Short term rental Barcelona – Best apartments to stay in

We’re here to help you out when finding a short term rental Barcelona. It is our mission to make sure your stay in the city is the most comfortable it can possibly be.

You’ve booked your flights and now it’s time to find somewhere to stay. With a plethora of options in the city, it can often be overwhelming and difficult to know where to begin.

So whether you’re looking for somewhere to stay for a weekend getaway or a short break to explore Barcelona and its surrounding areas, or if you’re here on a short business trip, we’ve got you covered when it comes to finding a short term rental Barcelona.

Our apartments offer a range of modern comforts and are located throughout the city in some of the most picturesque neighbourhoods – from the trendy El Born, with its hip bars and some of the city’s most popular attractions, to Eixample and its luxury boutiques and examples of fine Modernist architecture.

So, here’s a round up of our top ten apartments for short-term rental Barcelona. We hope you like them as much as we do!

Dandi apartment – Eixample

Our Dandi short term rental Barcelona is an apartment you’ll never want to leave. Think modern luxury combined with the charm of Barcelona’s gorgeous Modernist architecture. Only a block away from Passeig de Gràcia, this three-bedroom apartment with two bathrooms and a balcony exudes charm, class and modernity.

Short term rental Barcelona - Dandi Apartmnet
Short term rental Barcelona – Dandi Apartment

Livingstone apartment – Eixample

In between Eixample and the up-and-coming area of Sant Antoni and its stunning marketplace, this short-term rental Barcelona combines ethnic décor – thanks to pieces originally from South Africa – with modern comforts that will make you feel right at home. This spacious property has two double bedrooms, two full bathrooms and boasts air conditioning, heating, a smart TV and fiber optic Wi-Fi. 

Short term rental Barcelona - Livingstone apartment
Livingstone Apartment in Barcelona

Jolie Penthouse – Les Corts

This one bedroom, one bathroom apartment in the residential area of Les Corts is filled with light and space, and boasts a beautiful sun-drenched terrace perfect for catching some rays or relaxing after a long day sightseeing. There’s also a cosy office space if you need to catch up on work or check your emails.

Jollie Penthouse in Les Corts
Jollie Penthouse in Les Corts

Dandelion apartment – L’Illa Diagonal

Our one-bedroom Dandelion apartment is a colourfully decorated short-term rental Barcelona with a spacious terrace. It boasts a great location next to the L’Illa Diagonal shopping centre and great connections to the city centre. Romantic and cost, it’s simply perfect for couples or those travelling alone.

Dandelion Apartment in Barcelona
Dandelion Apartment in Barcelona

La Mimosa apartment – Eixample

In the heart of the Eixample district and a stone’s throw away from Passeig de Gràcia, its luxury stores and stunning examples of Gaudí’s architecture, is La Mimosa. This short term rental Barcelona boasts space – with three bedrooms – light and elegance. What more could you ask for?

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La Mimosa Apartment in Eixample

Parsifal apartment – La Rambla

This short-term rental Barcelona boasts arguably the best location in the city – La Rambla. Step outside and you’ll find La Boqueria market, el Liceu opera house and a plethora of shops, bars and restaurants. This three-bedroom apartment features a large dining room and living room that is ideal for entertaining and a quaint balcony perfect for your morning coffee.

Parsifal Apartment in La Rambla
Parsifal Apartment in La Rambla

Picasso apartment – El Born

This one bedroom apartment comfortably sleeps four thanks to its spacious living room with a pull-out sofa bed. Artfully decorated, with bare brick walls and wooden beams that add charm and character, and featuring two delightful balconies that are perfect for watching the world go by.

Picasso Apartment in El Born

ArtBlue apartment – Eixample

This stunning two-bedroom penthouse with original wooden features combines charm and style, and is the perfect short-term rental Barcelona for those who wish to discover everything the Eixample district has to offer from the unbeatable location of Carrer Aribau. Discover the shops, bars and restaurants potentially the coolest street in Barcelona has to offer.

ArtBlue Apartment in El Born

Macca apartment – Gothic quarter

Nestled away on a pedestrian street is this short-term rental Barcelona – perfect for those seeking peace and quiet but who don’t want to forgo a location in the heart of the city. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this fully renovated property with charming original features effortlessly combines contemporary and historical design.

