Impression of some of our beautiful apartments

June 11, 2010
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Book your apartment at FlatsByDays during the Motogp

June 9, 2010

On the 4th of July 2010 the MotoGP circus will set feet on Catalonian soil. After 6 races Yamaha´s driver Jorge Lorenzo is leading by a astonishing lead of 25 points on number 2 Dani Pedrosa. The big question is if he will expand his lead and will celebrate his next victory in Catalonia. The race will take place on the famous Circuit de Catalunya, which is used as well during the Formula 1 GP. The circuit is famous because of it´s surprises, out of nothing a strong seawind can come up or it can start raining. During the first race on Spanish soil (Jerez), Lorenzo was able to win the race and defeat Pedrosa. All eyes are focused on this 23 year old Spaniard. Will he be able to win the both Spanish races? There will be a lot of pressure from the crowd but as well from his competitors. While we don´t have to forget Italian Stallion Valentino Rossi (which is currently on place3) who already won the Catalonian MotoGP for 6 times in the last 10 years. One of the other guys that won is Dani Pedrosa, the currently number 2. The race will be a real rivalry between these 3 wonderful drivers. Next to the MotoGP the 125 and 250cc class will also compete on the circuit.

For the real MotoGP lovers we can offer some lovely apartment in the Barcelona city centre, which is located an hour from the circuit (which is easily reachable by shuttle bus). So combine this wonderful race with the city of Barcelona. With apartment like Bellafila 3a, Opera and Portaferrissa we can offer you a variety of apartments throughout the old Barcelona city centre.

Rent your Holiday apartment during the Grec Festival

June 2, 2010

The Festival Grec de Barcelona is an annual summer festival held in Barcelona. The festival is formed by theatre, music, dance and circus and is organized by the Barcelona City Council. The festival is named after the original venue, the Grec theatre on the Montjuic Mountain.

The festivals first edition was held in 1976. It started as a collaboration between a group of actors and directors, who were interesting in innovating the theatre in Barcelona. From 1979 the organization is in hand of the City Council. This first edition is still feeding the Grec Festival. The festival has still the same base but has transformed and renewed every year. Frederic Amat creates the complete 2010 festival image. Besides creating the image he helped the organization by producing a show in cooperation with a Japanese theatre company.

This cooperation will give the 2010 edition a special extra; while there will be combination of the Mediterranean and Japanese sensibilities. Japan is one of the most fascinating countries for theatre.
This year the Grec Festival will join forces with the electronic Sonar festival, while theatre and music is one of the most amazing combinations: the festival will start together with Sonar on the 17th of June and will end at the 1st of August.

During these dates we can offer you some of our nice apartments. Besides the city and the Grec Festival you can come ´home´ in one of central based apartments. If you are interested to come with a bigger party we can offer you our Bellafila Prl or Bellafila 1b apartment which can house groups up to 10, besides we have some smaller apartments like Opera, Portaferrisa, Santa Monica and Bellafila 3A.

We are looking forward welcoming you in one of our apartment during the summer months!

Rent your apartment for the Fortuny Exhibition

May 27, 2010

Fortuny

Until the 27th of June La Pedrera de Caixa Catalunya will be the home of an interesting art exhibition. The main artist where this exhibition is based on is Mariano Fortuny Madrazo (Granada 1871 – Venice 1949). Mariano was the son of Catalan painter Marià Fortuny i Marsal. Mariano was seen as a multitalented man who was called ´the little Leonardo´. Besides this ´title´ he was referred as ´the magician of Venice´. He got this title because art was not the only area he was working in, next to this he worked in engraving, stage design, lightning technology, photography, textile design and fashion.

After the death of his father Mariano and his family moved to Paris. Mariano studied painting by copying the great masters. One of his teachers was Rogelio de Egusquiza, which learned Mariano the Wagnerian ideas: due to this ideas Mariano got more and more interest in theater. Mariano Fortuny came up with his own staging system the “Fortuny System”, made up of an indirect lighting device and a quarter-sphere dome, which covered the stage and acted like a large reflector. His idea was picked up by the German company AEG which installed this system in the main theaters in Germany and Italy.

In 1889 the Mariano family moved to Venice. In Venice Marino tried to become one with the city. He captured the city by paintings and by photographs. For Mariano Venice became on the one hand ´a symbol of beauty´ and on the other hand a foundation of suggestion which achieved his never-ending search into creativity.

The exhibition will be in Barcelona until the 27th. The exhibition is not only focused on painting but on every aspect of art he was working with.
We are offering apartments which have a twist of art as well. Our Art Deco and Art Nouveau apartments are decorated with pieces of art which where used during those times.

Sant Joan, book your apartment at FlatsByDays

May 18, 2010

Sant Joan is celebrated every year at the start of the summer season and the day with the longest period of daylight. It is always celebrated on the evening of June 23th and June 24th is a public holiday. Sant Joan takes place from sundown to sunrise on the eve of Sant Joan day which is also called ´Verbenas´.

The traditions of Sant Joan are split in 5 elements:
– Fire
– Water
– Herbs
– Fireworks
– Food

Fire: There will be bonfires all around Barcelona. People throw for instance old furniture into the fires, what is symbolizing ´out with the old in with the new´. Another tradition is that you write your wishes in the air.

Water: Wather is symbolizing cleanness; people can clean there sin in the water.

