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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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 […]

De-escalation in Spain: An update on Barcelona

De-escalation in Spain: An update on Barcelona

Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain, has been present throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in keeping the country aware of how they should go about winding down lockdown measures. With 17 autonomous communities in Spain, all with differing populations and land sizes, the Spanish government’s plan to phase out measures has had to be adopted differently […]

Discover Gràcia: a Barcelona neighbourhood guide

Discover Gràcia: a Barcelona neighbourhood guide

The current situation has ground travel plans to a halt. With this, we have time to pause and reflect on the trips we have made and the places we have fallen in love with. Moreover, we now have plenty of time to research places of interest to us, so that we have the perfect trip […]

Planning for the future: Explore La Molina, a Summer and Winter paradise in Catalonia

Planning for the future: Explore La Molina, a Summer and Winter paradise in Catalonia

At the time of writing this, it is needless to say that travel plans have been put on the backburner. As the COVID-19 virus has impacted life in every way, we should now prioritise health above all else. However, with most of us having more time on our hands than ever, we think using it […]

Planning for the future: a day trip to Sitges

Planning for the future: a day trip to Sitges

In light of the current situation that the world finds itself, there is a need for sensibility and responsibility. As the COVID-19 virus has halted travel plans for the foreseeable future. The most important thing for everyone now is to respect the measures in place and prioritize health and well-being. That is not to say […]

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Barcelona culture: history of Sant Jordi

On Thursday 23rd April 2020, the city of Barcelona and the Autonomous Community of Catalonia will celebrate Sant Jordi. Otherwise known as Saint George, the Patron Saint of Catalonia has represented Barcelona and the surrounding area for hundreds of years. This dates back to when Catalonia was under the crown of Aragon, this unity led […]

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A Roman tour of Barcelona

Barcelona is a cultural hub, where modern art and ideas come together in a city that is rich in history and tradition. Consequently, Barcelona is now one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe and the world; it has been a long time coming for the city to arrive in the successful and prosperous […]

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The 5 best theatres in Barcelona

Barcelona is home to a number of theatres that have become popular through offering diverse performances over many years. This city link to culture and the arts has always been present, making it stand out from other cities in Spain and Europe. Consequently, it has become a popular location for lovers of theatre to come […]

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Food in Barcelona over Christmas and New Year

The Christmas period is a time for family, gifts and seasonal foods. These traditions make up the foundations of Catalan Christmas dishes in Barcelona. The feeling of having your loved ones around the table together, laughing and making memories, would not be the same without some great food to accompany the good times. Barcelona is […]

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The best Spanish courses on offer in Barcelona

The information here is ideal for anyone wanting to learn Spanish in Barcelona (referred to as Castellano by locals), whether you are travelling, staying here for a prolonged period or living here permanently. There is no better time than the present to learn this beautiful language and put your skills into practice! Therefore, here is […]

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Top 5 books about the history of Barcelona

Through books about Barcelona, you will be able to find out the secrets of the city that guides and review pages rarely tell you. The writers, enticed by the beauty of Catalonia´s capital, show the reader a new perspective about the city of Barcelona. Why not dedicate time to books about the city, in order […]

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Discover the Barcelona modernist route

Modernisme, or Catalan Modernism, came to Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. This architectural style, similar to the Art Nouveau movement, played a major role in indicating the social status of the then infamous bourgeoisie. Rich clients used to employ well-known architects to design them a Modernista house, complete with the style’s recognisable […]