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Grec Festival 2017 in Barcelona

For a perfect holiday, BCN Apartment Rentals offers you the best luxury apartments in one of the most famous cities in the world, in Barcelona

For many Barcelona culture lovers and those who want to be immersed in cultre while staying in Barcelona, there is the Grec Festival, a wide-ranging arts event that sees the city through one of the hottest months of the year and into its traditional holiday period. Theatre, dance, music, circus and children's activities fill the city's venues from 1st till 31st of July, although it is the iconic Teatre Grec that not only gives the festival its name but also provides the location for some of the most atmospheric performances.

This year, the Grec Festival is divided into 2 sections: the Grec Montjuïc that gathers performances, often from international companies, which can be seen for a few days, offering a good display of contemporary creativity, particularly focusing on the Mediterranean. The Teatre Grec is located at Montjuic, so after or beforing watching a show, you can visit this famous Mountain and its garden and panoramic viewpoints as well! At Grec Ciutat, you will find long-standing theatre performances, dance and music shows, held in local venues such as sala BARTS, Jamboree, Harlem Jazz Club and loads of theaters, or the Biblioteca de Catalunya.

Along with all that, you can reserve a table at the restaurant or buy a ticket for the gastronomic market in advance while buying an early ticket for one or more shows of Teatre Grec! If you opt for Café Belgrad, for 28 € extra you will be offered 2 dishes to choose from menu, a dessert, a drink and a coffee. However, if you prefer the Gastronomic Menu, you can have a drink and 2 tapas (one for € 4.5 and another for € 2) in the gastronomic stands distributed at the rose garden for only € 7 extra. Live a hundred percent Grec Festival!. Do not miss this opportunity to discover Barcelona, enjoy its summer proposals and get to know the city better with our luxury apartments by BCN Apartment Rentals. 

Festival Vida 2017

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If you want to travel around the community of Barcelona and get to know Catalonia better, take a train next weekend and in 1 hour you will arrive in Vilanova i la Geltrú, a coastal town in Barcelona province. Apart from that, we have a fascinating proposal for you! Vida Festival returns on 29 and 30 June and 1 and 2 July with its 3rd edition, better than ever. The Masia d'en Cabanyes and the Daurada Beach Club will once again host this festival, which will be a unique event to enjoy sea breeze and live concerts.

Some of the artists in the new edition of Vida Festival are Phoenix, The Flaming Lips and Fleet Foxes, as well as the music of La Casa Azul, Enric Montefusco and Erol Alkan, among many others. It is a new concept of festival that aims to unite, through music, various artistic disciplines. In addition, on Sunday, July 2, the latest additions of Vida 2017 have been confirmed: Miqui Puig & ACP, Intana, Grooveroger, VIDA DJs and a "Secret Show". 5 performances that will be in charge of putting the end point to this year's edition of Vida Festival.

For this year's edition, Vida Festival will open a new space called VIDA CLUB, an ambient zone similar to the one of the Wild Side area but open to all the public with a program composed exclusively by DJs who participate in national and international clubs and festivals. El Vida Festival unites rock, pop and indie music, taking place in a lushy forest of Vilanova i la Geltrú!

This festival by the sea has become one of the favorite festivals in Spain. Music, cinema, art, workshops ... Pure luxury! Between trees, fine sand and the stages designed for the festival to create an ideal atmosphere to perform a casual and eclectic program. Because of all of this and more, this festival offers you a perfect balance between the spectacular music on the stage and a quiet and friendly atmosphere, which makes Vida an ideal festival to visit during you holidays. Do not miss this opportunity to discover Barcelona, enjoy its summer proposals and get to know the city better with BCN Apartment Rentals. 

BCN Apartment Rentals won the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor

For a perfect holiday, BCN Apartment Rentals offers you the best luxury apartments in one of the most famous cities in the world, in Barcelona. Alongside, we have something more... BCN Apartment Rentals are happy to have obtained the Certificate of Excellence 2017, awarded by the TripAdvisor portal, one of the largest travel web sites in the world! We are present in the category of tourist accomodations, which makes us a reference for everyone visiting Barcelona.

