian and Middle Eastern restaurants in the city. The area is packed with both quirky bars and trendy brunch spots, so it can be a great area for going out or eating in. 🔔Unfortunately, parts of Raval can also be a little dodgy at times and is a favourite hangout for pickpockets, so keep your wits about, even if you’re here during the daytime, if you doesn't want to get in trouble please avoid it at night. It´s an almost permanent fixture in a bid to deter drug dealers, street fighting and prostitutes working there close to La Rambla. The fact that El Raval, whose origin lies in the Arabic word Arrabal meaning outskirts - used to be a suburb outside of the city’s walls made it the perfect spot for such insalubrious activities, to say nothing of its close proximity to the port.
Sants-Montjuïc the biggest neighborhood of the city, it is located in the southern part of Barcelona and bordered by Les Corts, Eixample, and Ciutat Vella. The most iconic landmark is certainly Montjuïc Hill. Standing 185 metres high, its characteristic outline, resembling a cliff sinking into the sea, has been a symbol of the city since ancient times and a superb viewing point over Barcelona. You can enjoy exceptional views of the city, port and coastline from its many belvederes – such as the Mirador del Alcalde, and the Mirador del Migdia and the path that connects them – and unique means of transport, such as the cable cars which run up to the castle and across the harbour. The hill was known as the Mount of the Jews (Montjuïc in Catalan) and so-named because Barcelona's Sephardic community bought land here in medieval times to bury their dead (local cemetry is really impressing if you don´t feel to creepy to walk there). Montjuïc has been one of the city's key suppliers. The Romans used stone quarried on Montjuïc to build Barcino, and the Christians took stone from here to construct iconic medieval landmarks such as Santa Maria del Mar. In the early 20th century, the City Council decided to host the 1929 International Exhibition on the hill. The Plaça d'Espanya, the Magic Fountain, the Palau Nacional, home of the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, the visionary German Pavilion created by Mies van der Rohe for the exhibition and the Poble Espanyol, or Spanish Village, date from this period. If you add other cultural attractions to the mix, such as CaixaForum and the Fundació Miró, as well as the many themed gardens from different eras that dot Montjuïc Hill, it gives us a great community space where you'll find art and culture, leisure and sport, trade fairs and congresses, gardens and nature trails. At the base of Montjuïc, you can find Placa Espanya, an impressive square with its towers and massive historic buildings. You will not miss Las Arenas de Barcelona shopping mall with it´s panoramic roof point. There are many good restaurants from fancy places to local restaurants and Mexican cuisine so finding a place to eat won’t be difficult. Sants-Montjuïc is close to the city center - within 20 minutes walk from Placa Catalunya.
Sants-Montjuïc
Sants-Montjuïc the biggest neighborhood of the city, it is located in the southern part of Barcelona and bordered by Les Corts, Eixample, and Ciutat Vella. The most iconic landmark is certainly Montjuïc Hill. Standing 185 metres high, its characteristic outline, resembling a cliff sinking into the sea, has been a symbol of the city since ancient times and a superb viewing point over Barcelona. You can enjoy exceptional views of the city, port and coastline from its many belvederes – such as the Mirador del Alcalde, and the Mirador del Migdia and the path that connects them – and unique means of transport, such as the cable cars which run up to the castle and across the harbour. The hill was known as the Mount of the Jews (Montjuïc in Catalan) and so-named because Barcelona's Sephardic community bought land here in medieval times to bury their dead (local cemetry is really impressing if you don´t feel to creepy to walk there). Montjuïc has been one of the city's key suppliers. The Romans used stone quarried on Montjuïc to build Barcino, and the Christians took stone from here to construct iconic medieval landmarks such as Santa Maria del Mar. In the early 20th century, the City Council decided to host the 1929 International Exhibition on the hill. The Plaça d'Espanya, the Magic Fountain, the Palau Nacional, home of the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, the visionary German Pavilion created by Mies van der Rohe for the exhibition and the Poble Espanyol, or Spanish Village, date from this period. If you add other cultural attractions to the mix, such as CaixaForum and the Fundació Miró, as well as the many themed gardens from different eras that dot Montjuïc Hill, it gives us a great community space where you'll find art and culture, leisure and sport, trade fairs and congresses, gardens and nature trails. At the base of Montjuïc, you can find Placa Espanya, an impressive square with its towers and massive historic buildings. You will not miss Las Arenas de Barcelona shopping mall with it´s panoramic roof point. There are many good restaurants from fancy places to local restaurants and Mexican cuisine so finding a place to eat won’t be difficult. Sants-Montjuïc is close to the city center - within 20 minutes walk from Placa Catalunya.
Sightseeing and Best Things to Do in Barcelona
Capital of Catalonia and Spain’s second city, Barcelona is really incomparable, one of a few must-see cities with its own identity. Being a mixture of different cultures, this city full of life will not leave anyone indifferent! You could spend your entire life exploring Barcelona and never see it all. The city is brimming with so many fabulous things to see, people to meet and places to eat - there’s something to delight everyone in Barcelona. If you’re a food lover - you in the right place! The city has a total of 20 Michelin stars and restaurants with all cuisines you can imagine. If you want culture you’ve got an inexhaustible choice of beautiful buildings, for example Antoni Gaudí´s ones - are like nothing you’ll see anywhere else. Add to this clean urban beaches, world-class events and nightlife and so much great shopping you won’t know where to begin. Looking forward to explore the city already? Check our list of the best things to do in Barcelona and get maximum from your stay:
Without doubts, Sagrada Familia could be one of the Wonders of the World. This is where to begin your adventure through Barcelona and the dreamlike works of Antoni Gaudí, especially considering it´s just 5min walk away from our apartments. 🛕Tickets: https://sagradafamilia.org/en/tickets 🏆 Get great photos of Sagrada Familia without lots of tourists on the background that will make everyone jealous! You will find many picturesques spots inside a little park just over the road from the cathedral. Remember that incredible selfies in front of a nice lake? That's where you will make them.
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Sagrada Família
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Without doubts, Sagrada Familia could be one of the Wonders of the World. This is where to begin your adventure through Barcelona and the dreamlike works of Antoni Gaudí, especially considering it´s just 5min walk away from our apartments. 🛕Tickets: https://sagradafamilia.org/en/tickets 🏆 Get great photos of Sagrada Familia without lots of tourists on the background that will make everyone jealous! You will find many picturesques spots inside a little park just over the road from the cathedral. Remember that incredible selfies in front of a nice lake? That's where you will make them.
Another of Antoni Gaudí’s most postcard-friendly creations, everyone knows this "gingerbread house" - the dazzling colours, wavy architecture, eye-catching balconies, gorgeous rooftop, and a very good augmented reality tour. You won’t need to have visited Barcelona to recognise the building’s roof, the tiles of which are the scales of a great dragon. Like all of his work the inside and outside of Casa Batlló has that sinuous quality, with few straight lines, and dazzling attention to detail. 🛕Tickets: https://www.casabatllo.es/en/online-tickets/ ✨To get there from our apartments: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Passeig de Gràcia" (all the trip about 12min). We recommend to get there by feet at least once thought - will take you about 25min, but on your way you will see 2 other famous buildings of Antoni Gaudí - Casa de les Punxes, La Pedrera-Casa Milà and finally Casa Batlló. Walk down to Avenida Diagonal and continue on Passeig de Gràcia - great architecture, nice restaurants and luxury shops.
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Casa Batlló
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Another of Antoni Gaudí’s most postcard-friendly creations, everyone knows this "gingerbread house" - the dazzling colours, wavy architecture, eye-catching balconies, gorgeous rooftop, and a very good augmented reality tour. You won’t need to have visited Barcelona to recognise the building’s roof, the tiles of which are the scales of a great dragon. Like all of his work the inside and outside of Casa Batlló has that sinuous quality, with few straight lines, and dazzling attention to detail. 🛕Tickets: https://www.casabatllo.es/en/online-tickets/ ✨To get there from our apartments: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Passeig de Gràcia" (all the trip about 12min). We recommend to get there by feet at least once thought - will take you about 25min, but on your way you will see 2 other famous buildings of Antoni Gaudí - Casa de les Punxes, La Pedrera-Casa Milà and finally Casa Batlló. Walk down to Avenida Diagonal and continue on Passeig de Gràcia - great architecture, nice restaurants and luxury shops.
Officially named Casa Milà and popularly known as La Pedrera, this Gaudí work started out as residential apartments and is now home to a cultural centre that hosts art exhibitions and performances. The coherence between the design of the building and Casa Milà’s furnishings is a real joy to see, and it’s all from a time when Gaudí was at the top of his game. 🛕Tickets: https://www.lapedrera.com/ ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L5 (blue) from "Sagrada Família" to "Diagonal" (all the trip about 9min). We recommend to get there by feet at least once thought - will take you about 20min, but on your way you will see other famous building of Antoni Gaudí - Casa de les Punxes. Walk down to Avenida Diagonal and continue going down on Passeig de Gràcia and you will see La Pedrera-Casa Milà and finally Casa Batlló aswell + great architecture, nice restaurants and luxury shops.
