Corporate Housing Barcelona, an Easy Solution for your Employees

Corporate housing Barcelona you can trust

If you’re looking for corporate housing Barcelona for your employees and business partners, you’ve come to the right place. Our specialty is accommodation for short- and long-term corporate rentals with modern, renovated and spacious options for all.

Business trips are an essential way of reinforcing professional relationships, bagging new clients and ensuring successful new deals. Ensure everything runs smoothly by securing your employees stress-free accommodation, with all the home comforts they could possibly need during their stay.

At BizFlats we offer a range of corporate housing to suit all needs and budgets, from studio apartments with modern workspaces and high bandwidth Wi-Fi, to 3- and 4-bedroomed flats with larges spaces for entertaining guests and sun-bathed terraces, perfect for enjoying downtime in the city.

So why choose Bizflats for your corporate housing Barcelona?

Corporate housing Barcelona
Corporate Housing Barcelona

Corporate housing Barcelona that combines comfort and luxury

Why would you not want to give your employees a luxury experience in Barcelona? No noisy hotel neighbours, their own space to cook, and spacious living areas where they can kick back and unwind. Bizflats can offer them a home away from home with modern amenities and facilities, and no fuss.

Our Noname apartment is where comfort and luxury come together. With a cosy living space and large modern kitchen, your employees will never want to leave. What’s more, this property is within walking distance of the Fira de Barcelona conference centre, which hosts exhibitions and large-scale business events – perfect for networking!

If you want your employees to live a true Barcelona experience, choose our Parsifal apartment, in the heart of one of the city’s most emblematic spots: La Rambla. Its large plasma TV, dining table for six and three themed bedrooms make it the perfect option for a group travelling together, who still want their own space and privacy.

Corporate housing Barcelona with modern workspaces

Looking for corporate housing Barcelona with space for your employees to work from home? Our properties boast convenient workspaces, high bandwidth fibre optic Wi-Fi, and all the comforts needed to boost productivity.

ArtBlue is a stylish penthouse with two cosy bedrooms plus a convenient, private workspace, perfect for making business calls and logging on to ensure you don’t miss a thing in between events and client meetings.

Gardenhouse in Eixample is a gorgeous diaphanous space with three bedrooms and a luxury private terrace, perfect for working with a view. There’s also a desk in the master bedroom, an ideal working space offering privacy and peace and quiet.

Corporate housing Barcelona in the heart of the city

If you’re looking for corporate housing Barcelona a stone’s throw away from the city’s most emblematic landmarks and the best restaurants and bars, you’ve come to the right place.

Ensure your employees see the best the city has to offer while working from Barcelona with our flats located near Passeig de Gràcia: home to luxury brands and Gaudí’s masterpieces La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Our light-filled La Mimosa apartment boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is located in the heart of one of Barcelona’s most stylish neighbourhoods, l’Eixample. Dandi is our most charming property, offering a designer experience also in l’Eixample. It sleeps six and is spacious, comfortable and chic.

There’s also our Ascot apartment, located close to Torre Glòries – an area known as the city’s technological hub. Ascot features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, in addition to a sun-filled terrace and a fully equipped kitchen. Guests will also be delighted to know it’s within walking distance of the city’s gorgeous Gothic quarter, home to boutique stores, history and culture.

There’s also Les Corts – Barcelona’s financial district – where your employees will never be far from innovation. It’s also where FC Barcelona football club is located – so why not reward your employees for all their hard work with a guided tour of this monumental stadium. Our Gatsby apartment with a terrace is perfect for staying in the heart of this thriving business district.

Corporate housing Barcelona at the best price for your company

Our corporate housing Barcelona is on average 30–50% less than hotel accommodation. What’s more, your employees can expect luxury facilities, from state-of-the-art kitchens, modern bathrooms, and decoration that oozes exclusivity and design.

Starting at €60/night, we offer a range of prices and options to ensure your business trip or working stay in Barcelona doesn’t go over budget. Our large, spacious apartments are perfect for groups of employees and also a great way to cut costs.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to find out more about our corporate housing Barcelona. Looking forward to seeing you here!