Macca Apartment in Barcelona

Neo apartment – Eixample

Within walking distance of the Gaudí masterpiece that is the Sagrada Familia, you’ll find our Neo apartment. This family-friendly short term rental Barcelona boasts sleek, elegant décor, two bedrooms, and great connections to the city centre via metro. Perfect for those seeking tranquillity to disconnect and unwind while visiting the cultural capital of Catalonia.

Neo Apartment in Eixample
Neo Apartment in Eixample

Remember, you can contact us at any time with questions about your booking. We’re here to make sure your short term rental Barcelona is a smooth, stress-free and pleasant experience! This is just a small catalogue of short-term rentals in Barcelona. Discover them all here, available both short and long term.

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Complete Guide to a Romantic Break in Barcelona

A romantic break in Barcelona may not be as iconic as Paris, with its Eiffel tower and French cuisine, but we promise you it will most certainly be as idyllic, if not more!

Think quaint squares tucked away in the Gothic quarter, starlit meals overlooking the city, passionate live music concerts and long afternoon strolls…

A romantic break in Barcelona is the perfect plan to whisk your loved one off their feet and bring even more magic to your relationship. And, what’s more, we’ve created this complete guide to make sure you’re not stuck for ideas when wooing your beau.

Romantic Brea in Barcelona
Romantic Break in Barcelona

Where to Stay on a Romantic Break in Barcelona

At bizFlats we’ve got you covered for your romantic break in Barcelona with our most dreamy apartments, perfect for two people.

The Dandelion apartment is a luxury 1-bedroom apartment ideal for your romantic break in Barcelona. This light-filled rental is perfect for lazy mornings on its sun-drenched terrace and romantic dinners for two in this quaint flat tucked away in a quiet residential area.

The 2-bedroom Neo apartment with a terrace is perfect for couples looking for a spacious place to stay. Boasting tranquillity and peace, this dreamy haven in the heart of the city is within walking distance of the famous Sagrada Familia. You won’t want to leave!

For more idyllic places to stay in Barcelona, discover our top apartments by neighbourhood here.

What to do on a Romantic Break in Barcelona

On your romantic break in Barcelona what better way to impress your partner than a tour of one of Gaudí’s masterpieces? Check out our article for a list of ten of this Catalan architect’s most stunning buildings. Casa Batlló is one of our favourites and its magic nights include a guided tour followed by a rooftop concert and a drink. What could be more romantic?

As dusk settles over the city, why not head to the stunning Montjuïc fountain for an awe-inspiring display of colours, lights and music? Sure to impress, this show takes place on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 9 pm and 10 pm. Find more information here.

Another couple-perfect plan for your romantic break in Barcelona is getting lost in the narrow cobbled streets of Barcelona’s beautiful el Born, the city’s trendiest of neighbourhoods. From marvelling at the impressive Santa María del Mar church to spending a lazy afternoon at the Parc de Ciutadella, without a doubt this is one of the most romantic areas of the city.

We’re sure you’ll want to be sure never to forget this romantic break in Barcelona, and what better way to capture it than an instagrammable snap in the city’s most passionate spot? The Kiss in Plaça d’Isidre Nonell is a unique photomosaic made up of shots of “moments of freedom” submitted by locals. Find more picture-perfect spots for selfies of you and your loved one that you’ll treasure forever here.

Where to Relax on a Romantic Break in Barcelona

What could be more romantic and relaxing than a couple’s massage after a long day of sightseeing? Luckily on your romantic break in Barcelona you’ll find an array of truly intimate spaces where calming body and mind side by side has never been so easy.

Aire Ancient Baths Barcelona (Passeig de Picasso, 22) is tucked away inside an 18th century warehouse and the ideal place to unwind surrounded by walls steeped in history. Or why not try something extra special and head to the The Urban Massage in Plaça Urquinaona, close to Plaça Catalunya, with treatment rooms overlooking the city for stunning views.

Where to Eat on a Romantic Break in Barcelona

A romantic break in Barcelona would not be complete without a starlit dinner at the Observatori Fabra (Camí de l’Observatori). This unique experience combining astronomy and haute cuisine makes for a truly unforgettable evening.

Some other of our favourites include Le Cucine Mandarosso (Verdaguer i Callís, 4), an authentic Italian tucked away behind the Palau de la Música, Pepa i Vins (Carrer d’Aribau, 41) serving an impressive selection of local wines in an intimate setting in Eixample, and Osmosis (Carrer d’Aribau, 100) if you fancy splashing out on a delicious tasting menu with wine pairings.

