Barcelona – last minute Xmas destination!

If you have not decided yet what you are going to do for Xmas, for that last minute break or even to end the year in style, come to Barcelona and enjoy what the city has to offer.


Book with us and take in the Spanish/Catalan Christmas festivities with mini Xmas markets scattered through-out the city, excellent restaurants or experience the great nightlife, your bound to find something to your taste!

*Feliz Navidad to all of our customers!*

Barcelona is a great winter destination so get booking and find your hotel or if you need help with anything else feel free to contact us.

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Celtic Glasgow vs F.C Barcelona – 11th December, 2013 – Book now!


On Wednesday 11th of  December the Camp Nou will host Celtic Glasgow in the final game of the preliminary Group H of the UEFA Champions League.
This will get you in the mood!!

It will be the fourth game in two seasons between the two teams.
A very exciting match is expected as both teams have very diferent football styles.

Book your accommodation with us we can guarantee to find you the lowest rates and best thing is you don’t pay us, pay at the hotel when you get there! We aim to help that little bit extra!!
There are still rooms available around the city so contact us to get your rooms sorted before the big match.  Extend your stay and fill up those Xmas stockings with  spanish goodies such as: turron or some catalan cava (sparkling wine) yummy!!

We are here to take your bookings and guide you along the way.

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Combine Barcelona with a Game of Football – Priceless!


Barcelona football breaks and hotel packages with Barcelona

Whilst visiting this great city why not add a football match to experience the real Catalan way of life.

If you are a football fan then you must see a match in the Nou Camp.  The biggest football stadium in Europe, it is without a doubt a must see and if you can squeeze in a tour of the stadium before a match even better.

The experience of being in the Nou Camp whilst your team is playing is second to none.   Experience the back and forth style known as ‘Tiki Taka’  by the Barcelona football players in all its glory.

At Barcelona we can arrange for you a great holiday package to include for example; a stadium tour, a football match, a city tour, perhaps a tapas dinner and end the day in style in a top night club.

If you are a large group coming to Barcelona and you want to include a football match (or not) give us a call and we can arrange it for you.

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Free Tapas in Barcelona

For those that are visiting Barcelona and wonder where to go for a fairly priced drink and a free tapa then look no further than our suggestions below.

In Granada and some other regions in Spain tapas are free with every drink.  However in Catalonia this is not the case, there are various bars opening throughout the city that have introduced this tradition and we want you to experience this social ritual.

At in Barcelona we want you to enjoy the free local tapas bars.  Here are our top 5 picks. Vamos a tapear!

tapasimageAmbient del Sur
C/Viladomat, 85
Small local bar situated in the L’Eixample district.   The tapas menu changes daily.  A botellin (a bottle of beer) and a tapa will cost you under 2 euros.

Gata Mala
Rabassa, 37
Located in Gràcia, this bar is rated amongst the top ten best hangout bars for their quality and price not only for their free tapas. Great service too.  They serve a mean gin and tonic only at 6 euros.  Good price compared to the touristic bars around Las Ramblas.

tapas1El Moll de Rebaix
Our third pick is located in Barceloneta.
Carrer del Baluart, 84
Andalucian style tapas are served here such as; calamares, patatas bravas etc.  They have homemade sangria too.  Free wifi and a variety of cocktails to add to the list.  Great location and very family friendly.

As de Pikas
Calle París 34, Hospitalet de Llobregat
Great tapas and a fab place to watch any Barca match with the locals!

Bar Mingus
Carrer de la Comtessa de Sobradel, 9
Located in the Gothic quarter, this ambient bar is perfect for tourists.  Try the tasty ‘ensaladilla rusa’, delicious!

If you would like us to arrange a tapas tour or help with booking any other travel arrangement, we are here to help you!

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There are other excellent quality local free tapas bars in Barcelona.  If you have a favourite bar you would like to recommend please do so on our facebook page.




Born Bike Hire in Barcelona


Born Bike Barcelona is a great and fun way to see the city of Barcelona.  Born Bike is located in the trendy district of El Born.  Situated 50 meters away from metro Barceloneta (L4) and 200 meters away from França train station.

They offer guided tours such as: Beach and Tapas Tours and they also offer tailor made group tours.