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Casa Milà
261-265 Provença
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Officially named Casa Milà and popularly known as La Pedrera, this Gaudí work started out as residential apartments and is now home to a cultural centre that hosts art exhibitions and performances. The coherence between the design of the building and Casa Milà’s furnishings is a real joy to see, and it’s all from a time when Gaudí was at the top of his game. 🛕Tickets: https://www.lapedrera.com/ ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L5 (blue) from "Sagrada Família" to "Diagonal" (all the trip about 9min). We recommend to get there by feet at least once thought - will take you about 20min, but on your way you will see other famous building of Antoni Gaudí - Casa de les Punxes. Walk down to Avenida Diagonal and continue going down on Passeig de Gràcia and you will see La Pedrera-Casa Milà and finally Casa Batlló aswell + great architecture, nice restaurants and luxury shops.
Park Güell is an almost make-believe landscape: home to Barcelona’s famous mosaic lizard plus spiral towers that look like fairground slides. You’ll have seen these serpentine benches and their mosaics on postcards and in movies. Many make the trip to this part of Gràcia for those gorgeous panoramas over Barcelona from the park’s main terrace. 🏆 Complete your Gaudí experience with "4D, AUGMENTED REALITY & EXHIBITION" - take an interactive journey through the creative universe of the genius of Modernist Architecture and discover what lies behind Antoni Gaudí’s innovative architectural language (right next to Park Güell). 🛕Tickets: https://parkguell.barcelona/en https://www.gaudiexperiencia.com/en/4d-and-exhibition/ ✨To get there from our apartmets: take bus num. V19, closest bus stop is 10min walk away (all the trip about 28min). Sporty ones can walk to Park Güell (about 30min), just be ready that the whole road goes uphill.
Park Güell Barcelona
Park Güell is an almost make-believe landscape: home to Barcelona’s famous mosaic lizard plus spiral towers that look like fairground slides. You’ll have seen these serpentine benches and their mosaics on postcards and in movies. Many make the trip to this part of Gràcia for those gorgeous panoramas over Barcelona from the park’s main terrace. 🏆 Complete your Gaudí experience with "4D, AUGMENTED REALITY & EXHIBITION" - take an interactive journey through the creative universe of the genius of Modernist Architecture and discover what lies behind Antoni Gaudí’s innovative architectural language (right next to Park Güell). 🛕Tickets: https://parkguell.barcelona/en https://www.gaudiexperiencia.com/en/4d-and-exhibition/ ✨To get there from our apartmets: take bus num. V19, closest bus stop is 10min walk away (all the trip about 28min). Sporty ones can walk to Park Güell (about 30min), just be ready that the whole road goes uphill.
It’s one of Europe’s football cathedrals and even if you have no affinity for Barça you have to visit Camp Nou to appreciate the dizzying scale of the arena. And if you are a fan you’ll be in heaven, touring the stadium and browsing the memorabilia of one of the world’s most prestigious teams at the museum. ⚽Tickets: https://www.fcbarcelona.com/en/tickets/camp-nou-experience# ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L5 (blue) from "Sagrada Família" to "Collblanc" and walk about 12min (all the trip about 28min).
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Camp Nou
12 C. d'Aristides Maillol
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It’s one of Europe’s football cathedrals and even if you have no affinity for Barça you have to visit Camp Nou to appreciate the dizzying scale of the arena. And if you are a fan you’ll be in heaven, touring the stadium and browsing the memorabilia of one of the world’s most prestigious teams at the museum. ⚽Tickets: https://www.fcbarcelona.com/en/tickets/camp-nou-experience# ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L5 (blue) from "Sagrada Família" to "Collblanc" and walk about 12min (all the trip about 28min).
This is the old city centre of Barcelona and a good one for getting lost in its labyrinthine streets. For 2,000 years, the Gothic Quarter has been the spiritual and secular center of the city. Wander through this delightful maze of narrow cobblestone streets and atmospheric alleyways to discover this magical traffic-free medieval world. Discover picturesque quiet squares, enlivened by the sounds of people chatting and laughing or the strumming of Spanish classical guitar. In el Born and Gothic Quarter there are so many entrepreneurs opening their doors now and then to their working places offering free expositions. Just walk around and keep your eyes open! ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Passeig de Gràcia" and then change it to line L4 (yellow) and take to "Jaume I" (all the trip about 20min).
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El Barri Gòtic
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This is the old city centre of Barcelona and a good one for getting lost in its labyrinthine streets. For 2,000 years, the Gothic Quarter has been the spiritual and secular center of the city. Wander through this delightful maze of narrow cobblestone streets and atmospheric alleyways to discover this magical traffic-free medieval world. Discover picturesque quiet squares, enlivened by the sounds of people chatting and laughing or the strumming of Spanish classical guitar. In el Born and Gothic Quarter there are so many entrepreneurs opening their doors now and then to their working places offering free expositions. Just walk around and keep your eyes open! ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Passeig de Gràcia" and then change it to line L4 (yellow) and take to "Jaume I" (all the trip about 20min).
Never mind that a lot of locals try to avoid promenades that runs from Plaça de Catalunya down to the Columbus Monument at the waterfront. If you’re a tourist it’s one of those things that you have to experience. In summer you’ll be under the shade of the tall plane trees and shuffling through the crowds that pass living statues, street performers, bird-sellers and flower stands. Annoying as it is to keep your purse clenched from pickpockets for a mile, La Rambla has a charm that keeps the 78 million coming. Head over to the Liceu metro stop, raise your eyes a bit and look around – and you’ll see Casa Bruno Cuadros, a building that looks straight out of old Tokyo or Shanghai, decorated with dragons and umbrellas. This is a building that most visitors to Barcelona don’t notice, as it’s right in the centre of the Ramblas chaos. Near Las Rambas de Barcelona there is an awesome enchanted bar which is called El Bosc de les Fades (Fairy Forest), get in and enjoy its decoration. It is as if you were in a mystery Forest! Does it even feel like the hobbits home in Lord of the Rings? Find out by your own. Once you pass Christopher Columbus Statue and get to the water you can keep going along the boards to visit the Maremagnum mall or Barcelona’s Aquarium. 🥂La Rambla is also the most expensive for buying souvenirs and eating - a fesh baked waffle or an ice-cream will cost as usual, but be careful with tricky restaurants´ menus. Better quality meals for better price you will find out of La Rambla in sourounding streets. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Passeig de Gràcia" and walk about 4min to Plaça de Catalunya - the very center of the city (all the trip about 15min).
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La Rambla
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Never mind that a lot of locals try to avoid promenades that runs from Plaça de Catalunya down to the Columbus Monument at the waterfront. If you’re a tourist it’s one of those things that you have to experience. In summer you’ll be under the shade of the tall plane trees and shuffling through the crowds that pass living statues, street performers, bird-sellers and flower stands. Annoying as it is to keep your purse clenched from pickpockets for a mile, La Rambla has a charm that keeps the 78 million coming. Head over to the Liceu metro stop, raise your eyes a bit and look around – and you’ll see Casa Bruno Cuadros, a building that looks straight out of old Tokyo or Shanghai, decorated with dragons and umbrellas. This is a building that most visitors to Barcelona don’t notice, as it’s right in the centre of the Ramblas chaos. Near Las Rambas de Barcelona there is an awesome enchanted bar which is called El Bosc de les Fades (Fairy Forest), get in and enjoy its decoration. It is as if you were in a mystery Forest! Does it even feel like the hobbits home in Lord of the Rings? Find out by your own. Once you pass Christopher Columbus Statue and get to the water you can keep going along the boards to visit the Maremagnum mall or Barcelona’s Aquarium. 🥂La Rambla is also the most expensive for buying souvenirs and eating - a fesh baked waffle or an ice-cream will cost as usual, but be careful with tricky restaurants´ menus. Better quality meals for better price you will find out of La Rambla in sourounding streets. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Passeig de Gràcia" and walk about 4min to Plaça de Catalunya - the very center of the city (all the trip about 15min).
Port Olímpic Beach + Casino + Beach-front Night Clubs The Port Olimpic is one of the most exciting leisure and touristic spots throughout Barcelona, with a wide offering of shops, clubs and restaurants. At night, Port Olímpic transforms itself into a party district. The most popular clubs situated here are Opium, Catwalk, and Shoko, which is restaurant and nightclub. You can also find a lot of mini-clubs with free admission around the beach. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take bus num. V21, bus stop is right at the corner - and in 30min you will find yourselves on one of the nicest beaches of Barcelona. At night you can get there/back a Night bus num. N0 or a taxi.
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Port Olímpic
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Port Olímpic Beach + Casino + Beach-front Night Clubs The Port Olimpic is one of the most exciting leisure and touristic spots throughout Barcelona, with a wide offering of shops, clubs and restaurants. At night, Port Olímpic transforms itself into a party district. The most popular clubs situated here are Opium, Catwalk, and Shoko, which is restaurant and nightclub. You can also find a lot of mini-clubs with free admission around the beach. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take bus num. V21, bus stop is right at the corner - and in 30min you will find yourselves on one of the nicest beaches of Barcelona. At night you can get there/back a Night bus num. N0 or a taxi.
Right in the middle of La Rambla you will find this iconic sight and educational experience in one. There’s been a Boqueria market in Barcelona since medieval times, though this exact spot has only witnessed trade for about 200 years. It is, without a doubt, one of the finest markets in Europe, with a staggering collection of foodstuffs: fruits stacked in rainbow pyramids, huge hunks of cured meats dying to be sliced, stalls with more exotic mushrooms than the parking lot of a Phish concert. Though these days, it feels more like Disneyland than a functional market, and the prickly attitude of the vendors reflects the shifting demographics of the market. It has become a tourist destination, so before buying something there get an idea how much it normally costs. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L5 (blue) from "Sagrada Família" to "Diagonal", change it to line L3 (green) and take it to "Estación de Liceul"(all the trip about 17min). or take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Universitat" and walk about 9min (all the trip takes about 18min).
