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.

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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. […]

The most luxurious things to do in Barcelona

The most luxurious things to do in Barcelona

As a reader of Luxury Travel Blog, we know that you are someone that appreciates the finer things of life and experiencing the best that the world has to offer. If you want to experience luxury, there is no better location than Barcelona, Spain. Whether visiting for a short while, or taking a longer stay […]

Catalan festive traditions

Catalan festive traditions

Christmas is celebrated in its own unique way all across the world, with countless different traditions and cultures holding its own distinctive celebrations for the festive season. Catalonia is a region of Spain famed across the globe for its proud traditions, and at Christmas time there are certainly some surprising and special celebrations. These are […]

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The best spa days in Barcelona

Friendly warning: due to the current Coronavirus situation and restrictions that are regularly changing, it’s best to double check before leaving that the venue you’re heading to is open and operating. Deep back massages, a dip in the heated pool with panoramic sea views, and a steam in the sauna. Sound inviting? With all the […]

The best tasting menus in Barcelona

The best tasting menus in Barcelona

Barcelona is home to some of the most excellent restaurants that this world has to offer, and thanks to its metropolitan community there is an ample range of cuisines and styles to suit every person’s needs. For those that appreciate the fine dining experience, there is no better way to pass an evening than by […]

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The best areas in Barcelona for families

Choosing where to stay in Barcelona can feel a little daunting, given that each neighbourhood is vastly different to each other in terms of transport, general safety, and access to facilities: some of the most important factors when looking for a family holiday home. After taking all things into account, below are four of the […]

What is Catalonia Day (La Diada) about?

What is Catalonia Day (La Diada) about?

Barcelona is the capital city of the region of Catalonia. This region in Spain is known for its rich tradition that gives the locals immense pride. From foods, to customs, this autonomous community stands out from the rest of the country. On 11th September every year, “La Diada” is celebrated, the national day of Catalunya. […]

Explore the best wine tours in Barcelona

Explore the best wine tours in Barcelona

Barcelona is slowly and carefully reopening to tourists over the summer months, like the other cities in Spain, as the country looks to rebuild its tourism sector. This move will not only see more visitors to the city of Barcelona, but also a return to many activities and companies that have been halted by the […]