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10 Barcelona sayings that will inspire you

Barcelona sayings about the city, its streets and lifestyle.

Sometimes all you need is an inspirational saying or quote to change your whole mood. And even better if that saying is about your favourite city break destination: Barcelona!

Open your mind and allow these many different perspectives of the city to inspire you to come visit. From famous writers who called Barcelona home for a number of years to singer-songwriters who were inspired by the city. Not forgetting some typical Barcelona sayings in Catalan, the region’s official language.

Barcelona Sayings
Barcelona Sayings

1. Barcelona es bona si la bossa sona, però tant si sona com si no sona, Barcelona sempre és bona.

This typical Catalan saying was apparently coined by merchants who, when docking in the city to seek out potential buyers, would say that Barcelona was a good place only if they were able to sell their cargo!

2. In Barcelona I learnt things I thought I knew, when I actually knew nothing at all.

Roberto Bolaño

Roberto Bolaño was a Chilean writer who arrived in Barcelona when he was 27. He’d spend three years in the city, living in the district of Raval, with this Barcelona saying a beautiful reminder that, in actual fact, knowledge isn’t everything.

3. Barcelona is a very old city in which you can feel the weight of history; it is haunted by history. You cannot walk around it without perceiving it.
Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Carlos Ruiz Zafon was a novelist, born in Barcelona, whose name has become synonymous with the city thanks to his famous Shadow of the Wind series. This is just one of his Barcelona saying, but there are many more!

4. Being in Barcelona “was the first time that I had ever been in a town where the working class was in the saddle”.

George Orwell

When writer George Orwell first arrived in Barcelona in 1936, he was astounded to find a city which lived and breathed revolution. It was in his novel ‘Homage to Catalonia’ that he penned the above words, inspired by the city’s spirit to keep fighting.

5. Barcelona is Gaudí’s and Rome is da Vinci’s.

Kamand Kojouri

Author Kamand Kojouri couldn’t have got it more right. Barcelona is a city in which Gaudí is everywhere. There’s Casa Battló and La Pedrera, his masterpiece the Sagrada Familia that towers over the city, and his sanctuary Parc Guell, to name but a few!

6. We were young, weren’t we? And Barcelona seemed not only beautiful and cultured, but, above all, the most fun city in the world.
Mario Vargas Llosa

We love this Barcelona saying by Peruvian writer and Nobel prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, who lived in the city in the 70s. We completely agree, Barcelona simply has it all!

7. Roda el món i torna al Born

Another typical Barcelona saying in Catalan, which can be translated as “Travel the world and return to el Born”. In this way, it pays homage to the city’s beautiful central district, home to culture, shops and history, a place every traveller always dreams of going back to, no matter all the other places around the globe they see.

8. Barcelona was a mythical memory

Gabriel García Márquez

This Barcelona saying is by this famous writer, author of ‘A Hundred Years of Solitude’, who lived in the city for almost a decade. It captures perfectly the city’s fleeting essence, its streets steeped in history, and the feeling that once you leave being there feels like it was almost nothing but a dream. It is said that his novel ‘The Autumn of the Patriarch’ was written during his time here.

9. To travel across Spain and finally to reach Barcelona is like drinking a respectable red wine and finishing up with a bottle of champagne.

James A. Michener

This Barcelona saying reminds us that the city is like a bubbly glass of champagne, or rather cava. It is a place bubbling with life and simply irresistible!

10. The only street in the world which I wish would never end.

Federico García Lorca

This Barcelona saying can be attributed to the famous Spanish poet who was referring to Las Ramblas. Brimming with life and never empty, this sprawling promenade is a must see on your trip to the city. We think it’s one of the happiest streets in the world – but we’ll let you decide!

And unfortunately, this article has come to an end! We hope these Barcelona sayings inspired you to book your next trip to the city!

7 fun things to do in Barcelona

Looking for fun things to do in Barcelona? Barcelona is a fun city, there’s no denying it! And with so many fun things to do, you can often be spoiled for choice. It’s got both mountains and sea, a great cultural scene, shopping options for all budgets – and not to mention its amazing restaurants and trendy bars.