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Market
91 La Rambla
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Right in the middle of La Rambla you will find this iconic sight and educational experience in one. There’s been a Boqueria market in Barcelona since medieval times, though this exact spot has only witnessed trade for about 200 years. It is, without a doubt, one of the finest markets in Europe, with a staggering collection of foodstuffs: fruits stacked in rainbow pyramids, huge hunks of cured meats dying to be sliced, stalls with more exotic mushrooms than the parking lot of a Phish concert. Though these days, it feels more like Disneyland than a functional market, and the prickly attitude of the vendors reflects the shifting demographics of the market. It has become a tourist destination, so before buying something there get an idea how much it normally costs. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L5 (blue) from "Sagrada Família" to "Diagonal", change it to line L3 (green) and take it to "Estación de Liceul"(all the trip about 17min). or take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Universitat" and walk about 9min (all the trip takes about 18min).
Montjuïc is one of Barcelona's green lungs and best vantage points. This little world of history, gardens, museums, cultural centres and Olympic facilities makes it unique. This city district was developed for the 1929 International Exhibition and features several high-profile museums including the National Museum of Catalan Art, the Museum of Archaeology and the Ethnology Museum. Art museum is particularly recommended, but the best part - the views of the city from its steps are stunning. Magic Fountains Below this, and also built for the exhibition was the Magic Fountain, which puts on light and music shows ever half-hour at night (check show times on: https://www.barcelona.cat/en/what-to-do-in-bcn/magic-fountain). Admire the views from Montjuïc mountain + The Botanical Garden + Industrial Park of Spain A prominent hill overlooking Barcelona and boasting fantastic city views, Montjuïc mountain is very popular with tourists, especially since the surrounding area offers much to see and do in itself. Parc of Montjuic looks towards the port and offers you an impressive city landscape. Possibly even more exciting than the views themselves is the Montjuïc cable car, which takes visitors directly to the top of the city in the most entertaining and mind-blowing way possible. Montjuïc castle Those who want more fantastic views whilst admiring a spectacular military fortress dating back to 1640 should stick around at the top of the mountain to visit Montjuïc castle. It is open to the public, and guests can explore the grand historical grounds and sit and grab a cool drink during the summer months in the most spectacular setting high above the city. Poble Espanyol Spanish Village is an open-air museum comprising of full scale replicas of 117 buildings from all over Spain, including Castile, Andalucia, and the Basque Country, as well as, of course, Catalonia. Guests can tour this museum, admiring the craftsmen who showcase their skills in some buildings, including glass blowers in the Andalucian quarter. Not only does the village allow a glimpse into Spanish history and life, it also offers restaurants and cafés, and even the occasional flamenco show. Poble Espanyol is a characterful place, with real streets and squares, but free from traffic and full of nature – much like stepping into a fairy tale. Joan Miró Foundation A place intended solely for displaying Miró’s artwork, there is no better place to see Miró’s art than here. Displaying not only his own work, but other contemporary artists too, Fundació Joan Miró is a gallery with a story to tell. A dynamic space, this gallery is a must visit, as Miró is one of the most emblematic aspects of Catalan culture and identity. Las Arenas Another interesting spot there - Las Arenas, a commercial, leisure and cultural center located in the remodeled building of the old bullring (as bullfighting is prohibited in Cataluña). You can climb the roof, where the panoramic view will leave you speechless: you can see a 360-degree view of the city and Montjuic and eat in one of the restaurants. One secret you need to know - use elevator inside the shopping center to get up there for free. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L5 (blue) from "Sagrada Família" to "Diagonal", change it to line L3 (green) and take it to "Pl. Espanya"(all the trip about 23min). or take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Paral·lel" , change it to line L3 (green) and take it to "Pl. Espanya"(all the trip about 21min).
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Montjuïc
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Montjuïc is one of Barcelona's green lungs and best vantage points. This little world of history, gardens, museums, cultural centres and Olympic facilities makes it unique. This city district was developed for the 1929 International Exhibition and features several high-profile museums including the National Museum of Catalan Art, the Museum of Archaeology and the Ethnology Museum. Art museum is particularly recommended, but the best part - the views of the city from its steps are stunning. Magic Fountains Below this, and also built for the exhibition was the Magic Fountain, which puts on light and music shows ever half-hour at night (check show times on: https://www.barcelona.cat/en/what-to-do-in-bcn/magic-fountain). Admire the views from Montjuïc mountain + The Botanical Garden + Industrial Park of Spain A prominent hill overlooking Barcelona and boasting fantastic city views, Montjuïc mountain is very popular with tourists, especially since the surrounding area offers much to see and do in itself. Parc of Montjuic looks towards the port and offers you an impressive city landscape. Possibly even more exciting than the views themselves is the Montjuïc cable car, which takes visitors directly to the top of the city in the most entertaining and mind-blowing way possible. Montjuïc castle Those who want more fantastic views whilst admiring a spectacular military fortress dating back to 1640 should stick around at the top of the mountain to visit Montjuïc castle. It is open to the public, and guests can explore the grand historical grounds and sit and grab a cool drink during the summer months in the most spectacular setting high above the city. Poble Espanyol Spanish Village is an open-air museum comprising of full scale replicas of 117 buildings from all over Spain, including Castile, Andalucia, and the Basque Country, as well as, of course, Catalonia. Guests can tour this museum, admiring the craftsmen who showcase their skills in some buildings, including glass blowers in the Andalucian quarter. Not only does the village allow a glimpse into Spanish history and life, it also offers restaurants and cafés, and even the occasional flamenco show. Poble Espanyol is a characterful place, with real streets and squares, but free from traffic and full of nature – much like stepping into a fairy tale. Joan Miró Foundation A place intended solely for displaying Miró’s artwork, there is no better place to see Miró’s art than here. Displaying not only his own work, but other contemporary artists too, Fundació Joan Miró is a gallery with a story to tell. A dynamic space, this gallery is a must visit, as Miró is one of the most emblematic aspects of Catalan culture and identity. Las Arenas Another interesting spot there - Las Arenas, a commercial, leisure and cultural center located in the remodeled building of the old bullring (as bullfighting is prohibited in Cataluña). You can climb the roof, where the panoramic view will leave you speechless: you can see a 360-degree view of the city and Montjuic and eat in one of the restaurants. One secret you need to know - use elevator inside the shopping center to get up there for free. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L5 (blue) from "Sagrada Família" to "Diagonal", change it to line L3 (green) and take it to "Pl. Espanya"(all the trip about 23min). or take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Paral·lel" , change it to line L3 (green) and take it to "Pl. Espanya"(all the trip about 21min).
Located in the El Born neighbourhood of Barcelona, the Palau de la Música Catalana is a historic concert hall famous for its eye-catching design. One of the city’s many modernist landmarks, this turn-of-the-century masterpiece is possibly one of the most overlooked gems in the city. It’s the only European concert hall to be illuminated entirely by natural light. The hall is a sublime venue for opera, symphonies and folk music, so have a look at the schedule when you plan your trip You can also visit Palau de la Música without seeing a show. UNESCO declared the building as World Heritage Site. 🛕Tickets: https://www.palaumusica.cat/ ✨To get there from our apartmets: take bus num. 19 or num. D50 (all the trip will take about 20min).
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Palau de la Música Catalana
4-6 C/ Palau de la Música
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Located in the El Born neighbourhood of Barcelona, the Palau de la Música Catalana is a historic concert hall famous for its eye-catching design. One of the city’s many modernist landmarks, this turn-of-the-century masterpiece is possibly one of the most overlooked gems in the city. It’s the only European concert hall to be illuminated entirely by natural light. The hall is a sublime venue for opera, symphonies and folk music, so have a look at the schedule when you plan your trip You can also visit Palau de la Música without seeing a show. UNESCO declared the building as World Heritage Site. 🛕Tickets: https://www.palaumusica.cat/ ✨To get there from our apartmets: take bus num. 19 or num. D50 (all the trip will take about 20min).
It´s highly recommend a visit to the Picasso Museum, even if you aren't much into Picasso or art museums in general. A museum spread over five palaces - we’d expect nothing less for Picasso, who moved to Barcelona as a 14-year-old boy and made frequent trips back throughout his life. Downstairs, a courtyard and Gothic archways lead into white studios that illuminate his works. Upstairs, the rooms are lavish: epic painted ceilings that almost drip crystal chandeliers. Visitors flock here to see Picasso's work, but the special setting is why they come back again and again. While most people know Pablo Picasso for his distorted portraits, this museum displays his work on a timeline of sorts, allowing you to follow his progression from the more controlled works of his early years to the very whimsical paintings and sculptures from the end of his career. Museum houses the largest collection of works by this artist in Spain. It has an estimated total of 3,000 works including drawings, paintings and ceramics, some of which were donated by the painter himself. 🛕 Tickets: http://www.museupicasso.bcn.cat/en ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Passeig de Gràcia", then change it to line L4 (yellow) and take it to "Jaume I", then walk about 4min (all the trip about 25min).
