Tucked away in the heart of the charming Eixample district of Barcelona, your private Spanish apartment awaits. Perfect for intimate family gatherings or a close group of friends, this 2,200 square foot luxury condo boasts two ensuite bedrooms and a third single bedroom, high ceilings, fully-equipped kitchen, study area and a large entertainment room. Unwind in the spacious and tastefully decorated living room while you enjoy the view and enjoy your meals with friends and family in your classically updated dining room.
Take a casual stroll and browse the elegant shops on Passeig de Garcia, take in the beautiful architectural sights of the Guadi-designed buildings and explore the Old Town and La Rambla.
Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was an architect famous for his use of sensuous, curved, Gothic, and surreal design elements for all his buildings. Referred to as the “father of Spanish art,” Gaudi’s creations are so unique that many consider them to be works of art rather than only functional buildings. Even those not formally interested in architecture can appreciate his work and UNESCO has taken notice. Seven of his buildings are designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Simply walking around the city of Barcelona will garner you sights of his incredible work. A few examples to keep an eye out for include the famous Sagrada Familia, magical Park Guell, Casa Vicens and La Pedrera.
Concerts & Live Music:
If you enjoy live music, you’ll want to pay a visit to Razzmatazz and Apolo. On a more traditional note, Barcelona is also home to some wonderful concert halls. Be sure to visit The Gran Teatre del Liceu, The L’Auditori which hosts jazz and world music performances in addition to classical, and The Palau de la Musica Catalana.
Catalan province meals feature Spanish tapas: Pintxos, a culinary trend in Barcelona, are known as Basque tapas. Plates of bite-sized delicacies are served atop pieces of bread, traditionally eaten with toothpicks (and at the end of your meal, you’ll be charged for the number of toothpicks used!). Try them at Euskal Etxea. For traditional tapas, pay a visit to Quimet i Quimet, La Esquinica or El Jabali.
Many consider paella (“pie-eh-ya”) to be Spain’s national dish, but there is some confusion as to whether it is specifically a regional dish of Valencia. Regardless of which region wishes to lay claim to it, it is a fantastic treat comprised of rice, olive oil, saffron, and usually either seafood; land animals such as rabbit, chicken, or duck; green vegetables and beans.
Museums & History:
Besides the Gaudi buildings already mentioned, the Museu Futbol Club Barcelona (Barcelona Football Club Museum) has 100 years’ worth of sporting artifacts. The Museum d’Historia de Catalunya features exhibits, many of which are interactive, from different periods in Catalan history.