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Bars in Barcelona

Sonar Music Festival 2015

Sonar is a three-day electronic and advanced music festival. It was founded in Barcelona in 1994 by Ricard Robles, Enric Palau, and Sergi Caballero. The festival has been divided into two parts since its inception: Sónar by Day and Sónar by Night.

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During its 20-year history, Sónar has transformed the atmosphere of the city every June, as well as making Barcelona the continent's epicentre of electronic music and being one of its main touristic attractions for people of all ages.

In addition to the above, Sónar also organizes and encourages other events, performances and showcases which take place in Barcelona but outside of the main festival itself. These extra events in turn also attract very large audiences of between 50 and 70 thousand visitors, in addition to the 80,000 visitors attending the actual festival. This means that even if you are not at the festival itself there is plenty of other things going on and the city is absolutely buzzing with people looking to have a good time.

In 2013, Sónar by Day, moved to a larger space in the Fira Montjuïc facilities at Plaza Espanya. In addition, the festival created Sónar+D, the next step in the evolution of what was known as SonarPro.

The venue for Sónar by Night was also moved to the larger venue of the Fira Gran Via area in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, adjacent to Barcelona's Zona Franca area. This new home meant that it was possible to offer large format concerts with an extensive audiovisual display.

If you want a ticket to Sonar Festival click this link

If you are looking for somewhere to stay then check out Habitat Apartments where you will find a huge number of apartments dotted around the city that can accommodate any size group. Featured below is the Plaza España 2 Apartment which is conveniently located near Sonar Day and Sonar Night and comfortably sleeps 5 people.

Be aware that if you are trying to find somewhere to stay then it is important to book well in advance because all our apartments get filled.

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Primavera Sound 2015!

From the 28th to the 30th of May is the 15th edition of Primavera Sound Festival so you can look forward to what is sure to be another fantastic Festival!

primavera sound-2015 Primavera, is an annual music festival that takes place in Barcelona and is held within the Parc del Fòrum leisure site—located approximately 6 km north east from the center of Barcelona—in the Diagonal Mar area of the Sant Martí district, by the coast of the Balearic Sea. The event is one of the largest music festivals in Spain, with an increasing attendance rate of more than 100,000 each year. To buy tickets for Primavera Sound Festival Click here cartel primavera sound 2015 If you are looking for a place to stay during Primavera then check out Habitat Apartments where you will find apartments to accomodate any amount of people. Featured below is the Blue Ground C Apartment which is about 15 minutes walk from the festival and can sleep up to 10 people. blue-ground-c-apartment-barcelona If you liked this article and want more advice then follow us on our social media sites below!  :-) Image taken from www.thespacelab.tv
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Apps, which will make your trip to Barcelona perfect!

You are travelling to Barcelona, but you don’t know the city at all? Which are the most famous and most important sights, where can you find the best Spanish restaurants? Where can you get a good coffee or drink a beer? And what if you get lost in the city, how are you going to find your way back to the hotel? There are a lot of useful apps for Android and iOS which will bring solutions to all of these problems; we will introduce some to you! 1. Barcelona Metro Map: You arrive at your hotel in Barcelona but don’t know how to get to the city centre or to any other place? This app will show you which line of the metro you have to take and how long it will approximately take you until you reach your destination. It works offline – a good feature as you will probably not have internet on the way. Moreover, the app is for free. Attention: the app only serves for the metro in Barcelona! At the airport, there is no metro, so read up on how to get away from the airport before you arrive. metro bcn 2. Spanish English best dictionary: You are in Spain but you don’t speak any word of Spanish? This app may be very useful for you. It translates English to Spanish and the other way around, you can search for words and you can listen to each word being spoken out loud, both languages. Another app, Franklin ViDICTO (English-Spanish Visual Dictionary), works completely offline and offers you the words you need for accurate situations within different categories, e.g. “At the airport”, “In the hotel room” or “Dinner”. You can find pictures with the right term on it and thus easily communicate in Spanish. Both apps are for free. dictionary vidicto 3. Barcelona tripadvisor: The Barcelona tripadvisor app unites everything: it has a city map, knows the best restaurants and hotels and the most famous sights, it can tell you where to go shopping and where nightlife takes place. All of these features can be used offline, which makes the app the perfect match for your trip to Spain – you just need to download the city “Barcelona” having internet in order to make all the features work offline. It’s free of cost. trip advisor 4. City Walks Barcelona: This app tells you which sights you have to see, it offers you different tours, like for example the “Antoni Gaudí Tour”, the “Gothic Quarter” tour, the “Picasso Tour”, “La Barceloneta” tour and many more.  Choosing one tour, the app shows you the corresponding sights (“Antoni Gaudí Tour”: La Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera etc.) and clicking on the sight tells you the story about it: when has the Sagrada Familia been built, what is the architecture meant to symbolize? Moreover, it offers a listing of the best specialty shops (porcelain, mosaics, hats, leather etc.), a listing of the best shopping zones and of the best gift and souvenir shops. If you have internet on your phone in Barcelona, the app will localize you with its GPS and guide you to all the sights of the tour you chose – be it all the castles, the beautiful churches or the Raval district. Last but not least, you can also create your own tour. Choose the sights you want to see – the beach, la Sagrada Familia and the Boqueria Market for example – and City Walks Barcelona will guide you there. city walk bcn 5. Barcelona Bus Turístic: If you don’t want to walk much in Barcelona, there is a bus for tourists that brings you to all the sights you want to see. The correspondent app shows you the routes of the touristic bus lines which exist in Barcelona (the blue, the red and the green route) and tells you which line is going to which sights. Moreover, you can click on each sight the bus passes and the app shows you a picture and shortly explains the sight is. This app is for free and works offline. bus turistic With all these apps your trip to Barcelona will be much easier and more organized. We, as Habitat Apartments, wish you a pleasant stay in this wonderful city, enjoy your holidays! And by the way: we also have an app which we would like to offer to you! Next Stop City Guides provides a map of Barcelona and also knows the best places to go, be it sights, bars, restaurants or events! :) It also works offline and is for free, thus you can use it during your whole trip! next stop app
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Top 5 rooftop bars in Barelona

Enjoy a beautiful view above Barcelona's roofs

Barcelona has many bars and lounges to explore. In another article we already presented you the 5 best bars, clubs and lounges in Barcelona. However, there are a plenty of rooftop bars in this city, which one shouldn't miss during a visit. Following, you can find the top 5 of them, carefully selected for you.  