And if you’re looking for something truly authentic, check out our top Catalan restaurants for the best eateries to find local cuisine.

That completes our guide to a romantic break in Barcelona! We hope you’re well and truly loved up!

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10 Best Things to do in Barcelona in April

Spring is finally here, bringing with it a plethora of things to do in Barcelona in April. The clock went forward the last weekend of March, which means lighter evenings and a sensation of waking up after a long winter as we welcome April.

We have to admit, April is a fantastic month for things to do in Barcelona. So make the most of the long days and pleasant climate to explore the city, visit its museums and art galleries, spend a family day out, or even to take a day trip from the city.

We recommend checking the opening times and COVID regulations before planning your trip.

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Sant Jordi – Your guide to April in Barcelona

Things to do in Barcelona in April

1. Family Day at Mobile Week Barcelona, 3 April

Various locations around the city

This 3 April, don’t miss Family Day at Mobile Week Barcelona, brimming with family-friendly activities with Lego, robots and the most exciting latest technologies for all ages. Find out more here (Spanish only).

2. All Those Festival, 2–3 April

Teatre Nacional de Catalunya: Plaça de les Arts, 1, 08013

The All Those Barcelona festival is back in Barcelona at the Teatre Nacional. Enjoy the first weekend of April with live music, dozens of stalls selling artisan goods and the best food from local restaurants. We’ll see you there!

3. The Magritte Machine until 6 June

Caixa Fòrum: Avinguda de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, 08038

Discover this retrospective exhibition on Belgian artist René Magritte, famous for his faceless portraits. Sixty-five works come together in this excellent example of surreal art.

4. LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil, 28 March – 1 May

Trav. Industrial, 50, 08907 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

Journey to Mexico in this dream-like show that delves into the country’s folklore and traditions. Combining acrobats and visual experiences, you’re sure to be amazed!

5. Day trip to Cadaqués

What better way to enjoy the spring than a day trip to explore the area surrounding your favourite city? Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona and head to the quaint fishing village of Cadaqués, where the artist Dalí himself once lived. Make the most of the off-peak season before this coveted destination welcomes the crowds!

If this day trip doesn’t take you fancy, check out our 8 favourite day trips on our blog for more inspiration.

More things to do in Barcelona in April? Keep reading 😉

6. Sant Jordi – 23 April

One of our favourite days of the year is Sant Jordi. Dubbed as the Catalan Valentine’s Day, this special day sees Barcelona’s streets lined with bookstalls and flower sellers.

Be sure to get your loved one a book and a rose and learn about this tradition inspired by the story of St George and the dragon here.

7. Football. Art. Icons. In that order, 28 March to 28 May

Casa Seat: Pg. de Gràcia, 109, 08008 Barcelona

On the corner of Paseo de Gràcia and Diagonal is CASA SEAT, which welcomes this new exhibition. Bringing together football and art, including illustration, hands-on experiences, and much more, this exhibition promises a different day out for football lovers and at fanatics alike.

8. Handmade Festival, 8–10 April

Fira de Barcelona: Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, s/n, 08004

This festival in Barcelona puts the spotlight on local creators and everything handmade. Find the most meaningful souvenirs or treat yourself to something special, all whilst enjoying live music, food trucks and an array of hands-on activities.

9. Easter Week in Barcelona, 10–18 April

There’s something for everyone at Easter in Barcelona. From the traditional “La Burreta” (donkey) procession on Palm Sunday and solemn masses held on Good Friday in some of the city’s most important churches, to the much-awaited decorated chocolate egg known as “La Mona”.

Consult our Barcelona Calendar 2022 for a list of this year’s public holidays.

10. A stroll in one of Barcelona’s parks

With the spring equinox behind us, we have already started to notice smatterings of green throughout the city, with new buds appearing, blossoms blooming and new colour bringing Barcelona to life.

Why not enjoy nature coming in to bloom with a relaxing stroll at the Labyrinth de Horta maze, the central Parc de la Ciutadella or the city’s botanical gardens in Montjuic? Or take a picnic and make a day of it! We hope you enjoy the 10 best plans in Barcelona in April!

Barcelona carnival 2022 – Featured Activities

Barcelona Carnival 2022 is here and it promises to be one of the biggest and best ever! Despite being the second carnival during the pandemic, this year Barcelona will host an array of fantastic and flamboyant activities brimming with colour and excitement from 24 February to 2 March.