However we’ve come up with a list 7 really fun things to do in Barcelona you might not have thought of before. Planning a hen or stag do in Barcelona? You’ve come to the right place! Or looking for a way to surprise your other half on a weekend getaway? We’ve got you covered.

These are our favourite fun things to do in Barcelona with friends or family, when we just want to have a really good time!

Fun things to do in Barcelona
Fun things tot do in Barcelona – Play padel in Barcelona

1. Wine tasting at one of Barcelona’s wineries

You may or may not know that the area of Catalonia is famous for its wine regions. From Empordà, Penedès, to Alella, Montsant, Terra Alta and Priorat ­– wine lovers are truly spoiled for choice.

For this reason we 100% recommend a fun trip to one of the region’s gorgeous wineries. An easily accessible option from Barcelona on public transport is Alella – this small town boasts several vineyards and wineries, some with sea views! At Bouquet d’Alella there’s the option to enjoy a tour of the winery and a wine tasting session, or to splash out on a private sunset picnic! Penedès is also reachable by train, with over a dozen wineries offering bespoke activities, including bike tours, taster menus and wine pairings, and more!

2. Play padel in Barcelona

Where tot play padel in Barcelona? Padel lovers will love the app Playtomic. Simply sign up and enter your level then search for matches to join nearby or set up a match with friends or new people. You can book a spot for one person or more, depending on the slots available. You don’t need to be a member of the clubs that appear to join the match so this makes easier the booking of the court and the availability to play. You will have also the possibility to find tennis matches.

With many great padel clubs in Barcelona, you’re sure to find a match to suit your level. We highly recommend it, is one of our favourite fun things to do in Barcelona.

3.  Play lasertag in Barcelona

More fun things to do in Barcelona? The vintage game is back in vogue! We all remember playing laser tag as a kid ­– the smoke machines, the music and the lights – so what could be more fun than a laser tag match in Barcelona?

Challenge your friends or family at Play Point with two centres in Barcelona: one Carrer Comte Borrell, 88 and the other on Carrer Cartagena, 329-331. We loves its adventure-themed mazes and impressive decoration. They also offer indoor paintball and virtual reality activities for true thrill seekers.

4. Paddle boarding in Barcelona

If you’re visiting Barcelona in the warmer summer months, what better way to cool off than one of the trendiest water sports activities?

We love SEA YOU paddle surf school on Platja de Sant Sebastià. It’s as simple as booking online and dropping by to grab your paddle board. This centre also offer surf lessons for those who want to learn how to hit the waves on a more traditional board, and paddle board yoga for those who want to put their balance to the test.

5. Try get out of an escape room in 60 minutes

Barcelona is brimming with escape rooms for all ages, tastes and abilities. This activity is perfect with groups of friends or colleagues as it really encourages team work, communication and working together under pressure.

Our favourites with clues and puzzles available in English are Lock Clock (Passatge del Patriarca, 4-10) – with a Gaudí themed room – and Xcape Room Barcelona (Carrer Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 258) with the genres of crime and thriller.

6.  Marvel at the heights of the city from the Montjuic cable car

Get ready to enjoy panoramic views of Barcelona for 750 metres along this wonderful cable car route. It runs from the Parallel metro station to the top of the Montjuic Mountain – where you’ll find the city’s castle dating back to 1640.

While you’re there, why not visit the Fundación Joan Miró, el Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya or Poble Espanyol with its artisan stores and traditional bars. We recommend going at sunset for breathtaking views!

7. Get creative at a drink and draw session

Paintbrush at the ready! The latest craze in the city involves wine and painting, and we have to say we could not be more onboard. No experience is needed, just eagerness to get creative. Drink and draw classes at Art Wine include all the painting materials you’ll need (paint, brushes, canvas and an easel), plus wine and water.

Join one of their regular sessions and get ready to make news friends and socialise over art, or book a class for a private group with your very own teacher to guide you through the steps. At the end don’t forget to take home your masterpiece.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our tips about fun things to do in Barcelona!

