Author Archive for Sandra Roig

Sandra Roig is the Marketing Manager at AB Apartment Barcelona, an apartment rental agency with over 1,000 accommodation options across Barcelona. The company has a centrally-located office open 24/7, 365 days a year, and a multilingual concierge team of local experts, giving insider tips and advice about the city and its attractions, offering much more than just accommodation. With a huge range of apartments for both short and long stays in many different neighbourhoods, there’s something for everyone. Personalised, high-quality customer care ensures guests feel right at home and enjoy the ultimate Barcelona experience from the day they arrive.

The best beaches to escape to around Barcelona

The best beaches to escape to around Barcelona

Barcelona is a city in which you can just never get bored, from street festivals to museums, parties, the gastronomy and much more. However, sometimes the hustle of the city can become a bit much and it can be nice to escape and enjoy a relaxed day at a beach outside of Barcelona. Stepping into
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Where to rent luxury cars in Barcelona

For those who love a bit of class and luxury, what's more luxurious than driving a supercar down around Catalonia? From Ferraris to Maseratis, for hours or days, there's plenty available.
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The best Michelin star restaurants in Barcelona

Why not try some of the world’s best quality dishes whilst indulging yourself in the beautiful city of Barcelona? These places are the type of locations where you will never have the same meal twice, due to their consistent innovation and focus on seasonal products. Here we have narrowed down the very best Michelin star
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The best spas in Barcelona

Looking to indulge in a day of luxury, self-care and relaxation? Lucky for you, Barcelona is home to loads of great spas where you will be introduced into some heavenly sensations. Whether you’re on holiday, a work trip, or even just live locally and need some self care, there is plenty to choose from. Here are
The Tres Tombs Parade in Barcelona

The Tres Tombs Parade in Barcelona

The Tres Tombs Parade is a celebration of the feast of St Anthony Abbot, celebrated across towns and cities in Spain every 17th of January. Saint Anthony Abbot was a Roman Catholic monk and patron saint of domestic animals, basket weavers, farmers, grave diggers and the sick. This celebration is especially noticed throughout Catalonia where
The Three Kings celebration in Barcelona and everything you need to know

The Three Kings celebration in Barcelona and everything you need to know

El Día de los Reyes Magos, or the Three Kings Day is considered to be the Spanish Christmas Day, celebrated on both the night of the 5th of January and the day of the Three Kings which is the 6th of January. Whereas most places across the world will be winding down their Christmas spirits
The best places to go Christmas shopping in Barcelona

The best places to go Christmas shopping in Barcelona

If you’re not one of those who feels the need to shiver your way through Christmas, maybe Barcelona is the place for you. Imagine yourself now, you are in Barcelona, the sky is blue, seasonal carols and inspiring religious buildings surround you, there are several huge Christmas markets to explore. Yet, the most magical part
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How to spend Halloween in Barcelona: History and traditions

Halloween in Barcelona is known as “Dia de los muertos”, in English; ‘Day of the Dead’, or ‘All Souls Day’. Instead of just a single- night celebration, here it is spread over three days! Although the kids in Spain do go out ‘trick or treating’, known as “truco o trato”, and the people still dress
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La Mercè Festival, Barcelona: History and tradition

La Mercè is an annual festival that takes place in Barcelona, Spain. It has been an official city holiday since 1871, when the local government first organised a program of special activities to observe the Roman Catholic feast day of Our Lady of Mercy, or La Mare de Déu de la Mercè in Catalan. The
The best beaches near to Barcelona

The best beaches near to Barcelona

There is no shortage of excellent beaches in and around the Catalan capital. Most visitors to Barcelona will be aware of the city beaches, such as Barceloneta, that are just a stone’s throw from the centre. While these beaches that neighbour the city are great for a last- minute decision to have a beach day,
The best cocktail bars in Barcelona

The best cocktail bars in Barcelona

No one has ever gone thirsty in the city where vermuterías (vermouth bars) and cervecerías (breweries) can be found on every corner. Sometimes, however, the night calls for something a little different. From classy interiors adorned in vintage velvet, to modern, hidden haunts that require some in-the-know to discover, Barcelona has countless cocktail bars to
Top 5 golf resorts in Catalonia

Top 5 golf resorts in Catalonia

Catalonia is the perfect destination for a golf holiday. With good year-round weather and world-class courses, it is any golfer’s dream to be able to play in this north-eastern region of Spain. It is hard to imagine a more perfect location than one set among the beautiful Catalonian countryside. The variation in the landscape creates
7 top tips for a first-time visitor to Barcelona

7 top tips for a first-time visitor to Barcelona

Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city found along the Costa Dorada coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It has the best of both worlds with the combination of laid-back beach life, excitingly paired with the fast-paced fun of a city. As the second largest city in Spain,
Springtime in Barcelona: cultural activities

Springtime in Barcelona: cultural activities

Barcelona is the perfect place to visit all year round thanks to its warm Mediterranean climate. Springtime is particularly good to visit when the weather is pleasant and warm, but without the busyness and high temperatures of the Summer. Enjoy the warm weather with a step out into nature of one of Barcelona’s many famous
The most exclusive neighbourhoods in Barcelona

The most exclusive neighbourhoods in Barcelona

Known as a cosmopolitan city with a rich cultural heritage, Barcelona is a city that attracts people from all over the world to come and live. The cultural diversity stems from the many foreigners that move to the city, whether as students or professionals, looking to experience life in Barcelona. Thanks to its world-famous landmarks,
Discover the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona

Discover the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona

The first human settlements in Barcelona are believed to date back to the Neolithic period, with ruins of early settlers excavated in the El Raval neighbourhood dating more than 5000 years ago. As a city, Barcelona was founded by the Romans around the end of the 1st century BC, with the original name of Barcino.