Apolo Apartment in Barcelona

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3 Rooms, 2 Bathrooms, Air Conditioning, next to the Gothic Quarter and the sea

Double bedroom

About Apolo Barcelona Apartment

The apartment is situated just next to the busy touristic city center (Barrio Gotico & La Rambla), within 10-min walking distance to the sea (The Barcelona Old Harbour), on the 3rd floor of a typical Barcelona building from the 19th century, with a stylish staircase and a balconies overlooking the street.

Please note that there is no elevator in the building.

The street is wide, properly illuminated during all night, and the area is safe.

Cheap and very fine accommodation in Barcelona.

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Location of Apartment

The great majority of the city attractions is easily available walking, the only ones where you would need to take the metro are: 
- La Sagrada Familia (10 mins by direct metro train) 
- El Parque Guell (17 mins by direct metro train)
- El Camp Nou - home of FC BARCELONA (15 min by metro train)

The apartment is located near the Avinguda Parallel and El Molino theater, within 3-minute walking distance to the metro station Parallel and a bus stop.

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Useful and interesting informations

Valentine’s Day

Barcelona's best day? Easy. April 23—St. George's Day, La Diada de Sant Jordi, Barcelona's Valentine's day-a day when kissometer readings go off the charts, a day so sweet and playful, so goofy and romantic, that 6 million Catalans go giddy from dawn to dusk.
Move over Paris – Barcelona with its beaches, panoramic views, picturesque parks and world-class architecture is moving in on your crown to be Europe’s most romantic city.

Airport

Barcelona Airport (Known also as El Prat de Llobregat Aeropuerto or Aeropuerto de Barcelona) is Barcelona's principal International airport.

Airport Address

Aeropuerto de Barcelona
El Prat de Llobregat
08820 Barcelona, España
Post Code: 08820

Aena Information line on which you can ask for information on Barcelona Airport
tel: 90 240 4704 (Spain), tel: +34 91 321 1000 (International), fax: +34 93 479 3912
e-mail address: bcninfofi@aea.es

GPS Coordinates (Satellite navigation): 41°17'50.05" N 2°04'42" E

Beaches

Spending a day at Barcelona beach is a must-do experience on a trip to the city, especially in the upcoming summer months.
Barcelona beach was listed as number one in a list of the top ten city beaches in the world according to National Geographic and Discovery Channel.
Over the last decade, Barcelona’s platjas (beaches) have improved and multiplied in number. Barceloneta’s southwestern end is the Platja de Sant Sebastià, followed northward by the platjas de Sant Miquel, Barceloneta, Passeig Marítim, Port Olímpic, Nova Icària, Bogatell, Mar Bella (the last football-field length of which is a nudist enclave), La Nova Mar Bella, and Llevant. The Barceloneta beach is the most popular stretch, easily accessible by several bus lines, notably the No. 64 bus and by the L4 metro stop at Barceloneta or at Ciutadella–Vil.la Olímpica. The best surfing stretch is at the northeastern end of the Barceloneta beach, while the boardwalk itself offers miles of runway for walkers, bicyclers, and joggers.

World Heritage Sites

Barcelona is the home of many points of interest declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: Park Güell, Palau Güell, Casa Milà, Casa Vicens, Façade of the Nativity and crypt of the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, Palau de la Música Catalana, Hospital de Sant Pau.

FC Barcelona

Barcelona is home to one of the best football teams in the world. FC Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium tour is unlike any other. As the biggest stadium in Europe, it is an essential part of the itinerary for anyone on a trip to Barcelona, football fan or otherwise. Barcelona Camp Nou has a capacity of 110,000 people and on every match practically every seat is taken -such is the passion for football shared by the Catalan people.

Address:
Barcelona FC
Aristides Maillol,
entrance no 7
08028 Barcelona, España

Opening hours: 02 April - 07 October: 10:00 - 20:00; 08 October - 01 April: 10:00 - 18:30; Sundays and holidays: 10:00 - 14:30

Admission price at the door on the day:
Adults: €23.00
Child: €17.00

Admission price if booked in advance with Spainbookers:
Adults: €22.00
Child: €16.50

Shopping

Barcelona is a unique shopping destination. If you’re heading here to hit the shops, it’s a good idea to venture off the high street and discover some of the city’s fascinating and ancient boutiques.
Barcelona has a huge amount of choice when it comes to shopping so whatever your age, style or budget, you won’t have any problem finding something for you.