Barcelona Carnival 2022 will bring freedom and fantasy to all districts in Barcelona, so don’t miss our complete guide to a range of featured activities for young and old!

Barcelona Carnival 2022
Barcelona Carnival 2022

Barcelona Carnival 2022: Thursday, 24 March

Just like every year, Barcelona Carnival 2022 will be kicked off on Jueves Lardero, or Fat Thursday. Traditionally, this last Thursday before Lent marks the start of the celebrations and feasting before the upcoming period of fasting.

El Arribo – 5:45 pm

This year, El Arribo opening ceremony will take place on La Rambla in honour of all those who work in kiosks, and will be presented by King Tòtil and Queen Belluga.

This magical parade will end at Palau de la Virreina to hold the much-awaited Taronjada. This rebellious event dates back to 1333 when the Council of One Hundred prohibited the throwing of oranges, and is celebrated this Barcelona Carnival 2022 with the throwing of orange confetti and fireworks.

Culinary events

Similar to past years, Barcelona Carnival 2022 will welcome an array of gastronomic events on Dijous Llarder, from omelette competitions, coca bread tasting events, show cooking, and much more.

Highlights include the truita tasting and concert at 6 pm at the Centre Cívic Font de la Guatlla, the Centre Cívic el Coll’s Fat Thursday for the elderly at 5 pm and La Violeta Omelette contest at 8pm. What’s more, anyone can take part in the ninth edition of Entruita’t’. Find more information about this online omelette competition here.

And whilst we’re on the topic of food, don’t forget to try the traditional coca de llardons: this pork crackling bread topped with pine nuts is one of the most typical sweet-and-savoury Barcelona Carnival 2022 treats.

Barcelona Carnival 2022: Friday, 25 March – Saturday, 26 March

On the 25th, Barcelona Carnival 2022 brings us a plethora of parades, or Rúas. With 30 in total around the entire city, you’ll be spoiled for choice. This year, Barcelona Carnival 2022 will bring the city’s Old Quarter to life with a special event for kids at 5.45 pm, with two colourful parades starting from Plaça de la Mercè and Plaça de la Acadèmia respectively, and ending in Plaça del Rei.

Highlights on Saturday 25th include the ‘Carnavalassu adult’ (5 pm) with a parade starting at Sant Felip Neri and ending at Avinguda Francesc Cambó. Gràcia’s main parade will start at 6 pm in the Jardinets de Gràcia and will end at Plaça de la Vila. And in Les Corts things get started at 4:30 pm in La Plaça Comas, and will finish with a chocolate event and entertainment for kids in Plaça de Can Rosés.

Unlike in other towns and cities, which save the best for Sunday, Barcelona on Saturday will be brimming with a range of parades, pageants and processions in addition to workshops, tasting events, costume parties and masquerades. There are so many events to choose from in fact, we recommend checking out the official city council website to find out what’s going on in your area.

Barcelona Carnival 2022: Wednesday, 2 March

In Christian cultures around the world, Ash Wednesday celebrates the start of Lent. Bringing Barcelona Carnival 2022 to a close will be the traditional “Burial of the Sardine”. This ritual marks the seven days of decadence and celebration and gives way to a time of sobriety and abstinence. This procession symbolises a burial of the past to make way for the new and is an event that cannot be missed.

This Barcelona Carnival 2022, there are eight different burials to choose from in the city, each with its own peculiar traditions. Catch parodies of funeral processions, the burning of the King of Carnival and community meals of… you guessed it – sardines!

Some highlights include the Centre Cívic de Guinardó’s New Orleans-style sardine burial at 5:30 pm and the burial of the King of Carnival at 7 pm at the Cotxeres de Sants auditorium, to bring this magical time to a close.

But wait… it’s not over yet! La Barceloneta will celebrate its very own Carnival the following weekend. So get ready for more fun and frivolities!

From bizFlats, we wish you a very merry Barcelona Carnival 2022!

Barcelona carnival poster

Complete Guide to Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona

The Mobile World Congress 2022 is almost here! This leading technology event is back with its pulse on the latest and most cutting-edge advances in the world of connectivity and tech.

With networking opportunities, keynote speeches by senior executives of some of the world’s tech giants, plus a whole range of tech-related activities both online and offline, the Mobile World Congress 2022 can’t be missed!

After 2020’s event was cancelled and 2021 saw a reduced-format of the Mobile World Congress, this year promises to be two to three times bigger than last year’s. With seven halls packed full of activities, over 1,500 exhibitors, the Ministerial Programme, plus this year’s new Industry City feature, this is the place to be if you want to learn, connect, and delve into the future of the tech industry.

