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Downtown Apartments in Barcelona

Ancient architecture dresses the exterior of apartments in Barcelona, and these lavish accommodations have interiors boosting modern amenities and features. A mixture of glass and brick walls encompasses large plasma televisions, Wi-Fi, and gourmet kitchens. Penthouses lead to rooftops with scenic views and sunbathing terraces. Intimate courtyards with gardens are perfect for relaxing. The best part is the proximity to all the attractions of beautiful Barcelona.

Tour Barcelona’s Palaces, Opera Houses, and Museums

There are six palaces in the city of Barcelona. They include the Palauet d'Albéniz and Palau de la Musica Catalana, Palau de la Generalistat de Catalunya, and others. They serve as the home to the royal family and President of the country of Spain. Picasso’s Museum opens to walls and hallways lined with his works. Modern masterpieces include the Castell dels Tres Dragons, which is an ideal venue to have a five-star dining experience. Opera music plays at the breath-taking Gran Teatre del Liceu Opera House or Teatre Nacional de Catalunya. While they may not be museums, works of art and the national symphonies of Barcelona and Catalonia call them home.

Medieval Attractions in Barcelona

The romantic history of Barcelona dates back to medieval times with Roman, Aragon, and Catalonian influences. The sparkling beaches, Gothic Quarters neighborhood, and Montjuic showcase the timeless mystique of the city.

  • Tour Gothic Quarters: Glorious buildings from the medieval era grace the city center. Remnants of Roman walls still stand in the north with labyrinthine roads and streets throughout. This historic destination is within walking distance to 100 -ear-old apartments inCiutat Vella. Balconies have views of Plaza Catalunya and various Ramblas. It is bordered by the busy modern Port Vell, ancient Port Barcelona, and Mediterranean Sea.
  • World-Class Beaches in Barcelona: The 4-mile stretch of Mediterranean beaches maintains a top reputation among beach-goers. Sant Sebastia, Somorrostro, and Barceloneta are three of the most frequented by tourists and residents. There are a total of seven with the construction of the Olympic Harbor. The shoreline culminates at the Parc del Forum on the eastern coast.
  • Parc de Montjuic: This attraction is a plethora of natural settings, buildings, and activities. Magic Fountain of Montjuic is a must-see with the Palau National as a backdrop. The accommodations of Les Corts are tucked among these and other masterpieces. Views from Montjuic include the harbor, Castle of Montjuic, gardens, and parks. A variety of transportation for visitors to enjoy includes a railway, cable cars, and gondola lift.

Works of Antoni Gaudi

UNESCO has declared several of the works by Antoni Gaudi to be World Heritage Sites. They are located throughout Barcelona including the Parc Guell and Palau Guell. The public park has the uniqueness of a natural setting with expensive homes and religious buildings intertwined. Three others Casa Vicen, Casa Mila, and Casa Batillo are neoclassical and nouveau modern designs. Sagrada Familia is his final expression, which was declared by Pope Benedict XVI a minor basilica for the Roman Catholic Church.

Barcelona’s Climate

Getaways in this temperate climate are filled with warm days and little rain from May and October. November through April range from cool to mild days thanks to the Mediterranean water. Hot summers are possible with temperatures in the 90s and 100s. Lows in the mid-40s are average with records in the 30s.

Reaching Barcelona

Cruise ships have bustling schedules to the city. Flights into Barcelona-El Prat Airport service over 35 million passengers annually. Rental cars and trains from destinations throughout Europe guarantee plenty of access points to this opulent port of call.

Attractions In and Around Barcelona

First time in Barcelona and looking for places to see? Don't miss landmarks such as Casa Batllo and Sagrada Familia and unique cultural highlights like Palau de la Musica Catalana and Gran Teatre del Liceu. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Barceloneta Beach and Mar Bella Beach or experience the natural beauty of Montjuic and Park Guell.

You could easily spend a day shopping at Las Ramblas, Boqueria Market and Sant Antoni Market. Plan to attend a game or event? Get tickets for Camp Nou or Circuit de Catalunya. Other popular places to visit in town include Palau Guell, Barcelona Cathedral and Placa de Catalunya.