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Spanish Guitar and Wine in Barcelona

What can be better than a luxury evening with smooth music? Enjoy a Spanish guitar concert accompanied witha a glass of wine in the Gothic church of Santa Anna organized by Arte de Guitarra. The concerts by Barcelona Duo de Guitarra is considered one of the best guitar duos in the world, offering a concert by candlelight in BarcelonaFor a perfect accomodation, BCN Apartment Rentals offers you the best luxury apartments in the heart of Barcelona, with the best design, location, security and comfort.

The concert lasts 1 hour and takes place in a 15th century Gothic cloister (only 2 of them are still preserved in Barcelona) and at the end a glass of complementary wine is offered to each attendant. The program includes famous "Carmen" de Bizet, works by Albéniz and Sarasate as well as several flamenco pieces. Robert Majure, one of the artists that you'll see at the concert, is one of the most complete guitarists today. Its repertoire includes all kinds of musical styles such as classical, flamenco, pop and jazz. He has given concerts as a solo artist and as a member of various groups around the world performing in such important venues as the Bauhaus in Cologne.

Located next to Plaza Cataluña, Santa Anna Church, a national heritage since 1881, is a hidden treasure right in the center of Barcelona. The main hall of the 12th century is an ideal place to enjoy a Spanish guitar concert. After the concert you can enjoy a glass of wine in the cloister of the XVth century in the company of the artists.

The access to the concert will take place on Calle Rivadeneyra, number 3. The tickets cost 15€ and you can buy them online in "atrapalo" and etc. 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.

Fiestas de Gràcia 2017, what to see?

Until August 22 Barcelona celebrates the 200th anniversary of Fiestas de Gràcia, which began on August 15 and have reached the top! Here you have a guide on the themes of this year's decorations. For a perfect accomodation, BCN Apartment Rentals offers you the best luxury apartments in the heart of Barcelona, with the best design, location, security and comfort.

CARRER DE BERGA: Candyland: Chocolates, candies, cakes and jellies sweeten this festive scene that transports visitors to the Festival 200 years ago.

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PLAZA DE LA VILA DE GRÀCIA: Inspired by the story of "The Little Prince". A statue of the Prince is seen over the street where some of his adventures are represented by the various planets to which he travels.

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JOAN BLAQUES DE BAIX: A cave like those appear in the story of "The Thousand and One Nights", full of jars, necklaces, coins and all kinds of valuable treasures, this scenery take you to the land of Sherezade.

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You will also see a "market" there!

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JOAN BLANQUES DE BAIX DE TOT: It aims to turn the street into a sustainable green corridor with large vertical garden, fruit trees, grape vines with grape clusters and a big willow that turn the road into a vergel.

LA PERLA: Pink Flamingos: Tribute kitsch to the film directed by John Waters in 1972. A giant reproduction of an extravagant drag queen presides over the set!

CIUDAD REAL: Tribute to all those who had to leave their homes searching for a better life. A train station full of suitcases containing the hopes of the emigrants.

FRATERNITAT DE BAIX: King Kong: Recreate the tragic end of the giant gorilla, perched on top of the Empire State Building, in its fight against the planes that fly over the skyline of Manhattan skyscrapers.

FRATERNITAT DE DALT: Neverending Fratern: Inspired by the film "The Neverending Story". The set shows the story section of the novel that runs between Bastian's hiding place in the bookstore and the Ivory Tower.

JESÚS: Decorated as a transformation that starts in a green environment that gives way to a garden devoured by caterpillars which will become butterflies of all colors.

LLIBERTAT: The Street of Hell: Through the mouth of a great devil you get to the hell, this is a tribute to the street that 30 years ago won the second prize in the decorations´contest

MASPONS: A Masenda de Llegenda: the street is adorned with motifs from the legend of Sant Jordi, with roses, books, the princess, the gentleman and a gigantic dragon that invites you to read.

MOZART: Rock in Mozart: Great tribute to Rock and Roll with emblematic motifs of rock history including a graveyard with gravestones from the rockers who have left us.

PERILL: Circ Perill: Recovers a decoration from 1950: Circus Danger. Clowns, trapeze artists, musicians and the bullet man compose the scene of this new version.