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Picasso Museum
15-23 Carrer Montcada
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It´s highly recommend a visit to the Picasso Museum, even if you aren't much into Picasso or art museums in general. A museum spread over five palaces - we’d expect nothing less for Picasso, who moved to Barcelona as a 14-year-old boy and made frequent trips back throughout his life. Downstairs, a courtyard and Gothic archways lead into white studios that illuminate his works. Upstairs, the rooms are lavish: epic painted ceilings that almost drip crystal chandeliers. Visitors flock here to see Picasso's work, but the special setting is why they come back again and again. While most people know Pablo Picasso for his distorted portraits, this museum displays his work on a timeline of sorts, allowing you to follow his progression from the more controlled works of his early years to the very whimsical paintings and sculptures from the end of his career. Museum houses the largest collection of works by this artist in Spain. It has an estimated total of 3,000 works including drawings, paintings and ceramics, some of which were donated by the painter himself. 🛕 Tickets: http://www.museupicasso.bcn.cat/en ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Passeig de Gràcia", then change it to line L4 (yellow) and take it to "Jaume I", then walk about 4min (all the trip about 25min).
Designed by Modernist architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas, the Arc de Triomf is Barcelona’s answer to the eponymous triumphal arch in Paris. However, unlike its northern cousin, this arc was constructed for a very different reason – as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona Universal Exposition. It is a main artery of the city and the site of numerous cultural fairs, including markets and parades celebrating Chinese, Thai and Bolivian heritage, just to name a few. It is located at the northern exit of the Ciutadella Park - a green oasis located in the heart of the city. The park has a small lake, a fountain and wide lawns where you can sit, relax and enjoy a day in the park. The Ciutadella Park also houses Barcelona Zoo. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Tetuan" and walk about 8min (all the trip about 14min). or take bus num. 19 from, bus stop is1min walk away (all the trip about 16min). To walk there will take about 26min.
Arc de Triomf
Designed by Modernist architect Josep Vilaseca i Casanovas, the Arc de Triomf is Barcelona’s answer to the eponymous triumphal arch in Paris. However, unlike its northern cousin, this arc was constructed for a very different reason – as the main access gate for the 1888 Barcelona Universal Exposition. It is a main artery of the city and the site of numerous cultural fairs, including markets and parades celebrating Chinese, Thai and Bolivian heritage, just to name a few. It is located at the northern exit of the Ciutadella Park - a green oasis located in the heart of the city. The park has a small lake, a fountain and wide lawns where you can sit, relax and enjoy a day in the park. The Ciutadella Park also houses Barcelona Zoo. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Tetuan" and walk about 8min (all the trip about 14min). or take bus num. 19 from, bus stop is1min walk away (all the trip about 16min). To walk there will take about 26min.
Barcelona Cathedral was first built in the 13th century but didn’t receive its distinctive facade until the 19th century, making it neo-Gothic rather than Gothic. Parts of the original Gothic facade are still visible if you walk down the side of the cathedral. It might not have the quirkiness nor the hype of La Sagrada Família, but it holds court: a giant Gothic temple that looms large against the narrow lanes and matchbox shops. Today, the cathedral’s official name, Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, honors Eulalia, a local girl who refused to accept Roman emperor Diocletian’s demand to recant her Christian faith. It’s beautiful and atmospheric, as religious buildings so often are. Regardless of your personal level of piety, the architecture inside plus the city view from the short elevator ride to the top - is quite something. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Passeig de Gràcia" and walk about 13min (all the trip about 20min).
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Cathedral of Barcelona
s/n Pla de la Seu
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Barcelona Cathedral was first built in the 13th century but didn’t receive its distinctive facade until the 19th century, making it neo-Gothic rather than Gothic. Parts of the original Gothic facade are still visible if you walk down the side of the cathedral. It might not have the quirkiness nor the hype of La Sagrada Família, but it holds court: a giant Gothic temple that looms large against the narrow lanes and matchbox shops. Today, the cathedral’s official name, Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, honors Eulalia, a local girl who refused to accept Roman emperor Diocletian’s demand to recant her Christian faith. It’s beautiful and atmospheric, as religious buildings so often are. Regardless of your personal level of piety, the architecture inside plus the city view from the short elevator ride to the top - is quite something. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Passeig de Gràcia" and walk about 13min (all the trip about 20min).
Located just off the Via Laietana in the neighbourhood of El Born, the church of Santa Maria del Mar is a Catalan Gothic basilica that has existed in some form since at least the 10th century. Ask any local to pick their favorite church and we’d bet a glass of (sacramental) Catalan wine that Santa Maria del Mar would be it. If you’ve read Ildefonso Falcones’s thriller Cathedral of the Sea, you already know more about it than you think: the novel’s backdrop is the construction of this particular Gothic church, with the lead protagonist one of its stone workers. In real life, the church’s history is almost stranger than fiction: in 1428, it was shook by a major earthquake. Then, in July 1936, it was set on fire and burned for 11 days straight. Look inside, and you’ll still see the black scorch marks on the roof. The building has very tall columns, set 43 feet apart. Combine that airiness with vast stretches of stained glass and it almost feels like someone’s pulling you up into the sky. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Passeig de Gràcia", then change it to line L4 (yellow) and take it to "Jaume I" (all the trip about 24min).
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Kostel Santa Maria del Mar
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Located just off the Via Laietana in the neighbourhood of El Born, the church of Santa Maria del Mar is a Catalan Gothic basilica that has existed in some form since at least the 10th century. Ask any local to pick their favorite church and we’d bet a glass of (sacramental) Catalan wine that Santa Maria del Mar would be it. If you’ve read Ildefonso Falcones’s thriller Cathedral of the Sea, you already know more about it than you think: the novel’s backdrop is the construction of this particular Gothic church, with the lead protagonist one of its stone workers. In real life, the church’s history is almost stranger than fiction: in 1428, it was shook by a major earthquake. Then, in July 1936, it was set on fire and burned for 11 days straight. Look inside, and you’ll still see the black scorch marks on the roof. The building has very tall columns, set 43 feet apart. Combine that airiness with vast stretches of stained glass and it almost feels like someone’s pulling you up into the sky. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Passeig de Gràcia", then change it to line L4 (yellow) and take it to "Jaume I" (all the trip about 24min).
A spectacular Modernist design by Domènech i Montaner, the Sant Pau Hospital opened in the 1930s and was a fully functioning hospital until 2009 when a new structure was constructed to replace it. The site, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, reopened to the public in 2014 and now serves as spaces for events, meetings, and tours of the Art Nouveau style. To this day it continues to serve its original purpose while representing an important point of reference in world architecture. Stained glass windows, arches, painting, and mosaics illuminated by massive windows that offer natural light in buildings surrounded by impeccable landscaping and ornate statues of gargoyles and angels aren’t often indicative of hospital aesthetics. But Sant Pau in Barcelona, with a history that dates back 6 centuries, is a worthwhile detour from traditional medical architecture. Domènech was an influential artist in Catalan Modernisme and Art Nouveau. He designed the 27-building complex that took up the equivalent of around nine city blocks to be interconnected by underground tunnels. Sixteen of the structures were built in the Modernist style and, though guidebooks and tourists often overlook the site, make up the largest Art Nouveau site in the world. ✨8min walk away from our apartments.
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Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
89 Carrer de Sant Quintí
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A spectacular Modernist design by Domènech i Montaner, the Sant Pau Hospital opened in the 1930s and was a fully functioning hospital until 2009 when a new structure was constructed to replace it. The site, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, reopened to the public in 2014 and now serves as spaces for events, meetings, and tours of the Art Nouveau style. To this day it continues to serve its original purpose while representing an important point of reference in world architecture. Stained glass windows, arches, painting, and mosaics illuminated by massive windows that offer natural light in buildings surrounded by impeccable landscaping and ornate statues of gargoyles and angels aren’t often indicative of hospital aesthetics. But Sant Pau in Barcelona, with a history that dates back 6 centuries, is a worthwhile detour from traditional medical architecture. Domènech was an influential artist in Catalan Modernisme and Art Nouveau. He designed the 27-building complex that took up the equivalent of around nine city blocks to be interconnected by underground tunnels. Sixteen of the structures were built in the Modernist style and, though guidebooks and tourists often overlook the site, make up the largest Art Nouveau site in the world. ✨8min walk away from our apartments.
When traveling to Barcelona, you will inevitably come across art works by the artist Joan Miró: when you arrive at the airport, you will be greeted by a huge mosaic of Miró and the city's most representative bank, la Caixa, has a star created by the artist in the logo. Just like Gaudí, Joan Miró was a quintessentially Catalonian artist, and a visit to his museum will give you a more vivid picture of Barcelona’s spirit and style. The foundation Fundació Joan Miró was initiated by the artist Joan Miró himself and the same year, the museum was opened on June 10th in 1975. The artist relinquished the majority of his works to the foundation. Other works are presents from his wife Pilar Juncosa, Joan Prats und Kazumasa Katsutas. Well known skulptures such as the "Couple d’Amoureux aux Jeux de Fleur d’Amandier" (1975) and a large, lavishly designed wall hanging, made particularly for the foundation, are among these works. The museum owns over 10.000 paintings, drawings, sculputes, stage designs and carpets from Joan Miró - the earliest drawings are from 1901. On the roof top terrace you can admire Miró's colourful sculpures together with a wonderful view of Barcelona. The Miró museum enfolds by far the largest collection of Joan Miró's works today. Miró wanted to create an international, interdisciplinary centre, which makes art publicly available. Until today the foundation organizes alternating contemporary exhibitions from the 20th and 21st century, as well as academic research projects and cultural events. Among others we recommend the "Nits de música" (nights of music) with numerous offers of classical music, where international artists perform each Thursday. The centre received the European Museum of the Year Award in 1977. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Paral·lel" and walk about 20min (all the trip about 30min). or take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Universitat", then change it to bus num. 55 (all the trip about 40min).