And if you need to book an apartment in Barcelona, let us know and we will help you 😉

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Ready for 8 secrets about Barcelona that are surte to surprise you? Barcelona is one of the most popular cities for a getaway in Europe. Brimming with things to see and do, not to mention Gaudí’s Sagrada Família and Parc Güell, the destination welcomes more than 27 million visitors a year.

So let us let you in on some of the city’s best-kept secrets: from hidden places to visit, interesting unknown facts and spots off the beaten track, we’re hear to help you escape the crowds and discover something new in Barcelona.

If you’re travelling to the city for the second or third time or you’re simply looking for a new experience in Barcelona, be sure to keep this list of secret spots handy!

1. Barcelona’s Bomb shelters

During the Spanish Civil War, Barcelona was subjected to repeated bombings and attacks, with over 1,400 bomb shelters constructed to protect its citizens.

One of the best preserved of these shelters is that of Plaça del Diamant in Gràcia, featuring around 250 metres of tunnels with space for around 200 people, which was rediscovered in 1992. There’s also the huge Refugio 307 in Poble Sec, with capacity for around 2,000 people.

Read more about the city’s air-raid shelters and how to visit them in our complete guide to Barcelona’s bomb shelters here.

Bomb shelter in Barcelona -secrets about barcelona
Bomb Shelters – Secrets about Barcelona

2. Laberint d’Horta

Passeig dels Castanyers, 1, 08035 

One of Barcelona’s oldest gardens is in the neighborhood of Horta Guinardó. Entry is free every day from 10am to 8pm and we recommend visiting in autumn or spring to get lost among the maze and enjoy the pleasant climates these seasons bring.

A perfect magical spot for a stroll, a picnic or an Instagram photo shoot. For more beautiful lush green spots in Barcelona to get a breath of fresh air, visit our article here.

Parcs in Barcelona- Laberint d'horta
Laberint d’Horta – Secrets about Barcelona

3.  Cementeri de Poblenou

Av. d’Icària, 204, 08005 Barcelona

Some of Barcelona’s best-kept secrets can be found in this fascinating cemetery, which dates back to 1819. This peaceful spot is brimming with stunning statues and marble monuments. There’s a guided route at the entrance to make sure you don’t miss the graves of some of the city’s most important figures of the 19th century.

There’s also the impressive Petó de la mort (Kiss of death) by Jaume Barba in which a skeleton with wings leans over to kiss a young man on the cheek.

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El Petó de la Mort – Secrets about Barcelona

4. La Biblioteca Arús

Passeig de Sant Joan, 26,

Did you know there’s a Sherlock Holmes collection in Barcelona? The Arús Library is one of Barcelona’s best-kept literary secrets. This magical library looks like something straight out of Harry Potter and is one of the hidden spots in the Eixample district.

With walls lined with books floor to ceiling, it’s the perfect place for book lovers to get lost and browse for hours. Check out its website for the opening times, guided tours and activities.

Biblioteca Arús

5. The unicorns of the Catedral de Barcelona

Pla de la Seu, s/n, 08002

We’re sure you’ve visited Barcelona’s stunning cathedral, and some of you may have even spotted its gargoyles, but did you know there are also unicorns on its façade? If you’re taking a stroll through Barcelona’s Gothic quarter on your trip, be sure to look up when you reach the cathedral.

They say unicorns are symbols of power. If you look closely you may even spot some other animals on its facade from cows and dogs to elephants!

Unicorn in Catedral de Barcelona

6. Trajano Columns

Carrer de Paradís 10

Seeing as you’re in the area, we have another secret to tell you. Drop into the Centre Excursionista de Catalunya in the Gothic quarter and you’re in for a fantastic surprise. This was once the highest place in the city and here you’ll find the ruins of what was the Temple d’August.

Unfortunately today only 4 columns remain from this temple that dates back to 1 BC, of which there were originally 66!

Muhba temple d'august - Roman tour in barcelona

7. Jardins de la Tamarita

Passeig de Sant Gervasi, 47, 08022

These gardens are tucked away in the neighbourhood of Sarrià-Sant Gervasi. Here you can enjoy almost two hectares of open green space – with centuries-old toweing oak trees, stone fountains, hidden pathways, and all types of exotic plants – in what once were the private gardens of the Craywinckel family.

