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.

Fancy discovering more of Gaudí’s creations? Discover our guide to his most popular and some lesser-well-known buildings.

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).

Discover more things to see and do in the area in our one day guide to the Gothic Quarter.

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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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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What to do in Barcelona in August – Top 10 Activities

Barcelona in August is the place to be! Summer is officially upon us and this month comes packed with refreshing, exciting and sun-filled activities to make sure you get your summer fix.

We’re bringing you a list of our top 10 activities to beat the summer heat in Barcelona in August. So whether you’re looking for ways to cool off during the day or to a place to relax and take in the long balmy evenings, we’ve got you covered. Let’s go!

Barcelona in august
Barcelona in August

1. Mas i Mas Festival

Various locations throughout the city, including Plaça Reial and Palau de la Música

Throughout the month of August, Barcelona will welcome electronic beats, jazz rhythms and the melodies of soul and blues. Buy tickets online here for big names including the Wayne Escoffery Quartet and the all-female Las de Barcelona.

2. Day trip

Looking to escape the sticky heat of the city? In Barcelona in August, there’s nothing better than taking hitting the road in the early morning, heading towards the coast and basking in the fresh sea air of the Costa Brava.

We recommend a host of day trips, but a visit to the quaint fishing village of Cadaqués has to be top of our list.

3. Festes de Gràcia

From 15 to 21 August the streets of Gràcia will be filled with decorations in every colour you can imagine. Find events for the whole family, live music and incredible examples of recycled art in this weeklong celebration.

Find our complete guide to enjoying these festes here.

4. Sala Montjuïc Outdoor Cinema

Montjuïc Castle, Ctra. de Montjuïc, 66

What better way to spend the balmy summer evenings in Barcelona in August than with a live music concert, food and drinks, and one of your favourite films? This August you can catch A Hero (Iran, 2021) on the 1st, Palm Springs (2020, USA) on the 3rd and a surprise movie on the 5th.

General admission costs €7.50 and admission with a chair €10.50. We recommend getting there early to grab a spot!

5. Let’s go to the beach!

Let’s face it – what better way to enjoy Barcelona in August is there than a long, sleepy day at one of its many beaches? To be exact, Barcelona has nine beaches and total, which makes for a total of 9km of sandy shores where you can top up your tan.

From La Barceloneta, Bogatell, Mar Bella and Badalona, discover our complete guide to Barcelona’s beaches here.

6. Festes de Sants

If you still haven’t got your fix of street parties, live music and a myriad of decorations, not to worry! From 20 to 28 August, the neighbourhood of Sants will host its yearly Festa Major. With concerts, dances and street dinners, you’ll find something for everyone!

7. Nits d’Estiu at CaixaForum

Avinguda Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8

Barcelona in August will welcome an array of cultural activities at CaixaForum as part of its Nits d’Estiu (Summer Nights) programme from 27 July to 31 August.

Performance, poetry, opera and international cinema come together, in addition to the stunning outdoor exhibition Farbalà by Xevi Bayona, which interacts with light and wind. Tickets are on sale now and start at €6.

8. Magic Nights at Casa Batlló

Passeig de Gràcia, 43

What better way to discover one of Gaudí’s masterpieces than with a drink in hand, the best views in the city and live music in the background? Casa Batlló’s Magic Nights take place every evening throughout the month of August on the building’s marvellous roof terrace, overlooking Passeig de Gràcia.

Discover the line-up with artists from the world of flamenco, jazz and soul, and book your tickets here.

9. Visit Poble Espanyol with kids


Avinguda Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 13,

Poble Espanyol is a hidden gem in Barcelona in August, so this summer don’t miss its activity programme for all ages. On 13 and 27 August, there’s the third edition of Rock & Kids, with some of the biggest hits adapted for the youngest members of the family.

What’s more, the Summer Street Escape to find the magic “gaticornio” will take place every Saturday throughout August and promises to be a fun-filled mission for the entire family.

10. Relax on a terrace

If you’re dreaming of sitting back with a book and a drink in hand, while taking in the wonderful streets of Barcelona in August, we’ve got good news for you! Here’s our top 10 terraces for outdoor plans in the city, including rooftop bars with the best views and hidden bars that are the refreshing, tranquil oases you’ve been dreaming of. See you there?