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Fundació Joan Miró
s/n Parc de Montjuïc
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When traveling to Barcelona, you will inevitably come across art works by the artist Joan Miró: when you arrive at the airport, you will be greeted by a huge mosaic of Miró and the city's most representative bank, la Caixa, has a star created by the artist in the logo. Just like Gaudí, Joan Miró was a quintessentially Catalonian artist, and a visit to his museum will give you a more vivid picture of Barcelona’s spirit and style. The foundation Fundació Joan Miró was initiated by the artist Joan Miró himself and the same year, the museum was opened on June 10th in 1975. The artist relinquished the majority of his works to the foundation. Other works are presents from his wife Pilar Juncosa, Joan Prats und Kazumasa Katsutas. Well known skulptures such as the "Couple d’Amoureux aux Jeux de Fleur d’Amandier" (1975) and a large, lavishly designed wall hanging, made particularly for the foundation, are among these works. The museum owns over 10.000 paintings, drawings, sculputes, stage designs and carpets from Joan Miró - the earliest drawings are from 1901. On the roof top terrace you can admire Miró's colourful sculpures together with a wonderful view of Barcelona. The Miró museum enfolds by far the largest collection of Joan Miró's works today. Miró wanted to create an international, interdisciplinary centre, which makes art publicly available. Until today the foundation organizes alternating contemporary exhibitions from the 20th and 21st century, as well as academic research projects and cultural events. Among others we recommend the "Nits de música" (nights of music) with numerous offers of classical music, where international artists perform each Thursday. The centre received the European Museum of the Year Award in 1977. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Paral·lel" and walk about 20min (all the trip about 30min). or take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Universitat", then change it to bus num. 55 (all the trip about 40min).
This lively square is the heart of Barcelona and it's beating strongly. Steeped in history, the Plaça de Catalunya is the nerve centre of the Catalan capital. Plaça Catalunya has a little bit of everything: Modern cafes, monuments, shops, hotels, bars and beautiful fountains. This square connects the old city with the modern part of Barcelona. At one side, you will find the Eixample district, and on the other side, you will find Raval and Barri Gòtic. Another connected landmark of the city to the square is Las Ramblas, which starts from Plaça Catalunya and heads downwards to Port Vell. Besides that, Plaça Catalunya has a few interesting monuments and sculptures of different artistic movements such as Noucentrisme, Neoclassicism and Avant-garde. Other than its monuments, this square offers a vast variety of stores such as El Corte Inglés, a famous Spanish department store, where you can find anything and everything, and two of the most famous shopping routes of the city, which are Portal de l’Angel and Passeig de Gracia. On these shopping streets, you will find from boutiques and international stores to expensive designer brands. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Passeig de Gràcia" and walk about 4min to Plaça de Catalunya (all the trip about 15min).
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Náměstí Katalánska
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This lively square is the heart of Barcelona and it's beating strongly. Steeped in history, the Plaça de Catalunya is the nerve centre of the Catalan capital. Plaça Catalunya has a little bit of everything: Modern cafes, monuments, shops, hotels, bars and beautiful fountains. This square connects the old city with the modern part of Barcelona. At one side, you will find the Eixample district, and on the other side, you will find Raval and Barri Gòtic. Another connected landmark of the city to the square is Las Ramblas, which starts from Plaça Catalunya and heads downwards to Port Vell. Besides that, Plaça Catalunya has a few interesting monuments and sculptures of different artistic movements such as Noucentrisme, Neoclassicism and Avant-garde. Other than its monuments, this square offers a vast variety of stores such as El Corte Inglés, a famous Spanish department store, where you can find anything and everything, and two of the most famous shopping routes of the city, which are Portal de l’Angel and Passeig de Gracia. On these shopping streets, you will find from boutiques and international stores to expensive designer brands. ✨To get there from our apartmets: take metro line L2 (purple) from "Sagrada Família" to "Passeig de Gràcia" and walk about 4min to Plaça de Catalunya (all the trip about 15min).
Look to the horizon from nearly anywhere in Barcelona, and you’ll be able to see the tops of Mount Tibidabo and the Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor neatly atop it, sitting alongside the Tibidabo Amusement Park. The oldest functioning amusement park in Spain, it has been open since 1905. Roof of the church is topped with an enormous bronze statue of Jesus that you can take an elevator to. Mind-blown (and a little breeze-blown), you suddenly see the charm of the amusement park next to it—like its retro-styled attractions, such as a Ferris wheel with color-pop seating pods, built for the views as much as the screams. Adults love the views; kids love the rides. This church takes some effort to get to as it’s located on the summit of Mount Tibidabo in Barcelona but once you arrive at it, you’ll be rewarded with not just an impressive sight that’s a must see in Barcelona but also with a fantastic vantage viewing point of the city! 🛕Tickets and more info: https://www.tibidabo.cat/index.php/en ✨To get there from our apartmets: 24min. by taxi. or take a shuttle bus T2A from "Plaça de Catalunya", bus stop you will find corner of Plaça Catalunya and Rambla Catalunya, in front of the Desigual shop. One way ticket price: €3 /person, free for children under 3 y.o. (included).
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Tibidabo
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Look to the horizon from nearly anywhere in Barcelona, and you’ll be able to see the tops of Mount Tibidabo and the Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor neatly atop it, sitting alongside the Tibidabo Amusement Park. The oldest functioning amusement park in Spain, it has been open since 1905. Roof of the church is topped with an enormous bronze statue of Jesus that you can take an elevator to. Mind-blown (and a little breeze-blown), you suddenly see the charm of the amusement park next to it—like its retro-styled attractions, such as a Ferris wheel with color-pop seating pods, built for the views as much as the screams. Adults love the views; kids love the rides. This church takes some effort to get to as it’s located on the summit of Mount Tibidabo in Barcelona but once you arrive at it, you’ll be rewarded with not just an impressive sight that’s a must see in Barcelona but also with a fantastic vantage viewing point of the city! 🛕Tickets and more info: https://www.tibidabo.cat/index.php/en ✨To get there from our apartmets: 24min. by taxi. or take a shuttle bus T2A from "Plaça de Catalunya", bus stop you will find corner of Plaça Catalunya and Rambla Catalunya, in front of the Desigual shop. One way ticket price: €3 /person, free for children under 3 y.o. (included).
A green oasis located in the heart of the city, which has been a gathering point for life in the city since its creation in 1877. Indeed, when it first opened, it was only public park in the city. These days, it is home to an increasing amount of yoga groups, the Catalan Parliament and the Barcelona Zoo.Barcelona's vast city park houses a zoo, regional parliament, and plenty of sites and spots for lounging. Cascada Monumental, built with input from a young Gaudí, is a stunning golden waterfall that both wows and relaxes you. Ditto the serene boating lake beside it. Enter through the Arc de Triomf and the elaborate Modernist building to your right is Castell dels Tres Dragons, built by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Currently closed for renovation, it was once the zoology museum. Another beautiful, yet no less mysterious, series of structures are the cast iron Umbracle (palm house) and Hivernacle (winter garden) in front. Go for an authentic slice of city-park life.  ✨To get there from our apartmets: take bus num. V19 or 19, bus stops are at the corner (all the trip about 16-20min).
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Ciutadella Park
21 Passeig de Picasso
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A green oasis located in the heart of the city, which has been a gathering point for life in the city since its creation in 1877. Indeed, when it first opened, it was only public park in the city. These days, it is home to an increasing amount of yoga groups, the Catalan Parliament and the Barcelona Zoo.Barcelona's vast city park houses a zoo, regional parliament, and plenty of sites and spots for lounging. Cascada Monumental, built with input from a young Gaudí, is a stunning golden waterfall that both wows and relaxes you. Ditto the serene boating lake beside it. Enter through the Arc de Triomf and the elaborate Modernist building to your right is Castell dels Tres Dragons, built by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Currently closed for renovation, it was once the zoology museum. Another beautiful, yet no less mysterious, series of structures are the cast iron Umbracle (palm house) and Hivernacle (winter garden) in front. Go for an authentic slice of city-park life.  ✨To get there from our apartmets: take bus num. V19 or 19, bus stops are at the corner (all the trip about 16-20min).
