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Apartment of the month June 2014

This month, the apartment choosen to help your research about Barcelona’s flat is “Center Black & White”! A nice and sunny flat with a balcony.

Central Black & White

 

Situated in the heart of the city, the flat is pretty closed to “Las Ramblas” and “Plaza Catalunya”. The subway, wich is closed to the flat  allows to go to the beach in about 20 minutes, and to several other tourist places.

The flat is ideal for a 5 or 6 person’s family, because it contains 3  rooms whose a matrimonial one, for a total of 6 places.

 

Central Black and white

In the living room you can chill on a comfortable sofa, while watching TV , to repose about the visits of the day. You also can take advantage of the wifi if you order it before your stay.

 

 Central Black& White

 

The kitchen includes all the necesary to pass a formidable stay, and also contains a washing machine.

The principal advantage of the flat is it’s balcony, wich allows to take the advantage of a breakfast appreciating the sun of the morning, or of a nice dinner at the sunset.

 

Central Black & White

 

capacity 6 persons
3 rooms with 1 double bed and 4 simple beds
1 bathroom
Size: 70m²

http://www.rent4days.com/barcelona-apartments/central-black-white/

Las Letras Apartment

We are proud to present this month’s apartment: Las Letras.

Las Letras 001This apartment is located right in one of the most valued areas of Madrid: the Las Letras district, a neighborhood where some of Spain’s greatest literati have lived and written over the years. Today it is an area which combines literature, a bohemian atmosphere, entertainment, shopping, and good food.

Just a few steps away the Plaza de Santa Ana, the site of the CaixaForum Museum and very near El Prado, Reina Sofia  and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums, as well as a stone’s throw from monumental ensembles such as the squares of the Puerta del Sol and the Plaza Mayor.

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You’ll also find numerous restaurant and cafes where you can enjoy the gastronomy of Madrid and the popular Spanish custom of ‘going out for tapas’, the Huertas Street is one of the most famous in Madrid for bars.

This gorgeous and bright apartment has really comfortable setup where you can relax and rest after a long day of work or site seeing in this amazing city. 

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The apartment is located in an area well connected to all the important points of this wonderful city; you can either take the metro (subway) through one of the several stations or one of the different buses that concur in this area.

Rent4Days has a lot of apartments, each with different characteristics and in different areas of the city that will adjust to your every need.

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Come and enjoy your vacation, work or study trip with us, we want to be part of your experience.

Holy week in Madrid

Thinking about coming to Madrid during the Holy week?

Holy weekFrom Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, thousands of people flock to the city to attend the numerous processions that take place on the streets of Madrid, and to enjoy the atmosphere created by the trumpets, rolling drums and the hundreds of religious worshippers’ bright and colorful attire.

During Holy Week, the delicate effigies that are kept in the various basilicas and churches throughout the rest of the year are adorned with numerous candles, flowers and elaborate embroidered cloaks. They are then brought out and carried in processions through landmark areas of the city such as Paseo del Prado, Calle de Alcalá and Plaza Mayor.

There are many processions held on Palm Sunday and Holy Wednesday, the most important being the Cristo de la Fe y el Perdón and Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Salud processions.

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The former starts out from the Basílica Pontificia de San Miguel where an 18th century statue by Luis Salvador Carmona, and the religious statue of “Santa María Inmaculada Madre de la Iglesia“, is carried through the surrounding streets. The latter, organised by the Nuestro Padre de la Salud y María Santísima de las Angustias brotherhood, also known as the Gitanos or Gypsies, parades through the streets surrounding Paseo del Prado and Plaza de Neptuno.

On the Holy Wednesday, around 7.30pm, Madrid’s Archbishop takes part in the Vía Crucis, or Stations of the Resurrection. On the same day, In the old historic part of Madrid, the Madrid of the Austrias, the San Jerónimo el Real church in Calle Ruiz de Alarcón, 19 is the starting point for a procession involving the Brotherhood of “Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Salud y María Santísima de las Angustias“.

Holy week 003On the Holy Thursday the processions with the highest following take place. This takes place at Calle Toledo, 37, at around 7.30 to 8pm at the Colegiata de San Isidro. The religious images of the Virgin Maria Santísima de la Esperanza and Jesús del Gran Poder are brought out of the church by the “costaleros” and through the main door.

In addition, Good Friday sees yet another two parades: Jesús Nazareno de Medinaceli, which leaves the Basílica del Cristo de Medinaceli in the Plaza de Jesús at around 7pm and parades central streets including the Puerta de Sol and Plaza Cibeles;  and The “Procesión del Silencio” or Procession of Silence starts from the Church of Santísimo Cristo de la Fé in Calle Atocha 87.

Finally, on the Holy Saturday is held the Virgen Dolorosa and la Procesión de la Soledad that leaves the Corpus Christi Monastery at around 4:30pm.

Bringing Holy Week to a close and in celebration of Easter Sunday, a drum band from Aragón arrives at Madrid’s Plaza Mayor. This is the “Tamborada del Domingo de Resurección” that from this emblematic square, a large number of religious worshippers make music, to the sound of drums of various kinds, to mark the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, three days after his death.

