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Daniel Ruiz

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A Daytrip to Montserrat

One of the best daytrips from Barcelona is the mountain of Montserrat. This stunning mass of rock is very important culturally to Catalonia, with its monastery and revered Madonna statue near its summit. It is also a “must” for lovers of hiking and natural beauty! One cannot go to Montserrat without entering its Basilica and […]

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The Fountains of Barcelona

The upcoming 22nd of March is the UN-sponsored National Water Day 2014 and a great opportunity for us to tell you about Barcelona’s fountains! In the city, there are several well-known fountains, some of which function as public water sources and others that are purely decorative, but some of the more obscure ones are gems […]

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Barcelona weather: Planning your trip

When planning a trip to an unfamiliar or new destination, there are always questions about the weather. If you’re travelling to the Catalan capital, what weather should you be prepared for? When is the best time of year to go? The answer to the first question is that you should always be prepared for good, […]

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Barcelona is the capital of DIY for the Handmade Festival this April

Barcelona’s reputation stands strong as the historic home to many artists who have been launched to international fame. Specifically Gaudí, Picasso and Joan Miró are a few among the many artists who have left us with rich artistic legacies and are known by many. Fostering creativity is an element that still distinguishes this city and […]

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Burgers and Business: Interview with Brook N.

Earlier this October, Brook N., an expat, businessman and Barcelona resident, sat down with me over burgers to discuss the wants and needs of business people in Barcelona, whether they are settling down or just coming through. As an international man of business, Brook doesn’t talk shop with just any apartments company and doesn’t eat […]

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Running in Barcelona: A Great Way to Discover the City!

One of Barcelona’s greatest asset as a city is its connection with Sports and athleticism. It is something that has always been a part of the city and, of course, was augmented greatly by the hosting of the 1992 Olympic Games here. Those who live here and those who come here for the international sport […]

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Barcelona’s Hidden Gardens in the Eixample

The rectangular grid of Barcelona´s area known as the “Extention”, or Eixample in Catalan, was the idea of forward-thinking urban planner Ildefonso Cerdá.  In the neighbourhoods that make up this area, the city´s iconic modernist buildings, both world-famous and lesser known, can be found. Among the best known homes are Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and […]

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Christmas Markets in Barcelona

When Christmas Season starts in the Catalan capital, the city dons a festive atmosphere. With the holiday spirit in mind, squares all around Barcelona fill with vendors to create Christmas markets.  The most famous of these markets is the Christmas Market of Santa Llúcia, which we mentioned in our article about New Year’s Eve 2013 […]

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New Years Eve 2013 in Barcelona

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Barcelona is an experience on par with other iconic, cosmopolitan cities around the world. Such is the picture painted by the Barcelona City Council and its Tourism Office, who are putting forward new details to cater to Barcelona’s growing appeal and presence on travellers radar. Many European travellers, for example, […]

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Photo Contest: Christmas with Aspasios

The holidays are all about sharing and we at Aspasios are excited to share our apartments with you! For a chance to win a 5-night or 2-night stay in one of our Barcelona apartments, share your Christmas photos with us using the hashtag #AspasiosXmas on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! See below for all rules, terms, […]

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