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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

Ryanair starts operating in Lisbon on the 26 of November

The low cost airline will start operating in Lisbon in November, announced this afternoon the executive vice president of the company, Michael Cawley, stating that this “is the best ad in Portuguese aviation since the ANA was acquired by Vinci “.

“We are the fastest growing company in Europe and also the largest company in Europe. In Portugal, we are the largest in Faro and Oporto. We have increased passenger traffic at both airports over the last ten years and intend to do the same in Lisbon, “he told a press conference.

To begin, Ryanair will deliver in Lisbon four routes: two weekly flights to London Stansted four times a week to Brussels to Paris four times and three times per week to Frankfurt, for the “best airports [every city] because have the lowest prices and the best service, “as the culprit.

Tickets for these routes are being sold at 25.99 euros and can be booked before midnight on September 19 for travel in November and December.

If this new operation goes well, the airline expects “power increase traffic at the airport between 30% and 40%, another 4 to 5 million passengers.” Only jobs could be created over 400 aeroporot in Lisbon, defended Michael Cawley.

“We expect much success in Lisbon and a new growth in the future,” Cawley said, explaining that “we expect more flights in Lisbon, Porto and Faro have 30, four in Lisbon are just for starters.”

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Arctic Monkeys live in Barcelona

Usually the month of November is a rather cold, calm and uneventful one. Not in Barcelona though where soon the Arctic Monkeys will perform live at the “Palau Olimpic Vall d’Hebron”. The English Indie Rock Band so far received 5 Brit-Awards, a Mercury Price and 2 Grammy nominations.

Arctic Monkeys in Barcelona - Rent4Days apartments blogThe band single handedly revolutionized the music scene by firstly becoming immensely popular solo via the internet. In 2005 they were well known even though they did not yet release their first album. People shared their music online and clicked their links on youtube. Finally in 2006 their debut “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” was released and till today remains one of the most influential indie rock albums out there.

Currently the group is touring their fifth studio release called “AM” while promoting the upcoming “Do I Wanna Know”.  On the 16.11 they will perform live at the “Palau Olimpic Vall d’Hebron” which is a famous venue where the part of the 1992 Summer Olympics took part. Of course we offer great Rent4Days holiday apartments directly nearby.

Arctic Monkeys first album Rent4days BarcelonaThe combination of the historic venue and the moving modern rock music guarantee an unforgettable evening which you should not miss! Also before and after the event, do not miss the chance to explore the beautiful city of Barcelona.

Hope to see you at the concert!

Rent4Days: Arctiv Monkeys live in barcelona

Rent4Days sponsores 2013 Miami Ironman Athletes

Since its start  in 2006, the Ironman 70.3 Series is the fastest growing triathlon event ofn the world! There are more than 50 qualifications each year all around the world that athletes need to pass to compete for the Ironman World Championship 70.3.

In Miami the 2013 City Bikes IRONMAN 70.3 is qualifying 40 athletes for the 2014 Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Mont-Tremblant, Québec, Canada where about 2000 competitors will run, swim and cycle to become the world’s triathlon champions.

Rent4Days Apartments in Miami is sponsoring and accommodating two athletes from Barcelona (Spain) participating at  the Ironman Sunday October 27, 2013. Those respectable athletes are Hector Canovas Garcia (Age: 18 – Lives in San Diego, U.S.) and Jordi Escarbajal (Age: 29 – Lives in Gainesville, U.S.).

Athlete for Miami Ironman sponsored by Rent4Days

Hector finished his Half IronMan in 04:59:12 and Jordi finished in 4:55:29. Here are their timings:

First Name Last Name Rank Swim Bike Run Finish
Jordi ESCARBAJAL 274 00:35:05 02:31:12 01:43:08 04:55:29
Hector CANOVAS 318 00:29:33 02:39:00 01:44:38 04:59:12

 

Rent4Days congratulates them for their astonishing performance and wishes best good luck next year when they will compete in Mallorca (Spain) for the full Ironman race in September 2014.

Rent4Days Atheletes compete at Miami Ironman 2013

Below follows a personal interview with both athletes:

Rent4Days interviews athletes Hector Canovas Garcia (Age: 18 – Lives in San Diego, U.S.) and Jordi Escarbajal (Age: 29 – Lives in Gainesville, U.S.)