Jardins de la Tamarita

8. Bobby’s Free

C/ de Pau Claris, 85, 08010

Because a list of secret places in Barcelona wouldn’t be complete without a secret bar. From the street Bobby’s Free may look like a barbershop, but actually this clandestine space is a 1920-s themed cocktail bar. Indulge in its speakeasy feel and order a signature cocktail or one of the best gin tonics in town.

What better way to finish off your tour of Barcelona’s secret spots!

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Bobby’s Free

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Your Complete Guide to La Mercè 2022

La Mercè 2022 is here and that means this rather sticky summer has almost come to end. Yet what better way to beat our blues than with a grand celebration of everything musical in the form of the city’s festa major?

As we’ve mentioned to you in our past articles about this event, La Mercè is celebrated in honour of one of Barcelona’s patron saints: Mare de Déu de la Mercè (Our Lady of Mercy). In this 151st edition of the festival, we’re bringing the best La Mercè 2022 has to offer.

This year’s poster was designed by Bilbao-born artist, David de las Heras, who has called the Catalan capital his home for almost a decade. Capturing three generations of women in Barcelona towering above the city and its most monumental structures, the poster was inspired by all the versions of La Mercè that have been, that are, and that will be in the years to come.

La Mercè 2022 will run from Thursday 22 September to Monday 26 September, with the official day of celebration being Saturday 24, promising to be one of the biggest events of the year. Rooted in music and tradition, the programme is brimming with activities, performances and, of course, live music concerts in the city’s streets, squares and venues.

Get ready for La Mercè 2022!

La Mercè 2022
La Mercè 2022

Covid restrictions for La Mercè 2022

Unlike in past years following the Covid-19 pandemic, it will no longer be necessary to book your ticket online. All the events and activities during La Mercè 2022 are free and open to all.

The final line-up will be released on 12 September featuring more than 500 activities. Promising a total of 100 groups and artists, 80 companies at a range of 26 venues.

Regarding Covid-19 restrictions, this year La Mercè is celebrating a return to normal, with no masks and no capacity restrictions as in the past two editions. However, activities and concerts will be spread throughout the city to avoid huge crowds forming in central locations, with a focus on outdoor events.

Live music concerts at La Mercè 2022

La Mercè 2022 will host a diverse range of artists from Spain and around the globe for the BAM, Cultura Viva and Música Mercè programmes. With stages returning to Bogatell beach and Rambla de Raval, new additions at Ronda de Sant Antoni and Zona Universitària, plus all the usual venues throughout the city, including Teatre Grec, Moll de la Fusta and Plaça Joan Coromines.

This year’s BAM events, promoting alternative music, identities and genres will come jam-packed with interesting proposals from emerging groups and artists that include Fotos de la Novia, La Queency and AL-V at the Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm; Luna Ki, Molly Nillson, and Bones of Minerva at Moll de la Fusta; and Cartel Madras and Pedro Mafama at Rambla de Raval.

Other confirmed highlights include the much-loved Catalan group Els Catarres on Friday 23, the legendary La Oreja de Van Gogh, also on Friday, La Pegatina on Saturday 24 and Lola Índigo on Sunday 25. Remember the full line-up will be released on 12 September, so keep your eyes peeled for more announcements.

Another new addition to La Mercè 2022 is the Jazz & Food Festival at Moll de la Fusta on Monday 26th. With a focus on local talent and female musicians, it promises to be the perfect plan to bring this brilliant festival to a close.

Tradition at La Mercè 2022

Just like in past years, Catalan traditions and customs will play a huge part in La Mercè 2022. Expect to see traditional dances such as la sardana, the wildly entertaining fire run – correfoc –parades of immense hand-crafted giants (capgroços) and falcons, and performances of the UNESCO-recognised castellers, or human towers.

What’s more, the guest city of La Mercè 2022 is Rome. Find influences of the Italian capital throughout the festival, with an open-air cinema at Plaça de la Mercè showing films by Italian directors, in addition to performances by Italian artists over the four days.

Be sure to check out the full programme on the official La Mercè 2022 website when it is released on 12 September for times and locations.