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of things to do in Barcelona in August. If there’s anything we’ve missed, let us know!

10 Top Barcelona Travel Tips for First-timers

The best Barcelona Travel Tips are right here, so look no further! Hand selected by locals, these tips tell you everything you need to know for your first trip to Barcelona.

Find the answers to all the questions you have about visiting this wonderful city for the first time, plus some great Barcelona Travel Tips to ensure your stay is safe, fun and truly authentic.

This list will help you prepare for a fantastic trip to a city everyone should visit once in a lifetime! What are you waiting for?

Barcelona travel tips

1. Learn simple Catalana phrases to rock it

The first of our Barcelona Travel Tips is about language. You may not know this, but Catalan is very widely spoken throughout the region of Catalonia and in Barcelona. Although in most places you can get by with English, and Spanish is also widely spoken, we recommend impressing locals with some basic words and phrases. A “Bon dia” or “merci” (not the French kind) will go a long way! It’s also worth remembering that street names are in Catalan (carrer means street).

Check out our article here for 8 simple Catalan phrases you can’t visit Barcelona without.

2. Avoid being pickpocketed with these tips

Next on our list of Barcelona Travel Tips is a piece of advice to keep you safe: the city in general is very safe and most tourists (and locals) don’t experience any problems. However, pickpocketing is rife, above all on public transport and in the city’s busiest areas (La Rambla, El Gòtic area, etc.), so we recommend you always watch your belongings and never leave your bag, phone etc. on tables or in visible spots when you are eating.

Discover our article on more tips to avoid being pickpocketed in Barcelona.

3. Shall I go to a restaurant i Les Rambles?

Yes, Les Rambles is one of Barcelona’s most famous spots and we do recommend you visit it. However, the restaurants and bars near Plaça Catalunya and towards the beach are, quite plainly, tourist traps. One of the most important Barcelona Travel Tips you’ll hear is avoid these spots at all costs.

Head away from the busiest treats to the areas of Born, Eixample, Gràcia or Poble Nou for tasty tapas, international cuisine, light bites and more. On our blog you’ll find our favourite Catalan restaurants, our top vegetarian eateries and Barcelona’s best Japanese restaurants for those looking for something different.

4. Stay close to the centre

The next of our Barcelona Travel Tips is to stay close to the centre on your first trip to the city to make sure you can reach the city’s most popular sights on foot. The old quarter (el Gòtic) will have you within walking distance of La Boqueria Market, Santa Maria Basilica and Les Rambles. Stay in Eixample and discover Gaudí’s masterpieces on foot.

Don’t miss our guide to our best apartments by Barcelona neighbourhood when planning your trip for the most central short- and long-term rentals in privileged locations.

5. Free museums on Sundays in Barcelona

Another of our top Barcelona Travel Tips for first-timers and veterans alike is to hit Barcelona’s free museums on Sundays. Yes, you heard right! Many of the city’s museums open their doors on Sundays (subject to reservation). Discover them here.

6. Lets discover beautiful parks in the city

Barcelona is a thriving city and if you want to escape the hustle and bustle head to one of its beautiful parks to disconnect. Why not take a picnic and make an afternoon of it?

Find our top parks in Barcelona here!

7. How to get around Barcelona?

Getting around Barcelona is easy thanks to its well-connected public transport network. This list wouldn’t be complete without some Barcelona Travel tips on how to get around the city. We recommend buying a T-Casual ticket for 10 trips on the metro or bus or the Hola BCN! card for unlimited travel across the city.

8. Barcelona is synonymous with Gaudí

Barcelona is synonymous with Gaudí and we truly recommend visiting his masterpiece that is the Sagrada Família. Barcelona Travel tips will help you beat the queues and ensure your spot by reserving your ticket online in advance, as they can fly especially during the peak months.

Learn more about this beautiful monument and the architect behind it here.

9. Shall I tip in Barcelona?

To tip or not to tip! That is the question. It can be a complicated business, but the penultimate of our Barcelona Travel Tips is about tipping. Although this form of courtesy isn’t common in Spain, there are some situations when you might like to leave a tip.