PLAZA DEL POBLE ROMANÍ: Inspired by a love story of Enerida Isufi or simpy "Ida" who arrives in Gràcia from Albania and who, longing for her hometown, recreates a small wine cellar that her father had in Pogradec, Albania.

Visit Fiestas de Gràcia during the day to contemplate the decorations or during the night for an incredible party!  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.

Tibidabo park this summer

If you are visiting Barcelona this summer, come to the Tibidabo Amusement Park, the magical and emblematic place of the city! During your visit you can enjoy a wide range of attractions, from the most classic to the most innovative, as well as a varied gastronomic offer and all kinds of services. This summer 2017 comes loaded with surprises that will delight both adults and children! For a perfect accomodation, BCN Apartment Rentals offers you the best luxury apartments in the heart of Barcelona, with the best design, location, security and comfort.

The Tibidabo, also known as the Magic Mountain, is the tallest mountain in the Serra de Collserola. It is 1,679 feet (512 m) tall and offers breath-taking views over Barcelona and the Mediterranean Sea. The Tibidabo not only offers stunning views over the city, but also includes the following attractions:

1) Tibidabo Amusement Park was opened to the public in 1899. It is the oldest theme park in Spain and one of the first to be built in Europe. Some of the first rides constructed in the park are still open today, like “El Avio” (the Plane). It is one of the earliest modelled planes that rotates thanks to its own propeller. Another emblematic ride is called “Talaia”, a tower built over 90 years ago, that stands 50 meters high and offers 360° views over the city. We also recommend visiting the Museum of Automatons, a charming area of the park that features over 40 nineteenth and twentieth century gadgets. The old-fashioned rides combine gracefully with the latest and most modern rides including several roller coasters.

2) Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor (The Temple of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) sits on the summit of the Mountain of Tibidabo. It is an impressive neogothic church crowned by a bronze statue of Jesus. Visitors can take an elevator to the top of the church to see a magnificent view of BarcelonaThe ruins of the primitive shrine that was built in 1886, when Tibidabo was completely bare, are located to the right of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

3) Torre de Collserola is a particular tower that was built for the 1992 Summer Olympics by Norman Foster. Standing 946 Ft (288 m) tall, it is the highest viewpoint in Barcelona. Its observation deck is located on the tenth floor and offers superb views over the city and the Mediterranean Sea.

4) L’Observatori Fabra (The Fabra Observatory) was built in 1901. For over 100 years now, it has worked as an astronomical observatory, investigating astronomy, seismology and meteorology.

The Tibidabo Park is opened from 11am to 11pm during August and September, after the schedule may change. Do not miss this opportunity to discover Barcelona, enjoy its summer proposals, have an amazing vacation and get to know the city better with our luxury apartments by BCN Apartment Rentals.

Barcelona Modernist Route

For a perfect accomodation, BCN Apartment Rentals offers you the best luxury apartments in the heart of Barcelona, with the best design, location, security and comfort.

This year, Barcelona is offering a plan made for you to discover the city’s Modernista gems, on the Modernisme RouteBarcelona Modernism Route is a tour of Barcelona as the city of Gaudí, Domènech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch, who, together with other architects made Barcelona the world capital of Modernism. With this route you will get to know impressive palaces, antique houses, Sagrada Familia, a huge hospital and most popular everyday buildings such as pharmacies, stores, shops, lampposts and banks, up to 120 works that show that Modernism made roots in Barcelona and is still a living art.

You can buy the Modernisme Route guide – the most complete of its kind – to follow the itinerary, which you will find in the city’s bookshops and Modernisme centres. The Route ticket costs 18 euros. The guide comes with discounts of up to 50% on ticket prices for all the city’s Modernist monuments, and for the local routes of 13 of Catalan municipalities. 

The 'Modernist Route' Pack includes:

- Guide to the Modernist Route Barcelona 

- Checkbook discounts to visit all the modernist Barcelona and thirteen municipalities of Catalonia 

- Map Route Modernist Barcelona 

- Guide on restaurants and bars modernist 

- Route Map.

