La edición del 2012 del Grec llega a Barcelona con una propuesta sumamente atractiva. Todo el mes de julio viene lleno de actividades culturales: conciertos, teatros, cines… que prometen hacer de este verano una experiencia única.
Desde Apartamentos Aspasios que queremos que aquellos que nos elijen para su estancia en Barcelona, puedan disfrutar al máximo del calendario del Grec 2012, por eso presentamos a continuación nuestro ráking de Top 5 actividades del Grec.
Mercat de les Flors. Del 2 al 4 de julio
Los integrantes de She She Pop discuten un tema …
Situada a unos 35 minutos de Barcelona, Sitges es un magnífico plan de escapada de un día. Además de las bonitas playas, interesantes tiendas y una oferta gastronómica imprescindible, Sitges tiene diferentes rutas turísticas que prometen satisfacer a todo tipo de visitantes.
Hoy desde Aspasios, Apartamentos en Barcelona nos gustaría proponerte una escapada para disfrutar de La Ruta de los Artistas en Sitges, un paseo sobre los puntos más relevantes de la ciudad hasta los talleres de trabajo de los artistas Blanca de Nicolás, Carmen Nicolás, Manuel Blesa y Núria Corretgé. …
Pocas cosas hay más típicas en Barcelona que disfrutar de un día de sol y playa en La Barceloneta. La Barceloneta es el barrio marinero del distrito de Ciutat Vella de Barcelona.
Así que, este verano ¡ponte el bañador! porque tu visita no estará completa hasta que te pierdas por esta zona, disfrutes de algun cóctel en cualquiera de sus bares y degustes alguna receta de cocina mediterránea en los múltiples bares que bordean la playa.
Si aún no tienes claro cual de nuestros apartamentos elegir para tus vacaciones en Barcelona, piensa …
El nuevo trabajo de este artista danés aficando en Barcelona se llama “Simultaneous Perception” y lleva dos décadas trabajando en este concepto.
La exposición de Lars, que ya se pudo ver en Bruselas, recoge obras que están inspiradas en un viaje reciente que Physant realizó a la India. El artista danés stá considerado como un destacado representante de la pintura de vanguardia, con exposiciones en Dinamarca, Noruega, Suecia, Alemania y España, entre otros países.
Podrás visitarla hasta el próximo 30 de junio y desde Aspasios os recomendamos que no os la perdáis.
From June 11th to 17th 2012, Barcelona Bike Week is taking place. You don’t need a bike to participate — Biciclot Maritim is offering free rentals from its location on the beachfront promenade in the Barceloneta neighbourhood.
Barcelona’s wonderful Bicing service (unfortunately not available for tourists)
If you do own a bike in the city you can have it tuned up at the Plaza Carles Pi i Sunyer 8-10. This bike-checking service is being held every day of the celebratory week. There are in fact 40 bike-related activities taking place throughout this fun week in …
The tap water in Barcelona and Madrid is graded as ‘potable’, meaning it is definitely fit to drink. In these two cities, we are fortunate to have public fountains dotting the urban landscape, giving you an opportunity to take a sip or refill your water bottle. Spain is a hot country and good access to fresh water is a necessity, even when outside the house.
Health tips-Drinking the water in Barcelona and Madrid
Some of the fountains are gorgeous and have legends attached to them. For example, if you drink from the …
Barcelona is situated on the coast so, if you are lucky to be visiting this picturesque city, why try out an alternate way to experience it?
Boat Trips from Barcelona
There are plenty of choices when it comes to boat and sailing trips around Barcelona, and here are some of the best:
For those who enjoy speed, then this boat tour may be ideal. The X-Max Speedboat tour is an adrenaline-pumping ride that lets you see the skyline of Barcelona from the sea. As the name suggests, the tour takes place at …
Barcelona is a hugely popular wedding destination and it is not hard to understand why! The “jewel in the Mediterranean Crown” has stunning natural scenery and plenty of options when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding venue. There are golden beaches that provide a picturesque backdrop, rocky coves for an unusual location and, of course, the majestic peaks of the PyreneesMountains located nearby. Whatever style or type of wedding you want, Barcelona can most certainly rise to the challenge.
Getting Married in Barcelona
There are a range of budget airlines that …
The Spanish capital will once again be home to the huge rock festival Rock in Rio this June and July 2012. It begins on 20 June and lasts for four days. During this time ticket holders will be able to enjoy performances by Rihanna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Maná and Lenny Kravitz among dozens of other performers.
Rock in Rio in Madrid
Many top bands will be playing at this year’s festival, which is slated to be the biggest yet in the festival’s history. Rock in Rio is, in fact, held in three different …
If you are going to be in Madrid for just one day then you can expect to have a very busy time – there is so much to see and do! If time is limited, then you might want to use the following itinerary, which will give you a good taste of the city and ensure you see some of its highlights. Don’t forget your camera!