Food Scene - Our Favourite Local Restaurants
just 5min. walk away! FIROtast (resturant) - elPetitFIRO (tapas bar) - CHOCOFIRO (handcrafted chocolate shop) - all three located on the elegant and luxurious Avenida de Gaudí. Grup FIRO was born in the 1980s to offer, first of all, a very special chocolate. With time and the guarantee of their clients' satisfaction, they opened FIROtast and, finally, the PetitFIRO. Three establishments with the same common denominator: the vocation for excellence and the pleasure of innovation. FIROtast restaurant Has a culinary offer based on market cuisine and fresh, top-quality products. The place also has a select cellar. Menu of the day available Monday-Friday just per 15.90€. Sit at their table and enjoy a meal that will make you dream of the next visit you make, because whoever tries the FIROtast letter always repeats! elPetitFIRO pub and bar Is one of the most exciting places that tourists usually visit. Spanish cuisine is part of the menu of this bar. Many clients come to taste its attractive paua, its magnificent tapas or its famous octopus. Here you can order an amazing beer, a spectacular wine or a great cordial. Their good coffee is also the key point of El Petit Firo. CHOCOFIRO From the passion for chocolate and the fusion and creativity with the world of gifts, chocoFIRO was born in the 1980s. Rocío and her husband, Fidel, embrace their names to, on this occasion, baptize the chocolate shop: a small family business dedicated to making purely artisan chocolate. For this, they keep the traditional methodologies where their hands are the instruments of work. A history of improvement, commitment and excellence has marked the life. 🥘Address: Avinguda de Gaudí, 81-83: FIROtast: +34 934 507 454 ChocoFIRO: +34 934 357 891 elPetitFIRO: +34 935 313 736
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Firo Tast Restaurant
83 Av. de Gaudí
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just 5min. walk away! FIROtast (resturant) - elPetitFIRO (tapas bar) - CHOCOFIRO (handcrafted chocolate shop) - all three located on the elegant and luxurious Avenida de Gaudí. Grup FIRO was born in the 1980s to offer, first of all, a very special chocolate. With time and the guarantee of their clients' satisfaction, they opened FIROtast and, finally, the PetitFIRO. Three establishments with the same common denominator: the vocation for excellence and the pleasure of innovation. FIROtast restaurant Has a culinary offer based on market cuisine and fresh, top-quality products. The place also has a select cellar. Menu of the day available Monday-Friday just per 15.90€. Sit at their table and enjoy a meal that will make you dream of the next visit you make, because whoever tries the FIROtast letter always repeats! elPetitFIRO pub and bar Is one of the most exciting places that tourists usually visit. Spanish cuisine is part of the menu of this bar. Many clients come to taste its attractive paua, its magnificent tapas or its famous octopus. Here you can order an amazing beer, a spectacular wine or a great cordial. Their good coffee is also the key point of El Petit Firo. CHOCOFIRO From the passion for chocolate and the fusion and creativity with the world of gifts, chocoFIRO was born in the 1980s. Rocío and her husband, Fidel, embrace their names to, on this occasion, baptize the chocolate shop: a small family business dedicated to making purely artisan chocolate. For this, they keep the traditional methodologies where their hands are the instruments of work. A history of improvement, commitment and excellence has marked the life. 🥘Address: Avinguda de Gaudí, 81-83: FIROtast: +34 934 507 454 ChocoFIRO: +34 934 357 891 elPetitFIRO: +34 935 313 736
Magical seafood experiences since 1994 - just 4min. walk away! Experience the traditional shellfish profession! This restaurant offers a wide variety of fish and seafood so that you can choose what most takes your fancy, directly from the seafood stall at the market. You choose yourself how much you would like! 🍤Address: Passatge de Simó, 18, 08025 Barcelona.
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La Paradeta Sagrada Família
18 Passatge de Simó
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Magical seafood experiences since 1994 - just 4min. walk away! Experience the traditional shellfish profession! This restaurant offers a wide variety of fish and seafood so that you can choose what most takes your fancy, directly from the seafood stall at the market. You choose yourself how much you would like! 🍤Address: Passatge de Simó, 18, 08025 Barcelona.
Store and restaurant - just 3min. walk away! Tasting and sale of ham, charcuterie and other Extremaduran products in a cozy venue with a family atmosphere so you can enjoy the best Extremadura has to offer in good company. 🥘Address: Carrer de la Marina, 298, 08025 Barcelona.
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Restaurant Los Bellota
298 Carrer de la Marina
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Store and restaurant - just 3min. walk away! Tasting and sale of ham, charcuterie and other Extremaduran products in a cozy venue with a family atmosphere so you can enjoy the best Extremadura has to offer in good company. 🥘Address: Carrer de la Marina, 298, 08025 Barcelona.
4 PLATS I PUNT Restaurant - just 7min. walk away! Next to the Hospital de Sant Pau, this small restaurant is inspired by the life of the markets and the fresh product to offer Mediterranean cuisine through a special offer, which varies daily, of four dishes: meat, fish, vegetarian and dish of the day. Mediterranean food and super fresh product - there is no more mystery! The dishes are renewed daily because that is what market cuisine is all about, playing with the season and fresh produce, and being advised by suppliers. And it is that the fruit and vegetables are provided by the family, from La Boquería, and the fish arrives from the Barceloneta market, near the sea. "We are very connected to the markets and that is a guarantee of a good product," says Joan Enric, the owner. 🥘Address: Carrer de Cartagena, 328, Barcelona.
Carrer de Cartagena, 328
328 Carrer de Cartagena
4 PLATS I PUNT Restaurant - just 7min. walk away! Next to the Hospital de Sant Pau, this small restaurant is inspired by the life of the markets and the fresh product to offer Mediterranean cuisine through a special offer, which varies daily, of four dishes: meat, fish, vegetarian and dish of the day. Mediterranean food and super fresh product - there is no more mystery! The dishes are renewed daily because that is what market cuisine is all about, playing with the season and fresh produce, and being advised by suppliers. And it is that the fruit and vegetables are provided by the family, from La Boquería, and the fish arrives from the Barceloneta market, near the sea. "We are very connected to the markets and that is a guarantee of a good product," says Joan Enric, the owner. 🥘Address: Carrer de Cartagena, 328, Barcelona.
100% VEGAN FAST FOOD - just 3min. walk away! Tasty fast food, vegan and at a very good price, you are not dreaming! The La Trocadero burger joint more than meets all the requirements! You think a beetroot burget can not be tasty? You´d be suprised! It is a totally innovative project, because you can find vegan burgers in some hamburgers in the city, but this is the first dedicated solely and exclusively to vegan fast-food! You can choose from a long list of super appetizing burgers. There's everything, even some that include vegan bacon and omelette! You can also try other specialties such as vegan hot dog or various types of salad, it is difficult to choose! As for the drink, they have homemade juices, iced teas, beer ... You will not be thirsty! As a good fast food place, you could not miss the potatoes - baked and spiced, a decision that is as healthy as it is delicious! 🍔Address: Carrer de la Marina, 269, 08025 Barcelona
La Trocadero
269 Carrer de la Marina
100% VEGAN FAST FOOD - just 3min. walk away! Tasty fast food, vegan and at a very good price, you are not dreaming! The La Trocadero burger joint more than meets all the requirements! You think a beetroot burget can not be tasty? You´d be suprised! It is a totally innovative project, because you can find vegan burgers in some hamburgers in the city, but this is the first dedicated solely and exclusively to vegan fast-food! You can choose from a long list of super appetizing burgers. There's everything, even some that include vegan bacon and omelette! You can also try other specialties such as vegan hot dog or various types of salad, it is difficult to choose! As for the drink, they have homemade juices, iced teas, beer ... You will not be thirsty! As a good fast food place, you could not miss the potatoes - baked and spiced, a decision that is as healthy as it is delicious! 🍔Address: Carrer de la Marina, 269, 08025 Barcelona
just 8min. walk away! Very local and very authentic, with a great meat options + what´s important they do not close for siesta! 🥩 Address: Carrer del Rosselló, 365, 08025 Barcelona.
The Venue Steakhouse
365 Carrer del Rosselló
just 8min. walk away! Very local and very authentic, with a great meat options + what´s important they do not close for siesta! 🥩 Address: Carrer del Rosselló, 365, 08025 Barcelona.
just 4min. walk away! Let yourself be surprised by “La Selva Barcelona”, a jungle space where you can experience truly wild sensations. Travel and get into a unique environment that will take you to discover new flavors and impressions. Enjoy not only the best grilled meats but also amazing starters, find the day’s catch of fishand seafood, tasty and fresh salads, catalonian-spanish class wines and an exquisite combination of chef guided desserts. 🥩Address: Carrer de la Indústria, 138, 08025 Barcelona.
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Braseria La Selva Barcelona
138 Carrer de la Indústria
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just 4min. walk away! Let yourself be surprised by “La Selva Barcelona”, a jungle space where you can experience truly wild sensations. Travel and get into a unique environment that will take you to discover new flavors and impressions. Enjoy not only the best grilled meats but also amazing starters, find the day’s catch of fishand seafood, tasty and fresh salads, catalonian-spanish class wines and an exquisite combination of chef guided desserts. 🥩Address: Carrer de la Indústria, 138, 08025 Barcelona.
Drinks & Sunset From the Roof
A cosy favourite among those in-the-know, our Bar is a great place to take a break from the hubbub of lively Barcelona. This green, open-air terrace has unbeatable views over the surreal spires of Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia and 360° views of the whole city. Walk around and be amazed at every step. This 9th-floor bar is the spot for an Insta-update, with a smart lounge area just made for sundowners.
Suite Home Barcelona
28 Avinguda de Gaudí
A cosy favourite among those in-the-know, our Bar is a great place to take a break from the hubbub of lively Barcelona. This green, open-air terrace has unbeatable views over the surreal spires of Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia and 360° views of the whole city. Walk around and be amazed at every step. This 9th-floor bar is the spot for an Insta-update, with a smart lounge area just made for sundowners.