For those who prefer to get to know the masterpieces of Modernism in Barcelona without following any route there are 30 most recommended monuments, which are: 

Hidroeléctrica 
Castillo de los Tres Dragones 
Palau Güell 
Palau de la Música Catalana 
Casa Calvet 
MNAC 
CaixaForum, Fábrica Casaramona 
Casa Amatller 
Casa Batlló 
Editorial Montaner y Simón, Fundación Antoni Tàpies 
Conservatorio Municipal de Música 
Casa Thomas 
Palau Montaner 
Casa Milá, la Pedrera 
Casa Fuster 
Palau Baró de Quadras 
Casa Comalat 
Casa Terrades, casa de les Punxes 
Casa Macaya 
Casa Planells 
Sagrada Familia 
Hospital de la Santa Cruz y San Pablo 
Park Güell 
Casa Vicens 
Pabellones Güell 
Colegio de las Teresianas 
Torre Bellesguard 
CosmoCaixa, el Museo de la Ciencia 
Observatorio Fabra

Do not miss this opportunity to discover Barcelona, enjoy its summer proposals, have an amazing vacation and get to know the city better with our luxury apartments by BCN Apartment Rentals.

Björk Digital in Barcelona

This Summer, till September, 24th, the CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona) will present "Björk Digital", the extraordinary immersive exhibition of video and digital works created from the collaboration between the iconic Icelandic artist, and some of the best programmers and visual artists from around the world. For a perfect accomodation, BCN Apartment Rentals offers you the best luxury apartments in the heart of Barcelona, with the best design, location, security and comfort.

“Björk Digital” is an immersive exhibition designed as an experience to submerge into the unique creative universe of Björk, with virtual reality as a key player. The exhibition, which combines performance, cinema, installations, video and interaction, includes various audiovisual pieces produced with cutting-edge virtual reality technology, and includes different works created by Björk in collaboration with modern artists such as Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Alexander McQueen, Nick Knight, Stephane Sedanaoui, or the newest ones Jesse Kanda, Andrew Thomas Huang, Warren du Prees, and Nick Thornton Jones. 

After traveling to Tokyo, Sydney, Montreal, Reykjavík, London and Mexico, the season of the exhibition in Barcelona will be the longest one. The access to the exhibition hall is for groups of 25 people maximum  per session, and it is essential to book the date and time for the visit. 

Ticket Price:

  • General Admission: 14.50€
  • Reduced Ticket: 12.50€ (SonarPass holders or Sónar+D Delegate Pass holders, Friends of CCCB, unemployed, Targeta Rosa and Disabled cards, club TR3SC).

The show lasts approximately 90 minutes and it is designed for visitors over 14 years of age. You can buy tickets at the web site "ticketea" and in the offices of CCCB. Do not miss this opportunity to discover Barcelona, enjoy its summer proposals, have an amazing vacation and get to know the city better with our luxury apartments by BCN Apartment Rentals.

Magic Nights at Casa Batlló

This summer, till 1st of October, the Dragon rooftop of the Casa Batlló, Antoni Gaudí´s architectural gem, has introduced its magical nights, a unique evening that features 16 artists of various musical genres for all tastes. A luxury night in one of the most emblematic buildings of Barcelona with a wonderful view of Passeig de Gràcia. For a perfect accomodation, BCN Apartment Rentals offers you the best luxury apartments in the heart of Barcelona, with the best design, location, security and comfort.

The gastronomic menu offered by Casa Batlló differs from Jamón Bellota Iberico Cinco Jotas to the mini-ensaimadas made of sobrasada from Mallorca or the seafood by ​​Espinaler. You can drink Gin tonics from Bombay Sapphire and Oxley, Martini Royale glasses or delicious Bacardi mojitos.

The Dragon rooftop is a modernist patio with mosaic floor, the colors of the planters, the candles, the stars... A set of elements that recreate an intimate and captivating atmosphere, full of beauty. In addition, for you to have even more special nights, Casa Batlló offers musical performances with a varied agenda.