We’ve put together this complete guide with everything you need to know about the Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona.

Mobile world congress 2022

When will the Mobile World Congress 2022 take place?

Barcelona’s biggest technology fair will take place from 28 February to 3 March. With just two weeks to go until the big event, be sure to check out the MWC online checklist to make sure you comply with all Covid regulations and are fully registered to take part.

The timetable for the Mobile World Congress 2022 is as follows:

Monday 28 February:  8:30 am – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, 1 March: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, 2 March: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm

Thursday, 3 March: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Where is the Mobile World Congress 2022 being held and how can I get there?

Just like in past years, the event is being held at the Fira on Gran Vía, with great public transport connections. From Plaça Espanya and Passeig de Gràcia train stations there are regular commuter trains with a stop at Fira that will get you there in less than 15 minutes. Alternatively, it can be reached in 20 minutes by car or taxi from the centre of Barcelona.

What Covid health and safety measures will be in place?

Heath and safety is paramount at the Mobile World Congress 2022. In addition to the checklist we’ve mentioned, all in-person attendees must download the MWC app for contactless entry into the precinct using their Digital Badge.

What’s more, all attendees must be in possession of a Covid passport, certificate of recovery or negative test to access the event. Attendees must remember that FFP2 masks are compulsory, plus ventilation and disinfection of all locations has been increased.

What format will the event have?

The Mobile World Congress 2022 will take place as a hybrid event, with ticket options for those who wish to attend in person and for those who’d like to opt for the virtual pass.

Physical attendees will get the chance to visit the physical stands of the world’s biggest mobile and technology providers, including leading companies Google, Samsung, Xiaomi, Nokia, Nokia, Orange and Huawei. In addition to being the perfect opportunity for making new connections, keep an eye out for the latest mobile releases and cutting-edge products.

Online participants will have access to a selection of 35 keynote speeches and over 1,000 talks by other speakers. Not forgetting 100+ hours of content and virtual networking opportunities!

Where can I buy my ticket for the Mobile World Congress 2022?

Tickets are on sale online now, with various options available for hybrid, in-person and online passes as we’ve mentioned. Discover them here and all the benefits that come with them!

What themes will the Mobile World Congress 2022 explore?

Under the motto “Connectivity Unleashed”, this year’s grand technology fair will delve into topics and themes such as 5G connections, advancing AI, the Internet of Things, cloud solutions, Tech Horizon, and much more.

This year, you can also catch the Mobile World Congress 2022’s newest feature:  Industry City, which will delve into financial technology and how 5G can be the future of business.

What events and talks can I not miss?

This year’s Diversity for Tech section will explore the current solutions and open up conversations about advancing the tech industry as a diverse environment, spearheading inclusion and equality in all of its areas.

The Ministerial Programme is back with an interesting selection of talks, debates and round-table discussions by politicians and regulatory agencies to discuss current issues and economic recovery in a post-pandemic world.

What’s more, don’t miss Nokia’s CEO Pekka Lundmark and his talk on how mobile connectivity can help combat climate change in addition to many more keynote speeches.

Where’s the best place to stay for the Mobile World Congress 2022?

At bizFlats we have a range of options that are perfect for your business trips to the Mobile World Congress 2022. Our Calabresse, 2-bedroom and 2-bathroom apartment is a perfect option only a short walk away from Plaça Espanya for train services to the Mobile World Congress 2022.

Alternatively, our ArtBlue apartment with a modern working space offers comfort and style in the heart of Barcelona. Not only is it the ideal place to relax after a long day networking, it’s also a mere stone’s throw away from Passeig de Gràcia train station.

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The Best Brunch Places in Barcelona – Top 10

Looking for the best brunch places in Barcelona? Brunch in Barcelona has become the new thing to do every weekend. Sunday morning is here, and whether the sun is shining or not, you’ve got some place to be – it’s time for brunch in Barcelona!

Initially an American term for breakfast and lunch, brunch has spread like wildfire throughout Europe and is now one of the trendiest plans in Barcelona. Whether you’re a bruncher with a sweet tooth who goes to sleep dreaming of pancakes drizzled in maple syrup, or a dish of egg’s Benedict washed down with a mug of strong coffee is more your thing, Barcelona has something for everyone.