Closing ceremony La Mercè 2022

On Monday 26, the last night of La Mercè 2022, the festival will be brought to a grand close with the stunning Piromusical firework display to a curated soundtrack. And this year, it will take place at its usual location of l’Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, by the Magic Montjuic Fountain.

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Top 8 Most Beautiful Buildings in Barcelona

We’ve compiled 8 of the most beautiful buildings in Barcelona here in this list to make sure you don’t miss out on your trip to the cultural hub that is Barcelona.

From Gaudí and his modernisme masterpieces to towering cathedrals and chocolate factories straight from a fairy-tale, we’ve got you covered. So grab a pair of comfy shoes and get ready to go on a tour of Barcelona’s gorgeous examples of architecture, spanning centuries of history and still surprising visitors to this very day.

Sagrada Família

Calle de Mallorca, 401

A trip to Barcelona would not be complete without visiting the Sagrada Família. Its construction was started in 1882 and well over 100 years later, this temple still remains unfinished. Be sure to book your ticket in advance on the official website here.

We recommend dedicating an entire morning to exploring its light-filled interior and marvelling at the stunning sculptures that decorate its façade. Discover more about this building’s fascinating history and some curious, lesser-known facts here.

Most Beautiful Buildings in Barcelona
Beautiful buildings in Barcelona – Sagrada família

La Pedrera

Passeig de Gràcia, 92

La Pedrera –translated as ‘stone quarry’ due to its outer rugged appearance – was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Over the years this building has served as a home, event hall, consulate, and more. Today it is home to a Gaudí museum and often hosts jazz concerts and other live music events ­– check out the programme and get your tickets here.

Our classic and charming Dandi apartment is a stone’s throw away from this magnificent building and offers breath-taking views of the Eixample neighbourhood. With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, it’s perfect for a family getaway.

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La Pedrera – Casa Milà

Casa Batlló

Passeig de Gràcia, 43

Also located on Passeig de Gràcia – the place to be for luxury shopping in Barcelona – is Casa Batlló, a dream made reality and a fairytale-like experience you simply can’t miss! Delve into Gaudí’s colourful imagination in this stunning example of Catalan modernisme.

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Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló

Casa Amatller

Passeig de Gràcia, 41

Next on our tour of Barcelona’s most beautiful buildings is Casa Amatller, literally right next door to Casa Batlló. This stunning manor house was the home of a family of chocolatiers. The already existing building was designed and remodelled by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch between the years 1898 and 1900.

Another stunning example of modernisme architecture, this building offers a range of tours and visits for the whole family, from activities for kids such as workshops and chocolate tasting sessions, to evening tours with Teresa Amatller herself.

Casa Amatller

Barcelona Cathedral

Plà de la Seu

In the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter stands the Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia, named after the city’s patron saint, and she is buried in here in the cathedral’s stunning Gothic crypt.

The lively square where the cathedral stands is always buzzing with street artists, walking tours and more. Don’t miss the antique market on most Thursdays and Fridays (however the dates can vary, so please check them here before going).

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Catedral de Barcelona

Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar

Plaça de Santa Maria, 1

This church, often referred to as the Cathedral of the Sea, was a lot closer to the shores of the Mediterranean than it is now. This truly stunning example of Gothic architecture makes our list of Barcelona’s most beautiful buildings thanks to its striking stained glass windows (see if you can spot the FC Barcelona crest), its striking 13-metre high columns and the stunning panoramic views from its rooftop.

Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar

Palau de la Música

Carrer del Palau de la Música, 4-6

Built in a mere three years, this modernisme jewel by Lluís Domènech i Montaner was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. It’s easy to miss this stunning concert hall tucked away in Barcelona’s Sant Pere neighbourhood.

We recommend a guided tour to learn more about the history behind this stunning monument which opened its doors in February 1908, or alternatively why not go to a concert to enjoy this venue filled with the melodies of a wide genre of music. Find upcoming events and concerts on the Palau’s official website.