Check out our article on how much to tip in Barcelona here.

10. Enjoy an amazing day trip from Barcelona

Last on our list of Barcelona Travel Tips is to make the most of your time in this wonderful part of the world. If after exploring the city you have a day or afternoon to spare, we recommend taking the train or renting a car and discovering some of the hidden treasures Catalonia has to offer in addition to its bustling beach destinations.

You’ll find our favourite day trips from Barcelona here.

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Festival of Sant Joan in Barcelona 2022

Sant Joan 2022 is almost here! And we’ve got the best plans for you to make sure you enjoy this spark-filled festivity in Barcelona. The first Sant Joan in two years to be celebrated without any COVID restrictions promises to be fire-tastic!

The night of Sant Joan, known as la revetlla in Catalan, is one of the most popular dates of the year. Bonfires, street parties, music and colourful fireworks bring to life the city of Barcelona in what is a celebration of the summer solstice or midsummer and the shortest night of the year.

Here’s a list of our favourite things to do this Sant Joan 2022 in Barcelona. We hope you enjoy them!

Sant Joan
Sant Joan

Will there be any restrictions this Sant Joan?

As mentioned, after two years, this Sant Joan is most likely to be first one in two years not to be subject to COVID restrictions. However the city council has still not released specific details. We know that last year restrictions allowed only small-format bonfires and night clubs and bars had a closing time of 3.30 am. Keep up to date with the latest announcements on the local government’s website here.

Where can I see the Flama del Canigó this Sant Joan?

This 50-year tradition deep rooted in Catalan identity is a symbol of Catalan-speaking territories. This flame stays alight all year round in the Castellet de Perpiñà. On the 22nd of June every year, locals take it to the top of the sacred Canigou (Canigó) Mountain in France. The flame is distributed among those present, who then take it and light the bonfires of the Sant Joan celebrations. This year the flame arrives in Barcelona at midday on the 23rd, at the Parlament de Catalunya. It will then be distributed throughout the city in magical, fun-filled parades.

What Sant Joan activities will there be throughout the city?

Throughout the different neighbourhoods in Barcelona you’ll find a range of activities and local bonfires organized by the local councils of each area to celebrate what is the shortest night of the year.

The official details are still yet to be released by some of the local areas for the Sant Joan 2022 festivities, but keep your eye on the above website for the latest news.

Head to Raval for an evening of live music, bonfires and more. The famous Canigó flame will arrive at the Rambla de Raval at approximately 7pm to light the neighbourhood’s bonfire, with live music, food and a DJ to see you into the early hours of the morning!

La Sagrera has also organized a range of activities in the Plaça dels Jardins d’Elx. There will be a bonfire lit using the famous Canigó flame and a local dinner, where everyone brings their own food. Don’t miss the bar run by residents and a DJ until midnight for a truly local experience.

For a very lively atmosphere with bonfires, fireworks and partying, head to Barcelona’s beaches. At La Barceloneta you’ll find large groups who set up camp on the beach ready for a long night of celebrations with live music, drumlins are more.

We recommend heading there early to get a spot as the beach soon fills up. If you’re with children we recommend leaving before midnight, which is when things start to get rowdy!

Sant Joan from the heights of Barcelona

If you’re looking to enjoy this Sant Joan in a more relaxed, laid-back atmosphere, why not enjoy it from the heights of the city? Take a picnic to Montjuïc to marvel at the fireworks or book a table at one of Barcelona’s many rooftop bars and restaurants to enjoy the night in style.

Where can I buy the famous Coca de Sant Joan?

The Sant Joan coca is the tastiest treat of this summer solstice festivity in Barcelona. This anis-flavoured brioche bread is made with a variety of ingredients, and you’ll find sweet and savoury options for all tastes.

Don’t miss it in the windows of all of the city’s bakeries, filled with marzipan, dried fruits, nuts, cream, and more. Enjoy the coca de Sant Joan on the evening of the 23rd while reveling in the festivities or the next day with lunch – it’s equally as tasty!

Let us know, what are your plans for Sant Joan 2022? If you’re looking for somewhere to stay during this year’s festivities, don’t forget to check out Bizflat’s long-term and short-stay apartments so you don’t miss out on a thing!