The Certificate of Excellence of TripAdvisor honors tourist accommodations, tourist attractions and restaurants that have consistently demonstrated its excellence in hospitality. This Certificate has been given since 2010 and tp recognize the quality, quantity and novelty of the reviews written by all of you, the travelers, to TripAdvisor during the last year. For this, it is necessary to maintain global minimum TripAdvisor score of 4 out of 5, as well as to generate a minimum number of reviews and have a TripAdvisor profile that is at least one year old.

The winners of the Certificate of Excellence are spread all over the world. Out of the 26,621 companies distinguished this year with the Certificate, 65% are restaurants (17,281), the winning hotels are 5,221 and the places of interest, 4,119.

Our objective is not only to give our clients the best stay, but also to create an unforgettable experience. We want you to fall in love with our luxury apartments, the elegance of the luxury neighborhood and the Rambla Catalunya where they are located, as well as to recieve the best service in Barcelona. Our apartments are taken care of till the smallest detail and decorated with affection and great style. Thank you all for your kind reviews! We count on you to continue improving our work every day and offer you a wonderful experience!

Spend a few relaxing days in our luxury apartments, and stroll through the unique Rambla Catalunya full of shops, restaurants and modernist buildings, as it is located on one of the most glamorous streets of the city. Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy Barcelona and get to know the city better with BCN Apartment Rentals. 

Cruïlla Festival 2017 Barcelona

Far from the Great Festivals that gain all the attention in Barcelona, ​​such as Sonar or Primavera Sound, there are other festivals that have been gaining a name in the festivals field existent not only here, but all over Spain. This is the case of the Cruïlla Barcelona festival, which in 2017 will celebrate its 7th edition, already converted by its own merits in one of the mandatory events in the city during the summer period. If you are in Barcelona during this period there is no way to miss the date! For an amazing stay in Barcelona we offer you the most elegant Luxury Apartments that we have distributed throughout the city so you can enjoy comfort, design and security that BCN Apartment Rentals provides you. 

The scene of the Festival Cruïlla Barcelona is eclectic, homogenous, mixing different styles without any prejudice, the reason why it´s called Cruïlla (meaning crossroads in Catalan). This Festival tries to convey that it is more than a crossing: it is a meeting point of different musical styles. Cruïlla is a summer festival ​​without musical labels, with a program of music genres such as ska, pop, hip-hop, reggae, folk, flamenco or American rock! The public is very important, so you are invited to suggest artistsfor the next year edition! You can also give an opinion and value the festival for it to improve in next editions. This year Cruïlla will be held from July 7 to 9 at the Parc del Fòrum.

Among the artists that will go to the Crüilla 2017 Festival this year we will find such well-known artists as Jamiroquai, who returns this year, always incombustible Pet Shop Boys or Little Steven, an inseparable guitarist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. A festival with so many styles presented had to have its program to the height so we will also find such groups as Die Antwoord, Ryan Adams or The Luminners, who will be touring this summer in Spain.

As for the indie music there will also be various high quality representation as evidenced by the appearance of veterans Dorian or Neuman and the incursion of a new value of the indie movement such as Viva Suecia. We can also see the evolution of Exquirla, the project launched by Toundra and El Niño De Elche.

Crüilla Festival was born in Mataró in 2005, being only a cycle of concerts, during 3 years it remained in the city, in 2008  it moved to Barcelona, ​​where it grew exponentially until becoming a festival that lasts 2 day, while in 2014 the festival had the format of 3 days duration. Cruïlla continues to expand the programming throughout the year. In autumn there is Cruïlla de Tardor, in May you can enjoy the Cruïlla de Primavera, which is the prelude to the summer festival.