Magic Nights 2017 at Casa Batlló has the following portfolio: Artistic swing and jazz by Gisela Novais & The Blue Summers, Spanish guitar duo Aranjuez , young Catalan singer Stela Nur accompanied by Núria Planella, Catalam composer and singer of British origin Monica Getxo, English singer LEXTER, Laura Simó accompanied by Francesc Capilla by the piano, Barcelona group Roller Disco Comboa, Aires Rumba duo, Russian pianist Olga Kobekina together with soprano singer Cristina Escolà, Sanchez & the Speedway Runners, a tribute to Elvis, the King of Rock & Roll the versatile voice of Jackie Noir, Carmen Porcar, the sweet voice of Marga Mbande, singer, guitarist and songwriter Gigi MacFarlane, classical guitar by S´alergia Vicente with a recital of Spanish music, accompanied by a performance of contemporary classics of flamenco by Olga Ponce and finally, the powerful voice of American singer Monica Green.

Here you have the prices of the tickets that you can purchase on the official website of Casa Batlló:

Magic Nights: Night tours and live music on the rooftop.
- General: € 39
- Residents of the province of Barcelona: € 19.50

Magic Nights: Live music on the rooftop : € 29

Children under 7 years: free of fee.

Culture, art, live music and drinks, a night of leisure in the famous building of Gaudí. Do not miss this opportunity to discover Barcelona, enjoy its summer proposals, have an amazing vacation and get to know the city better with our luxury apartments by BCN Apartment Rentals.

Live music in the parks of Barcelona

Every year, the parks of Barcelona are filled with music, thanks to the live project Music in the parks. The event includes 50 free concerts in about 30 parks in the city, until August 31. This is an opportunity to get closer to the nature of the city and enjoy the music! For a perfect accomodation, BCN Apartment Rentals offers you the best luxury apartments in the heart of Barcelona, with the best design, location, security and comfort.

Music in the parks project made of summer concerts was born more than 15 years ago with an aim of bringing quality music to all types of audiences and attracting young people. In addition, they want to enhance the roles of parks as places for relax and leisure during summer nights and evenings. In the 2017 edition, there are 50 concerts of different styles, such as classical music, jazz, blues, choral formations and orchestras.

There are various parks in Barcelona where the concerts will take place and all of the are distributed throughout the city. Among them there is the famous Ciutadella Parc, the gardens of Villa Cecília, Las Aguas del Guinardó park, Turó Park, the gardens of La Tamarita, the gardens la Primavera, the Central park of Nou Barris, the gardens of Pou de la Figuera, Duc de Medinaceli square, Joan Miró park, Estació del Nord park, Vallvidrera park, Ernest Lluch gardens, Can Mantega gardens, Putxet park and Clot park.

There is also a possibility of having a guided tour in the parks, which will take place before the concerts by Music in the parks, the places are limited (35 people) and a reservation is required.  Do not miss this opportunity to discover Barcelona, enjoy its summer proposals, have an amazing vacation and get to know the city better with our luxury apartments by BCN Apartment Rentals.

Festes de Sants 2017 - Sants Festivities

After the Festivities of Gràcia, Barcelona will welcome the 2nd largest Festivities of the city, called Festes de Sants. This year the celebrations takes place between 19 and 27 August. For a perfect accomodation, BCN Apartment Rentals offers you the best luxury apartments in the heart of Barcelona, with the best design, location, security and comfort.

Sants was an old municipality of Barcelona that in the 19th century undertook an important transformation: it became a workers' nucleus because of the installation of textile factories. During that time it became united with Barcelona. One of the main characteristics of Festes de Sants the decorations of the squares and streets, al made by the neighbours themselves. You will submerdge in the popular culture with giants, castellers, diables. As in every Festa Major, there are sardana dances, stret food, concerts of habaneras, children's workshops, fairs and etc. The festival is celebrated in honor of St. Bartolomé, the Saint Patron of the Sants neighborhood. The first Festes de Sants were held in the middle of 19th century.

Festes de Sants begin on the eve of the Festivities of San Bartolomé, with a parade (pasacalle) where the cultural organizations of Sants take a walk through the neighborhood till the park of Espanya Industrial. Once there, the giants have a dance that precedes the reading of the opening speech. During the days of celebration, you will also see other auditions and sardana dances.