Herbs: Rosemary, Thyme and Verbena (the herb that gave name to the fiestas!) are collected and eaten on Sant Joan. The herb verbena was offered to the Gods in ancient times. The smell is very powerful.

Fireworks: People believe that they scare ghosts and witches away by the bangs of the fireworks.

Food: Food is not a special element of Sant Joan. During every festival or party Catalan people tend to eat a lot, while it is a part of the culture.

So do not wait and come to this ´feel good´ festival! Partying from sundown to sunrise and enjoying to old Catalan rituals : ) We can recommend you our Opera apartment which offers an oasis of tranquility!

Sonar Festival Internacional de Música Avanzada y Arte Multimedia

May 11, 2010

Just one month to go and one of Europe´s major electronic music festivals will take of. From the 17th until the 19th of June Barcelona will be taken on a journey by the beats of the Booka shade, Plastikman, Hot Chip and many more.

Sonar which is organized since 1994 is known as one of the major European festivals. Besides the festival, sonar is an important convention for people out of the music industry.  During these dates the whole city will be transformed in to one big stage, while people all over the city are partying.

Tickets are still available and start by 39€. Sonar is offering as well passpartouts, which will give you the best sensation and entertainment.

Besides all these sensations is it important to have a rest and a good place to stay. This is where we come in. With apartments all over the historic city centre, we can offer you a comfortable stay during the festival dates. For instance our Portaferrisa apartment which is a 2 bedroom in the centre situated apartment.

See you at sonar?!

An impression of some of our other apartments

April 28, 2010

Impression of our Bellafila apartments

April 28, 2010

Formula One in Barcelona

April 26, 2010

On the 7-8-9th of May the Grand Prix circus will set feet on Barcelona soil.  The formula one is considered as the cream of the crop of the motorsport. Since the FIA introduced some new rules the race got more and more spectacle, while a victory is not anymorea depending on the speed of the car but on the skills of the driver.  Especially while the no.2 and the no. 6 only differs 9 points, which made the races even more interesting.

Circuit de Cataluña is located in Montmelo which is a 30 minute ride from Barcelona city centre.  The circuit is famous because of the possibility that the wind changes drastically during the day. Wind is a significance factor in the Formula one given the importance of aerodynamics to formula one cars.

Besides going to the grand prix you can visit the beautiful Barcelona as well. With tons of bars restaurant and sight sees Barcelona can offer everyone a nice/enjoyable and comfortable see at the Mediterranean see.

We can always offer several apartments to make your stay as comfortable as possible. For instance our Bellafila 3b apartment, which is located in the city centre and close to everything you need.

Looking for a business apartment during one of the Barcelona tradeshows?

April 15, 2010

Who thinks that Barcelona is just a city to relax, party and enjoy the beautiful city is wrong. Almost every week Barcelona is the place to visit all kinds of different trade shows. Especially during the autumn you can find the fairs and shows all around the city.

If you are looking for accomodation during one of these shows, we can offer high-quality business apartments. With the possibility that we can accomadate a group of 32 people. In our bellafila apartmentcomplex.

Agenda:

If you are missing your favourite trade show feel free to add him in the commenst and we will update our calender.

Event Date
Concepto Bano 11-MAY-10 to 15-MAY-10
Instalmat 12-MAY-10 to 15-MAY-10
Pasarela Gaudi Novias 18-MAY-10 to 21-MAY-10
Barcelona bridal Week 18-MAY-10 to 23-MAY-10
Tecniexpo Automation 19-MAY-10 to 21-MAY-10
International Logistics & Material Handling Exhibition 25-MAY-10 to 28-MAY-10
Avante 02-JUN-10 to 04-JUN-10
Expoaviga 08-JUN-10 to 10-JUN-10
Second Hand Vehicle Show 11-JUN-10 to 20-JUN-10
Entrepreneurs Fair 16-JUN-10 to 17-JUN-10
The Brandery Trade show 27-JUN-10 to 29-JUN-10
Expohogar 24-SEP-10 to 27-SEP-10
Liber 29-SEP-10 to 01-OCT-10
Antiquaris Barcelona 02-OCT-10 to 10-OCT-10
Salon International Caravaning 09-OCT-10 to 17-OCT-10
International book fair 12-OCT-10 to 14-OCT-10
SITEM 16-OCT-10 to 17-OCT-10
Barcelona Meeting Point 19-OCT-10 to 24-OCT-10
Hostelco Expo 05-NOV-10 to 09-NOV-10
Salon Nautico International de Bacelona 06-NOV-10 to 14-NOV-10
Salon Del Hobby 19-NOV-10 to 21-NOV-10
Expominer 19-NOV-10 to 21-NOV-10
Creativa Barcelona 26-NOV-10 to 28-NOV-10
EIBTM 30-NOV-10 to 02-DEC-10
International Auto Retro Barcelona 04-DEC-10 to 08-DEC-10
Ocasion Expo 04-DEC-10 to 12-DEC-10
Festival De La Infancia 27-DEC-10 to 04-JAN-11
Cosmobelleza & Wellness 26-FEB-11 to 28-FEB-11
Infarma Expo 01-MAR-11 to 03-MAR-11
Graphispag Expo 22-MAR-11 to 26-MAR-11
Sonimagfoto & Multimedia 23-MAR-11 to 27-MAR-11