W Hotel – Wet ®Bar

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The probably most famous hotel in Barcelona, shaped like a sail, offers an incredible view over both, the ocean as well as over the city of Barcelona. Located right at the beach it conveys a glamorous atmosphere. Cocktails, beautiful people, snacks and music… It simply has everything needed for an unforgettable evening. More information: www.w-barcelona.com Opening Hours
  • April:                               Daily 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • May:                                Daily 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • June:                               Sunday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM                                                                        Friday & Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
  • July &  August:                Daily 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
  • September :                    Sunday to Thursday 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM                                           Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
  • October:                         Sunday to Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00PM                                                                         Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • November:                      Daily 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Address Plaça de la Rosa del Vents, 1 • Barcelona 08039 • Spain Phone: +34 93 295 28 00

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Tourist city guide for 72 hours in Barcelona

What to do on a 3 days trip

City trips become more and more popular. A lot of people fly to big cities of the world for only 3 days. In such a short time span, every hour at every day has to be used fully to get the most out of this vacation. Barcelona has a lot to explore. Here is a city guide for 72 hours in Barcelona, so that you get the most out of your trip. Day one Morning:   barcelona beaches

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The flight and your arrival certainly were exhausting. To don’t overcharge your energy, you should relax and enjoy your first day. Not in your room – no! The beach is the perfect surrounding to spend some recreational hours, to gain new energy. For sightseeing and shopping is more than enough time. Moreover, if you arrive within the week, the beach won't be that crowed as on the weekend. So you should use the chance. Barcelona offers varying, beautiful beaches. The most central one is Platja de la Barcelona, directly next to the Port Olimpic. The other 4 beaches are located easterly to Barceloneta. Platja de la Nova is the beach to right of the Port Olimpica. (Point of view to the sea) The next one is Bogatell beach, and the ones more to the east are Mar Bella and Nova Mar Bella. Mar Bella has a nudist area on the beach. Another beach more to the outside of Barcelona is the Sitges beach. The location is a plus point for this beach, as it isn’t that overcrowded and very lovely. A train brings you there from Sants station in about 30 minutes. (more...)
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Barcelona top 5 bars, clubs and lounges

The top 5 bars, clubs and lounges!

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Barcelona has many attractions. There is a party next to you basically every night. But where is the best place to hang out and enjoy life?

Following we have the top 5 of Barcelona’s best bars and clubs for you. 1. Carpe Diem Barcelona carpe diem

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Where: Passeig Marítim Barceloneta, Barcelona, 08003 Carpe Diem offers everything you want; Food and beverage, hot people, music and an incredible location at the beach. The club-bar has a strong lounge character with beds and sofas and delicious cocktails. Of course, the location explains the prices, but it’s definitely worth every cent. Carpe Diem has no break! – every day it offers a different party – from Monday until Sunday, 7 days a week. Tuesdays for example is themed R&B , while Wednesdays include some live music from LEXTER. (more...)
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El Jardí bar – Oasis in the center of Gotico

We all love the Barrio Gotico - FACT!

This time we want to share an amazing spot where you cool down in the shades of the trees and enjoy  having a cerveza: El Jardí Bar Beautiful small streets, ancient building, nice little squares and many many things to see and do. But well.. being honest, sometimes it can get quite stressfull there, first of all when you are not used to all the hustle and bustle of a big city. Escaping is not that easy.. the chiringuitos at the beach seem way too far away and all the terraces on the squares are packed as well. But.. we found an amazing spot for you - directly in the old town of the city - where you can cool down in the shades of the trees and enjoy some minutes of (relatively) silence while having a cerveza. (more...)
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Barcelona: 5th best city in the world for nightlife!


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Hoteles.com asked 27,000 tourists from all over the world for the best city for nightlife and got a great result! Barcelona is the fifth best city in the world for nightlife! Opium_MarThe ranking, which was published today is headed by New York and on the eigth place, three behind the Catalan capital is Madrid. Next to the Big Apple on the podium is Las Vegas, the paradise of the players as second and London on the third place. (more...)
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Ice Bar Barcelona

Barcelona - a city at the Mediterranean Sea with palm trees and beaches and a temperature of up to 40 degrees Celsius in summer. Can you imagine that there is a bar completely made out of ice there? No? We neither! Therefore we had to go and check after we have heard about it. ice_bar_barcelonaThe Ice Bar is located directly at the beach front next to the Olympic Port in the area of Vila Olimpica and opened in 2007. (more...)
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Sor Rita – Kitsch Style Bar in Barcelona

Today I am going to present you this.. a little bit "different" bar close to the Port in Barcelona, located in the Carrer de la Mercé. Sor_Rita_bar_barcelona Sor Rita - a bar completely in kitsch style, with leopard rugs, wigs, heels, barbie lamps dressing room mirros, you will feel like in a scene of Pedro Almodóvar ... or so they claim. (more...)
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