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What to do in Barcelona in June – Discover the best plans

Wondering what to do in Barcelona in June? We’ve got you covered with the best plans in this article. The summer is here and you’ll be delighted to know, after two years of pandemic, it’s packed with amazing plans for all tastes, ages and budgets. Find out how to make the most of the longest days of the year!

From outdoor events, traditional festivities, art exhibitions, and – above all – an eclectic mix of music festivals and concerts, there’s something for everyone who doesn’t know what to do in Barcelona in June.

So here’s our list of what to do in Barcelona in June with our top 8 plans!

Barcelona in June - Primavera Sound
Barcelona in June – Primavera Sound

Primavera Sound ­– 1 June to 12 June

Parc del Fòrum, Carrer de la Pau, 12

Kicking off the month is Primavera Sound. After being postponed for two years, Barcelona’s biggest festival is back with two weeks packed full of the best music. Expect innovative, inspiring and ground-breaking beats signed by Dua Lipa, Tame Impala, The Strokes, Gorillaz, Massive Attack, Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and many more big names. Parc del Fòrum will come to life with buzzing live performances.

Fito & Fitipaldis – 4 June

Palau Sant Jordi, Passeig Olímpic, 5-7, 08038

The amazing Fito and his band take to the stage at Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi, performing songs from their latest album alongside some of their biggest hits. An unmissable date for fans and a must on our list of what to do in Barcelona in June.

Festival dels Jardins de Pedralbes – 7 June to 24 July

Avinguda Diagonal, 686, 08034

We couldn’t not include one of the most-awaited music events of the year on our list of what to do in Barcelona in June. This festival here with big names in jazz, pop, rock and more, in the most magical setting that is the Pedralbes gardens. Kicked off on the 7 June by James Blunt, this year will feature live performances by Simply Red, Crystal Fighters, Madness and more. See you there!

Sónar – June 16 to June 18

Avda. Reina Maria Cristina, s/n, 08004 and Av. Joan Carles I, 64, 08908

A ground-breaking electronic music festival that since 1994 has been bringing together creativity, business, technology and music in Barcelona. With nearly 200 activities, this is not your average music festival and is among the best plans for what to do in Barcelona in June. Sónar Day will take place at Fira de Montjuïc from 1pm to midnight, and Sónar Night at Fira Gran Via l’Hospitalet from early evening to the early hours. Highlights include The Chemical Brothers, The Blaze, Bonobo and Barcelona’s own Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés.

Verbena de Sant Joan – night of 23 June

As the month comes to a close, if you’re still wondering what to do in Barcelona in June, Sant Joan is a celebration you can’t miss. The night of the 23rd–24th June is the shortest night of the year, and everyone in Barcelona gets together to celebrate the magical summer solstice. Expect fireworks, bonfires, and beach parties until dawn. Don’t forget that the 24th is a bank holiday and many shops and stores will be closed.

Gay Pride Barcelona – 23 to 26 June

After two years without Pride in the city, the much-awaited extravagant, colourful and eclectic parade will take place on Saturday 25th at 5pm, starting at Placa Universitat and ending at Passeig Lluís Companys. This year’s incredible line-up will be released shortly, so keep your eyes peeled for fabulous events taking place throughout the city. Pride 2022 features top on our list of what to do in Barcelona in June!

World of Banksy – throughout June until December 2022

Espai Trafalgar, Carrer de Trafalgar, 34, 08010

After its success Paris, this exhibition with work by the mysterious Bristol-born urban artists hits Barcelona. Featuring some of the renowned street artist’s most popular pieces, including Girl With Balloon and Girl Frisking Soldier.

Festa Major del Casc Antic – end of June

The central old quarter, known as the Casc Antic in Catalan, celebrates a week of festivities every year at the end of June. Although this year’s date has yet to be confirmed, expect correfocs (fire runs), giants and live music in Barcelona’s most central and – arguably most beautiful – neighbourhood steeped in history.

We hope you enjoy our list of what to do in Barcelona in June! With tonnes of things to see and do, you’re sure to make the most of your stay in this fun-packed city.

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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?

Apartmet in Eixample - short term rentals barcelona
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.

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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.

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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 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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