From sunny terraces to quaint coffee shops, vegan and vegetarian options, and the best specialty coffee, we’ve got you covered when it comes to finding the best brunch in Barcelona.

1. Granja Petit Bo


Passeig de Sant Joan, 82 / Mallorca, 194

This vintage brunch eatery takes its name from the owners’ dream to create a farm (granja) inspired by all the places they’ve visited. Order anything on the menu and you’re sure to be delighted, from Mexican inspired wraps to crispy granola and yoghurt. Don’t miss their delectable range of freshly squeezed juices.

Granja Petit Bo – Best brunch places in Barcelona

2. La Desayunería


Carrer del Comte Borrell, 75

If when you do brunch in Barcelona you like to do it big, then La Desayunería is your place. The menu at this small eatery takes inspiration from classic American diners; order French toast topped with whatever you fancy, stacked fluffy pancakes or a famous breakfast platters.

Best brunch places in Barcelona - La Desayunería
La Desayunería

3. Little Fern

C. de Pere IV, 168

New Zealand owners have brought their secrets from down under to this minimalist vegetarian brunch eatery in Poble Nou. You’re sure to love their house specialties including Harissa scramble, Turkish eggs and crispy oven-baked baby potatoes, in addition to many vegan options. Serving specialty coffee and homemade chai tea what more could you ask for?

Little Fern

4. Brunch & Cake


Enric Granados, 19 / Passeig Joan de Borbó, 5 / Roselló, 189

We couldn’t do a list of the best places for brunch in Barcelona without mentioning one of the most popular instagrammable brunch restaurants. With 3 beautifully decorated establishments in Barcelona, there’s one right by your holiday rental where you can wake up in style. Get there early to beat the (very long) queues – but we promise the exquisitely presented dishes will be worth it!

Brunch and Cake - Brunch in Barcelona
Brunch & Cake

5. Picnic

Carrer del Comerç, 1

One of the first cafés serving brunch in Barcelona was Picnic – next to Parc de la Ciutadella – and it is still going strong years later. Its menu features a range of American-Chilean fusion dishes and a diverse cocktail menu. We recommend the Pink Lemonade and the Salmon Gravlax toast served on fresh sourdough. Delicious!

Picnic - Brunch places in barcelona
Picnic – Bes brunch placecs in barcelona

6. Caravelle

Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 31

A stone’s throw away from La Boqueria Market is Caravelle open every day of the week for brunch in Barcelona. Choose from classic dishes or try exciting options that include poached eggs and pumpkin or shakshuka with tahini yoghurt and flatbread. The drinks menu includes specialty Nomad Coffee roasted in Barcelona and a range of craft beers brewed on site.

Caravelle
Caravelle

7. Billy Brunch

Carrer de Bailèn, 115 and Carrer de Muntaner, 64o

This charming restaurant serving brunch in Barcelona, Eixample prides itself on being open all day every day, so you no longer have to wait until the weekend to satisfy those brunch cravings. Head to Billy Brunch whenever they strike and you won’t be disappointed. Find more traditional brunch dishes, healthy options including the colourful acai bowl, and a range of cocktails.

Billy Brunch

8. Cohen

Carrer del Parlament, 17,

In the heart of Sant Antoni is the quaint Cohen with outdoor seating serving great bagels and good coffee. Not strictly a brunch restaurant, Cohen is open every day from 9:30am to 12:30am and features a range of delicious meals perfect for any time of day.

Cohen

9. Ugot Bruncherie

Carrer de Viladomat, 138

This gorgeous vintage eatery is the perfect place for brunch in Barcelona on a Sunday morning with friends. Choose from delicious homemade cakes, Mediterranean style brunch dishes and five different takes on the classic Eggs Benedict ­– which one is your favourite?

Ugot Bruncherie

10. Federal Café

Carrer del Parlament, 39 / Passatge de la Pau, 11 / Carrer del Taulat, 109

Still serving great coffee and brunch is Federal Café, one of the brunch pioneers in Barcelona, now with three establishments throughout the city. Our favourites on the menu include chia pudding, the classic avocado toast and the butter croissant topped with a fried egg.

Federal cafe barcelona - best brunch palces barcelona
Federal cafe Barcelona – Best brunch palces Barcelona

So there you have it, 10 of the best places for brunch in Barcelona. Which ones have you tried?

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10 Barcelona museums that are free on Sundays 2022

Which are the Barcelona museums that are free? It’s that time of year again. Now known as blue week, the middle of January is a rather dismal time: winter is most definitely here, all the excitement of Christmas is over and our bank accounts are still recovering from the festivities of the previous month.