The intention is to offer the public who enjoys Cruïlla in July, a stable programming a part from the summer that allows to enjoy the essence of the Festival throughout the year. Do not miss this opportunity to visit Barcelona and enjoy its best proposals with BCN Apartment Rentals. Spend a few days in Barcelona and check out our luxury apartments that we have throughout the city. 

Sant Joan in Barcelona

In Catalunya a great deal of emphasis is placed on the Summer Solstice - the shortest night and the longest day of the year. It is a public holiday renowned for the electric atmosphere in the air and the crazy parties that take place. If you are in Barcelona during this period there is no way that you will miss the date - fires in the streets and the constant crack of fireworks will make sure of that! For an amazing stay in Barcelona we offer you the most elegant Luxury Apartments that we have distributed throughout the city so you can enjoy comfort, design and security that BCN Apartment Rentals provides you. 

The Feast of Sant Joan celebrates the start of the summer, this year it´s going to be on 23 of June and the local festive is on 24 of June. It is one of the most important feast days for Catalans and is celebrated throughout the city. The idea is that on the night of Sant Joan the sun reaches its highest point, before beginning to drop.

The one element that you cannot fail to miss is the fire. Sant Joan is often described by Catalans as the 'Nit del Foc' - meaning the 'Night of Fire'. The main aspect to the celebrations are fireworks and sometimes bonfires. In the days leading up to the celebrations you will see temporary fireworks shops open up throughout the city, with queues down the street. Many groups of families and friends organise their own parties - known as 'Reveltes'. Barcelona is a city made up of balconies and terraces, therefore those with the largest balcony or the best views of the city invite friends and family to watch fireworks, eat and dance the night away.

The most common place for people to head to for Sant Joan is the beach. Barceloneta beach begins filling up during the early evening on the start of celebration day, with groups who bring picnics and cava to watch the fireworks displays and listen to the music playing in the chiringuitos (beach bars). Groups of musicians and drummers also gather to provide the sound track to the evening's events. During the early part of the evening the local restaurants along the beach front put out extra tables, chairs and decorations. The restaurants are popular with the locals, who start the night with a large dinner - lining their stomachs for the long night of drinking and dancing that lies ahead.

The only official food of Sant Joan is called the 'Coca' (Coque). These are bread style cakes that you will see in bakery windows throughout the city. There are various types available - both sweet and savoury. Some contain crackling, fruit and nuts or cream. The one ingredient that they all share in common is anise - giving all of the Coques a distinctive aniseed flavour.

Sant Joan is one of the most emotional moments of the Year in Barcelona. This is an authentic festivity that you will never forget if you let yourself be driven by the noisy streets of the city. En el verdadero estilo de Barcelona, las celebraciones se abrazan sinceramente, con exposiciones y fiestas que tienen lugar en cada rincón de la ciudad. Do not miss this opportunity to visit Barcelona and enjoy its best proposals with BCN Apartment Rentals. Spend a few days in Barcelona and check out our luxury apartments that we have throughout the city.  

Modernist Train Montserrat Classic Express

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For those who want to get to know Catalonia better and travel in the area, there is an interesting offer! Montserrat Classic Express is a new historical train to the Mountain of Montserrat which has been inaugurated recently. This is a new proposal by the Ferrocarrils of the Generalitat de Catalunya that will unite Sant Boi de Llobregat (a town on the outskirts of Barcelona) with the magic mountain of Montserrat in a modernist historical train! On this occasion, this train is named Montserrat Classic Express 1890 and has a maximum capacity of 157 seats in 4 historic cars recovered for the occasion and decorated with noble woods. The stationmaster, dressed in vintage uniform, as well as several stewardesses dressed ias if they were from the beginning of the last century. Above all, it is a theatrical route!

During the first stop at the Martorell train station, you´ll have quick visit to the Museum of Steam located in the terminal itself. You will also get a small degustation of typical Catalan traditional products, such as the famous carquinyolis, seasoned with sweet wine, Malvasía de Sitges. The following station is already the village Monistrol de Montserrat, located at the foot of the mountain. This is where you are transfer to the not less historic but modern Tren Cremallera de Montserrat. It is time to enjoy the Montserrat Mountain!