Madrid in just one day
Start at the PradoMuseum. Here you can enjoy thousands of paintings, sculptures and works of art from some of the greatest …
If you fancy a day trip outside of Barcelona´s urban offerings, we highly recommend a wine tasting tour in the Penedés, an area famous for wine and especially cava (the Catalan equivalent of champagne). We went by car and the Penedés is an easy hour south-west of the city.
Suggested day trips from Barcelona-Off to the Penedés for wine tasting
On your behalf, we tested out the J. Miguel Jané winery for their organised tour and cata de vinos (wine tasting). Our host was superb, her knowledge was wide-ranging and she gave us …
Walking from Passeig de Gracia to the Sagrada Familia you will find the stunning Casa Terrades, more commonly known as the Casa de les Punxes – loosely translated from Catalan as the “House of Needles”. One glance and you’ll see why.
Barcelona’s Casa de les Punxes, an urban fairytale castle
The building occupies an entire triangular block in the Dreta area of Barcelona and, while not exactly hidden, is an off-the-beaten-path delightful surprise for interested tourists and students of architecture alike.
It is a functioning building, with a bank, a upmarket specialist bookstore, …
Just in case you had any doubts that Barcelona is a world-class destination, it has been voted number 8 in the world by Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2012 awards.
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If you are considering a romantic getaway, then Barcelona is an ideal choice. Just look at all the fantastic activities there are to enjoy in this bustling Spanish city.
Barcelona is perfect for a romantic break
Hot Air Balloon Ride
What could be more romantic than a trip in a hot air balloon? There is nowhere better to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The journey. The trip provides you with breathtaking views of Barcelona and its surrounding countryside, with pick-up and drop-off from your city centre accommodation. You can find out more about this …
The Olympic Port in Barcelona is a fantastic place to spend time on holiday. It is a busy and fun part of the city, close to Barceloneta and IcariaBeach.
Frank Gehry’s sculpture-Whale or soldier’s hat?
The Olympic Port underwent massive change in preparation for the Olympic games held in 1992 and the area since then has thrived. There are restaurants, bars, live music and plenty more besides to keep everyone entertained. In the middle of the Port is a world class casino that offers everything from slot machines to poker tables. The …
Any adventure and thrill seekers visiting Madrid may want to know about the skydiving centre located just 50 minutes outside the city centre. Here it is possible to jump out of plane travelling at 4000 meters above sea level.
Skydiving in Madrid.
Skydiving is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that many people have on their “bucket list”. If that sounds like you then try it out over Madrid and its surrounding stunning Spanish landscape. There is no previous experience or any skills needed to do a skydive excursion. You will be attached to a …
A great way to see Madrid is with a guided tour. A tour around Madrid doesn’t necessarily mean having to follow a campy tour guide around who is holding a stick with a flag on the end.
Getting around Madrid
Here are just some of the different types of tours available in Madrid:
Tour By Kickbike
A kickbike is a bit like a bicycle that you stand up on. It is a very fun way to see the city and suitable for all ages. They are fast, safe and easy to manoeuvre, providing easy …
We asked a few long-time residents of Madrid and friends of Aspasios for their favourite restaurants in Madrid. While many were mentioned, these 3 seemed to be favourites among everyone!
Casa Botin by the Plaza Major
Keep in mind that in Madrid, if you turn up in anything less casual than a jacket, you maybe out of luck (many ask for a tie). Madrid tends to be dressier than Barcelona, and you don’t want to be obliged to wear their house jacket/tie outfit! Ladies, be prepared to dress formally as well.
By Plaza …
For obvious reasons many of Barcelona’s most talked about restaurants are in the centre of the city, but there are a few that aren’t central yet easily accessible for tourists.
Hidden treasure in Barcelona – Casa Fausto’s hamburguesas de sepia
For those who get up to Parc Güell, nearby there is a hidden treasure in the lesser-known neighbourhood of Vallcarca. Casa Fausto reopened after a few years of being closed and, we must admit, the new owners are doing a wonderful job.
They offer an excellent work-week menu at lunchtime for 9 € …
Did you know there is a zoo in Barcelona? If you are going to be visiting Barcelona, you should stop by!
Barcelona Zoo’s Macaw birds.
There are hippos, giant anteaters, gorillas, orang-utans and so many other animals to see up close! Both kids and adults will enjoy the visit. Some notable parts of the zoo are the reptile house and the gorilla enclosure. Some incredibly rare creatures can be viewed at the zoo, such as the Komodo dragon.
The Palmera is another incredible part of the zoo that is well worth a visit. …
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