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Friendly Rentals apartment of the week in Barcelona: the Joyce

Friendly Rentals apartment of the week in Barcelona: the Joyce

Next week BCNegra is starting in Barcelona thanks to which there will be debates, conferences, and some original presentations taking place in various locations of the Catalan capital. In addition, there will be Scandinavian, German, English and of course Spanish authors attending this exciting Novel Negra gathering more ...

The Aquarium of Barcelona

The Aquarium of Barcelona

The aquarium of Barcelona is a marine leisure and educational centre on the moll d’Espanya del Port vell, by the sea. It is a great place to see the sea bed, and particularly the Mediterranean, and an opportunity to enjoy your free time between different types of fish, sharks, plants and even penguins. more ...

Friendly Rentals apartment of the week: Pintor Fortuny

Friendly Rentals apartment of the week: Pintor Fortuny

We don’t know about you but the New Year has started out really well in Barcelona and continues to do so with the Kings Day celebrations taking place today, in addition to all the usual events and activities on offer, as well as the upcoming sales on the 7th of January which are getting everyone very excited, so it’s no wonder that the Catalan capital is such a popular destination for visitors all year round. Furthermore, the atmosphere that currently reigns over the city is still very festive especially with the Christmas lights still adorning the streets of Barcelona. Who wouldn’t want to come and experience all this? more ...

Live it like royalty for a day in Barcelona

Live it like royalty for a day in Barcelona

Barcelona is a city where you can enjoy yourself all year round. Whether you’ve come to discover the history and beauty of the city or take part in all the activities on offer, I would like to do my bit to make sure that your stay in Barcelona is as pleasant as possible. more ...

Friendly Rentals apartment of the week in Barcelona: Ronda C

Friendly Rentals apartment of the week in Barcelona: Ronda C

We’re all getting more and more excited as the Christmas holidays approach, and at this time of year and the beginning of the new one it’s increasingly more difficult to stick to a routine when we’re all starting to get into holiday mode. Without a doubt many of you have decided to spend some of your holidays in Barcelona, and as we always say there are an abundance of things to do in the Catalan capital, especially if you have time to do it all. more ...

Apartments close to the famous Picasso Museum in Barcelona

Apartments close to the famous Picasso Museum in Barcelona

The Catalan Capital is lucky to be blessed with an abundance of art festivals, events, and museums, as well as temporary exhibitions, and unique contemporary architecture. Antoni Gaudi, the Spanish architect particularly influenced the face of this beautiful city with his modern and highly individualistic designs, and you can see evidence of his work in Casa Batlló and Casa Milá (both located on Passeig de Gracia), as well as Park Güell, and the unfinished Sagrada Familia Cathedral. However, he wasn’t the only artist that had a special connection with the city as Barcelona has one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso thanks to the special relationship he shared with the city, which was shaped in his youth and adolescence, and continued until his death. more ...

Presents and Christmas traditions in Spain

Presents and Christmas traditions in Spain

If you’re coming to Spain this Christmas, you will of course receive requests from your friends and family to bring them back a typical Christmas gift from this country. The variety is immense in Spain, like in any other country, thus as always we would like to give you a helping hand so here is a small guide and all the articles and products that are on sale during this festive season. more ...

Friendly Rentals apartment of the week in Barcelona: City I-I

Friendly Rentals apartment of the week in Barcelona: City I-I

Barcelona. This Mediterranean city surrounded by a warm sea, located right on the coast. However, winter has arrived and the city’s main attraction now seems temporarily brushed to the side whilst over the next few months our attention will be focused on those events talking place on the streets, in the concert halls, and theatres, as well as all the different kinds of associations that comprise the current cultural, artistic, and nightlife scene in Barcelona. In the end, Barcelona wouldn’t be the same without its jam-packed agenda. It is the reason for which is it still top tourist destination and is worth a visit. more ...

Our top 5 Cocktail bars in Barcelona

Our top 5 Cocktail bars in Barcelona

There are various ways to overcome the repressive heat that sometimes ravages the city …such as going to the beach, lying back in the shade, and having something nice and cold to drink. A light refreshment appears to be the ideal choice here, especially if it comprises something a little bit sweet, with a touch of alcohol, and maybe a bit fruity… et voila…you have a cocktail. Barcelona, like any good tourist city is jam-packed full of bars and pubs that offer cocktails at relatively reasonable prices of variable quality. For the most demanding pallets, we would like to suggest a few of the best cocktail bars in Barcelona, for their quality, price, and originality. more ...

Friendly Rentals apartment of the week: Music I

Friendly Rentals apartment of the week: Music I

November is just around the corner, and there is a few days left before the clocks go back, in our attempt to take advantage of as much daylight as possible as well as indicate the start of the winter season whilst everywhere, everyone is celebrating Halloween. This special day is celebrated every year with scary costumes, sweets, and by celebrating the respective Halloween traditions in each different country. However, in Barcelona, November is coming and an endless array of activities with it, which is to be expected of this exciting city. more ...

Barcelona tourist attractions for dummies

Barcelona tourist attractions for dummies

Welcome to our Barcelona edition of Friendly “Tourist attractions for dummies.” We already offer an abundance of information on what there is to do in this exciting city including 3 things to do, seasonal events, parties and festivals, where to go, restaurants, bars and nightlife, concerts, and beaches to visit amongst many others, which we imagine could be slightly overwhelming. However it’s true, Barcelona constantly has a jam-packed agenda and there’s always something going on the reason for which we would like to suggest our top 5 attractions to give you somewhere to start off if you’ve never been to visit before. Enjoy! more ...

Recommended apartment of the week in Barcelona, the Bulevard Attic I

Recommended apartment of the week in Barcelona, the Bulevard Attic I

There are still left two weeks of summer vacation and, even though, it seems quite a short time, Barcelona's agenda is full of cultural and popular activities. Barcelona's inhabitants are already counting the hours until the Popular party of Gracia kicks off, which is the highlight of August. But the Barcelona agenda is not only limited to these festivals, because immediately after the Festa Major de Gracia, the popular party of the Sants district takes place. more ...

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