The most popular tour is the Gothic to Modernism Tour
This Tour is aimed at lovers of history and art . The Gothic Quarter will enchant you as you will ride and learn about the cathedrals, squares and small streets of this historic part of the city.
After the Gothic tour your guide will take you to get to know the Modernist architecture of Gaudi: Sagrada Familia, la Pedrera, la Casa Batllo with their unique geometric and naturalistic forms.  BornBike has its own, friendly and fun loving ethos, all you will have to think is “vamos hit the pedals”
It’s an enjoyable tour with multiple stops, time to take your own photos and ask any questions.

The itinerary of this specific tour is:
Parc de la ciutadella – Arc de triomf – Parc de la estació del nord – Sagrada familia – Casa Terrades – Casa Milá – Casa Batllo-Plaça Catalunya La catedral
Plaça Sant Felip nerí – Plaça Sant Jaume – Plaça Reial – Monument a Colón – Port Vell

Included in the tour:
-Rent of the bicycle
- One drink
- Helmets and child-seats if desired

Duration: 3 hours aprox.

Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Catalan.
Other languages please call BORNBIKE on +34 93 319 00 20

Schedule: Every day of the year: Departure at 11.00 hrs and 16.00hrs. except December 25th- 26th and January 1st

Departure Point: BornBikeBarcelona is situated in the street Marquesa n°1 in the Born Quarter, only 50 meters away from metro Barceloneta (L4) and to 200 meters away from França train station. It is recommended to come 10 minutes before the beginning of the Tour.

Price of this Tour:
Adults = 22€
Children = 20€

These guys offer a personal service just like us at  If you require a tailor made tour to suit your needs the staff at Born Bikes are your port of call.

Bike Locks and City maps with bike lanes indicated are provided.  Baby seats and safety helmets are also supplied however it is not a requirement to wear a helmet in Barcelona.  They also offer repairs and a maintenance service. Prices are very competitive and they have multilingual staff.

We gave them a try and we loved it.  Go on book now, have some fun and enjoy what Barcelona has to offer!  If you would like us to book on your behalf please email us your requirements at:
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Born Bike Barcelona can also be booked directly from their website at

We leave you with a taste of what to expect. Enjoy!



CIRCUIT – International Gay & Lesbian Festival – Barcelona – 8th-18th of August, 2013


CIRCUIT - International Gay & Lesbian FestivalBarcelonaAugust 8th to 18th, 2013

Barcelona is the top gay destination in Europe and they welcome you with open arms to the CIRCUIT festival, not long to go until the day arrives, write it down in your diary the 8th of August the party starts, there is still time to book your room or apartment. Click here to book now

If you missed the Gay Pride Barcelona, then please don’t miss this one!
This festival is the richest and the biggest in International leisure and culture for the Gay & Lesbian community in Europe and perhaps dare I say the world and this year they expect the biggest turn out with more than 70,000 visitors.  That is a huge number of visitors and they are all coming for one reason, cause it’s PURE FUN!!!

The festival celebrates its 6th year in existence and begins with an open beach party which include DJ’s from around the world such as: DJ Abel, Renato Cecin, Vanesa Klein, Javier Medina and Paulo Pacheco amongst others.  The festival runs until the 18th with lots of activities during the day, beach parties and other exciting surprises that will definately impress you!

On Tuesday13th of August, make sure you are there, the Water Park Circuit starts at 10am until 6am.  It is the biggest open air party in Europe with live music, international DJ’s, chill out areas, dancers, aquatic water slides and lots of other activities, i’m excited already!!

Summary of what is all about!!   Watch below!

Most accommodation will be sold out, give us a shout at in Barcelona, we can help you find the best suitable place to stay.  If you are coming in groups, just for a long weekend or however you are coming, we can help.
It is worth splashing out your credit card for this one, we have selected a few hotels for your stay that are heterofriendly which will make your stay extra special.
Click on each of the choices below and get booking!  If you have any problems or queries feel free to contact us, we are here to help you get the best deals.

Axel Hotel & Spa

Eric Vokel Industria Suites

Room Mate Pau

Hotel 1898

Hotel Constanza


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Gay Pride Barcelona – 20th to 30th of June 2013

For its 5th consecutive year Gay Pride Barcelona takes place the last 10 days of June.  This non profit event has gained popularity and is fast becoming one of the best gay pride festivals in the world.

The main event with DJ’s, foam parties, concerts and parades takes place between the 28th to the 30th of June. The entire family can enjoy in the festivities there is something for everyone with lots of fun guaranteed.

