PETXINA GOTICOPerfect position of the apartment, directly to La Rambla and La Boqueria. A good position to explore Barcelona old town and Barceloneta beaches. Friedly owner. Apartment has everything that we need to spend good time there.
ATICO CENTER- Apartment is nice and clean. With two people really OK - Terrace is priceless: your own food and wine, looking over the rooftops, sun setting over Mont Juïc. - Neighborhood (El Raval) is exciting, rough edges but safe enough. - Sant Antoni Market (temporarily in an enormous 'tent') a few steps away, just as the metro, a few busses, supermarket (Consum) -Walking distance from Plaça Cataluya (railway/metro/airport hub), all main museums (don't miss), rest of city center (Rambla, if you must)
HIPÓLITO LÁZAROGood location, comfortable beds.
BEACHAPARTMENTClean, nicely decorated, spacious apartment with everything you could possibly need. Terraces on which to sit out, good showers and air con. Helpful owner. Convenience store next door, and train station to Barcelona opposite. We had a lovely time.
RAMBLAS MARKETA very clean apartment in a perfect location if you want to be in walking distance from most tourist locations. The entrance to the apartment is on Las Ramblas and there is a Carre Forre downstairs. The apartment is nice and quiet and sunny in the afternoons with plenty of windows and sunlight. The Wifi is good quality and the airconditioner worked perfectly. The apartment has most modern appliances and is adequate for all purposes, except the lack of an electrical kettle (odd!) There is however a kettle that needs to be used on the stovetop.
AZUL MARgreat location, quiet area, comfortable
When we talk about complete tourist destinations, Barcelona would be top of that list. The Catalan capital is pure beauty, not only thanks to its excellent weather all year long but also to its architecture, beaches, streets, squares… Renting apartments in Barcelona is a perfect way to discover the city as you would be doing so just like the locals do.[See more]
The best of Barcelona
If there is one name that is synonymous to Barcelona that is the one of the modernist architect Antoni Gaudí, a visionary and a genius that changed the appearance of Barcelona and its buildings, with landmarks such as the Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell, Casa Batlló or Casa Milà, better known as La Pedrera. The two last ones are located on the famous Passeig de Gràcia avenue, an avenue escorted by trees and modernist buildings on either side, not only by Gaudí but also by other architects of his time, definitely a must-see. Passeig de Gràcia ends where the most famous avenue in Barcelona starts; the Ramblas, where you can also find the world-famous market of La Boquería. Gastronomy is a huge part of Barcelona thanks to its great Mediterranean cuisine and tapas restaurants that you can find all over the city.
The best districts in Barcelona
The Ramblas is located in the old town, a district divided into three parts: Raval, Gothic Quarter and Born. Raval stands out for its cosy cafes and bars as well as for its famous contemporary art museum MACBA; the Gothic Quarter for its old medieval streets and the city’s Cathedral whilst Born is famous for being Barcelona’s bohemian corner, one of the best places to find cheap apartments in Barcelona where you can also visit the Picasso Museum. Also, the district of Gràcia in the northern part of the city is also a place to enjoy the true essence of the city outside of the tourist hustle, also the location of the famous Gràcia Festival in the summer.
When to come to Barcelona
Barcelona is great to visit all year long but it stands out especially in spring and autumn, when there are less tourists and the weather is milder. Although rain appears spontaneously, it’s still the best time to visit..
Getting in and around Barcelona
You can fly directly to Barcelona-El Prat airport, just a few miles away from the city, or to the nearby Girona and Reus airports, where low-cost airlines fly. The city has a fantastic public transport network, one of the best in Europe, cheap and efficient, with metros, buses and taxis as well as an excellent tourist bus that will take you to all the important landmarks. Buy the combined transport tickets and you’ll save a lot of money during your holidays in Barcelona.
Festivals in Barcelona
The city is perfect to visit during its festivals, such as La Mercè in September, the aforementioned Gràcia Festival in August or Sant Jordi on April 23rd, as well as important music festivals such as Sonar and Primavera Sound.