Whoever wants can enter the Basilica of Montserrat in order to show their respect to the Black Virgin, the Moreneta, the most beloved of the Catalan virgins, a true national symbol. You can also visit the Museum of Montserrat and even take the Funicular to enjoy beautiful views of the monastery from the top of the mountain. As you return to the train you will be surprised that the wagon tables have been prepared for you to enjoy a traditional lunch.

In fact, the Montserrat Classic Express becomes a gastronomic experience so that during the return to Sant Boi you are getting a lunch made of only local products, all delicious, marinated with Catalan wines and cavas, that could not finish without the famous mató of Montserrat, a cottage cheese that represents a true culinary delight. This is a simple but appetizing lunch and a good time for travelers to relax during the final miles of the Montserrat Classic Express.

The historic train of Montserrat is just starting its trips, with the initial proposal to take the route between Sant Boi de Llobregat and Montserrat every Wednesday and Sunday. It is a personalized service. There are 2 rates:

Rate A: 130€ , Wagons C117, C103 and C31.
Rate B: 80€, Wagon C36.
Both rates include Montserrat's historic train journey, round trip, snacks and drinks during the Martorell stop and the round trip with the Cremallera de Montserrat. In addition, Rate A includes a luxury lunch service during the trip back from the MontserratDo not miss this opportunity to visit Barcelona and enjoy its best proposals with BCN Apartment Rentals. Spend a few days in Barcelona and check out our luxury apartments that we have throughout the city. 

New luxury apartment at Rambla Catalunya

BCN Apartment Rentals offers you the most unique experience in the best luxury apartments in Barcelona.

We are growing little by little and we present you our luxury apartment of the week - our brand new apartment at Rambla Catalunya. It is still under construction but it will be very fresh, stylish and sophisticated. This week we have started selecting the decorations for this apartment, which still has no name but a lot of ideas on how to make it best! We are choosing the chicest details and the most gorgeous elements to transmit the confort, design and style to our clients. Decorations are one of the most important things to make you feel comfortable and for you to have a luxurious stay! The work is in progress...

We are located at Rambla Catalunya, the apartment has a large balcony overlooking the inner patio, there you can have a dinner, take a nap, everything! The apartment will have 2 bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom, it´s located on the 3rd floor of the emblematic modernist building. Only 500 meters away from Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas, and next to the metro and train station of Passeig de Gracia, this luxury apartment allows you to be well connected to the entire city. Also, some of the most interesting attractions of the city are only a few minutes walk away from this best located apartment. 

Spend a few relaxing days in our luxury apartment, and stroll through this unique Rambla Catalunya full of shops, restaurants and modernist buildings, as it is located on one of the most glamorous streets of the city. Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy Barcelona and get to know the city better with BCN Apartment Rentals.  

Mussles and Cava for Sant Joan in Barcelona

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Sant Joan is one of the most famous events for Barcelona during the summer! This year Barcelona organizes the 6th edition of the campaign "Summer with mussels and cava" (Revetlles amb Musclos i Cava) for Sant Joan Eve, which will take place in 9 municipal markets from 21 to 23 June, where 10,000 rations of mussels from the Ebro Delta and 4,000 cava drinks will be distributed in 9 municipal markets. The aim is to recover an old Mediterranean gastronomic tradition: to celebrate the summer festivals such as Sant Joan with tasty mussels!

The Mercat del Ninot will be the 1st starting point on Wednesday, June 21 at 11:30 in the morning. The authentic Barcelona market will host the official opening of the 6th edition of the event. On Thursday, June 22, the popular degustations of mussels and cava will be held simultaneously in the markets of Clot, Horta, Lesseps, Sant Martí and Sants, the one who gave the initiative. On Friday, June 23, for the Sant Joan evening, the meeting will reach the markets of La Concepcion, Les Corts and La Libertad.