Most of  Barcelona will be booked up however if you are looking for last minute accommodation gives us a call we can help from one booking to big group bookings at great rates, remember you pay at the hotel, not when you book!

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Don’t miss this colourful, memorable and lively event.  Guaranteed fun!



Sonar Festival approaching, get booking!!

The biggest International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art, descends once again this year in sunny Barcelona.  Prepare yourself to enjoy the experimental music vibes mixed with new media, an excellent way to kick start the summer.
The Sonar Festival takes place 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th of June.

Sonar began in 1994 with humble followers but now is attracting a huge following, more than 80,000 visitors are expected from 90 countries.  The festival also takes place in Reykyavig, Tokyo and Osaka.

The festival is scattered around Barcelona, it mainly consists of two venues; Sonar by Day in Fira Montjuic and in Fira Gran Via by Night.  This year Pet Shop Boys will be performing.

For accommodation, contact us, even if you don’t see the relevant accommodation on our website that will suit your budget, we can find it for you at special rates and remember you pay at the hotel not when you book, giving you greater flexibility, at our clients come first!  Barcelona has a busy schedule as many other events are taking place during the same dates.
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Best Business Accommodation in Fira de Barcelona in Barcelona have made a research and have come up with the best accommodation for business travellers.

Barcelona is split into various business districts.  Most events take place in Fira de Barcelona, Zona Forum and St Marti-Poble Nou (also knows as @22).

Fira de Barcelona
Fira de Barcelona, is the biggest and most famous exhibition venue in Europe.  Barcelona has a long standing tradition with trade fairs, Fira dates back to 1888.  Fira de Barcelona has 405,000 m2 of exhibition floor space and is one of the largest in Europe, it is divided into two large exhibition centres:  Montjuïc with 165,000 m2 and the modern Gran Via (Zona Franca), with 240.000 m2, designed by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito.
Each exhibition centre stands out for their facilities: Montjuïc stands out for its emblematic nature and Gran Via for technological development, logistic services and the avant-garde design of the Japanese architect Toyo to.
The Montjuïc exhibition centre has 8 halls which provide an exhibition floor space of 115,000 m² plus 50,000 m² outdoors. Gran Via also has 8 pavilions giving 240,000 m² of exhibition floor space. Fira de Barcelona venues total is 405,000 m².

Both exhibition centres have the most advanced infrastructures and a wide range of services. They also have two large venues specifically designed for congress activity: the Palau de Congressos of Barcelona and the Convention Centre in Gran Via.

Amongst these impressive architectural building venues you can also find the spectacular acrobatic fountain known as ‘Font Magica’, ‘The Museum of National Art of Catalonia’, ‘The Museum of Archeology of Catalonia’, the ‘Fundacion Miro’ (a museum of modern art honoring Joan Miro), the ‘Caixa Forum’ (an Art Gallery), the Botanical Gardens and the Montjuic Telepheric (Montjuic cable car).  Thus making this area ideal to stay for business and sightseeing.

How to get to the Fira de Barcelona

  • Venues Addresses:
    - Avda. Reina Maria Cristina s/n, 08004, Barcelona
    Gran Via – Av. Joan Carles I, 64, 08908, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona

Montjuic Venue
Metro – There are two Metro lines that exit from the Montjuic Venue which are L1 and L3, at stop Espanya.
These buses also have access to this venue from any part of Barcelona:
D20     H12      V7      9      13      27      37      50      65      79      91     109      150      165 (The number 79 also links Montjuic to Gran Via venue)

Gran Via
The nearest train station stop to Gran Via is Europa/Fira.  All trains that enter or leave Placa Espanya stop at Europa/Fira.
Renfe- the nearest railway stop is Sants Estacio.  This station is also linked to Montjuic via buses 30 and 109 which also leave from Placa Espanya.  Sants Estacio is only a 15 minute walk to the Montjuic Venue.  Sants Estacio is also linked to the airport which is about 20 minutes depending at which Terminal you arrive.

Best Business Accommodation in Fira de Barcelona picked by


  • B-Hotel ***
  • HCC Lugano ***
  • HCC Open ***
  • Barcelo Sants ****
  • Fira Palace ****
  • Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya ****

 Gran Via

  • Campanille Barcelona-Sur Cornella ***
  • Renaissance Barcelona Fira ****
  • Hesperia Fira Suites *****

One of our featured hotels – Barcelo Sants


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