Palau de la Música

Casa Vicens

Carrer de les Carolines, 20-26

It wasn’t until recently that Casa Vicens opened to the public. Gaudí’s first ever major project, this stunning summerhouse was designed for the Vicens family in what was the village of Gràcia (now a neighbourhood of Barcelona). This beautiful building takes inspiration from nature and Japanese art and was built between 1883–5.

Now remodelled as a museum and cultural space, the grounds feature a main garden, rooftop and temporary exhibition space.

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Things to Do in On day in the Gothic Quarter

The Gothic Quarter in Barcelona is steeped in history and brimming with charm. From its narrow cobbled streets, stunning architecture and historical ornament, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time.

But, we hear you ask, how many buildings in the Gothic Quarter are actually Gothic? In actual fact, fewer than you would imagine, as many of the buildings in this quarter were built in the 19th and 20th centuries. However, this doesn’t take away from the fact that this neighbourhood is one of Barcelona’s most beautiful!

This article is packed with the best tips and things to see in one day in Barcelona’s stunning Gothic Quarter – discover its most historical monuments, hidden-away squares and the history written on its walls.

Things to do in the gothic quarter
Things to Do in the Gothic Quarter

Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia (Barcelona Cathedral)

Plà de la Seu

We’ll start our tour of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter – previously known as the Cathedral Quarter – at this stunning monument. Built during the 13th and 14th centuries, this is one of the few examples of Catalan Gothic architecture in this area.  Get your tickets online here starting from €9, or visit in the morning before 12:45 or in the evening after 17:30 for free admission.

Eglésia de Santa Maria del Pi

Plaça del Pi

Another truly Gothic gem in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is this stunningly beautiful 14th-century church. Don’t miss its stunning stained glass rose window and its tranquil interior, which often hosts candlelit concerts.

Plaça Sant Felipe Neri

This quaint square in the Gothic Quarter is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre for a moment of peace. Yet the vestiges of its tragic past are visible on the walls of its Baroque church, which was subject to a horrific attack during the Spanish Civil War in January 1938.

Shopping at Avinguda Portal de l’Àngel

One of Barcelona’s liveliest shopping streets can be found in the Gothic Quarter. Head south from Plaça Catalunya and you can’t miss this commercial hub. With some of the best brands – including Zara, Mango, H&M, Pull&Bear and more – you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Plaça Sant Jaume

This square in the Gothic Quarter is home to the Casa de la Ciutat (the City Council) of Barcelona, which despite being built in the 14th century, has a neoclassical façade. It’s open to the public on Sundays from 10am to 2pm and admission is free.

This square is also home to the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya – the seat of the Catalan government – with Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance features.

Museu d’Història de Barcelona, MUHBA

Plaça del Rei

Step back in time at the Barcelona History Museum, where you can explore the ruins of the Roman settlement of Barcino. Here you’ll find the remnants of a former fish factory, a bodega, a church and more!

‘The Kiss’ Mural

Plaça d’Isidre Nonell

One of the most photographed spots in Barcelona is in the Gothic Quarter! This unique piece of street art is made up of hundreds of mosaic photo tiles submitted by locals capturing their very own ‘moments of freedom’.

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El Pont del Bisbe (The Bishop’s Bridge)

Carrer del Bisbe

This narrow cobbled street and bridge is one of the most famous sights in the Gothic Quarter. Despite its appearance, its not even 100 years old, and was built by Joan Rubió – one of Gaudí’s disciples – to join these two buildings.

Plaça Reial

This beautiful square shaded by palm trees was once home to the Caputxins Convent. Today, its stunning architecture overlooks some of the city’s most popular nightlife spots, and you’ll often stumble across street performers and artists in one of the city’s liveliest squares.

Don’t miss the two street lamps in its centre designed by Gaudí himself. If you want to discover more pieces by the master of modernisme, check out our article here.

El Temple d’August

Carrer del Paradís, 10

This Roman temple dedicated to the Emperor Augustus is a hidden gem in the city’s Gothic Quarter. What’s left today are four beautifully preserved columns surrounded by a peaceful courtyard, just behind the cathedral.

So there you have it, our mini guide to Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. Don’t forget to check out our apartments in the Gothic Quarter to make sure you don’t miss a thing on your trip to Barcelona.

