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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 […]


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, […]


5 Best Guided Tours of Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the top tourist destinations for travelers from all around the world. Why is that exactly? A lot of interest probably comes from the fact that Barcelona has a little bit of something for everyone and is accessible in so many ways. A testament to that is the variety of tours you […]


Using Social Media During your Travel to Barcelona

So many of us are on social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Instagram these days. Some are avid users, checking and using these accounts multiple times a day while others are less savvy, using their accounts only to occasionally stay in touch. Did you know you can use social media to make planning […]


Aspasios at Mobile World Congress 2014

We were pleased to participate as the exclusive apartments sponsor of the EyeforTravel branch of the 2014 Mobile World Congress, from the 24th to the 27th of February 2014. It was quite a thrill to see our logo up on big screens and posters for all the attendees to see! As a privileged attendee, our […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The city from a new angle: Hidden City Tours

I sat down with Lisa Grace, founder of Hidden City Tours, a provider of walking tours of the Old Town of Barcelona with those formerly living on its streets. Julia Bürgi (JB): Lisa, tell us a little more about how this project started. Lisa Grace (LG): I used to live on Escudellers, which has lots […]


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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