Festes de Sants are known for the adornment of squares and streets, an activity that has been done for more than 100 years. Associations of neighbors and commissions prepare the decorations throughout the year, with themes and materials that never stop to amaze. To preserve this tradition, there are prizes awarded each year for  the best-decorated streets, distributed by category, in a ceremony celebrated the day after the Festivities, in the park of Espanya Industrial.

With 4 "colles" of fire, Sants cannot miss a great pyrotechnic show, which usually takes place in the end of the Festivities. In the afternoon the youngest demons (diables) come to the streets, carrying out a correfoc for kids through the main streets of the old neighborhood. At night, the adults dressed like demons, together with the fire bestiary of the neighborhood, celebrate a great correfoc that says goodbye to the Festivities till the next year.

Apart from all the cultural activities, there will be a lot of modern music and rock and jazz concerts, street parties, bars and etc. Do not miss this opportunity to discover Barcelona, enjoy its summer proposals, have an amazing vacation and get to know the city better with our luxury apartments by BCN Apartment Rentals.

Visit Camp Nou!

If you are at least a little bit interested in sports or you enjoy original "museums", one of the famous places you can not miss in Barcelona is the Camp Nou! Opened in 1957 as the Barcelona Football Club Stadium, the Camp Nou (literally, New Camp) is the largest stadium in Europe and one of the largest in the world. The stadium has a world-wide fame that makes it a beloved place for many people from all over the Earth. For a perfect accomodation, BCN Apartment Rentals offers you the best luxury apartments in the heart of Barcelona, with the best design, location, security and comfort.

Apart from being a working stadium, Camp Nou has a museum, so when the footballers are not training and there are no matches being played, the stadium is open to the visitors. The Camp Nou experience begins with a tour of the stadium where you can access the changing rooms and take the same route as the players do everytime, stepping on the grass where the most famous teams in the world have played!

The presidential armchairs, the bench and the press room are some of the places that you will visit while the audio guide tells you the history of Camp Nou and the greatest victories of the team. The final point of the visit will be the Museum of F.C. Barcelona, ​​a place that allows you to learn more about the trajectory of the club for more than 100 years with photographs, different trophies and personal objects of the greatests legends that have been part of the equipment throughout its history.

The schedule of the Camp Nou Experience is:

From April 2 to October 7:
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sundays and public holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The rest of the year:
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sundays and public holidays: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The prices are:

Adults: € 23.
Students: € 18.
Children from 6 to 13 years: € 18.
Children under 6 years: free of charge.

Do not miss this opportunity to discover Barcelona, enjoy its summer proposals, have an amazing vacation and get to know the city better with our luxury apartments by BCN Apartment Rentals.

Born de Nit - Night Tours around el Born

El Born is one of the most visited neighborhoods in Barcelona, located side by side with the Gothic Quarter. It´s famous for its medieval narrow streets, cozy bars and restaurants. It´s not so crowded as the Gothic, but has the same charm. For a perfect accomodation, BCN Apartment Rentals offers you the best luxury apartments in the heart of Barcelona, with the best design, location, security and comfort.

Can you imagine what the medieval streets of Born looked like by night? This summer El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria brings you guided night tours around the neighborhood, the corners and the ruins that were found under the former Born market. Take a walk through these archaeological remains and discover the traces of life from the bustling streets of the 1700s. Additionally, see how the area was affected by the various sieges of 18th century.

There are Born de Nit 3 tours available:

1) - For the backdoor: dark secrets of Barcelona in 1700. (Wednesday, 21 to 22 h).

2) - Taverns and inns in Barcelona in 1700. (Thursday, 21 to 22h).

3) - The Born at night. (Wednesday and Thursday from 21 to 22 h).

This is a great chance to discover the Barcelona of the 1700s in the most intimate fashion: at night, with El Born for visitors only. Poetry and music also combine on summer evenings as El Born is one of the venues for the Mas i Mas festival. There’s nothing better than Born de Nit to combat the summer heat in the city.

The tours are held every Wednesday and Thursday from 9pm until August 31, you can choose from 4 languages: Catalan, Spanish, English and French. The price of the tickets is 10€. Do not miss this opportunity to discover Barcelona, enjoy its summer proposals, have an amazing vacation and get to know the city better with our luxury apartments by BCN Apartment Rentals.

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