R4D: How did you get start your triathlon career?
HCG: I started cycling when I was 15. Some friends told me about mixed competitions like Triathlon and I gave it a try. I fascinated me and I soon felt an improvement of boy and mind.
JE: I love many sports like skiing, running, lift weighting. I knew about triathlon but I was afraid of jellyfish. About two years ago, I made up my mind started training.

R4D: When did you start training for the Iron Man October 2013 qualification in Miami?
HCG: We have been training for a long time! Sports are part of our life; actually sports are our life!

R4D: Please tell us about your training procedures
HCG: We train by ourselves five to six times per week. Our coach from Barcelona helps us a lot!
R4D: Is there any special diet to prepare for such a race?
HCG: I have a balanced diet but nothing really special, basically healthy food in general.
JE: I eat lots of fruits, nuts, and white meat. I eat 6 times a day, 6 days a week. Over the weekend I go for a desert sometimes.

R4D: Do you have sponsorship?
JE: Yes, Rent4Days has sponsored one of their apartments which is an important support for us.

R4D: What time do you expect to finish the race?
JE: Between 4.30 h. min and 4.45h.

R4D: What are your plans after the Marathon?
JE: To compete in Mallorca for the IronMan in September 2014 : )

R4D: How did you know about races?
HCG: Through clubs like Club Natacio Barcelona and Federació Catalana de Triatló.

R4D: What is next in your life?
HCG: Besides studying English, I would like to be a firefighter.
JE: I would like to work with International Businesses, and eventually have my own company.

R4D: We thank you for your time. We wish you the best of luck!

 

presented by: www.rent4days.com

Camp Nou – More than a Stadium!

Camp Nou loosely translated into New Field is a world famous football stadium in Barcelona and home of the Footbol Club Barcelona, arguably the currently most successful team in the world. With 99,786 seats it is also the largest Stadium in Europe and the 13th largest in the World further adding to its legendary fame.

Camp Nou Football Stadium - Rent4Days Blog

It is a relatively young stadium which was built in 1954 and experienced important events like many local Super Cups, the UEFA Champions League finals, World Cup matches and the football games of the 1992 Summer Olympics. Even a mass by Pope John Paul II and concerts by U2, Bruce Springsteen or Sting amongst others were held in the stadium.

Lionel Messi Camp Nou - Rent4Days Blog

If you’re travelling through Barcelona you shouldn’t miss the chance to rent your apartments near Camp Nou and visit the phenomenal Monument and home of super player Lionel Messi! At Rent4Days we offer a selection of cozy holiday accommodations nearby like:

- Mini Estadi Apartment

- Les Corts Barca Accommodation

- Camp Nou Diagonal Flat

TOP 6 MIAMI MOBILE APPS

Miami is one of those cities that almost everyone dreams of visiting. It’s one of the liveliest, sunniest and most impressive cities that has a lot to offer. Enjoy lovely beaches where you can relax near the sea as well as the most fashionable shopping districts and coolest clubs, restaurants and parties in the world. The city has a unique vibrant atmosphere, so you have plenty of activities to choose from during your stay.

Yet it’s a bit hard to get up to date about all the activities in Miami. Fortunately, new technologies are coming up really fast and now there is a great number of mobile apps available which can be used to get information about transportation, events, weather, music and so on.

We have chosen a few of them that we think might be useful for you. In addition we are giving a short description of each one so you can decide which is the most suitable for you.

1- Miami Area Weekend Getaways:

This app is designed for iPhone and iPad and is “a powerful for planning a trip to explore natural wonders, regional history, and small town charm within a short drive from a major city. The powerful built-in navigation features guide you to your destination, so you will never be lost or bored when making a day trip”.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/miami-area-weekend-getaways/id415302546?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

 

2- Miami Dade Transit Tracker

Here is the only official transit mobile app from Miami-Dade Country. This tool provides accurate, real-time information on transit services in the Greater Miami area.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/miami-dade-transit-tracker/id464426407?mt=8

3- Shogger

This convenient app offers the option to connect with your favorite local business and get notifications about the latest promotions and deals sent directly to your phone. You can also share this information to your contacts on Shogger, Facebook and Twitter and make recommendations and talk about your experiences.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shooger/id318200406?mt=8

