Apartments in Barcelona Barcelona is unique. Located on the shores of the Mediterranean it enjoys, a warm and sunny climate almost year round and a fascinating cultural life few other cities can boast. Add to this, the beach which is only a short distance from the city centre, the hectic nightlife and the magnificent art nouveau buildings and it seems Barcelona has everything you could ask for. At Friendly Rentals we have your accommodation needs covered with our wide range of apartments in Barcelona: comfortable studios for business trips, apartments for a romantic weekend, larger apartments suited to families and even apartments offering sea views. If you are looking for an alternative to a luxury hotel, we have centrally located apartments (Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas, Plaza Espanya) and apartments in the nicer areas of Barcelona, at a much more affordable prices with the added benefit of more space and privacy. Our holiday apartments in Barcelona allow you to discover the city from a different perspective, see the day to day life of local residents, uncover hidden corners of the city and enjoy the city’s numerous festivals, like St Jordi, when the streets are filled with stalls selling books and roses or the Mercé, Barcelona’s big street party. Eating Out in Barcelona Catalan cuisine is based on the famous Mediterranean diet: fish, fresh vegetables, meat, olive oil and pulses…It is a very rich and varied cuisine with touches of French influence and it is not unusual to mix meat and seafood in the same dish. Typical Catalan dishes include “fricando” (a beef and mushroom stew), “esqueixada” (cod, endive, olives and romesco sauce), snails, “escalivada” (roasted aubergine and peppers), cannelloni and seafood casserole. Not forgetting to mention the extremely popular “pa amb tomaquet”( bread with tomato, olive oil and salt) accompanied with cheese and cold cuts. For a sweet finish to any meal try “crema catalana” or “mel i mato” (fresh cheese with honey). Monuments in Barcelona Barcelona is known the world over for the original and stunning designs of Antoni Gaudí including the famous Sagrada Familia. But this isn’t the only emblematic sight in Barcelona. You have to include the majestic Park Güell, originally designed as a luxury housing estate; the Palau de la Musica, La Pedrera, the Hospital de la Santa Creu y Sant Pau and Casa Batllo. All of which are included in the Route of Modernisme. The historic past of Barcelona is also on display with Roman and Medieval ruins which can be found simply wandering around the Gothic Quarter and includes building such as the Barcelona Cathedral , Picasso Museum and City Hall. Football lovers can’t miss the opportunity to visit the home of Barcelona FC, Camp Nou. Shopping in Barcelona If you love shopping then you simply must visit the main shopping areas of Portal del Angel, Paseo de Gracia and Calle Pelayo here you can find a range of stores catering to all tastes and expenses. Don’t forget to visit the La Boqueira and Santa Caterina markets, located in the centre of the city. Finally, don’t forget to visit the Las Arenas shopping centre housed in a remodelled bull ring next to Plaza Espanya. Visit the roof top terrace for impressive 360º views of Barcelona and Montjuic Mountain. Barcelona with Children The children will have a great time in Barcelona with the amount of activities on offer. Stroll through Citudella Park and visit the Zoo or spot the mammoth hidden in the park, spend the day on the beach, visit the Aquarium and see sharks and fish slowly glide by. Another idea is to visit the Tibidabo fun park, enjoy unforgettable views of Barcelona from 512m above sea level. Barcelona Nightlife Barcelona’s nightlife is vibrant, exciting and seemingly everlasting. Outside seating abounds, the perfect place to enjoy a quiet beer or gin and tonic before heading off to discover the city’s clubs such as Apolo or Razzamatazz both of which attract an indie crowd. If you are looking for more mainstream then around Vila Olímpica you can find Opium and Shoko. If these don’t appeal try the cabaret El Molino, a classic of the Barcelona nightlife scene. Why Rent with Friendly Rentals? Friendly Rentals has years of experience in the holiday rental sector and counts on the support of an excellent customer support team. Our apartments in Barcelona come fully equipped with everything you need to make you feel at home. We inspect our apartments regularly to ensure they continue to meet ours and your exacting standards. Our goal is to offer our clients the best service possible and ensure their saty in Barcelona is a memorable one.