 

The program will be the following:

Wednesday 21 June:
11:30 am: Ninot Market: act of opening the campaign with press and later popular tasting.

Thursday, June 22:
11:30 am: Clot market.
11:30 h: Horta market.
11:30 am: Lesseps Market.
11:30 am: Market iris.
11:30 am: Sants Market.

Friday, June 23:
11:30 am: La Concepción Market.
11:30 am: Les Corts Market.
11:30 pm: La Libertad Market.

Do not miss this opportunity to visit Barcelona and enjoy its best proposals with BCN Apartment Rentals. Spend a few days in Barcelona and check out our luxury apartments that we have throughout the city. 

Sónar 2017 in Barcelona

The Sónar Festival started out in 1994 to be something more than just another music festival. Yes, it would feature live performances, all grouped together broadly under the electronica umbrella, but its founders wanted to push the boundaries beyond the experience of just being an audience member at a concert. Electronic music, the current avant garde of modern music, is constantly morphing. Consider that there are dozens of primary categories: Industrial, hardcore, electronica, ambient, breakbeat, drum and bass, disco, and house, to name a few. Underneath those are hundreds of subgenres and sub-subgenres: space disco, ethnic electronica, hardstep, eurobeat, acid house, dubtronica, speedcore, and, well, you get the picture. For an amazing stay in Barcelona we offer you the most elegant Luxury Apartments that we have distributed throughout the city so you can enjoy comfort, design and security that BCN Apartment Rentals provides you

At its core, Sónar is divided into 2 primary parts: Sónar Day and Sónar Night. Sónar Day part takes place at Barcelona’s Plaza d’Espanya, an historic public square built for the 1929 International Exposition and one of the primary venues for La Mercè festivities. The plaza is where you’ll see all the major headliners performing on stage during the day. Sónar Night is held primarily at the exhibition center in the L’Hospitalet neighborhood, but also holds events throughout that neighborhood and greater Barcelona. Sónar Night is where you’re most likely to catch up-and-coming (think Baauer) or well-established (think Diplo) DJs spin set in smaller venues.

More than the just the usual line-up of musicians (and each year, it’s a truly spectacular line-up), the Sónar Festival aims to immerse attendees in every aspect of electronic music, hybridizing a festival experience with elements of trade shows, professional conferences, and the classroom. Sonar+D is the professional side to the event (this was formerly known as SonarPro, but all the non-performance events were rebranded in 2013). Musicians, producers, stage directors, hardware and software manufacturers, and more gather for workshops, demonstrations, hands on sampling, and even TEDx talks. Attendance typically falls within a few thousand, which is pretty good for a trade-show.

Families are by no means excluded with the recent addition of Sónar Kids. Activities here run from day-long supervised LEGO building tents, musically enhanced skate parks (complete with a ramp connected to a synth so each run produces sound; instructors are on site), and full immersion on-stage performances where kids learn about all the technology that goes into a show (including visuals, instruments, and mic work).

Among more than 150 performances scheduled there is French duo Justice, called the current French house, which will present their new audiovisual show on the occasion of the group's latest album, 'Woman' (2016). There will also be Nicolas Jaar, the consenting child of the electronics that also will act in direct; a spectacular live-act of Moderat, the group formed by Modeselektor and Apparat; the absolute kings of American hip hop, De La Soul, who will present their first album live in 10 years. You will see Anderson Paak, the new sensation of the current black music, nominated to two Grammys by his celebrated CD 'Malibú', that will present live accompanied by its band The Free Nationals; The unclassifiable musician and producer Arca, who has chosen Sónar as the only festival in the world to present his new work live; DJ Shadow, whi reappears after 6 years; The Belgians Soulwax, a band of the brothers Dewaele (2manydjs).
 
