The Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival in Barcelona is one of the most known jazz festivals in the world and one of the most important musical events in Barcelona and Spain. It takes place annually in October-December. This year’s events are distributed between the 13th of October to 20th of December.
An elegant and discreet place, live jazz, tapas, assorted cocktails and red vintage sofas. Milano Cocktail Bar has the perfect combination for an afternoon aperitivo in the Milan of the 40’s.
On the majestic Passeig de Gracia (must-see avenue during your stay in Barcelona) opened its doors in 2014 a space dedicated to restoration, seducing both food gourmets and lovers of interior design and architecture.
Sónar is a three-day electronic and advanced music festival. It was founded in Barcelona in 1994 by journalist Ricard Robles and musicians Enric Palau, and Sergi Caballero. This first event was attended by nearly 6,000 people, but this numbered tripled in only two years, reaching 18.000 in 1996. Sonar assistants number has allways kept growing until the early 2010’s, when Sónar size stabilized at around 80.000 visitors / year. Continue reading
Fancy some live DJ’s or live concerts? Jazz, dance, indie rock… there are lots of bars and clubs that offer live music in Barcelona, so you’ll find anything you need. Here are some ideas from our Staff Pick of the best places to listen to live music in Barcelona.
Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, also known as Barcelona Opera House, was founded in 1847, and it has become a symbol of the city through the years.
The Liceu was founded by private shareholders that made a trading company, organized in a trade society (Great Liceu Theater Society). By that time, Barcelona was a growing city which needed to offer its citizens a music conservatory and theater. That’s why the Liceu was planned and built.
Among other things, Barcelona is known for its healthy and Mediterranean cuisine, which perfectly combines both products of the sea and mountains to create innovative dishes. Catalonia is one of the most important wine regions in Spain, with a lot of different types of wine, such as, for example, Penedès, Alella or Priorat. Continue reading
If you’re visiting Barcelona, you shouldn’t stick to the beach and day activities. The nightlife in Barcelona is very animated, specially in summer time! You can’t miss some night plans that will make your stay more enjoyable, and if you like dancing, music and shows, you may also like salsa music, so here are some recommendations from ApartEasy staff of the best clubs to dance salsa in Barcelona:
Barcelona has plenty of nightlife for you to choose. Pretty much every neighbourhood has its hotspots to have some drinks and fun. Barcelona is quite safe at night as long as you are careful with your belongings.
To put the cherry on top, the underground is open on Friday until 02:00 and Saturday ALL NIGHT LONG, helping you to move around Barcelona nightlife.
Vermouth (vermut in Spanish) is a liquor; a kind of aromatized or flavored wine (with some roots, herbs, flowers and spices). It was first produced in Italy in the mid-late 18th century to cure some light diseases, but ended up beeing the most common aperitivo, becoming famous in Barcelona and Spain.
Even though Flamenco is more popular in Andalucía, the south part of Spain, in Barcelona you can go to lots of really good bars and clubs which offer Flamenco shows, with the best artists from all over the country.
If you are a Jazz music lover, Barcelona is a great city to be at. There is a wide selection of places where to go and enjoy live concerts. Here’s a little list that we’ve made from aparteasy:
Celebrate the New Year’s Eve in full fashion in Barcelona, where the streets will be filled with people celebrating the New Year.
During this time of the year you could also enjoy the Christmas Shopping time in Barcelona that it is a unique, unforgettable experience. There are so many things to do and you can enjoy Christmas in lots of different ways in keeping with your own tastes and interests.
Tradition, music, family activities, workshops, sport and much more! The Gràcia Festival (Festa major de Gracia) has activities for everyone and takes place from 15-21 August. Find out everything about it:
Dear Barcelona lovers,
ApartEasy would like to introduce this travel blog, where you will find valuable information about how to have your perfect stay in Barcelona.
We will try to offer you valuable information and tips about where to stay, things to do, must see places, top lists of restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping areas and everything you need to know to enjoy a perfect holiday in Barcelona.
Weather you are visiting Barcelona for a few days or looking for a long term rental in Barcelona, aparteasy is what you need. We offer daily and monthly rentals in top locations of Barcelona.
We love to hear from our customers and readers, so do not hesitate to leave your thoughts on the comment section.