Discover Barcelona, pride of Catalonia
Book vacation rentals in Barcelona to discover its history
Book apartments in Barcelona to discover the city's rich history. Many years have passed since the Counts of Barcelona conquered Catalonia, creating a nation, an identity, a language and a pride. The destiny of this rebel town is deeply linked to its past, driven by its natural, absolute need for independence and freedom. Through the centuries, different enemies stood against Barcelona; organizations such as the Spanish monarchy, Franco dictatorship, Civil War, and the Catholic church trying to suffocate the Occitan spirit of Catalonia. Even Italian and German bomb raids, but nothing, absolutely nothing has broken Barcelona's spirit and nothing ever will. Stay at houses to rent in Barcelona to get to know this town by spending cultural holidays visiting museums and fine arts collections. If you want to discover the complicated past and their current struggle to be recognized as a nation, book a studio for rent in Barcelona and experience how the city stands as the region's political capital. Realize that it used to be one of the most powerful, commercial, and strategical ports of the Mediterranean. If you do not feel the whisper of Occitan freedom in the sweet Catalan language spoken in the streets of Barcelona, you will never truly know or appreciate it. If you want to understand and feel the pride of Catalonia, you must visit Barcelona as more than a tourist. Rent a villa with pool in Barcelona on the beach or a holiday apartment in the Barri Gotic district and discover Barcelona.
Stay at apartments in Barcelona, stroll along the Ramblas and fall in love
Find Ramblas studio apartments in Barcelona along this world-famous promenade filled with restaurants, bars, and shops. The name Ramblas comes from the Arabic word “Remla,” meaning sandy ground. It was built on an ancient water stream from which the Barcelona Hills cut through the heart of the city and drained into the Mediterranean Sea. Built mid-18th century, this 1.2 km (0.75 miles) long boardwalk contrasts the narrow streets of medieval Barcelona which develop into a maze of small squares, wonderful ancient buildings, and gothic churches. Find Barcelona apartment rentals in any of the districts. The Ramblas begins at Plaçe de Catalunya and descends to the southern end of Port Vell. Five tree-lined Ramblas separate the Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter) from El Raval, connecting the Plaça de Catalunya to the Drassanes district. The Ramblas end with scenic architecture in front of the Christopher Columbus Monument at Port Vell, where a huge wooden footbridge leads its way across the sea. Find Barcelona apartments for rent and get a taste of Catalonia. Restaurants and cafés along the Ramblas are the ideal places for a pleasant lunch break, where you can taste the delicious servings of Catalan cooks and enjoy a glass of freshly homemade sangria or a blond beer with lemon and sugar. Tapas de calamares, paella, chorizo, patatas bravas, so many wonderful choices to taste in a joyful and fun atmosphere in the middle of a crowded line of kiosks, flowers and birds sellers, street performers, and artists. Rent an apartment in Barcelona in Drassanes and enjoy the sun rising over the sea every morning.
Apartment rentals in Barcelona Art Nouveau buildings
Book a studio apartment in Barcelona with beautiful Art Nouveau architecture and learn about the history of Barcelona's economic rise.The 19th-century was the golden age of Catalan industrialists and middle-class businessmen. Trade tycoons imported tobacco and rum from the Caribbean area and redistributed these goods all over the world. High-class Barcelona families wished to impress the world with their power and riches. In opposition to Spanish monarchy's traditional and conservative conceptions of wealth and economy, nouveau riche families openly showcased their wealth which led the way to a free trade and a liberal commerce society. An international trade network opened its doors to Barcelona pioneers who met at the theater of the Liceu. All over the town developed secret mason lodges and clubs to discuss politics, trade, money, and future. Stay in luxury vacation rentals in Barcelona and live like the 19th-century nouveau riche pioneers.
Urban planner Ildefons Cerdà was given the ambitious project of extending the width of Barcelona by creating a new district, the Eixample, which means “extension” in Catalan. Buildings, homes, and apartments were built in Art Nouveau. Book a beautiful Barcelona home and enjoy this style. They decorate the town with exuberant and curvy fonts where ceramic tiles and stained glass coupled with wrought iron and carved stones create the most delightful combination of balconies, bow-windows, and turreted structures. Rent Barcelona studio apartments and visit the Casa Batllo and the Casa Milà Pedrera in the Passeig de Gracia and the wonderful church Sagrada Familia, the masterpiece of Antoni Gaudí. Book a home away from home and stroll along the Avinguda Diagonal to visit the Casa Punxes, the Palau Baro de Quadras, and the Casa Amatller by Puigi Cadalfach. Wavy walls, curvy structures, ceramic flowers and leaves climbing from the ground up to the roofs, iron balconies decorated with skulls and tiles. Everything in Art Nouveau has fluidity, nothing is still like the flows of money arriving in Barcelona banks through the trade and import activities of its proud businessmen- much different from Madrid decadent, arrogant and noble aristocracy. Many apartments and vacation rentals in Barcelona are available in the area of Plaça de Catalunya and Avinguda Diagonal are available for your stay in the Catalan capital. If you are looking for a low-budget holiday a number of cheap rentals such as a room for rent, apartments, and guesthouses in Barcelona will offer you an exceptional accommodation for a pleasant and inexpensive stay.
Cheap rentals and hot Barcelona nights
Barcelona nightlife is hot, but Catalan movida is even hotter. Since the death of Franco in 1975, this inspired cultural and artistic rebirth has not stopped. Countercultural movements and hedonistic inspiration led their way through Barcelona nights. Locals have dinner late and love going to bars after for a drink before a crazy night on the dancefloor. A vacation rental in Barcelona in the Barri Gotic will enable you to live directly next to the underground, passionate Catalan movida. Barri Gotic, Barcelona beaches, Raval and Born are the districts where you will find the highest concentration of clubs. You have a wide variety of choices for Barcelona nightlife. If you wish to spend a quiet evening in a cool atmosphere sipping your drink and listening to smooth jazz music, Barcelona offers rooftop bars with breathtaking views featuring the best piano players in the world. Reserve Barcelona homes in the porticoes buildings of the spectacular Plaça Reial, where Sevillan dancers accompanied by the warm and passionate sounds of the Cante Jondo and gitane guitars will entertain by a simple clapping of hands and black heel “golpe” on a wooden stage. However you wish to spend your nights, find it near Barcelona apartment rentals.
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