Spending a day at Barcelona beach is a must-do experience on a trip to the city, especially in the upcoming summer months.
Barcelona beach was listed as number one in a list of the top ten city beaches in the world according to National Geographic and Discovery Channel.

Over the last decade, Barcelona’s platjas (beaches) have improved and multiplied in number. Barceloneta’s southwestern end is the Platja de Sant Sebastià, followed northward by the platjas de Sant Miquel, Barceloneta, Passeig Marítim, Port Olímpic, Nova Icària, Bogatell, Mar Bella (the last football-field length of which is a nudist enclave), La Nova Mar Bella, and Llevant. The Barceloneta beach is the most popular stretch, easily accessible by several bus lines, notably the No. 64 bus and by the L4 metro stop at Barceloneta or at Ciutadella–Vil.la Olímpica. The best surfing stretch is at the northeastern end of the Barceloneta beach, while the boardwalk itself offers miles of runway for walkers, bicyclers, and joggers.

Flavors of city

Long before the molecular gastronomy craze made Catalonia a culinary funhouse, Barcelona and its surrounding hinterlands had their own lush tastes and textures, including sausages and charcuterie, wild mushrooms, spring onions with romescu sauce, and acorn-fed hams from southwestern Spain, all happily irrigated with sparkling wines from the Penedès.

Top 10 Spanish Dishes

  1. Cochinillo Asado (Roast Suckling Pig) - is roast baby pig.
  2. Pulpo a la Gallega (Galician octopus) is Galicia's signature dish.
  3. Gambas Ajillo (Garlic Prawns). Delicious large prawns, cooked in olive oil with garlic and spicy chili flakes.
  4. Jamon Iberico and Chorizo (Iberian Ham and Spicy Sausage). The ham of the Ibérico pig, a descendant of the Sus mediterraneus that once roamed the Iberian Peninsula, has become Spain’s modern-day caviar. Chorizo is a spicy sausage, either sliced thinly and served cold in a bread roll or cut into chunks and cooked in wine (al vino) or cider (a la sidra). Sometimes you will be served mini chorizos, called 'choricitos'.
  5. Paella (Spanish Rice Dish). Paella is synonymous with Spanish cuisine.
  6. Pescado Frito (Fried Fish).
  7. Tortilla Española (Spanish Omelet). Omelet with potato and (usually) onion. Sometimes it will have prawns, mushrooms or squid inside and it will occasionally be served with cheese on top.
  8. Gazpacho (Cold Tomato Soup or Liquid Salad). Tomato based, with cucumber, green pepper, garlic, olive oil and salt. Delicious in the summer.
  9. Queso Manchego (Spanish Sheep Cheese). A hard cheese from the Castilla-La Mancha region. Made from sheep milk, it is slightly salty and often served with jamon ibérico (see previous page).
  10. Patatas Bravas (Fried Potatoes in Spicy Sauce). Chopped potatoes are fried and covered in a spicy tomato sauce.

Nightlife

Barcelona's nocturnal roll call, from art openings and concerts to tapas bars, music bars, and clubbing, offers a wild mix of options. A natural starting point for newcomers is of course Las Ramblas and - on either side of it - the narrow streets of the medieval Old Town.
Generally speaking however Las Ramblas is merely a crossing point to greener nightlife pastures, and for the more authentic local venues you'll have to negotiate the labyrinthine alleys of the Gothic Quarter.

Architecture

Many of the buildings date from medieval times, some from as far back as the Roman settlement of Barcelona. Catalan modernista architecture (related to the movement known as Art Nouveau in the rest of Europe), developed between 1885 and 1950 and left an important legacy in Barcelona. Several of these buildings are World Heritage Sites.

The most famous Barcelona building is surely Sagrada Familia by Spanish architect Gaudi. Gaudí's work is admired by architects around the World as being one of the most unique and distinctive architectural styles. His work has greatly influenced the face of Barcelona Architecture and you will see Gaudí's work all over the city.

La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona La Sagrada Familia is one of Gaudí's most famous works in Barcelona. It's a giant Basilica that has been under construction since 1882 (that's not a typing error!) and it's not expected to be completed for between 30 to 80 years. The style of la Sagrada Familia is variously likened to Spanish Late Gothic, Catalan Modernism and to Art Nouveau or Catalan Noucentisme.

Barcelona won the 1999 RIBA Royal Gold Medal for its architecture,the first (and as of 2012, only) time that the winner has been a city, and not an individual architect.

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