Yet fear not! We’re here to brighten up the bluest time of the year with this list of 10 museums in Barcelona that are free on the first Sunday of every month or, in some cases, every Sunday!

So beat the January blues by delving into all the culture, art and history Barcelona can offer you. And the best thing is, you don’t need to spend a penny! As these are (still) strange times, we recommend checking the websites before visiting and booking your spot online, if necessary.

Museums that are free in Barcelona
Barcelona museums that are free on Sundays

Barcelona museums that are free on Sundays

The National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)

Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona

Capturing a century of art in the region, the stunning MNAC stands proudly at the foot of the city’s Montjuic mountain. It has a fantastic permanent art exhibition dating back to the Middle Ages and also features temporary exhibitions on artists like Gaudí. Don’t miss the rooftop view point!

Entry is free on every Saturday of the month after 3 pm, the first Sunday of the month and on the museum’s open days. You can book your spot here.

Museum of Music

Carrer de Lepant, 150, 08013 Barcelona

Boasting a collection of both ancient and contemporary instruments, the Museum of Music in Barcelona is an unmissable stop for music lovers. The museum is free on the first Sunday of the month (all day), every Sunday after 3 pm, and every Thursday after 6 pm.

Barcelona History Museum (MUHBA)

Plaça del Rei, s/n, 08002 Barcelona

Delve into the history of Barcelona – once known as Barcino ­– at this museum located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. The MUHBA forms part of a group of essential museums that put Barcelona in historical context, including Bunker 307, Park Güell, and the Temple of August.

The museum is free on Sundays between 3 pm and 8 pm and all day on the first Sunday of the month.

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (CCCB)

Carrer de Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona

The CCCB has something for everyone: from art installations, round table discussions, activities and workshops especially for kids, cinema, interactive exhibitions, and more.

Admission is free every Sunday after 3 pm but tickets must be reserved in advance. Free tickets become available every Wednesday for the upcoming Sunday and go fast, so be sure to book yours here.

Picasso Museum

Carrer de Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona

This light-filled museum is home to one of the biggest collections of works by Malaga-born artist Pablo Picasso, and can be found in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. Visit for free on Thursdays after 5 pm and the first Sunday of the month. We recommend reserving your free ticket before visiting here.

Museu Frederic Marès

Plaça Sant Iu, 5, 08002 Barcelona

The sculptor, artist and collector Frederic Marès donated his entire collection to the city, resulting in this beautiful museum tucked away in a section of the city’s Royal Palace. Entrance is free on the first Sunday of the month from 11 am to 8 pm and every Sunday from 3 pm onwards.

Design Museum of Barcelona

Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37, 08018 Barcelona

This modern museum in Barcelona’s tech district explores different areas of the world of design and offers a journey into the aesthetics of every day life, from fashion, furniture, advertising and graphic art, textiles, and more.

Admission is free on the first Sunday of the month from 10 am to 8 pm and every Sunday from 3 pm onwards.

Maritime Museum (MMB)

Av. de les Drassanes, s/n, 08001 Barcelona

Learn about the important role the sea has played in making Barcelona the city it is today. Don’t miss the full-scale replica ships in this museum that was once the city’s royal shipyard. Admission is free every Sunday after 3 pm.

Museum of Natural Sciences

Plaza Leonardo Da Vinci, 4-5, 08019 Barcelona

This sprawling museum in Parc Forum makes for a great day out for the whole family. The building itself is a work of art and its contemporary exhibitions are often based on fun and exciting themes from the natural world. Free on Sunday afternoons after 3 pm and the first Sunday of the month.

Montjuïc Castle

Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66, 08038 Barcelona

This modest yet majestic castle dates back to 1640 and boasts spectacular panoramic views of the city. Discover more about this military fortress with free admission on Sunday afternoons after 3 pm and the first Sunday of the month.

So there you have it, a list of 10 Barcelona museums that are free on Sundays. We know what we’re doing this weekend – do you?

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The Barcelona Calendar 2022 – Holidays and festivities to plan your year

The Barcelona Calendar 2022 is here and with it we’re bringing you all of 2022’s most important dates in one place.

The upcoming year includes a total of 14 public holidays. Make sure you bookmark this page so you can plan for next year keeping these special dates in mind.

