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mytravelationby Natalie-Monique Le Sueur

I came to know that Barcelona is filled to the brim with various ApartHotel concepts. Which I also came to know is an apartment style room with hotel style service thus – “ApartHotel” and I had the pleasure of discovering this concept at one of Barcelona’s best – ‘Aparthotel Silver’ located just a short walk away from the main Catalunya strip, infact we walked to our dinner reservations one of the nights as it was so close by in the main hub, also close by is Casa Batlló one of Gaudi’s designs


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What I liked at Aparthotel Silver in Barcelona

New travel blog Review!!


What I liked at Aparthotel Silver in Barcelona:


  • our Superior room of 35 m2 – as it was 3 of us, we had a king size room and a big sofa and a little kitchen (with fridge, kettle, microwave) which came in handy when the girls bought bread baguettes and traditional Spanish jamon (ham.) We also had a 32” TV, DVD, hi-fi stereo and a hair dryer to use.
  • a welcome champagne (which made the girls happy) and a box with different chocolates (which made me more than happy)
  • big corner bathtub in the bathroom. Sorry, but no bathtub laptop-bikini photos are coming now as I had no time for travel blogging.
  • beautiful terrace – we had a terrace of the same length as the whole apartment, with sun beds, different flowers and a table with chairs. Aaaand with UMELY grass where I could walk barefoot, yay! Shame we did not spend any time during the day here to sunbathe and enjoy the views through the red and pink flower petals, but then, hey, we managed to find an hour or two for the beach every day. Better, right?



Aparthotel Silver in Barcelona (1)





Aparthotel Silver reviewed by The Boho Chica (travel blog)


Hotel Review: Aparthotel Silver, Barcelona

On my recent travels around Spain, I spent a few days in Barcelona, both before and after attending TBEX Europe 2015in Costa Brava. For my second stay in the city after the conference, I knew I wanted to base myself in Gracia, the city’s hippest neighborhood that is home to artists and, as many locals say, feels different from the rest of the city. Obviously, my curiosity was stoked. It sounded like Gracia was my kind of neighborhood and this time around, I had the pleasure of staying with Aparthotel Silver. I must admit that it’s not often that I feel as spoilt as I did when staying at this lovely hotel apartment


Barcelona top attractions



 Gaudí himself said: “The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is made by the people and is mirrored in them. It is a work that is in the hands of God and the will of the people.”


The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is a work on a grand scale which was begun on 19 March 1882 from a project by the diocesan architect Francisco de Paula del Villar (1828-1901). At the end of 1883 Gaudí was commissioned to carry on the works, a task which he did not abandon until his death in 1926. Since then different architects have continued the work after his original idea.

The building is in the centre of Barcelona, and over the years it has become one of the most universal signs of identity of the city and the country.
Gaudí himself said: “The expiatory church of La Sagrada Família is made by the people and is mirrored in them. It is a work that is in the hands of God and the will of the people.” The building is still going on and could be finished some time in the first third of the 21st century.


Gaudí architectural treasure


Casa Batlló, built between 1904 and 1906 in the heart of the city, is the most emblematic work of the brilliant Catalan architect.
Gaudí gave Casa Batlló a facade that is original, fantastical and full of imagination. He replaced the original facade with a new composition of stone and glass. He ordered the external walls to be redesigned to give them a wavy shape, which was then plastered with lime mortar and covered with a mosaic of fragments of coloured glass and ceramic discs.


Casa Mila, known as “ La Pedrera


It’s a most unusual building, constructed between 1906 and 1912 by the architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926) and declared UNESCO World Heritage in 1984.

La Pedrera today is a beacon shining with creation and knowledge, a great container full of content, which has a crucial role to play in the transformation of society and commitment to the people.


The imprint of Picaso’s art in Barcelona


The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The genius of the young artist is revealed through the 4,249 works that make up the permanent collection. Furthermore, the Museu Picasso, opened in 1963, also reveals his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death.

The history of the Picasso Museum in Barcelona is the chronicle of the artist’s firm wish to leave the imprint of his art in our city. Thanks to the wishes of Picasso and his friend and personal secretary, Jaume Sabartés, Barcelona now has the youthful work of one of the twentieth century’s most significant artists.


An architectural jewel of Catalan Art Nouveau


The only concert venue in this style to be listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO (4th December 1997), which today represents an essential landmark in the cultural and social life of Catalonia. Moreover it represents a symbolic emotional heritage for a whole people who identify with its history.

The Concert Auditorium – one of the most distinctive in the world – is for more than hundred years the privileged setting for the musical life, both national and international, of the city of Barcelona. It has hosted world premieres and it’s a landmark symphonic and choral music. Dominated by the organ over the stage and with a central skylight portraying the sun, the auditorium is filled with natural light. A mystical, paradoxical hall, packed with figures like the muses which surround the stage, a bust of Anselm Clavé on one side and Beethoven on the other, and hundreds of natural motifs, including flowers, palms, fruit, jars and cases filled with jewels.


Catedral de Santa Eulalia de Barcelona


Barcelona’s Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral or the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, is a famous example of Catalan Gothic architecture dating from the fourteenth century. Despite staying in the shadow of the well-known Sagrada Familia, the cathedral is an impressive Gothic church able to seduce its visitors.


Wavy shapes, columns that looks like trees, animal figures and geometric shapes. Most of the surfaces are decorated with mosaics made with colorful ceramic pieces.


Located in the city of Barcelona, the ​​Park Guell is one of the most beautiful icons of the city.It’s a work of Antoni Gaudi located in the upper part of Barcelona, which has wondererful views of the city.

You can enjoy a fantastic green walk surrounded by a modernist works.


Wide variety of excellent and high quality food


Coinciding with the dawn of the 21st century, the market has been reborn in commercial terms, and is now an international name of reference. This is shown by the great number of prizes it has won, which include the prize for the best market in the world, awarded by the World Markets Congress held in 2005 in Washington DC.

At the present time, the market is a member of Emporion, the European Association of Markets offering Excellence in Foods, and has promoted the European Project   MedEmporion for the study and implementation of projects within the Mediterranean markets scope.  The members of this project are the Barcelona Municipal Markets Institute, representing Barcelona City Council, the cities of Turin, Marseilles and Genoa and the Conservatory of Piamonte.


water, light and sound,a grat show



AUTUMM – WINTER 2013-2014:
From 1 October 2013 to 30 April 2014
Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm -9 pm. The shows starts at 7, 7:30, 8, and 8:30 pm.

The Montjuïc Magic Fountain remains off from 7 January to 6 February due to the usual annual maintenance.
Extra session during Easter Week: 20 April 2014

From 1 May to 30 September, 2014 (Both included)
Thursday to Sunday, 9 pm – 11:30pm. The shows start at 9, 9:30,10,10:30 and 11 pm.


Sta Caterina Market, Sta Maria del Mar church, Centre Cultural El Borne


El Born  is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the city. The District of La Ribera was already a hot spot, “época mitjeval”, from the twelfth century to the end of XIII was the area who became all the festivities and gatherings, parades, festivals and even tournaments with Knights and nobles of the city. The whole place concentrated, social and economic activity, and was the center of small artisans, where they meet the unions of all trades, shops, shopkeepers and merchants.