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Top 10 best Shopping areas in Barcelona

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Are you ready for a shopping spree? Barcelona has a lot to offer! Most Spanish brands are based here, and offer you better prices than back home. You will find better deals and prices in Spanish brands, such as Zara, Massimo Dutti, Mango, Custo, Desigual…

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The iconic Ramblas of Barcelona

las ramblasLas Ramblas are the most popular and crowded avenue in Barcelona and one of the most famous over the world. Las Ramblas is now a very iconic place in Barcelona, and you will have a great time there, walking along the street and enjoying the smell of flowers and fresh paintings while watching the human statues.

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Best places for Live Music in Barcelona

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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.

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Top Paella restaurants in Barcelona

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Paella is by far the most typical dish in Spain and so in Barcelona. It is also by far the most preferred dish of Spanish people, specially prepared for celebrations or family meeting on weekends.

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Best places to learn Spanish in Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in the world; the city attracts a lot of tourists who are curious to know everything about this magnificent city. And, what better way to learn everything about a place than mingling with locals and speaking their language?

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La Mercè Festival, the annual Barcelona festivity

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La Mercè is the major festival in Barcelona since it’s the official city holiday. Once a year by the end of September, it takes place all over the city along its streets and beaches. This year is going to be from 19th to 24th of September.

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Top 10 activities to enjoy Barcelona with kids!

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If you are planning on coming to Barcelona with the whole family, little ones included, don’t worry, because there are many activities for little kids to have the best time in Barcelona. In this post, we will tell you the top 10 activities to enjoy a holiday with kids in the beautiful city of Barcelona.

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Gran teatre Liceu, the Barcelona opera house

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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.

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5 amazing Wine shops and cellars in Barcelona

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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

Best salsa dance clubs in Barcelona

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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:

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Enjoy the magical Sant Joan night

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Every year during the night of 23rd of June, the whole territory of Catalunya and Valencia is plunged into party, music, bonfires and fireworks to celebrate the official start of summer, the night of San Joan. Traditional food, music and parties on the beach, everything you need to know about this magical night is to be found in this post. Continue reading

Top 5 parks in Barcelona

ciutadella park Even though Barcelona is a big city, you can also have a good time at its parks and gardens as well. Think of all the things that you can do at a park: take a walk, have a rest, disconnect, sunbathe,  learn about plants, read a good book while enjoying the nature whispering… In Barcelona, many parks will give you a good experience, and here we are going to show you the best of them. Continue reading

Best Spas in Barcelona

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While traveling we are looking for visiting new places of interest, learn new experiences, .. but besides of that sometimes we want to have a break and get into the spirit of holidays. So, why not to spoilt yourself with something special? What’s about a spa?
We have made a selection of the best spas in Barcelona so that you can relax in your spare time during your stay in Barcelona. 

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Top 10 clubbing places in Barcelona

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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.

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The magic fountain show of Montjuïc

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Barcelona’s biggest fountain, built in 1929 for the International Exhibition, offers at night a spectacular display of music, lights and water acrobatics which generates over 50 kinds of diferent shapes.

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Enjoy Vermouth in Barcelona

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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.

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Live flamenco in Barcelona

FLAMENCOEven 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.

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Top 9 Museums in Barcelona

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Barcelona is not famous just because of it’s weather, beaches, nightlife and tapas bars, it’s also a city of art and culture. In this post we’ve made a selection of the top Museums to see during your stay in Barcelona. Romanic art, egyptian culture, industrial colonies, soccer, catalan history… discover everything about the best museums in town:
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Modernist architecture route through Barcelona.

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The modernist movement, also known as Art Nouveau, started in the end of the 19th Century, and moved a lot of money and interesting buildings. Thanks to Gaudí, Domènech i Muntaner and Puig I Cadafalch architects among others, Barcelona is one of the most important modernist cities in the world.

Suggested Modernist route in Barcelona:

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Jazz concerts in Barcelona

RAY CHARLESIf 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:

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