4- Weather Radio

Weather Radio holds over 170 scanner radio stations providing access to NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) broadcasts. NWR is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can tell your friends on Facebook and Twitter what station you’re listening to.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weather-radio/id314841443?mt=8

5- COCO.FM

COCO.FM is your new source for House Music 24/7! Live broadcast from Miami’s top house music venues, Live Video streaming from the COCO.FM studios, DJ Sets, Promos, Free Downloads, EDM News, Pictures, Videos, Give-a-ways & more!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coco.fm/id505616156?mt=8

6- The Miami Herald

If you like to read the news anywhere, this is your app! Use The Miami Herald to get your news wherever you go. Very nice interface combining high quality photos with text.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-miami-herald/id366466705?mt=8

 

We hope you’ve found this useful! If you need a place to stay while enjoying Miami, check out our website http://www.rent4days.com/miami-apartments/ and browse our quality accommodations.

Create your wall – Wallpeople in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Miami

Wallpeople is a collaborative art project created by two creative advertising, Pablo Quijano and David Marcos, to reclaim the public space as a mean of expression and interaction.

Wallpeople 2013 - Rent4Days Apartments

In the fourth edition of Wallpeople, June 1st, will involve more than 40 cities and music will be featured in this edition. One of the most special things about music is that has no boundaries and is present in all cultures. One of the most special things is that music knows no boundaries, is present in all cultures and is able to influence and merge with any form of art or expression.

The Wallpeople Music Edition will take place in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon and Miami, all those great places where Rent4Days is offering its popular vacation apartments. If you like the idea of Wallpeople we recommend you see it in one of those cities.

Wallpeople  Music edition 2013 - Rent4Days Apartments

 

Participants can express their relationship with music in two ways: reinterpret a song in your favorite art form (illustration, photography, text, painting, collage), or create any work related to music in general (tribute to an artist or group, a concert, your favorite musical style). The event will last between 3 and 4 hours and at the end participants can share their works.

 

 

 

During the event, participants are invited to take pictures of the works, as well as the wall as a whole, and publish in the official Wallpeople facebook and twitter with the hash-tagging #Wallpeople2013.

 Wallpeople Images from and for the people - Rent4Days

Find your wall!

Barcelona

Date: June 1st

Time: 12:00 pm a 3:00 pm

Place: C/ Ferlandina 27 (Cartel ‘Ravalejar‘) Zona MACBA muro izquierdo

 http://www.rent4days.com/barcelona-apartments/

Madrid

Date: June 1st

Time: 6:00pm a 9:00 pm

Place: Plaza Cabestreros, Lavapies, Madrid

http://www.rent4days.com/madrid-apartments/

 Lisboa

Date: June 1st

Time: 5:00 pm a 7:00 pm

Place: Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara (Patamar Inferior)

http://www.rent4days.com/lisbon-apartments/

 Miami

Date: June 1st

Time: 5:00 a 8:00 pm

Place: 76hundred Custom Vintage Motorcycles. 2121 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33127

http://www.rent4days.com/miami-apartments/

Salvador Dali Exhibition

The Queen Sophia museum show Dali’s work until 2nd September (St. Santa Isabel 52). This exhibition showing 200 pieces from Gala- Salvador Dalí foundation. Dali is one of the most popular artist join to Pablo Picasso in XX century.

Salvador Dali picture

 

This exhibition shows chronologically the painter’s career, it is focused in his surrealist period, when he developed the paranoiac-critical method. The best part in the exhibition is when Dalí develop his interest by the science.

 

If you are interested in visit this exhibition and visit Madrid, Rent4Days offers to you great apartments in Madrid.

 

The timetable is Monday- Saturday and festive since 10:00 until 21:00 h. Friday since 10:00 until 23:00 and Sunday since 10:00 until 19:00 h. Tuesday, it is close.

There are some days that you can visit the exhibition for free, Monday and Wednesday to Saturday since 19:00 until close time.

The Bus and subway lines that connect the city with museum are:

  • Bus: 8, 10, 14, 19, 24, 26, 27, 32, 34
  • Subway: Atocha (L1), Lavapies (L3)

Dalí Exhibition

If you are thinking in organize your trip to Madrid, Rent4Days has available apartments for your stay. Book your apartment for the date that you prefer and have a good stay and enjoy Madrid.