 

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During this week, not only is Christ’s devotion exalted, but the city also stages other cultural events. Last but not least, the city’s best restaurants and patisseries serve and sell typical Easter foods and goodies. Like other religious celebrations, Holy Week in Madrid is in part about gastronomy and the preparation of typical dishes.

Amongst the period’s most popular dishes are torrijas – a sweet made from bread that is washed in milk and cinnamon, and then fried and sprinkled with sugar. Crunchy, battered little pieces of cod named Soldaditos de Pavía, Madrid-style chickpea stew known as potaje de garbanzos a la madrileña, and cod croquettes or croquetas de bacalao are also highly popular during this time of year.

Come and visit Madrid during such an interesting week, full of activities and places to visit. Let us be part of your experience!

Madrid’s Carnival of 2014

Carnavales+madrid+2014The Madrid Carnival starts on Saturday 1 of March. Even though, all celebrations and costumes party started on Thursday 27th of February. This year the variety and creativity of the costumes and colors is impressive.

This year’s Parade is paying tribute to all the amazing and genius painters. Celebrating ‘El Greco’ and the 400th anniversary of his death, his most famous gentleman, waves us at the carnival poster for these dates.

Right next to ‘El Greco’ we’ll have great genius entertaining us, from the ferocious creature of ‘El Bosco’ and the famous ‘Meninas’ who will be dancing and prancing out of the amazing painting of Velazquez.

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This is the program you need to follow if you don’t want to miss any detail of the carnival:

On Saturday March 1st, it’s the beginning of all the fun that the carnival brings to Madrid with all the costumes, colors, spark and creativity of all the organizers and participants of the carnival show during the opening.

  • The parade will start at 19:30 from the Retiro Park (entrance of the O’Donnell Street) until the Cibeles fountain. Starting with the performance and route of the theater company Morboria, representing the times of the Austrians or the Habsburgsjust like if they came out of one of ‘El Greco’ paintings.
  • At 21:00 the Sinfonity group (the first electronic guitar symphonic orchestra of the world) will have a piro-musical concert with fireworks under the direction of Ricardo Caballer.

 On Sunday March 2nd

  • carnavalAt 12:00 would be the seventh encounter of the Murgas and Chiringotas. Presentent by Praxedes ‘Murguero Mayor de Madrid’ at the Plaza de la Villa.
  • 18:00 the funeral of the Sadirne. The Alegre brotherhood at the San Antonio de la Florida Plaza, pasing through the Manzanares Bridge ending at the Plaza de las Moreras of Casa de Campo. Place where the Sardine will be next to a bonfire where it will burn the bad acts and thoughts until next year.

Come and enjoy the festivities with us. And if you don’t feel like following the activities, just enjoy the party and the festivities of this wonderful city while it dresses and lots of color.

Enjoy your stay in the amazing city of Madrid.  images

Barcelona apartment of the month – Loft Poblenou Beach

Our Barcelona apartment of the month is … /drum rolls/ … LOFT POBLENOU BEACH! Loft Poblenou Beach is a stylish loft, located in a former factory, currently enabled for housing.

It has a big exterior living room that opens up to a quiet area with no traffic sound. American kitchen and complete bathroom with spacious shower. This apartment is ideal for 4 people. Loft is located right next to the beach, in a well-connected area. of Poble Nou Quarter. Only 5 minutes away from the beach!

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A perfect getaway apartment for rent for one perfect vacation.  This apartment will make your stay comfortable, hurry up to reserve it for upcoming summer vacation!

We want to be a part of your experience in Barcelona and will provide excellent service for your carefree vacation.

In order to find out more about this wonderful loft, please follow the link: Loft Poblenou Beach Rent4Days

LLUM BCN 2014 – Light festival in Barcelona

For three days in February, Barcelona´s iconic buildings will serve as canvas for light artists. You will have an opportunity to witness this amazing show on  the 7th, 8th and 9th of February, 2014 in Gothic Quarter. First Llum BCN light show took place in 2012, as a part of Festes de Santa Eulalia festival. Fantastic light works are gaining their popularity with every year, attracting more and more people. light show BCN light show barcelona (1) Llum BCN

Here´s where you would need to come and enjoy the show:

Playground of the Centre Cívic Pati Llimona
(APDI)
Autors: Gonzalo Goyanes, Ismael Marín i M. Florencia Salvatierra

Playground of l’Ateneu Barcelonès
Elisava. Escola Upper of Disseny i Enginyeria of Barcelona
Tutors: Ana Mir (Tutor; Emiliana Design). Consultor Of production: Jordi Crossbow (Director of the Postgrado in Il·luminació Arquitectònica)
Students. Team of disseño: Alexandra of Requesens, Pau Garcia, Dani Llugany and Eva Vera

Pati Verger Of the Museu Marès
Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC)
Authors:
Areti Markopoulou, Silvia Brandi, Luis Fraguada, Guillem Camprodon, Anastasia Pisto_dou, Alexander Dubor, Rodrigo Aguirre and Pablo Martínez.

House of Salvador Espriu
Authors: Daniel Bravo, Playmodes , Rosa Delor Muns, The Invisible

Building of the Parlament: mapping “Passat amb futur”.
Park of the Citadel: Roig, a proposal of the Estudi Arola and the APDI.

 

You wouldn´t want to miss Llum BCN 2014!