The Sónar will exclusively present the European debut of a new project of the revered Carl Craig, Versus Synthesizer Ensemble, which includes a group of high level musicians, with the pianist Francesco Tristano; The composer Nico Muhly will visit the festival inside the showcase of the Icelandic Sealant Bedroom Community to celebrate its 10th anniversary. There will also be space for techno without concessions by Nina Kraviz; renovated and fresh house by The Black Madonna; advanced hip hop by Clams Casino; a double show (at Sónar Village Friday and at Sonar Pub Saturday) by Fat Freddy's; Cashmere Cat's lucid pop; melodic tech-house by Damian Lazarus. As for the most experimental part stands out the innovative technological and audiovisual show of American producer Nosaj Thing with Japanese Daito Manabe;  Asturian LCC will present new album. There will be concerts by Forest Swords or GAIKA, one of the most powerful artists coming from the prolific London scene.
 
In addition, the new trends in music from the internet will also have a great presence in this edition with the sets by Stook Sound or Nadia Rose, new representatives of British urban music, The Los Angeles Soulection Group; The New MC Tommy Cash, an authentic mass phenomenon; and the National Trap of the Bad Kinder ancestor & Skinny Pimp. The latest news is that the Icelandic artist Björk inaugurates this year's edition of Sónar with one of its very exclusive DJ sets! It will do so at the Sónar Hall of the Fira MontjuÏc in a performance where an extra ticket is required.

Do not miss this opportunity to visit Barcelona during the Sónar Festival with BCN Apartment Rentals. Spend a few days in Barcelona and check out our luxury apartments that we have throughout the city. 

Summer Nights at Montjuic Castle

Summer has already begun and outdoor shows have started too! The Montjuïc Castle in Barcelona summons this month of June organizing the Nights in the Castle on Fridays of June. You will have a chance enjoy circus, cabaret and music shows, taste local delights from food trucks on wheels in the courtyard and enjoy the night views of Barcelona from the Castle´s Terrace. The Montjuïc Castle will open its doors at 8:00 p.m.for you to visit the place, enjoy the sights and attend the show, which will begin at 9:00 p.m. For an amazing stay in Barcelona we offer you the most elegant Luxury Apartments that we have distributed throughout the city so you can enjoy comfort, design and security that BCN Apartment Rentals provides you. 

"The cabaret by Kiku Mistu".

"The last cabaré" by Kiku Mistu, the show on 9th of June, is a multidisciplinary installation made by over 12 coffins, converted into everyday objects. It´s not a scary show, but on the contrary, surpisingly very bright! It wants to break the taboo of death that rules over it. The spectators are invited to go through an interactive itinerary in which they experience in the first person the poetic, utilitarian and transcendent dimension of each of the coffins-objects. It is presented as "a show that heals" in which the cabaret serves to honor death, accepting it as something intrinsic for a human being.

Soul music with "The Excitements".

The June sessions in the Montjuïc Castle will be closed on June 16 with a concert of the band called "The Excitements", the soul group that triumphs throughout Europe. They have 3 recorded LPs and is dedicated to all the black music´ lovers, thanks to the extraordinary voice of Koko-Jean Davis and the expertise of the musicians: Adrià Gual, Daniel Segura, Albert Greenlight, Luis Garrido, Nico Rodríguez Jauregui and Jordi Blanch. The band wants to recover the style of Wilson Pickett, Etta James or Tina Turner.

Moreover, the events doesn not end! The following month, the Montjuïc Castle presents the program called "Nights in July (tardes de Julio). During Sundays 02, 09, 16 and 23 July from 7pm to 10pm everyone who comes to the Castle can enjoy an afternoon of good music, overlooking the sea and relaxing in a luxurious environment. Concerts of jazz, bossanova, dixieland and soul will make these July evenings pleasant, welcoming and special. The activity and the access to the Montjuïc Castle is free from 3 pm on Sundays. Do not miss this opportunity to visit Barcelona and enjoy its best proposals with BCN Apartment Rentals. Spend a few days in Barcelona and check out our luxury apartments that we have throughout the city. 

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