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Místní doprava
Subway Is The Fastest Way To Move Around
Metro is about 3min walk away from our apartments (2 metro lines - lilac and blue): - SINGLE RIDE TICKET: you can only use for one journey; - T-10* (10 trips): This is probably the best option if you are spending a few days in Barcelona, regardless of the amount of people in the group, as YOU CAN SHARE IT. Buy one ticket for the whole group and once the trips are over you can purchase a new one; - DAY PASSES*: If you just want to forget about everything and have access whenever you want to whatever you need, that’s the ticket. Daily tickets are personal. *valid for city buses, night bus, train
Užitečné fráze
Most Useful Spanish Words and Phrases for Travelers
Traveling the world can be such an amazing experience. Once you see new sights and speak with new people you walk away with experiences you will never forget, so why not to try :)? #1 Hello/Hi - Hola! #2 Bye - Adiós! #2 Please - Por favor #3 Gracias - Thank you #4 Excuse me - Permiso #5 Pardon me - Perdone #6 I (don´t) want - Yo (no) quiero 1. Where is = dónde está…? 2. Where IS the Bathroom? = Dónde están el baño? 3. To Ask for the Check/Bill = La cuenta, por favor. 4. How much does it cost? = Cuánto cuesta? 5. Can you help me? = Me podría ayudar? 6. Do you speak English? = Hablas inglés?
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Pickpockets - Forewarned Is Forearmed !
Unfortunately as every metropolitan city, Barcelona attracts different types of people. No need to panic, just please be careful with your belongings, remember: they are professionals. Wallets, iPhones, bags, jewelry and purses are lifted off of tourists with alarming ease and frequency, fortunately this type of crime rarely if ever turns violent. Theft´s favourite places: in the center part of town in the places you’d expect: overcrowded places, public transportation, restaurant terraces, the Boqueria and other popular markets, the streets of the Raval or the Gothic Quarter late at night.
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Meals: Adjust Your Schedule
Wonder why that restaurant is empty at 8 pm? Or why you the restaurant looks closed at 1 pm? Or why the bar is pretty lonely before midnight? Because the eating hours change once you cross the Atlantic. Lunch typically goes down between 1:30 and 3:30 pm, and dinner from 9 to 11:30 pm, so many places get closed for a famous Spanish siesta from 16:00 to 20:00pm. Don´t worry - of course, in touristic areas you will always find some restaurants that are open, otherwise loads of bakeries or bars where you can get a sandwich or some tapas won´t let you starve to death.
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Sundays Are Dead (Especially for Shopping)
Spain may be one of the least-enthusiastic Catholic nations in the world, but this is one tradition that they still hold dear. The streets may be filled with locals taking in the afternoon on their day off, but 90% of shops and supermarkets will be closed (if you need to pick up some emergency milk for your morning coffee you will still be able to find little private shops nearby). Lots of restaurants, bars and souvenir shops are open in Sundays though. And museums are open of course, so use this day for a cultural enrichment or just a nice relaxing walk, there are still plenty things to see!
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To Tip or Not To Tip
Giving big tips is not that usual in Barcelona and Spain in general. You can leave few euros during paying for a big meal, but tipping for a coffee and cake is not expected and sometimes can be confusing for a waiter (but still a nice surprise). Obviously, this isn’t to say that you should not tip, especially if you have been provided with exceptional service.
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Free WiFi
Another of the great Barcelona travel tips is that the city boasts one of the biggest free WiFi networks in Spain. In fact, it boasts one of the biggest free WiFi networks in Europe. Set up by the Barcelona City Council, Barcelona WiFi enables the everyone to connect to the internet through literally hundreds of access points throughout the city - you will see lots of squared blue "Free Wi-Fi" signs.
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How About a Free Day at the Museum?
Many of Barcelona’s best museums offer free visit days at least once a month. Generally, these are held on the first or last Sunday of the month. May 18th is also International Museum Day in the city and another occasion when many of the city’s museums are free. So, before you head out, jump online and check out if there’s anywhere you can head to for free. For example: Maritime Museum, Picasso Museum, MUBHA, CCCB Barcelona, Music Museum, Natural Science Museum - every Sunday after 15.00; MNAC, Pedralbes Monastery - free entrance every 1st Sunday of the month.
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Free Stuff
At first sight, Barcelona might seem enormous, but after a while it is easy to learn to appreciate just how accessible the city is. The best advice for someone moving here: Walk. Walk everywhere. Barcelona can be a very budget-friendly location if you know where to look. There’s an ever-growing culture of free activities on offer which, coupled with year-round good weather, make it very difficult to claim there is ‘nothing to do.’ From street artists to festivals to music and cultural events, there’s something for everyone. No one to go with? Join a Meetup group and make new friends!
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This Is a Gin & Tonic Town
Barcelona may be a bit behind most other cosmopolitan cities when it comes to cocktail culture, but nobody puts more time and thought into the marriage of heady gin botanicals and bittersweet tonic. More than a few bars these days are dedicated exclusively to the craft: The Mint, Ruby or Lime House - are our favorites, where you can peruse the first-rate house-infused gisn of any taste you can imgaine.
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Plan Ahead
There are a few major attractions in Barcelona that rank highly on most Spain bucket lists. If you are hoping to check some of the world’s top attractions off your list, you will need to plan. For big-ticket sights like the Sagrada Família, Park Güell, the Picasso Museum and wherever you definitely plan to go - book tickets before you arrive, in summer tickets can be bought up 2-3 weeks in advance.
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Things Are Very, Very Laid Back
Barcelona is not made for rushing through the city - it is a lifestyle! The city and people will remind you to savour life. Depending on where you’re coming from, things might seem incredibly relaxed in Barcelona. Slow down and enjoy it! Don’t expect speedy service at restaurants and bars - if you want something, you may need to wave someone down for a good while before getting help. Keep in mind that meals, and particularly dinners, can be multi-hour affairs as well, with the potential for more than one round of food and undoubtedly multiple drink orders.
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Barceloneta Is Not the Only Beach + Definitely Not the Best
It tends to be overcrowded all the time, so we would suggest looking at different options. There are plenty of other beautiful beaches around that are cleaner but are still very close to the city center, for example, Bogatell, Nova Icaria and Mar Bella. If you are willing to go a bit further and enjoy some quieter beach time, there are many options just a 30-minute train ride away. Another great option is to make a day trip to Costa Brava and enjoy its crystal clear waters. ✨To get to Port Olímpic from our apartmets: take bus num. V21, bus stop is right at the corner (all the trip is 30min).
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Take a Free Walking Tour
Walking is the best way to explore Barcelona. You can either design your own self-guided walking tour or join a group tour. There are tons of free walking tours in Barcelona to get to know the city - you can simply Google ‘free walking tours Barcelona’ and browse through the options - you will definitely be ablo to choose some. In our other post you will find other FREE Things To Do in Barcelona.
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Finding a Taxi Should Be a Piece of Cake
Whatever time of the day you need a taxi - you will see dozens of yellow-black cars scurrying around the city. You may as well download "Free now" or "Cabify" apps. Don’t plan on taking an Uber though as it currently doesn’t operate in Barcelona.
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For Smoking Lovers
The cost of a pack of cigarettes is from 4.5€, you can buy cigarettes only in tobacco kiosks (closed on Sundays) or in vending machines located in bars (but most often there are only super strong cigarettes in soft packs). If you want to save money and do not want to rush on your vacation in search of a tobacco machine, then bring cigarettes from your homeland or get them in a Duty free shop. In most public places, there is a ban on smoking, with the exception of only some bars and nightclubs. However, all major restaurants and shopping malls must have designated smoking areas or terraces.
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EPIC Nightlife in Barcelona
The city is synonymous with nightlife and entertainment for all ages. It hosts cool and grand parties with the best DJs, vibrant dances, drinks and delicious food. Nightlife starts late - most night / beach clubs, pubs don’t get busy until 00-2am. Places to party: Sala Apolo Razzmatazz Champagne Sunset Tour City Hall Pub Crawl Otto Zutz Party Boat Club Arena Marula Sutton Sidecar Beach Clubs Open Air Club Barcelona promises you a warm welcome! You will long remember these crazy days in one of the brightest cities in the world! 🏆Check Barcelona Night Card if you plan to go clubbing a lot
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Best Panoramic Views Spots Which Are Not In Guidebooks
Barcelona is a city that you can constantly enjoy. And it’s better to do it from a height so you see all the beauties and feel yourself on top of the world. Today we will present you some points that are undeservedly not mentioned in guidebooks, but are certainly worth a visit: - Bunkers del Carmel - Torre Baró - Montjuic Caste. There are quite a lot of people here in the evenings, however this will not stop you from spending a wonderful time, especially if you bring along a blanket and a bottle of wine orsnacks. And don´t forget to bring a camera to capture these stunning views!
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Shopping Therapy - Once In a While Leave the Culture Behind
Big spenders looking for high end shopping should visit the luxurious Passeig de Gracia. Clothing, footwear and accessories of Spanish brands are presented on the parallel street Rambla de Catalunia and Portal del Angel that runs downhill from Plaça de Catalunya, check Born area for authentic shops. Everything at once in large shopping centers - L’Illa, Il Cortes Ingles, GLORIES. OUTLET La Roca Village - over 100 premium shops offering discounts of up to 70%. About 40min away by car from Barcelona, there’s also a Sagales bus leaving from Calle Casp 34 daily. + don´t forget to get a TAX FREE!
