Stay Unique’s Guide to Barcelona

Author: Stay U-nique

Barcelona city
Barcelona City

Barcelona is one of the most famous cities on Earth, with world-known sights, culture, and food drawing millions of tourists here every year. Here at Stay U-nique we aim to give each guest their perfect trip to make this already amazing city seem just that little bit better. Keep reading for some top recommendations about the city we call home.

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Football Lover?

Les Corts, a neighbourhood of the city, is the home of Camp Nou, home to FC Barcelona. Coming on a matchday is incredible, even if you aren’t such a football fan. But if you aren’t so lucky to get tickets, the Camp Nou stadium tour is an experience in itself, with tours year-round, you can get your football fix before the season kicks off again. You can even prove to your friends you’re better than Ronaldo, by taking penalty shots at a robot goalie. 

Staying just around the corner should be one of your goals in life. Take a look at this modern 5 person Stay U-nique apartment.

Camp Nou- Home of FC Barcelona
Camp Nou- Home of FC Barcelona

Barceloneta

For those Swimming to Barcelona, there’s a high chance you’ll find yourself washing up in La Barceloneta, along with the thousands of people who arrive by cruise ships each year. Once you’ve dried off, take a look around the boats in the port, visit the famous aquarium, walk along the sandy beach, or sip a sangria or caña in one of the seafront cafes to relax and people watch. Or you can think of how you’ll invest your last 10 euros in the stock market to be able to afford one of the super yachts that tower over you. 

You can then hop on the Transborador Cable Car (if you’re ok with heights) for a visit to Montjuic and the Olympic Park.

For a taste of this Mediterranean lifestyle, consider staying near la Barceloneta with this trendy, 4 person apartment in just as trendy a neighbourhood.

Panorama of Barceloneta
Barceloneta views

Gothic Quarter

The labyrinth layout of El Gòtic makes it easy to get lost in this part of the city, but who cares when you are surrounded by some of the oldest buildings in Barcelona. You can see the remains of the wall that used to surround the city, as well as some impressive buildings, such as the Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia or the remains of the Roman Temple. Drop in to one of the many Spanish bars and cafes to pass a few hours, or maybe into one of the Irish pubs that dot the neighbourhood (exotic I know). 

You may find yourself leaving one of the small streets and on to the most famous street of Barcelona, La Rambla, lined with; stalls selling anything you could think of, bars, restaurants, and some clubs for the night owls. 

The Gothic Quarter
The Gothic Quarter

If this is your ideal way to spend your stay then check-out this vintage, spacious Stay U-nique apartment.

Eixample

Catalan for “expansion”, this area of the city is a stark contrast to the narrow winding streets of the Gothic Quarter. Its long straight avenues and grid pattern make it easy to forget you’re in the same city you’ve been getting lost in all day.

Architecture lovers will no doubt fall in love with this neighbourhood. You’ll be walking down a seemingly normal street, and then see one of Gaudi’s masterpieces (although that was debated in the past by the locals) stood proudly in between the other buildings. Casa Milà, otherwise known as “La Pedrera” and the Casa Batlló can both be found on Passeig de Gràcia, a must-see in the city no matter how short your trip. 

And of course, no trip to Barcelona is complete without seeing La Sagrada Familia, the ironically incomplete jewel in Gaudi’s works. 

Eixample and La Sagrada Familia
Eixample and La Sagrada Familia

As a special treat, we have two accommodation options for you, first is a stylish apartment in Passeig de Gracia with space for 7, and the second is a spacious apartment for 10 people, with two amazing terraces with fantastic views across the city…

L’Hospitalet de Llobregat

Although technically a whole other city to Barcelona, its close ties to Barcelona and Catalan history make Llobregat a top destination we recommend. Short for time? Then visiting the Museo de L’Hospitalet de Llobregat will give you an overview of the history of the city, tease you with a taste of traditional Spanish architecture, and at the same time supporting an all too often forgotten city (a win-win situation, or as the Spanish say, “una situación en la que todos salen ganando”, not quite as catchy).

Does this tickle your fancy? If so, then take a look at this modern and cosy apartment in L’Hospitalet!

Stasher

From our experience, we know that guests arriving on early flights don’t want to be carrying their luggage around the city with them, as the check-in time for most apartments in the city is 3 pm. They want to get exploring! The same goes for the end of their trip. You want to make the most of your last few hours in Barcelona, without worrying about your suitcases.

That’s where Stasher comes in handy. Stasher offers you convenient, affordable and fully insured luggage storage. Thanks to a network of hundreds of local shops and hotels that offer secure luggage storage in Barcelona, they provide a reliable alternative to traditional left luggage lockers. 

Stasher

Thinking it can’t get any better? Stay U-nique is offering a 10% discount with Stasher on top of their already amazing prices. Now you really have no excuse not to visit! Just click here and use the code “stayunique”.

Didn’t see any apartments that quite fit what you’re looking for? Stay U-nique has over 100 apartments in Barcelona, meaning you’re sure to find something that suits you perfectly. Your dream trip is waiting for you… 

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