From Christmas and Easter holidays to local festivities, this Barcelona Calendar 2022 has it all. Make it your go to calendar when booking holidays and weekends away.

Barcelona Calendar 2022
Barcelona Calendar 2022

Saturday, 1 January: New Year’s Day

A day generally spent recovering from the heavy night before or spent together with the family, celebrated with a large meal.

If you’re looking for a local restaurant to ring in the New Year, check out our festive favourites here.

Wishing you all the best for the New Year!

Working day? No

Will shops open? No

Thursday, 6 January: Three King’s Day

This day on the Barcelona Calendar 2022 marks the day the Three Kings or the Three Wise Men arrived in Bethlehem bearing gifts of frankincense, gold and myrrh for the newborn saviour. In Spain, it is tradition to exchange presents and go see the Three King’s Procession (Cabalgata de Reyes) on 5 January. Find all the information here.

Working day? No

Will shops open? No

Saturday, 12 February: Santa Eulàlia

Santa Eulàlia is the co-patron saint of Barcelona. Enjoy a myriad of cultural activities throughout the city celebrating her unique story!

Working day? Yes

Will shops open? Yes

Tuesday, 1 March: Carnival

Whatever you call it, Carnaval, Mardi Gras or Carnestotles is an exciting, colourful event. In Barcelona expect to see costumes galore in celebration of the first full moon after the winter solstice.

Working day? Yes

Will shops open? Yes

Sunday, 10 April – Saturday 16 April: Holy Week

Starting on Palm Sunday is one of the biggest religious events on the Barcelona Calendar 2022. Barcelona at Easter promises elaborate processions and delicious Easter treats.

Friday, 15 April: Good Friday

Good Friday is a national holiday in Spain and all shops will be closed.

Working day? No

Will shops open? No

Sunday 17 & Monday, 18 April: Easter Sunday & Easter Monday

Easter weekend celebrates the day on which Jesus was resurrected and rose again. Children often receive a mona de Pascua on Easter Monday. Be sure to browse local bakeries to spot this chocolate treat in the form of eggs, popular characters and animals, and even famous landmarks.

Working day? No

Will shops open? No

Saturday, 23 April: Sant Jordi (St George’s Day)

Known as Catalonia’s answer to Valentine’s Day, Sant Jordi celebrates the day of Catalonia’s patron saint, also known as St George.

It’s common to exchange roses and books on this day on the Barcelona Calendar 2022. Expect the city’s largest avenues to be lined with bookstalls and flower sellers in what promises to be a romantic day.

Working day? Yes

Will shops open? Yes

Monday, 6 June: Second Easter

Also known as Whitsun or the Pentecost, this event marks the day on which the Holy Spirit descended from heaven.

Working day? No

Will shops open? No

Friday, 24 June: Sant Joan (St John’s Eve)

Bonfires and fireworks commemorate this pagan-influenced festivity on the longest day of the year on the Barcelona Calendar 2022.

Working day? No

Will shops open? No

Monday, 15 August: Feast of the Assumption

This holy date marks the day on which Mary the mother of God ascended into heaven to join her son, Jesus Christ.

Working day? No

Will shops open? No

Saturday, 24 September & Monday, 26 September: La Mercè

Celebrated to commemorate the other patron saint of Barcelona, Our Lady of Mercy. This special date is marked by three to four days of live music and music-related events.

Working day? No

Will shops open? No

Wednesday, 12 October: The National Day of Spain

This day on the Barcelona Calendar 2022 marks 530 years since Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas.

Working day? No

Will shops open? No

Tuesday, 1 November: All Saints’ Day

Celebrated the day after Catalonia’s La Castanyada, an event that promises street vendors selling roasted chestnuts and sweet potatoes, and panellets in every bakery window. Find out how to make this sweet marzipan treat here.

Tuesday, 6 December: Day of the Constitution & Thursday, 8 December: Day of the Immaculate Conception

These two public holidays are observed nationally throughout Spain and are perfect dates on the Barcelona Calendar 2022 for a pre-Christmas getaway.

Planning a trip to Barcelona? Find out the best location to stay here.

Working day? No

Will shops open? Yes

Sunday 25 & Monday, 26 December: Christmas Day & St Stephen’s Day

It’s that time of year again! Ho, ho, ho, Santa is on his way and we can’t wait! Discover our guide to Christmas in Barcelona 2021 for a taster of what’s to come.

Working day? No

Will shops open? No

We hope you find this Barcelona Calendar 2022 useful!

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