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Where to find Nudist Beaches in Barcelona?

Nudist beaches in Barcelona are just what we need to help us get through the month of August. Heat wave after heat wave is making us dream of nothing more than spending these long summer days at the beach and cooling off in the waves.

Catalonia is a very open-minded region and with it you’ll find an array of nudist beaches in Barcelona. Whether you’re a seasoned nudist or you’re curious about discovering new places to go this summer, we’ve got a list of the best nudist beaches in Barcelona for you.

So make sure you’ve got your sun cream and a bottle of water, because that’s all you’re going to need to make this summer unforgettable!

Nudist Beaches in Barcelona
Nudist beaches in Barcelona

Platja de la Mar Bella, Barcelona

One of the most renowned nudist beaches in Barcelona, Mar Bella beach is located next to Bogatell beach and stretches 500 m in length. With a specific nudist section, which is easily recognisable, this urban beach is the top choice for many thanks to its selection of shops, bars and restaurants.

The closest metro stops are line 4, Selva de Mar and Poblenou. From Plaça Catalunya you can also take the H16 bus.

Platja de Sant Sebastià, Barcelona

Although nudism is allowed on this central beach, changes to the area have meant it’s become less common in recent years. Despite this, it’s still one of the top urban nudist beaches in Barcelona along with Platja de la Mar Bella. It also offers great accessibility for those with reduced mobility.Get the L4 (yellow line) to Barceloneta.

Platja del Coco, Badalona

One of the most popular nudist beaches in Barcelona, Platja del Coco boasts almost 1-km of soft sand to enjoy near the Port of Badalona. Here you’ll find both nudists and non-nudists bathing side by side. During the week this urban beach is perfect for those looking for a quieter area away from the crowds. However expect it to get busy on summer weekends.

This beach is easily accessible by train, bus and metro from Barcelona city centre.

Platja d’Ocata, Masnou

This beautiful beach only 20 minutes from the city centre is one of the coolest nudist beaches in Barcelona. What’s more, it’s easy to get to and boasts tranquil, calm waters. It has a specific nudist section stretching 200 m where bathing suits are optional. There’s also a selection of beach and water sports for you to try your hand at while you’re there!

Platja de l’Aiguadolç, Vilanova i la Geltrú

This 2-km beach of gorgeous golden sands is one of our favourite nudist beaches in Barcelona, in the town of Vilanova i la Geltrú. It has parking shared with the neighbouring beach of Sant Gervasi, but getting a space might be difficult on weekends. So we recommend you get there early!

Platja de Ponent, Premià de Mar

Platja de Ponent is one of the four of the Premià de Mar beaches. This small nudist beach near Barcelona is a semi-urban beach, making it a little more private than some of the others on our list. Simply hop on the bus heading direction Mataró and in less than an hour you’ll be in this small haven for nudists. Also popular among surfers.

Platja de la Ricarda, El Prat

One of the nudist beaches in Barcelona with the most crystal-clear waters, Platja de la Ricarda is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city beaches. There’s a parking area and it can also be reached by the PR3 bus. Perfect for lazy afternoons or long evenings to enjoy the sunset in this peaceful haven outside the city.

Platja de L’Home Mort, Sitges

One of the nudist beaches in Barcelona located in Sitges, this one has something special about it: it was the first gay nudist beach in the world. This small cove is perfect for those seeking privacy. It’s best accessed by car, but is also on the hike route from Sitges and Vilanova if you like to add a walk in to your trip to the beach.

With no bars or cafés it’s an unspoiled paradise, therefore great care should be taken to take all your rubbish home.

Cala Morisca, Sitges

Also in Sitges is this small and intimate nudist beach, nested under the cliffs of El Garraf. This hidden cove is perfect for those seeking peace and quiet away from the crowds. Again, it can only be accessed by car and it has a parking area which is rather expensive – given it’s the only option.

This beach has gorgeous clear waters, a restaurant with sun loungers and showers, making it a perfect spot to spend a day in paradise.

So there you have it. Our list of our top nudist beaches in Barcelona. Let us know, which one’s your favourite!

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