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Souvenir Hunters - Check Authentic "B de Barcelona"
Not from China, all from local designers! An unforgettable feeling to receive a postcard from abroad!.. For edible souvenirs you don’t have to go to specialized shops. Yes, jamon in the windows of small shops looks very appetizing, handmade cookies are very cute, and all these cute bottles of olive oil!..Now wake up! Just go to the most ordinary supermarket - there they will cut jamon, provide you with a choice of a variety of cheeses, oils, a million jars of different pastes, sauces, seasonings and spices, chocolate, turon...and all this is 2-3 times cheaper, still you can be sure of quality.
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Barcelona Prohibits Walking Around Naked / In Swimming Suits
This measure is a reaction to the large number of tourists, who in the summer months only wear swim suits across the city or walk with their naked torso, even in the underground, including girls in overly expososed outfits. It´s a City! Nudism law banning walking around naked/half-naked outside of the city's beaches, such conduct is penalized with a fine of 120-500€. Local police will not fine people directly: firstly they will inform the person that its behaviour is not allowed and request it to put some clothes on. If the person decides not to do so or is caught again - then pays definitely.
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FREE Things To Do In Barcelona - Endless Options Out There
Except the obivous option - Beach time and walking anywhere: Relaxing picnic at Parc de la Ciutadella Try “local Rambla” - La Rambla del Poble Nou Get amazed by local artists at Las Ramblas Free expositions in El Born & Barri Gotic Movie scene - “Els Quatre Gats” where they filmed famous “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” BruumRuum Night Light show Live Music in The Raval neighborhood Seek out street art Photography walk for free with Meetup Human Towers Excibitions: Palau Robert, Virreina Palace +Free museum night or free entrance Neighborhood festivals in summer La Mercè Festival (end of September)
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Cool and Unusual Things To Do in Barcelona
Get a Private Sailing Boat - Barcelonasailboats.com Rent a red VESPA / Segway MareNostrum - a supercomputer in a church! Enjoy a drink in a “Centre Civic” Helicopter Ride Anti-Karaoke ESCAPE Room Visit “Sala Gimbernat” Champagne Sunset Boats Cooking or Flamenco Class Wine tasting Open Air cinema Picornell swimming pool with panoramic city views Public Theater in a Park Try Cava, Clara and Horchata Skate right inside a bar "NEVERMIND" Enjoy a drink on a rooftop terrace Visit the Liberty Statue in the Biblioteca Públic Arus Go Graffiti Hunting Ice Bar Go Dine in Dark Cliff Jumping at Costa Brava
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General Tips for a Family Travel With Your Kids
- Explain the trip + give kids your contact information & keep track. - Always have snacks available for your kids - many restaurants are closed in the middle of the day, local dinner time is after 20.00. - Learn names of special needs in local languages. - If you travel with kids you’ll know the pain! Travel With Basic Medicines. If you’re visiting in June-August definitely pack hats and sunscreen. 24/7 pharmacy near our apartmnets: Carrer de Provença, 459. - Minimize Waiting in Lines. - Ask for Child Discounts. - Pack Comfortable Headphones. Accept things still can go wrong and just enjoy!
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Barcelona With Toddlers: How To Enjoy It and Where To Go
Barcelona tends to be on the tourists’ radar for architecture and nightlife, more than family fun, but when you come with your kids you´ll discover it also has a huge family friendly heart. A family holiday isn´t the end of city exploring: Have a break in Ciutadella Parc Visit Barcelona Zoo Visit El Bosc de les Fades (Fairy Forest) bar Play to your heart conten in the sandy beaches Enjoy an unforgettable day in the Tibidabo Amusement Park Learn about sea creatures in Aquarium Get an open top Bus Tour Get soaked at Magic Fountains of Montjuic Wender around El Poble Espanyol Explore Parc Guell.
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Tips for Visiting Barcelona With Babies and Toddlers
If you are considering a trip to Barcelona with toddlers in tow, you may be wondering how easy or hard it is to enjoy such a big and dynamic city with a little travel companion. These advices may help you: -A definate plus of Barcelona is a pleasant weather almost all over the year, even in winter you won´t have to wrap up your kid. -Bring a travel high chair for tapas bars. -Bring a stroller to negotiate Barcelona’s long distances. -Take the excellent public transport system. -Bring plenty of diapers and wipes + a spare outfit for you. Relax! Barcelona is truly easy to enjoy with little ones
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25 Awesome Things To Do With Your Kids
Visiting Barcelona with kids? Definitely a great idea! Don´t miss: Sagrada Familia – kids edition Casa Battlo – kids edition La Boqueria Food Market and La Rambla Magic Fountains show Park Guell Ciutadella Park L’aquarium Barcelona Chocolate Museum Montserrat Mountain Port Aventura Park Parc del Laberint d’Horta Poble EspanyolBarcelona beaches CosmoCaixa Science Museum Barcelona for Kids Family walking tour Hop-on/Hop-off bus 4D Virtual tour of Gaudi architecture Montjuic cable cars Tibidabo Amusement Park Barcelona Zoo Illa Fantasia Barça Football Marineland Catalunya en Miniatura Aqualeon
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How To Park In Barcelona Without a Fine and Car Evacuation
Always read the signs carefully - after a certain hour you can park for free on most zones. Blue zones are cheaper that the green ones. On the yellow markings is possible to park only after working hours. You can pay for parking time or pay a fine in the mobile application or in a special machine. Your ticket must be put under the windshield of a car. Underground parking: a little more expensive, but usually have free places there. If your car is evacuated, a sticker with a phone number will be left on the pavement. 🚗24h parkings near our apartments: c. Rosselló, 420 Plaza Sagrada Família, 9
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Epic Day Trips From Barcelona
Montserrat Sitges Tarragona (Colosseum and Old Town) + Waikiki Beach Trip to Dalí Museum, Girona and Besalu Horta de Sant Joan Costa Brava Sant Feliu de Giuxols PortAventura or Aquatic Park Cliff jumping, beach and (the best) paella in Pals Via Verde Bike Tour Garrotxa/ Olot Volcano Pyrenees Skiing Grandvalira 7 Waterfalls of Campdevanol Wine Tasting or Calcotada in Penedes Feel like Tarzan in Bosque Vertical Ski Diving in Empuria Brava Kayaking in Las Islas Medas Besalu and Castellfollit de la Roca Kitesurfing or Olympic Park in Casteldelfels Paddle Surfing Camino de Ronda –Hiking Costa Brava
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Romantic Places For Couples & 1st Dates (Or Even Proposals)
Aire Barcelona SPA Dinner in the dark Dinner with stars-Observatory A drink at a roof top terrace Rent a private boat "The world is born in every kiss" Mural Cooking or Flamenco class Sunset from Mirablau or Bunker del Carmel A rest at the cleanest Bogatell beach A night at the W Hotel Ballooning over Barcelona Cocktail Course Gin tonic or Cava Tasting Green Maze Parque del Laberinto de Horta Sleeping under the stars in Montserrat Parasailing Dontell - a Secret Restaurant Visit the Theater Vintage shopping Trip without knowing a destination with Waynabox Tango Dance course Comedy improvisation
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Barcelona Festivals - There's Always a Reason To Party
From music fests to religious holidays, there’s always something to celebrate: from jazz and hip-hop music festivals to Festes de la Mercè with firework displays in autumn; Christmas markets, New Year’s Eve parties and Kings’ Day in winter. Sure you’ll always got fun in the sun at Barcelona’s best beaches in spring and summer, but you can also revel in huge music festivals, outdoor film festivals, big local neighbourhood’s parties, free concerts and activities for the children and much more. Stay up to date: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/es/barcelona https://www.timeout.com/barcelona
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Best Music Festivals To Experience In Your Life
Looking for the best music festivals in Barcelona? Well, you’ve come to the right place! BRUNCH IN THE PARK - on Sundays during summer 👑May/June: PRIMAVERA SOUND 👑June/July: SÓNAR VIDA FESTIVAL PRIDE FESTIVAL JARDINS DE PEDRALBES 👑July: BARCELONA BEACH FESTIVAL CRUÏLLA OFF SONAR ROCK FEST FESTIVAL GREC 👑July/August: FESTIVAL DE CAP ROIG FESTIVAL CASTELL DE PERALADA 👑August: CIRCUIT FESTIVAL DGTL BARCELONA SAN MIGUEL MAS I MAS FESTIVAL 👑August/September: PARAL•LEL FESTIVAL 👑September: BARCELONA ACCIÓ MUSICAL GUITAR BCN WAKE UP CALL 👑October/November: INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
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Packing List
There is a few things we recommend for your packing list Barcelona: * Plug adapter - European F type (2 parallel holes) * Beach Towel - on some beaches you can also rent * Sunglasses - even in winter you will need * Sun Cream - UV rays are dangerous, not only in Summer but during the whole year * Download a Good City Guide + a Conversation guide app * Portable Charger * Comfortable shoes - many streets are cobbled so better keep your heels for the night * In Spring and Autumn pack an umbrella or rain jacket Even if you forget somenthing - don´t panic, you can always buy everything in place!